Genre: Historical Romance
Publication Date: March 17, 2018
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What is not to love about this book? A romance as strong as time, good characters and good plot. Oh, and the Irish aspect of it all offers a delight to the reader. So yes, I liked it.
I always like good romance books. I always love when authors bring that something to the story that keeps me reading and reading. This is what happened to me with “Daughter of the King”, because I read it in one day. I was so captivated by the traditions, the bride and groom and the intrigue that I kept pushing for the end.
Brighit of Clan Cruadhlaoch has been promised as bride to Darragh of Clan MacNaughton, with the intention to unite the two clans. But the little Brighit would not be commanded as a child and will definitely not submit to anybody as a young woman. Darragh has got himself a feisty one, I tell ya! The night before her wedding, she gets into trouble and thus, her marriage starts off with a lie that would follow and torment her for the weeks to come.
The main characters are well developed. They both have a kind heart; even if Brighit’s rebellious personality causes trouble or Darragh’s legacy as a future leader of his clan imposes a strong personality. Still, out of the two, he has the most difficult task to win her trust. He proves his nobility and treats her with the respect she deserves as his wife. I loved him so so much! Brighit’s secret is what keeps her away from her husband and her fear of the repercussions her acts may bring upon her family. But they are both such a lovely couple.
The author has delighted us with a glimpse of Irish culture and as well dialect. Even if at the beginning it was a little hard to follow the particularities, I quickly became accustomed and even liked it. I would have liked to see more in regards to the traditions of those times however.
To summarize, this is a quick and lovely romance book, with a dose of Irish. Even if this is not the first book in the series, it can be easily read as a strand alone. I am a fan of Ashley York’s work now and I cannot wait to read more of the series. 5 stars and Happy Reading J
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