Shadow Music by Julie Garwood
Ballantine
Sensual Historical Romance
ISBN 978-0345500731
Reviewed by Nannette

 

   

 

In an attempt to ease feuding between clans and keep the Highlanders on his side, King John has arranged for Princess Gabrielle of St. Biel to marry Laird Monroe.  Baron Coswald and Baron Percy will be furious. They have coveted Gabrielle and believed John’s lies as he played them against each other, convincing them they each had a chance to claim her for themselves.

Laird Owen MacKenna envies and hates Laird Colm MacHugh so he devises a plan to kill Colm’s brother Liam. Gabrielle and her guards stumble upon the group of men MacKenna hired to kill Liam. Gabrielle saves him then brings him to safety. After Laird Monroe is mysteriously murdered, Gabrielle’s fate hangs in the balance and Colm is forced to come to her defense.

 A treasure is believed to be hidden in St. Biel and all those who have heard of it are consumed with finding it. Coswald and MacKenna are no different.  Colm soon discovers a treasure as well, one much more valuable than gold.

Strong characters combined with a vivid and interesting storyline create a historical novel rich in romance and sensuality in Shadow Music. Colm’s intensity and arrogance are irresistible. Gabrielle is beautiful, sweet and adventurous; they are perfect for each other. I love that some of my favorite characters from Ms. Garwood’s previous novels either make an appearance or are mentioned in the story as well.  Shadow Music is awonderful historical romance and no one writes them better than Julie Garwood! 

     

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