Saturday, August 11, 2018

SPOTLIGHT: His Highland Lass by Celeste Barclay @CelesteMBarclay #Scottish #Historical #ClanSinclairSeries

Book blurb:
An undeniable love... an unexpected match...
Faced with a feud with the Sinclairs that is growing deadly, Laird Tristan Mackay is bound by duty to his clan to make peace with the enemy.  Tristan arranges a marriage for his stepbrother, Sir Alan, but never imagines that he would meet the woman he longs to marry.  When things sour quickly between Tristan's stepbrother and Lady Mairghread Sinclair, Tristan is determined to make her his.  A choice that promises to change his life forever.
Raised with four older warriors for brothers and as the only daughter of the Sinclair laird, Mairghread is independent resourceful, and loyal to her family.  When her father arranges a marriage to a man she has never met for the sake and safety of her clan, Mairghread tries to accept her fate.  Mairghread is betrothed to one man but it is the dark, handsome, and provocative laird who catches her eye. Arranged to marry Sir Alan, Mairghread finds herself drawn to Laird Tristan Mackay.  After meeting her intended, Mairghread knows she cannot go through with the marriage, but she must find a way to end the feud that is tearing the two clans apart.   
When the wedding is called off by Mairghread's father, Tristan and Mairghread see an opportunity to be together.  Neither of them imagined that they would find the passion that grows between them.  However, a spurned mistress and a jilted suitor stand between Tristan and Mairghread's happiness.  Tristan and Mairghread must fight for the love they have found with one another.
Destined for another...
Mairghread Sinclair is not prepared for the danger that awaits her while visiting the Mackay clan.  She must use her wits to keep herself alive when dangers pulls her away from the man she loves.
Fated to be together...
Laird Tristan Mackay was not looking for a wife, but could Lady Mairghread Sinclair be the one to open his heart and bring peace to their clans, or will their passion tear the two clans apart?
Meet the members of Clan Sinclair in this first installment of the five book Highland romance series.  The Clan Sinclair features Mairghread and her four brothers, Callum, Alexander, Tavish, and Magnus.  Each member of the Scottish clan faces challenges as they meet their fated match, but all of the Sinclairs find their HEA.  Each novel in the series is a stand alone, but they are best read together.

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Celeste Barclay a nom de plume, was born overseas, but she and her parents immigrated to the United States when she was a baby, becoming citizens a few years later.  As an only child with family in Europe, Celeste had an opportunity to travel quite a lot from a young age.  Spending a majority of her summers in England where her mother's family is, Celeste became accustomed to the rolling hills of Yorkshire, and even now, England feels much like a second home.  Celeste also fell in love with European history during her many travels throughout Denmark, France, Italy, Germany, and Spain.  But her passion was for the English monarchy and their various (mis)adventures through the ages.  This was the jumping off point for her interest in medieval Scotland and the strained relationship between the English and Scottish.
Celeste and her family settled in the Midwest where she spent her childhood.  She grew up swimming, playing soccer, and reading.  Lots and lots and lots of reading.  She devoured the British classics and read a number of the French classics in their original version.  After high school, Celeste moved to the East Coast for college and remained their through her mid twenties, calling the Washington, DC area home for the majority of that time.  She still considers that area her home in her heart of hearts.

Nowadays, Celeste can be found driving along the Southern California coast when she's not at work or busy writing.  A wife and mother to two sons, much of Celeste's days are filled with chauffeur duties.  She enjoys quiet time at home with her family just as much as she likes to be outside in the fresh air and sunshine.

Celeste hopes to make it back to the East Coast one day.  Perhaps in retirement.  In the meantime, she's California living, not California dreaming.

Social Media:
Twitter: @CelesteMBarclay
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