In this story set in Roman
Britain, Celtic healer Maeve tends the wounds of Roman
Antonius, the only survivor of a battle won by her people. She
is initially unaware that her Druid father has preserved
Antonious as a sacrifice to the Beltane fires, and falls in
love with him. She tries desperately to save him, while Celtic
warrior Fergus wants her as his wife and will lie, cheat and
kill to secure her.
Celtic Heart is an excellent story of love, courage and sheer tenacity of purpose in
desperate times. The characters of Maeve and Fergus come
across well, and Antonius is an honorable Roman who can kill
like a machine but has a soft heart where Maeve and her child
The story thread is exciting
and provides a good read, but my enjoyment was lessened by
patches of awkward writing and I believe the book would have
benefited from more work at the editing stage.