In 16th Century Ireland. Young and beautiful Alainn McCreary, healer in training to the powerful O’Brien Clan, is on the cusp of discovering she possesses vast and unusual supernatural powers, which she hopes will help her unlock the secrets of her past and break the curse on the O’Brien Clan.

Alainn is counseled to hide her magical abilities, but how can she when dark forces rise up to threaten not only the O’Brien Clan, but Alainn and the life of the Chieftain’s beloved, but forbidden nephew, Killian O’Brien, a man Alainn has loved as long as she can remember?

Title:  The Farrier’s Daughter
Series:   Irish Witch #1
Author:    Leigh-Ann Edwards
Genre:  Fantasy – Paranormal
Published:  July 7, 2016
Publisher:    Tule Publishing
My Rating:  4 stars

Step back in time with The Farrier’s Daughter to the reign of King Henry, to magic and witchcraft and two young people who will matter so much to each other as they grow up during very turbulent times.  In a time period where the division between commoner and royalty was strictly drawn, the lives of Alainn and Killian seem to be forever intertwined in one fashion or another.  Alainn is a young, learning healer (and a witch), and when she saves the life of the chieftain’s nephew, Killian their bond is forged.  From childhood friendship through adulthood love, these two will face so much, and risk even more to be together.

The Farrier’s Daughter is full of magic, intrigue, good vs evil, a family curse and class separation.  It took me a little bit to fall into the rhythm of the story, but once I did I enjoyed my time in this world.  Alainn and Killian are both strong characters, I never doubted their affection to each other no matter the circumstances they found themselves in.  If you enjoy fantasy, paranormal, and historical romance then you’ll find an interesting combination of them all in this story and the series.  I’d recommend this one for readers who enjoy an alternative viewpoint, love solving  mysteries, and traveling back in time is the ultimate enjoyment.

*I received an e-ARC of this novel from the publisher via NetGalley. That does not change what I think of this story. It is my choice to leave a review giving my personal opinion about this book.*

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