Let the truth be told....
Scotland, July 1746: an army of occupation ravages the Highlands, committing atrocities with consequences that will reverberate across generations. From this bloody cataclysm, the battle-scarred English soldier Mordaunt saves an infant who will become his heiress and his obsession, and a traumatised Franco-Scottish laird, Ewen Stirling, offers refuge to a boy damaged by unspeakable horror.
These lives, bound by fate, unfold against a turbulent century in a magnificent, uncompromising saga of love and the human cost of war.
CORONACH paperback publication May 28, 2019
This is a wonderful period epic, firmly based within historical facts; the author obviously, meticulously researching everything from the uniforms, to the customs of the day, to the weapons and mode of warfare, all the way to the agricultural methods employed by tenant farmers during one of the most awful periods in Scotland’s past. It’s an education about the Georgian period set on an international stage. It’s brathtaking scenes and graphic descriptions make you live this book, rather than just read it. The characters are numerous, but all highly detailed and human. If you love a good literary adventure then you will really enjoy this epic novel.
by James Dickaty
"Coronach" possesses an uncommon quality of writing once referred to as literature with a capital "L". Today's reader must plough through many offerings to find anything comparable to its style and expansive lexicon.
I will not dispute the fact that the first few chapters will not impart any "warm fuzzies". The author is setting the stage, and enlightening the reader as to a most shameful and abominable, yet little known, time in British history. The Highland Clearances were Scotland's own version of a "holocaust", and the author pulls no punches in getting across the message as to the horrors of the time.
With a plot as rich as Dickens and a mood reminiscent of Hardy, this is a rare and powerful novel that satisfies. A brilliant book.
by Lorraine Morgan
Kimberley Jordan Reeman was born in Toronto, and worked in Canadian radio and publishing before marrying the author Douglas Reeman (Alexander Kent) in 1985. She was his editor, muse and literary partner until his death in 2017, while pursuing her own career as a novelist. She lives in Surrey, England.