I love historical fiction! Set against a backdrop of 1745 Scotland, this book does not disappoint. Secrets of the Kerr family abound during the time of Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Jacobite Rebellion. Their quest was to claim the British throne for James Francis Edward Stuart, Bonnie Prince Charlie’s father. Supporting the Jacobites takes a huge toll on the Kerr women; with secrets revealed and results none of them anticipated.
Characters are well-developed overall; leaving the reader feeling attached to them. I am, however, not a fan of skunky characters without real consequence from others, at least not without significant struggle and tangible thought process leading to the responses. The reaction to some offenses are too flippant for my personal taste, which led to a lack of complete character resonance with me.
That being said, there was character metamorphosis, on a variety of levels for many of the main players. I found myself emotionally invested, but wished that certain scenarios had more depth, more time spent with internal thinking; more “something.”
I will definitely make a point to get the sequel, to see what happens next in the journey. If you like historical fiction, you will enjoy this book. I give this book 4 out of 5 stars.
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