The Lady of Falgannon Isle, Barbara Anne
(B.A. for short) Montgomerie, sets up a website inviting
single ladies to sample the delights of Falgannon Isle in the
hope that the new magic of the Internet might combat the old
Pictish curse that decrees that the Lady must be happily wed
before women will ever live on the island.
Desmond Meashan lands on the Isle without
the Lady’s permission. B.A. is hard pushed to appear
unimpressed since he seems to be the answer to the ancient
curse – the island will breed only male children until B.A.
marries a man with green eyes, dark hair and Irish ancestry.
The entire island is cautiously ecstatic, hoping their
troubles are over. They keep close watch on the couple’s
struggles. But Desmond has sworn to make the Montgomerie
family pay for past crimes, and arrives with dark thoughts in
This is an entertaining, imaginative romp
with a whimsical cast of male islanders all desperate for
wives and girlfriends. I enjoyed The Invasion of
Falgannon Isle. The characters are both memorable and
lovable, and the mix of fantasy and reality is cunningly and
believably done. Deborah MacGillivray’s wonderful creation
includes a poker-playing cat that wins Rolex watches and bites
people affectionately. She also manages the slow twist from
comedy to anguish very well indeed. The motivations and
emotions of the hero and heroine are exceptionally well drawn
and the final denouement is a heart-stopper.