This is truly off the beaten path for me, but I have a good friend, Mary McCall, who happens to be a Romance Writer. This obviously makes me biased toward her books, but I found what she creates through storytelling is beyond my expectations. Mary has two books out in print and they are also available in E-Book form. I am an avid reader, but romance novels are not what I usually read. Having been given a signed copy of Highland Treasure from the author herself, of course I had to read this one.
I have to say I was pleasantly surprised. The story of Leonce and Hope is crafted with attention to an authentic historical backdrop of life in the Scottish Highlands during Medieval times. While I found Hope to be an atypical female of the times, it added so much fun to the story. Hope is definitely a liberated women for her times and that makes her interactions with Leonce all the more fun. It’s not all fun and games though. There are some pretty ugly scenes that occur which propel the story to a realistic pairing of the main characters. I enjoyed the roller coaster ride of fear, laughter, disgust, sorrow and jubilation. When I finished the book I was so proud to know I was a friend of a really good writer.
Even if you’re not a fan of Historical Romance, I highly recommend Mary’s Highland Treasure for the story alone! I believe you will enjoy it!
Just this past May, Mary had another book published. It is Highland Captive. It too is available in paperback as well as E-Book form. I have not had a chance to read it myself, but I know that it is selling VERY well and I do want to read it. Here is the cover…
Just knowing what an enjoyable experience it was reading her first book, I know that Mary once again delivers in this one. Her new publisher has given her glowing feedback on the fast success in the 1st two months of it’s release.
If you’d like to know more about Mary and her books, including one’s in the works, visit her website at www.marymccall.net. Just reading her biography alone will give you insight to the creative writing that she does. Mary also maintains a Blog at http://marymccall.wordpress.com where you can interact with her.
I know some of you will think this post is unabashed promotion for Mary McCall, but I really mean what I’ve written. I knew Mary was a writer, but had never read any of her work until she was published. After I read her work and can say, “ialreadyusedit,” I was so happy to see that she was truly a fantastic and entertaining writer.
Read her books and let me know what you think!