Morna's Legacy Series by Bethany Claire - Reviews, Characters Interview and giveaway
MORNA'S LEGACY SERIES BY BETHANY CLAIRE Buy links and excerpt i discovered this amazing series by chance a few months a...
MORNA'S LEGACY SERIES
BY BETHANY CLAIRE
i discovered this amazing series by chance a few months ago but as soon as I read the first book Love Beyond Time I was hooked. I did something I’ve never done before, I stalked the author Bethany Claire. she graciously sent me the second book Love Beyond Reason and let me interview her great character…
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Love Beyond Time (Book 1 of Morna's Legacy Series)
It began nearly four hundred years ago.
The Conall clan and all their people were murdered in a surprise attack, their beloved castle and all evidence of who destroyed them burned to the ground with their bodies. In the centuries following, archaeologists searched through the ruins looking for any evidence of what or who had caused the untimely demise of such a powerful Scottish clan. All efforts were fruitless, until a spell put in place by an ancient Conall ancestor finally began to work its magic...
Texas Kindergarten teacher, Brielle Montgomery finds comfort in the mundane routines of her life but when her archaeologist mother asks her to accompany her on a dig in Scotland, she decides to step out of her comfort zone. Once in Scotland, they discover a secret spell room below the castle ruins and Bri finds herself transported back in time and suddenly married to the castle's ill-fated Laird. Now, she must work to change the fate of his people, all while trying to find a way to return to her home and century. But with each passing day, Bri finds herself falling more deeply in love with her new husband. If she can find a spell to bring her home, will she use it? And if she stays, will it ultimately mean her own death as well?
Bri and her Coma Husband
Hotness Factor: Sexy, steamy… I luv me some Highlander lads…
Brielle Montgomery, 21st century citizen, teacher and time traveller. Life for Bri was uneventful before she got herself mixed into some kind time travel Freaky Friday prophecy. She ended up in 17th century in the ill-fated Scottish Conall Castle and the two dashing Conall brothers, Arran an Eoin. Oh and it was her wedding day with Eoin because you see, she time-swapped (yes, I said it!) with her doppelgänger, Blaire MacChristy. One last thing, Blaire was in love with Arran, with other Conall. So what a girl to do or think but marry Eoin Conall, her Coma Husband, because this couldn’t be real… could it? Oh Bri, you’re not in Texas anymore!
I loved this book! Bethany Claire is an amazing storyteller who kept awake way past my bedtime to finish not one but two books of this series. Bri is an amazing character. She went through a lot in this new land. Thankfully, she’s got a man like Eoin by her side and in her bed… Eoin, just the right amount of roughness and softness. All the characters of this book are equally interesting and completely three-dimensional. Bri’s mother, Adelle is one of my favourite for her sass and devotion to her daughter. Arran is by far the dark horse of this series and Blaire, well Blaire, she left quite a mess in the 17th for poor Bri to clean. LOL
I can’t recommend this book enough. You’ll read it until 4 am like me too and beg the author to send you the sequel!
Love Beyond Reason
Book 2 of Morna's Legacy Series
It all started with a spell.
Arran Conall lives with the consequences of his foolishness daily, his mistakes guiding him into darkness. He had no way to know that his beloved would fall prey to the ancient magic that awaited Blaire on the day he'd sent her away to marry his brother. Now, the only woman to ever give pause to his philandering ways lives centuries ahead of him, out of reach while still holding on to his heart. Now, he must try to live a life without her and marries another to save the lass from a greedy suitor who only wants to lay title to her father's territory.
His love for Blaire haunts him. With every breath, he prays only one thing—that she will be able to feel his love for her across the chasms of time...
Born in the seventeenth century, Blaire MacChristy lives each day trying to adjust to the challenges of modern-day life. Magic brought her here, but heartbreak keeps her from using the magic to travel back to her home. When visitors from her past arrive asking her to return to the life she'd known before, Blaire takes a chance on love. Once home, she is shocked to learn that the man she loves has married another. Will fate find a way to mend their broken hearts by bringing them together once again? Even if it does, will they be able to stop the darkness that is coming for them both?
Blaire and her Dark Horse
Hotness factor: Arran, the bad boy you can’t help but love
Blaire MacChristy, 17th century citizen and feminist and time traveller. At the end of the first book Blaire decided that she would try to live in the 21st century. Arran broke her heart as only Arran Conall could and at least there she could be more independent. Blaire, I cannot wait until you get your first credit card bill! But Bri, wonderful Bri, noticed that her brother-in-law became little bit of an alcoholic since their ordeal and concluded that he too was heartbroken over Blaire. So what a girl to do this time? Well go back or forward to 2013 with curious Coma Husband in tow to get Blaire and bring her home in the 17th century. No more spicy HBO series for you Blaire! After attending her best friend wedding in Texas and sort out her affairs they all headed back to 17th century Conall Castle only to find out that Arran got married to Edena Kinnaird and became the new laird of Kinnaird Castle. Poor Blaire, that lass cannot catch a break!
This series keeps getting better. So much happened in this book but I don’t like to give things away in my reviews. Arran is my favourite male character so far. He has so many flaws and an obvious drinking problem (well, he is Scottish) but such a big heart for those he loves and wants to protect that you can’t help but forgive him. It does help that he’s handsome, passionate and sexy. The Powers to be put Blaire through the wringer in this book and the fact that she has no illusion about Arran’s nature makes me respect her as a person and not just a simple character in the book. That’s how much I like your books Bethany Claire! I can’t wait to read the third one!
First of all I want to thank you Brielle, Blaire, Eoin and Arran for accepting this interview. It’s a very current practice in the 21st century.
(to Bri & Blaire) Ladies, I believe you are what we call doppelgangers however are you the same age? I know Bri’s age and I won’t repeat it. Girl code.
Bri: “I’m obviously younger, wouldn’t you say? If Blaire was born in the 17th century, I would say that makes her several centuries older. Wouldn’t you agree, Blaire?”
Blaire: “No, I doona agree with ye at all. Ye are far more ornery than people realize, Bri, for ye know that isna the proper way to look at the magic. The truthful answer to yer question is aye, we are precisely the same age.”
(to Bri & Blaire) What is the number one thing you missed from the 21st century? And what’s the opposite?
Blaire: “I only stayed in the 21st century for a matter of months. And praise the heavens for it too. I wasna verra suited for ‘modern’ life, as I’m sure ye can remember. But whilst I was there, I missed a good many things about me home, but the thing I missed the most is the silence that me own time affords. To walk outdoors and no be able to hear car engines and trains and the shout of crowds of people. I dinna appreciate the quiet and me own solitude enough before I was sent to the 21st century. And although I wouldna want to live in this time period again, I must admit that I do miss the indoor heating systems of the 21st century. That and all the lovely beds that ye have. I havena had a night’s sleep as comfortable as the nights I spent there.
Bri: “One word...chocolate. Well, that and warm, running water. It’s a toss-up really.”
(To Arran) You’re the only one who didn’t make a trip forward. Would you ever consider doing it? The Ladies would love you there!
Arran: “Ye are quite right, lass. I doona think I have thought much on it, but aye I would like to make a journey forward. ’Twould only be fair, aye? But I wouldna wish to travel there for all the fine lassies, no that I now have me Lady Blaire. I wouldna wish to stay long, but I would like to try out this running water that Bri speaks of.”
(Eoin & Arran) Apart from their accent, how do you know who’s who?
Eoin: “I am no pleased to admit it, but ‘twould be an untruth if I told ye it came to me easily. Arran is far more talented at telling the lassies from each other when they are no speaking. Arran claims that Blaire holds a more devious look in her eyes and, having seen Lady Blaire lose her temper, I am no inclined to no believe him.”
Arran: “Aye, she does indeed, but it isna only when she gets a wee bit angry at me. She holds it all the time, but ’tis one of the things that I love about her. Bri’s eyes are filled with a warmness that draws people to her, but Blaire’s eyes are a wee bit more hesitant, as if she doesna wish to welcome just anyone who would approach her. Doona get angry at me for saying so, love. Ye know it as well as I do.”
Blaire: “Aye, I do. I am no mad at ye. Bri is far sweeter than me, and it doesna bother me a bit.”
(Eoin & Arran) How do you deal with Adelle’s 21st century bluntness? Personally, I love her. She is what I call spunky.
Eoin: “I believe that it wouldna be untrue to say that Arran and I both are quite familiar with lassies that speak their mind. We did grow up under Mary’s direction, after all. I love Adelle verra much. No matter whether she is me wife’s mother or no, I am verra fond of the lass.”
Arran: “Aye, Adelle isna the mother of me own wife, but I love her all the same. She’s fills the Keep with laughter, and there is none that can mind her presence for that.”
(Eoin & Bri) Last but certainly not least, I just love your story but are you really married? The contract was for Blaire & Eoin. I’m from the 21st century, I’m not sure how the 17th century’s laws worked. (wink)
Bri: “Holy jeepers! I...I’m not altogether sure I know the answer to your question. I mean, in every way that truly matters, I would say yes, absolutely. But legally...I don’t really believe that by modern standards we would be. Since it wasn’t my name, it would be a bit like playing a part in a play, yes? I truly hope it’s different here. Eoin?”
Eoin: “Doona worry, I believe that we are. It was Bri that stood before me, no Blaire, no matter her name at the time. But, mayhap we should hold another ceremony. Truthfully, I dinna wish to marry her at the time, and she dinna believe it to be a real ceremony. “
Thank you for your time, I’m sure I have more questions in a near future.
Eoin: “Ach lass, ‘twas our pleasure to speak with ye. On behalf of all the Conalls, thank ye for traveling so many years back to speak with us. Ye truly must be talented at yer profession to have located me Aunt Morna and convinced her to use her magic on ye. Well done and safe travels back to the 21st century. We truly hope ye have enjoyed yer visit here. Ye are welcome at Conall Castle anytime.”
Bethany Claire, Author