Tuesday, June 3, 2014
Between The Pages - The Beltane Choice
The Beltane Choice
By Nancy Jardine
War and Love in Celtic Britain AD 71 Banished from the Nemeton, becoming a priestess is no longer the future for Nara, a princess of the Selgovae tribe. Now charged with choosing a suitable mate before Beltane, her plan is thwarted by Lorcan, an enemy Brigante prince, who captures her and takes her to his hill fort. Despite their tribes fighting each other, Nara feels drawn to her captor, but time runs out for her secret quest. As armies of the Roman Empire march relentlessly northwards, Lorcan intends to use Nara as a marriage bargain, knowing all Celtic tribes must unite to be strong enough to repel imminent Roman attack. Nara’s father, Callan, agrees to a marriage alliance between Selgovae and Brigante, but with impossible stipulations. Lorcan is torn between loyalty to his tribe and growing love for Nara. When danger and death arrive in the form of the mighty Roman forces, will Nara be able to choose her Beltane lover?
Between The Pages
A well-crafted and engaging story. This story is a historical adventure with strong characters and a captivating setting. A few scenes stalled my reading, but then continued smoothly with its riveting plot. A story of love, action, and history rolled into one.