Thursday, May 1, 2014

The Witch Of Clan Sinclair-Karen Ranney

The Witch Of Clan Sinclair Karen Ranney Avon, Apr 29 2014, $7.99 ISBN: 9780062242464 In 1872 Scotland, Edinburgh Gazette editor Mairi Sinclair tries to attend a lecture at the Edinburgh Press Club. However, she is refused entry because women are not allowed. Fuming at the affront, Mairi demands Lord Provost of Edinburgh Logan Harrison take action, but instead he persuades her that the “pen is mightier than the sword” (Edward Bulwer-Lytton) so she should write an op-ed. Heeding his advice, Mairi does, but that backfires as customers cancel their subscription in protest of her tirade. Raging Mairi decides to take her frustration out on her most visible source Logan. However, her anger turns to attraction and love, which he reciprocates. Though he knows this modern woman is bad for his political career, Logan proposes; Mairi declines because she knows being a politician’s wife is bad for her newspaper career. The latest Clan Sinclair Victorian romance (see The Devil of Clan Sinclair) is an entertaining historical starring two fascinating protagonists whose respective vocations place their relationship in peril as love seems insufficient to supersede the job aspirations gap. Although the storyline loses some energy especially with what it could have been when it switches from female crusader to a more typical historical romance, The Witch Of Clan Sinclair remains a delightful read. Harriet Klausner

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