Sunday, February 9, 2020

#BookReview – “To Weave a Highland Tapestry” by Mary Morgan


Patrick MacFhearguis, hardened by battles won and lost, desires what he can never have—peace within his heart and soul. Yet, the ever-meddling Fae weave a new journey for him to conquer. A task this highlander is determined to resist.

When skilled weaver, Gwen Hywel, is commissioned to create a tapestry for the MacFhearguis clan, she embraces the assignment. While seeking out ideas, she finds herself clutching the one thread that can alter the tapestry of her life and heart.

A man conflicted by past deeds. A woman with no family of her own. Is it possible for love to unravel an ancient past, in order to claim two badly scarred hearts? Or will the light of hope be doused forever?


Modern-day weaver Gwen Hywel travels to a recently restored castle in the Scottish Highlands in order to weave a tapestry for Adam and Meggie MacFhearguis, the couple residing in Leomhann Castle, the home of the ancient Clan MacFhearguis. Little did she know magic was abundant in the forest surrounding the castle and that time travel was real. By removing a gold thread from a sacred yew tree, she was embarking on the journey of a lifetime.
Highland warrior Patrick MacFhearguis refuses to take a wife. His family, land, and home are cursed, and the women who the men in his family wed are doomed to heartache. Then he meets a strange woman in the forest who desperately needs help. Their attraction is instant, but will he risk his hardened heart and Gwen’s future happiness for a life spent together?
OMG. I love Gwen and Patrick. Both of them are such strong, well-rounded characters. While she’s opening her heart for something better, Patrick is trapped between doing what his heart desires and what he thinks is the right thing.
The book skipped from present to past, and back again a few times, but each time jump was perfectly done. I was never confused as to what time period I was reading in.
I wish I had the opportunity to read the other books in the connecting series, in particularly The Order of the Dragon Knights, before I read this one. From what I can tell, all of Ms. Morgan’s paranormal/highland books are connected, but of course can be read as standalones. Anyway, I was sometimes confused since there were so many characters, but that was cleared up as I got to know them better.
The large cast of secondary characters includes Adam and Meggie along with their sons, the four MacKay brothers and their wives, Patrick’s brother/laird Alex (is he getting a story?), and various friends and children. For fans of the previous books, I’m sure they loved the scenes with Adam and Meggie raising their headstrong boys, and the MacKays enjoying married bliss. As a newbie to Ms. Morgan’s books, I’m definitely interested in learning more about those couples.
I like Ms. Morgan’s writing style and use of Scottish words. This is the first book I’ve read from her and certainly won’t be the last.
5 Stars

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