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[Book Review] A Ghostly Tale of Forbidden Love – Madeline Martin

A special thank you to Madeline Martin for a complementary copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion. 

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A Ghostly Tale of Forbidden Love
by Madeline Martin
Publisher: Madeline Martin
Release Date: September 19, 2017
Genre: Scottish Historical Romance
Pages: 85
Format Read: Kindle
Source: Author for Review
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Senara agrees to work as a lady’s maid at Castle of Park to help ease the financial burden of her beloved family. She does not expect to have such a wicked mistress any more than she expects to find a handsome laird . . . or a ghost with a burning need for retribution.

Gavin vowed on his father’s death bed to watch over his aunt, and regrets it every day. Especially when her new maid arrives. The woman is extraordinarily fascinating which stirs his cruel aunt’s ire. Can he protect the woman from his aunt? Even more important, can he keep himself from giving into his longing for the country lass?

Theirs is a journey of treacherous pasts, painful loss, hidden longing and vengeance.

Megan's reviewI wasn’t sure what to expect when I first picked this book up. I have read only a few historical fiction stories.  Gavin and Senara rank high up there with Royce and Nicholaa.

I went into this book blind (I joined the author’s review group on Facebook and, when asked which book I wanted to review first, I told her to surprise me!). I hadn’t read the synopsis and knew absolutely nothing about it, except for what the cover looked like. I am so glad I did it that way! So, when the ghost of Balthasar appears, I didn’t know it was coming. One minute I’m reading this cute historical romance about a super-hot Scottish laird and this sweet young girl and then bam! We have a ghost in the house! Extremely intriguing.

I thoroughly enjoyed the characters (well, except for Edana – what a cruel, bitter, angry old woman! I disliked her immediately). Senara is one of my favorite female lead characters. She is strong and knows how to use a sword to defend herself. She’s also a kind soul, which ends up attracting  Balthasar to her. (It’s also what attracts the sexy laird to her, too).

The only thing about this book is that, being set in Old World Scotland, some of the words/phrases are a little unknown to me. It is one of those books I would love to hear on audio, just to get more of a feel for how they speak.

This book was my first of Madeline Martin’s and now I am hooked. I can’t wait to read more!

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Wow! What a way to start the week 🙂 Happy Monday, booknerds!
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9 thoughts on “[Book Review] A Ghostly Tale of Forbidden Love – Madeline Martin”

    1. Oh, it was such a good book! And now I am almost done with Highland Ruse by the same author. It comes out tomorrow I believe and it is so good! If you are into this type of historical romance, I highly recommend them!!

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