Featuring: 'A Legend Arises' by Brynn Paulin
'Gaining Hope' by Lacey Thorn '
Moonlit Magic' by Bronwyn Green
'Healing Doctor Ryan' by Carol Lynne
'A Legend Accomplished' by Brynn Paulin
'A Legend Arises' by Brynn Paulin Legend has it that long, long ago, a great knight fell in love with a fair maiden... Emma knew her entire life that she’d eventually marry the King's knight Ailig and be the lady in his castle, but she fears for her love’s safety while he does his king’s bidding. Though she endeavors to hide her apprehension, Ailig knows of his bride’s anxieties yet duty to king and country compels him. Before answering each call to service, he promises to safely return. But there are some perils that even a knight can't overcome...
'Gaining Hope' by Lacey Thorn Hope has spent the last three years searching for her older sister and now she’s finally found her. And not a moment to soon. Her twenty-first birthday is just a week away and with it her marriage to a man old enough to be her father. She is desperate to escape and when fate presents her with the chance she grabs it. Shawn O’Grady had no idea what fate awaited him. First he’d discovered the bottle with the note and the necklace, followed almost instantly by the blonde beauty with fear in her eyes. She called to everything that was inside him until he was the one with fear. Fear of falling in love, fear of letting go. Fear of gaining hope.
'Moonlit Magic' by Bronwyn Green Brought back to Ireland by her job, American Beckett Matthews is reluctant to return to Ireland where she left the love of her life. Kieran Brennan has waited five years for Beckett to finally return to Ireland. When he found the necklace, he knew it was more than a historical find—it was the key to reclaiming the only woman he ever loved. Under a curse from the Faery King, he couldn't follow her when she'd fled to her home in the States years ago, but now in his arms he'll help her face her fears and return to him.
'Healing Doctor Ryan' by Carol Lynne Surrounded by death on a daily basis oncologist Brannigan Ryan has learned to harden his heart quite effectively. That is until he starts treating Ian Fitzgerald. Ian’s warm smile and determination easily punch holes in Bran’s barriers. Taking a step back to rebuild the walls around his heart, Bran takes off to his weekend beach house. He can't surrender to Ian and he can't ever get involved with a patient. When a treasure and a message in a bottle wash ashore on his beach, he's forced to re-examining his determination and wonder if he can't open himself to love after all.
'A Legend Accomplished' by Brynn Paulin Writer, Emily Harteger has been at loose ends her entire life, never quite fitting in anywhere she’s gone. She finds her place in the past amongst the knights and maidens she creates on paper. When a story idea comes to her in a dream, she’s drawn to the shores of Northern England where vivid pictures fill her head . When she meets Alec Woods, the very embodiment of the man she’s visualized in her dreams. Her visions of the knight and his love grow stronger and she wonders if the attraction she feels for Alec is real or the product of her wishful dreaming. Then she finds a bottle containing a necklace and note identical to one she’s written about in her book... Is this fantasy or something else entirely?
My View: I picked out this book to read because over the past year author Carol Lynn has become one of my favorites. I like her wit and style of writing. She didn't let me down with her inclusion in this book. Over all I liked the concept of the story. All of the stories are connected as each book tells the tale of a couple who has found the bottle, the message and the necklace that the first story tells about. The stories were good, the sex scenes fun and imaginative and kept me entertained. What I liked the most was the variety of stories. Each with their own theme. My biggest complaint with the anthology, however, was the number of type-os in the story. Usually I don't worry about them, but there were quite a few and it became distracting. The story was published out of England, so some words are naturally spelled different. I'm used to those, since I've read quite a few books from over sees. The other type-os were an issue for me though. Also, I can only guess the meaning of the end of the first story. I'll leave it at that so I don't ruin the story for readers.