Friday, August 29, 2008

Review - The Wild Sight by Loucinda McGary

The Wild Sight
Loucinda McGary
Sourcebooks Casablanca
October 1, 2008
ISBN# 978-1-4022-1394-6

From the publisher’s website:
Sensual romantic suspense set in Ireland featuring a hero with psychic powers.

Cursed with the Irish clairvoyance known as “The Sight,” Donovan O’Shea fled to America to escape his “gift.” Fifteen years later, his father’s illness has forced him to return to the family homestead where years earlier, Donovan’s mother disappeared into the fens and was never seen again. Now the same fens are offering up secrets, both ancient and recent, and restoring a terrible legacy that just may drive him mad. And if this were not trouble enough, a beautiful woman walks into his life, claiming to be his half-sister.

Rylie Powell never knew her real father. Her mother would only say he was a charming Irishman who seduced her, married her, and then abandoned her and his baby daughter. But after her mother’s death, Rylie finds tantalizing clues about her father that send her off to Northern Ireland and an archeological site on Dermot O’Shea’s property, the man listed on her birth certificate as her father.

Did Dermot O’Shea father both Donovan and Rylie?
What is Donovan’s connection to the Celtic High King Niall of the Nine Hostages?
And what secrets do the fens hold that invites murder?

My thoughts:
Rylie Powell was raised by her mother with very little knowledge of the father that disappeared. She did know that he was from Ireland, and with some investigation her birth certificate leads her to Dermot O’Shea. While he denies her connection to him, Rylie doesn’t believe him for a moment. When she meets his son Donovan he catches her attention in what she believes to be a very inappropriate way, especially if she’s right and they’re actually related.

Donovan O’Shea left home for America, but with his father in the hospital he’s returned to attend to family business. He lives with the gift of clairvoyance that’s much stronger around the fens beyond their old family home, and it’s one of the reasons he moved from Ireland. As the past begins catching up to the present, Donovan is thrown into experiencing visions from that are shocking in their intensity. The last thing he expects in the midst of his own inner chaos is to meet someone like Rylie, especially when his interest in her is anything but brotherly.

With the magical lore of Ireland as a backdrop, The Wild Sight takes readers on a journey that unravels mysteries of the past and paves the way for a blossoming romance. Along with a strong touch of the paranormal, Ms. McGary shares a suspenseful tale that mounts to a surprising climax and resolves the many questions that arise along the way. This intriguing story is well-paced, the characters are likeable, and the romance is bursting with passion.

To learn more about The Wild Sight, please visit Ms. McGary’s website: Here

Kimberly Swan, Darque Reviews


Marie Force said...

Personally, I can't WAIT to read my dear friend Loucinda McGary's wonderful book!! Great review, Cindy. Congratulations!

Kimberly Swan said...

Hope you'll enjoy it as well! Thanks for stopping by. :)

jessewave said...

Great review Kimberly. I love spooky books with a romantic backdrop and a mystery thrown in for good measure. I can't wait for this one to be published.

Jeanne (AKA The Duchesse) said...

Hi Kimberly! Just swinging over from teh Romance Bandits Lair to say woo-hoo about Cindy's review.

Marie you'll LOVE Cindy's book. I was privledged to read an ARC and it is FAB-U-Lous! :> Really gripping and it keeps you guessing all the way. Loved it, AC!

jo robertson said...

Great review of Cindy's book, Kimberly.

And well deserved. Readers will love this up and coming new author!

Caren Crane said...

Kimberly, we Romance Bandits are chomping at the bit waiting for Loucinda's book. You are not alone in your raves. Publisher's Weekly gave it a starred review! I can't wait to get my hands on it. You are a lucky woman to have read it already!

Kimberly Swan said...

JesseWave - Loved the paranormal element, and you can't help but love the setting. :)

Jeanne - Thanks for stopping by! The story definitely keeps you guessing. :)

Jo - Thank you, and I do hope to see more from Ms. McGary in the future. :)

Caren - Sounds like there are a lot of people excited for release day, how wonderful! A big hello to the Romance Bandits and thanks so much for stopping by. :)

Loucinda McGary aka Aunty Cindy said...

WOW! Thanx a BUNCH Kimberly!

I'm so glad you enjoyed The Wild Sight. It truly was 'the book of my heart' and I was thrilled that it became my first sale.

Thanx soo much to my Banditas, Jeanne, Jo, and Caren for dropping, and my "Casa sister" whose debut is officially on the shelves on Monday!

Hi to you too, Jessewave! Hope you enjoy the book. Only 32 more days until it hits the shelves.

Kimberly Swan said...

My pleasure! Best wishes for wonderful sales. :)

Enchanted by Books said...

Never heard of this author before. Sounds good though. I like the idea of Ireland as the backdrop. Sounds nice. :)

Kimberly Swan said...

You'll love the mystery and the romance Rachael. :)