From old secrets come new beginnings …
When Angel Tempest finds out that her best friend Zac has inherited a Scottish mansion, Taigh Fallon, from his great aunt, she immediately offers to go and visit it with him. It will mean closing up her jet jewellery shop in Whitby for a few days but the prospect of a spring trip to the Scottish Highlands is too tempting.
Then Kyle, Zac’s estranged and slightly grumpy Canadian cousin, unexpectedly turns up at Taigh Fallon, and events take a strange turn as the long-kept secrets of the old house begin to reveal themselves …
Book 2 – Tempest Sisters. Other book in series – Summer at Carrick Park.
Kirsty Ferry is from the North East of England and lives there with her husband and son. She won the English Heritage/Belsay Hall National Creative Writing competition and has had articles and short stories published in various magazines. Her work also appears in several anthologies, incorporating such diverse themes as vampires, crime, angels and more.
Kirsty loves writing ghostly mysteries and interweaving fact and fiction. The research is almost as much fun as writing the book itself, and if she can add a wonderful setting and a dollop of history, that’s even better.
Her day job involves sharing a building with an eclectic collection of ghosts, which can often prove rather interesting.
See all of Kirsty’s novels here …
Another great story from Kirsty. With strong characters and plenty of twists set against the backdrop of a stately home, this novel will keep you reading! Highly recommended!
This is a good time slip romance which leaves you feeling all things could be possible. Angel is a jeweller living and working in Whitby with its vampire connections. Helping her friend Zac leads to supernatural happenings in the house he has inherited with his Canadian cousin Kyle. The relationship between the cousins, and with Angel, are intricately detailed and link into the history the house is hiding. The dangers the three go through before coming out into the light at the end of the book are spell binding in more ways than one. Read to the end to the happy ending but keep the light on and a supply of chocolate to hand.
When Zach unexpectedly inherits a large house in the Highlands of Scotland he telephones his friend Angel with the news. She persuades him that they should straightaway visit the house, treating the trip as a holiday. Zach’s Canadian cousin, Kyle arrives at the same time and they learn he has inherited an equal share of Taigh Fallon.
While Zach longs to return to his quiet island life, Angel and Kyle, who have taken an instant dislike to each other, separately investigate the old house. There are mysterious sightings of unexplained figures and the discovery of hidden doors leading into forgotten, dusty passages. The plot travels back and forth from the present day to late 1800s as secrets of long ago are revealed.
An entertaining plot from Kirsty Ferry full of twists and turns that eventually uncover the secrets of Zach and Kyle’s ancestors.
Kirsty Ferry never fails to deliver a gem these days – she seems to go from strength to strength. I read this book in one sitting again – I can’t seem to be able to put one down once I have started, until the very end, and even then it is a wrench!
Using her now trademark ‘time slip’ style, we have two love stories in one. Angel is a jewellery creator, living and working in Whitby. Her friend Zac also works with gems in his home on the Isle of Skye. Zac inherits part of a house on the shores of Loch Duich near the ruins of Eilean Donan, and they both head there to see what the house is like. The house is also bequeathed in equal part to Zac’s cousin Kyle, who arrives to see the inheritance at the same time. This is where the house starts to reveal its magic, with glimpses from a tragic past, intertwined with what is happening today. I was intrigued enough to get out a map and try to pinpoint the location of Taigh Fallon – I think I’ve almost got it!
I had already read ‘Summer at Carrick Park’, which is actually a kind of sequel to this novel, but that didn’t detract from my pleasure at all. I am now looking forward hopefully to whatever ‘Autumn’ and ‘Winter’ might bring – don’t disappoint me, Kirsty!