In 16th Century Ireland. Young and beautiful Alainn McCreary, healer in training to the powerful O'Brien Clan, is on the cusp of discovering she possesses vast and unusual supernatural powers, which she hopes will help her unlock the secrets of her past and break the curse on the O'Brien Clan.
Alainn is counseled to hide her magical abilities, but how can she when dark forces rise up to threaten not only the O'Brien Clan, but Alainn and the life of the Chieftain's beloved, but forbidden nephew, Killian O’Brien, a man Alainn has loved as long as she can remember?
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Romance and Magic!
The Farrier's Daughter, book one of the Irish Witch series is a page turner. Loved the characters of Alainn and Killian, they have known each other for years, now they have fallen in love. Alainn is a very strong willed witch that is not afraid to stand up for herself. Loved the magic and romance. Wonderful history and description that will keep you entertained.
This is a cliffhanger, so get ready to read the next book in the series. This is not my typical read but so happy that I read out of my comfort zone. Off to read the next installment, The Witch's Daughter.
Volume One - The Irish Witch Series
"The Farrier's Daughter" by Leigh Ann Edwards is Volume one in the "Irish Witch" series. This is not a standalone and continues in the next book in this series. This is Alainn McCreary and Killian O'Brien's story.
Alainn is a healer and has a hard time keeping quiet. Morag, a healer too, took Alainn under her wings and trained her in the use of herbs and portions. Usually girls no matter what status they have in life do not get an education, but Alainn was able to attend classes with the chieftain's sons and nephew. The chieftain's wife convinced her husband to allow Alainn to receive training since she was a healer. It was in their best interest to provide her with this education since Morag was getting old and they needed someone to carry on for her.
Killian's mom and dad are gone so he is being raised by his uncle who is the chieftain. Alainn and Killian because friends. At first he sees her as a sister but that begins to change. Alainn has had feelings for him too. The problem is that they do not hold the same status in society so they can never be together. So, how will things turn out for Killian and Alainn?
If you are into fantasy and witchcraft romance, then this is a story that you might enjoy. This is a different story than I normally read. It took me a while to get into the story. Alainn and Killian were likable characters, but there were some pretty reprehensible characters.
I received a copy of this book from Tule Publishing in exchange for an honest review
The Farrier's Daughter
I typically don't read much fantasy romance, but I really enjoyed this story. The characters were all well written and I really loved our heroine. The story continues in the next book of the series, so if you really don't like unresolved issues, you may want to have the next book(s) available before you start this one.
There are some pretty detestible characters in the story, but the hero and heroine are very likable - along with the cook and healer.