'A Legend Arises' by Brynn Paulin
Hope' by Lacey Thorn '
Magic' by Bronwyn Green
Doctor Ryan' by Carol Lynne
Legend Accomplished' by Brynn Paulin
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.