- Sat: 10,814
- Sun: 7,967
- Mon: 11,816
- Tue: 9,820
- Wed: 11,375
- Thu: 6,838
- Fri: 11,437
I was able to get a couple of walks outside last weekend. We had temps near 40°F – balmy 🙂
Read while on the treadmill:
- Title: The Gift: A Highland Novella
- Author: Margaret Mallory
- Genre: Historical Romance
- Published: December 2014 – Margaret Mallory
- Source: Author Newsletter win
My take: Lily is a healer who flees London when the burning of witches is becoming commonplace. She trusts no one but herself and fears she’ll be mistaken for a witch so she disguises herself and heads north.
Roderick has been sent on an errand for his chieftain. On his way home he discovers a boy on the side of the road, almost frozen and near death. He then discovers the boy is a woman, Lily, and takes her with him to his home. Could it be she’s the one with “the gift” his grandmother predicted he’d find? And will he be able to convince Lily to stay?
I thoroughly enjoyed Margaret Mallory’s Highland novella. Her descriptions and well-paced plot made the characters and setting come to life and kept me turning the pages. This is a stand alone story but, as noted by the author at the end, has appearances of characters from past novels. Recommended.