Title: Kissingate Magic
Author: Annette Blair
In: The Mammoth Book of Scottish Romance (Trisha Telep)
Rating Out of 5: 4.5 (Amazing, but not quite perfect)
My Bookshelves: Family, Historical romance
Dates read: 4th March 2019
Format: Short story
5th sentence, 74th page: I know Papa likes me, but I wish he liked Mama enough to keep her and not send her to heaven.
Past lies and mistakes come back to haunt Jacey and Gabe as fate (and a little magic) intervene in their lives.
Romances that show a tragic past and soul mates are some of my favourites. They’re a reminder that some couples don’t get that love at first sight, happily ever after tale. And some do (which is why I also like the other type of tale). From the very beginning, this falling out was a beautiful travesty of mistakes, miscommunications and misunderstandings. With a happily ever after in it for all, of course.
I liked the romance aspect of this story, but what I enjoyed the most was that it was about a family. It wasn’t just about a man and woman rekindling their past love, but also about a child and what is best for her. As the story unfolds, it is evident that everything in the world centres around Bridget, and I love that the romance almost begins to take a backseat to the health of the child.
Then, there is the mystery of the past. Although some aspects of the past may be guessed at, there are many more that sneak up on you.
|<- Kidnapping the Laird Review||Her MacKinnon Review ->|