Abeni and Tinashe MacCadain usually
tumble into trouble despite the fact they come from a
close-knit and overly protective family. A trip to the
Orkney Isles should be pretty tame compared to some of their
past adventures. What the feisty sisters don’t bank on is
meeting brothers Coinneach and Eoghan Francisco Stiubhart.
Gorgeous or not, there’s something unnatural about them.
Tinashe feels they should proceed with caution. It’s all
she can do to hold back her kooky older sister who doesn’t
know when to slow down. Abeni just wants her surly young
sibling to loosen up and have fun. What better way to do
than by exploring the lay of the man–ahem-land?
As for the Francisco Stiubhart
brothers…well, they know a good thing when they see it.
These American women better get ready to be conquered.
The Scottish inquisition is here.
Sibling Survivalry: Them
MacCadain Girls and Those Francisco Stiubhart Boys
operates in a different setting with a wonderfully
researched paranormal subplot. Ms. Johnson and Ms. Leigh
really did their homework in setting up the historical
background of the Francisco Stiubhart brothers along with
all the details involving the Orkney Islands. I was
intrigued by everything they planted into the narrative, it
was quite fascinating, and now I’d like to take a trip
The downside for me was this is the
third book I’ve read by these talented ladies, and I found
myself wishing they would expand their horizons in the arena
of character development and core plot. I appreciate and
enjoy the humor, intensity, melodrama, larger-than-life
characters and their unique prose language and style, but
without variety, it became monotonous. Their work has the
potential to evolve to the next level, and this book showed
signs of that. However, it didn’t quite make it although
it had a terrific lift off. As usual, it was a pleasant and
fun ride from start to finish with sweet and downright cute
moments, though still a bit uninspiring.