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    Nancy Jardine

ISBN: 978-1-908910-19-6

The Beltane Choice (#1 – Celtic Fervour Series)

by: Nancy Jardine

AD 71.

Banished from the nemeton, becoming a priestess is no longer the future for Nara, a princess of the Selgovae tribe. Now charged with choosing a suitable mate before Beltane, her plan is thwarted by Lorcan, an enemy Brigante prince, who captures her and takes her to his hill fort. Despite their tribes fighting each other, Nara feels drawn to her captor, but time runs out for her secret quest.

As armies of the Roman Empire march relentlessly northwards, Lorcan intends to use Nara as a marriage bargain, knowing all Celtic tribes must unite to be strong enough to repel imminent Roman attack. Nara’s father, Callan, agrees to a marriage alliance between Selgovae and Brigante, but has impossible stipulations. Lorcan is torn between loyalty to his tribe and growing love for Nara.

When danger and death arrive in the form of the mighty Roman forces, will Nara be able to choose her Beltane lover?
The Beltane Choice tells a tale of war and love in Celtic Britain.

PRAISE FOR THE BELTANE CHOICE:

“very human and personal story with a very believable vision of Late Iron Age society”
~ 5*, Mark Patton, archaeologist and author of An Accidental King

“…as wild as that untamed land and as sweet as heather mead”
~ 5*, Kate Robbins, author of Bound to the Highlander

“her careful selection of words enhanced the imagery … ancient-century Romeo and Juliet”
~ The Reading Cafe

Also in the Celtic Fervour series:
After Whorl: Bran Reborn
After Whorl: Donning Double Cloaks

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Meet the Author
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Nancy Jardine’s Celtic Fervour Series of historical romantic adventures is set in first century northern Roman Britain whereas her contemporary romantic mysteries are set in fabulous world-wide cities, Topaz Eyes being a finalist in The People’s Book Prize 2014. She also writes Teen time-travel historical adventure in third century Roman Scotland. Her week vanishes in a blur of grandchild-minding, gardening, reading, writing, social media marketing and blogging—not necessarily in that order.  Roman Scotland archaeology evolves on a daily basis and keeping up with it is valuable for local presentations on her novels and on Roman Scotland. Regular book signing & selling sessions at local Craft Fairs are great fun. Watching TV Drama and the news is a luxury - as are social events with friends and family but she does a creative job to squeeze them in. She’s a member of the Romantic Novelists Association and the Scottish Association of Writers.
Overview

AD 71.

Banished from the nemeton, becoming a priestess is no longer the future for Nara, a princess of the Selgovae tribe. Now charged with choosing a suitable mate before Beltane, her plan is thwarted by Lorcan, an enemy Brigante prince, who captures her and takes her to his hill fort. Despite their tribes fighting each other, Nara feels drawn to her captor, but time runs out for her secret quest.

As armies of the Roman Empire march relentlessly northwards, Lorcan intends to use Nara as a marriage bargain, knowing all Celtic tribes must unite to be strong enough to repel imminent Roman attack. Nara’s father, Callan, agrees to a marriage alliance between Selgovae and Brigante, but has impossible stipulations. Lorcan is torn between loyalty to his tribe and growing love for Nara.

When danger and death arrive in the form of the mighty Roman forces, will Nara be able to choose her Beltane lover?
The Beltane Choice tells a tale of war and love in Celtic Britain.

PRAISE FOR THE BELTANE CHOICE:

“very human and personal story with a very believable vision of Late Iron Age society”
~ 5*, Mark Patton, archaeologist and author of An Accidental King

“…as wild as that untamed land and as sweet as heather mead”
~ 5*, Kate Robbins, author of Bound to the Highlander

“her careful selection of words enhanced the imagery … ancient-century Romeo and Juliet”
~ The Reading Cafe

Also in the Celtic Fervour series:
After Whorl: Bran Reborn
After Whorl: Donning Double Cloaks

Details

ISBN: 978-1-908910-19-6
SKU: 1250010078
Publisher: Crooked Cat
Publish Date: 2013
Page Count: 279