Image of Burnt Mountain

BURNT MOUNTAIN

Image of Burnt Mountain

Siddons’ venture into Celtic mythology is an interesting departure, and she makes the most of it. Thayer is a somewhat annoying heroine since she never seems to develop any personal strength, and many of the secondary characters are little more than stereotypes. Nevertheless, the author is still a master at building a narrative to an electrifying climax.

Thayer Wentworth’s strained relationship with socially ambitious mother grows worse when her beloved father dies. Thayer is able to finally find a sense of self and love at summer camp and eventually marry an Irish mythologist, Aengus. When Aengus becomes caught up in another summer camp on Burnt Mountain, Thayer must face the truth about both her past and her future. (GRAND CENTRAL, Jul., 336 pp., $25.99)
Reviewed by: 
Donna M. Carter