Wednesday, December 31, 2014

The Twisted Laird by Cherime MacFarlane

MacGrough Clan Series - The Twisted Laird
by Cherime MacFarlane

Edan Campbell MacGrough is the only MacGrough male to return home from Culloden. They must leave their beloved glen. His half-brother sent him home to care for the women and children who are left. Daracha is happy to see her man return, but others are not so fortunate. He must hide behind his infirmity, a thing he detests. How will they survive in Glasgow? Aili Lara, wife of Birk MacGrough, has seen Edan's story by paranormal means and is telling the tale to the MacGrough's of 2015.
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December 31, 2014
I received an advanced copy of The Twisted Laird for a fair and honest review. This book is well worth the read. Partially crippled Edan becomes laird to the greatly diminished MacGrough clan after Culloden. There are no men left but him and it is his responsibility to care for the women and children remaining in order for the clan to continue. It is a well written story of a difficult time. I easily became the silent viewer inside the story and at one point had to set the book aside as I sobbed when yet another member of the tiny clan fell to fate. The series is good and this book is awesome.

About the author...

Although born in New Orleans, I am proud to call myself an Alaskan. I have lived here since 1977. I have seen -40 degrees, hauled water, made bear bacon and I live in a cabin. I have used a fishwheel to catch salmon coming up the Copper River. I was my second husband's chief mechanic's helper and roadie. I have cut firewood on shares. I worked as a cocktail waitress during pipeline days in a small lodge on the Richardson Highway.

My second husband, a Scot from Glasgow, was the love of my life. When I write Scots dialect, I personally experienced hearing it from my in laws. When my husband got on the phone to Scotland, after 5 seconds I could barely understand a word. 

We moved to Wasilla to get warm. It barely drops past -25 degrees here in the winter. I became a paralegal and worked for over 26 years for the same firm.

Alaska is my home. I never thought I would love is so much, I never want to leave. The beauty of Alaska is a draw I cannot resist. I love the people and the history. I have been captured by a place I came to under duress. Life does play some interesting tricks on one. My love and I were not apart more than 24 hours for 20 plus years. I never wanted to be anywhere but with him. He was a man to run the river with and was my biggest fan. 

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1 comment:

  1. Wonderful post!! I love learning about Cherime McFarlane and her story. I'm reading The Twisted Laird now and really enjoying it. I love the title, especially after realizing where it came from!