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Castles and Kilts and Stubborn Scots-who-just-want-to-love-and-be-loved, oh my
Reviewed in the United States on September 16, 2017
This is probably one of my favorite books by Mary Wine. There are so many Highlander books out there that you think everything has been done before, but this unique story was both fun and heart wrenching; the read was an immersive experience both into the setting and era, but into the hearts of the main characters. Without telling too much about the outcome, both Diocail and Jane have complete journeys of identity, finding themselves as they find each other, all against the background of a crumbling castle and huge kilted men acting both like old women at times and five-year-olds at others. I laughed and winced and blushed and, ultimately, couldn't put the book down.
I still don't know how to say Diocail (but in my head it's Doy-kale and that's not sexy. I'm going to look it up now... Okay, it's pronounced JU kel and I was nowhere close, but it sounds better.)