Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Blog Tour: The Witch of Clan Sinclair by Karen Ranney; Review + Giveaway





The Witch of Clan Sinclair (Clan Sinclair #2)
Author: Karen Ranney
Publisher: Avon
Release Date: 29 April 2014

The next sizzling romance in New York Times bestselling author Karen Ranney's Clan Sinclair series...

Logan Harrison is looking for a wife. As the Lord Provost of Edinburgh, he needs a conventional and diplomatic woman who will stand by his side and help further his political ambitions. He most certainly does not need Mairi Sinclair, the fiery, passionate, fiercely beautiful woman who tries to thwart him at every turn. But if she's so wrong for him, why can't he stop kissing her? He is completely bewitched.

Mairi Sinclair has never met anyone like Logan Harrison, the perfect example of everything she finds wrong with the world. He's also incredibly handsome, immensely popular, and impossible to resist. His kisses inflame her and awaken a passion she can barely control.

Can two people who are at such odds admit to a love that would bind them together for life?
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Review

This is only the second book I've read from Karen Ranney, but I'm quickly learning that she writes richly developed and likable characters that leap from the pages and into your heart.

Mairi Sinclair is a brilliant heroine. She's full of a passion and fire for life, fueled by her dedication to the newspaper that she runs under her brother's name. I loved that even when she can be rash and impulsive, she can also acknowledge her mistakes and shortcomings...well, most of the time! She's a strong woman and an unusual one for the period, where it was seen as unseemly by some that she was the editor of a newspaper. She's stubborn and has been burned by love in the past, so focuses on the newspaper to the exclusion of all else, maybe even to the exclusion of love...

It was definitely going to require a special kind of guy to breach Mairi's defenses, but Logan certainly qualifies for the job! He's an indomitable force to be reckoned with, with a compassionate and honourable heart. He's very sweet and I loved how the real Logan came out when he was around Mairi. He's as stubborn as Mairi and they butt heads a lot, but that heat applies to all aspects of their relationship.

Together, Mairi and Logan have a tempestuous, passionate relationship that is filled with verbal sparring, laughter and desire. Each of them are made for the other, their strong personalities clash but meld when they finally allow their love to grow.

The story hits its stride early on and easily held my attention as the relationship between Mairi and Logan developed. I also found it very interesting to read, through Mairi's involvement with the SLNA,  about some of the struggles women faced in this time. Plus, I live in Edinburgh and there were some references to specific areas and streets that I know very well which I found fairly cool. We also get to see some beloved characters from the previous book, The Devil of Clan Sinclair, return, which was awesome because I loved that book.
Overall, a truly enjoyable story that I found myself engrossed in. I am definitely a fan of the way Karen Ranney writes and the life she can suffuse into the pages of her stories. I'm so excited for Ellice's story in the next book!

*I received  a review copy form the publisher, via Edelweiss, for my honest opinion.Thank you!

About the Author

New York Times bestselling author Karen Ranney was first published in 1995. Since then, she's gone on to write dozens of historical romances, most of them set in Scotland.
Her books have been described as evocative, intensely romantic stories featuring characters who leap off the page.

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Giveaway

There's a fab giveaway with paperbacks and e-books of The Devilof Clan Sinclair and The Witch of Clan Sinclair. You can enter using the rafflecopter below- good luck!

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