Sunday, January 27, 2019

Book review: Stepping Into the Light by Candee Fick

About the Book:

Sometimes the most heroic live in plain sight.

Tragedy stalks Gunn Castle, most recently when the heir to the Gunn chiefdom died, leaving the land vulnerable to attack. But security has come in the promise of a marriage alliance with the Clan Sinclair, the Gunns' powerful northern neighbors.

The search is on to gather the eligible maidens…except mysterious accidents befall all who join the laird’s widow at the castle. Meanwhile, messengers have been spotted along the southern border, and Clan Sinclair may be walking into a trap.

With war looming and a madwoman in their midst, the only hope for a peaceful future may lie in the hands of a disfigured Gunn recluse and the overlooked second son of Clan Sinclair.

If you like clean medieval romance, the Scottish Highlands, and cheering for the underdog, then you'll love the first installment of this new series from Candee Fick.

You can get your copy here.

My Review:

I have really enjoyed Candee Fick's contemporary novels, and I was so excited to step into the historical world with this new book.  I was very pleased with how quickly I was made comfortable in the setting and plot.  Set in the Scottish Highlands in the 15th century, the narration used some of the traditional language as well as the dialog, and it read well that way.

The characters were likable, and grew more so as the story progressed.  I loved how Moira and Evan each had to decide to step up, take courage, and make unselfish decisions for the benefit of those to whom they were responsible.

Those with an interest in the Scotland of long ago will especially enjoy this, as well as any historical fiction fan.

I received an e-ARC of this book from the author for review purposes.  The thoughts expressed here are my own.

About the Author:
Candee Fick is a multi-published award-winning author. She is also the wife of a high school football coach and the mother of three children, including a daughter with a rare genetic syndrome. When not busy writing, editing, or coaching other authors, she can be found cheering on the home team at sporting events, exploring the great Colorado outdoors, indulging in dark chocolate, and savoring happily-ever-after endings through a good book.

In addition to writing clean faith-based romance novels and inspirational non-fiction, Candee coaches other authors with their marketing plans and offers content editing to aspiring novelists. She is a member of both American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) and the Christian Proofreaders and Editors Network. Her fiction has semi-finaled, finaled, and won the ACFW Genesis Contest and Selah Awards.

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