Author: Trudi Tweedie
Star Rating: ✪✪✪✪
| Synopsis |
When Iseabail is employed by a wealthy merchant to be his daughter’s companion, her life changes forever. Transported from her remote island home to the Scottish borderlands, Iseabail is unnerved both by her precocious young charge and the house’s secrets: a hidden chapel, servants who speak in a foreign tongue, a mute stableboy. And then the merchant returns with a mysterious cargo. Why has Iseabail really been summoned here? And will she ever make it back home?
| My Thoughts |
I really enjoyed the plot in this story and I liked the authors writing style. Iseabail, seemed very naive to which why would make sense as she is from a remote island, so usual common sense on how to judge people wouldn’t really be there. Even though she is naive she is an extremely likeable character.
I did like the setting that the book took place in and the magic is involved in an interesting way.
The family dynamic felt very strange and I was wondering from the beginning what could be wrong with the whole family setup. Maria, the little girl in the story is a very strange little girl that I didn’t like at all. Her father the merchant is very manipulative and again wasn’t a character I particularly liked.
The ending wasn’t something I was expecting at all. I had a little hint about a few things but it wasn’t what was revealed.
I did like this book, it was a really quick read –
I read this in one day – and I would read something by Trudie Tweedie again.
Have you read this please let me know what you thought in the comments below