Review: Welcome Home: Historic Romance of the Celtic Legends by Martina Boone

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Title: Welcome Home: Historic Romance of the Celtic Legends

Author: Martina Boone

Genre: Non-Fiction

Publication Date: March 28, 2018

My Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

From the outlaw Highlander hero Rob Roy MacGregor to the tragic history of Bonnie Prince Charlie’s last Jacobite Rising, the courage of Flora MacDonald, and the swashbuckling legend of Morty Óg O’Sullivan, WELCOME HOME is a tapestry of the great romantic rivalries and the brutal conflicts between England and the Celtic nations, especially Scotland and Ireland. Along the way, there are stops through little known incidents that bring Henry VIII, Bloody Mary, Mary Queen of Scots, Elizabeth I, and other historical figures roaring to the page, together with stories, music, and recipes that will immerse readers into the historical battles between towering personalities.

Read it through from cover to cover or jump around via the table of contents. WELCOME HOME will make you reexamine what you thought you knew about the facts in your history books as well as the characters in your favorite historical romances, novels, and television shows.

As this book is non-fiction, this won’t be an extensively long review, but I did want to talk about this book. When I read the premise for this book, I was struck by how good of an idea this is. Martina’s Celtic Legends series is purely fiction, but the threads of history that are interwoven throughout the story are prominent. In Welcome Home, you’re given an opportunity to dive into some of that history a little further, and fully immerse yourself. I love history, but even if you’re not typically a huge history person, the information is presented in a way that’s easy to read and digest.

Speaking of digestion, if you’ve read my reviews of the Celtic Legends books, you’ll know that they make me hungry. There is so much good food talked about throughout the series, and Martina also decided to bless us and include some recipes in this book. The recipes seem decently easy to follow, and I plan on making some of them in the near future.

Welcome Home is such a unique, well written book, and I would love it if more authors would start coming out with material like this. I give it 5 out of 5 stars.


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