Image of The Harp and the Fiddle (Glenncailty Castle)


Image of The Harp and the Fiddle (Glenncailty Castle)

This tale is a tender and sweet romance, with a slightly dark edge, set in modern-day Ireland. It will warm readers’ hearts and make them think about past regrets and what the future holds in spite of them. Dubois uses mood music brilliantly throughout the story, to enhance the feel of both the characters and the setting. She captures the lush landscapes of the Emerald Isle as only one who has a true love and admiration for the country can. It’s a quick, pleasant read for a rainy afternoon.

Caera Cassidy is a musician who refuses to follow her dreams because, once long ago, she tried and became trapped in a dark life that still brings her shame and disgrace. She has a new start transforming Glenncailty Castle into the most popular hotel and music venue in Ireland. Tim Wilcox is a musician from America who plays at the hotel and falls in love with both Caera and her music. Together they discover both the light and the dark of Glenncailty and its legends of mysterious hauntings. They develop a new thirst for the music they share, and fall head over heels into an unlikely romance. (SAMHAIN, Nov., 232 pp., $14.00)
Reviewed by: 
Michelle J. Watkins