LAIRD OF BALLANCLAIRE
Ivie’s newest novel is something of an enigma. While well written and enjoyable, it suffers from uneven pacing due to the hero and heroine’s forced separation and the gaps in time. And it reads like a condensed saga, with its sweep and triumph-over-tragedy theme. Ivie’s fans might well miss the Scottish setting of her previous tales and more traditional romances, while Colonial readers will find this refreshing.