I’ve been a fan of Donna Fletcher’s since I first read The Irish Devil and her latest book doesn’t disappoint. Let Ms. Fletcher take you on a journey back to Scotland when the clans were strong and warriors still ruled.
Fiona has been informed that she’ll be marrying Tarr of Hellewyck. She is to move to his home and be separated from her twin sister, Aliss. Being the strong independent woman she is, she vows to fight Tarr with everything in her power. There is no way she’ll give up her freedom or her sister. So they come up with a plan to confuse the warrior and drive him to the point of giving up on his plan to marry her.
Tarr thinks Fiona will be the perfect wife for him. She’ll give him strong sons and she’ll fight by his side. He can’t believe it when she and her sister defy him at every turn. How can he marry Fiona when he isn’t sure which sister is which? He thinks Fiona’s reputation for being a fierce warrior and an outspoken woman will reveal her true identity, but he doesn’t count on how truly identical the sisters are.
As Tarr and Fiona battle with each other for their hearts and love, danger is lurking. Things aren’t what they seem at Hellewyck and someone wants the sisters dead. Fiona must fight for her love, her sister and her life.
Scotland comes to life in Ms. Fletcher’s book. The loyalty of a chieftain to his clan and a sister to her sister is evident in this story. Fiona is a headstrong determined woman who knows what she wants and is willing to fight for it. At times, she’s a little too stubborn and she loses the reader’s sympathy, but with a little patience, she comes around. Tarr is a tough warrior unused to dealing with love. His confusion and bumbling confessions make him endearing and likable. The other sister, Aliss, is a strong secondary character and I can’t wait to read her story.
If you’re in the mood for an entertaining historical, pick up The Daring Twin and delight in the struggles of two stubborn people falling in love.