Martine has crafted a smart and thoroughly enjoyable series debut for fans and newcomers alike. The small-town setting with a fascinating Celtic history is an ideal backdrop for her fully realized characters. Their memories of past summers bring each scene to life. The delightfully unique premise of the local Highland Games provides high stakes for all the colorful residents and beautifully bridges the gap between the main couple’s past and present. No doubt this series will keep readers returning for more.