Today I’m delighted to be on the blog tour for The Beltane Choice by the lovely Nancy Jardine, a brilliant well researched and captivating historical story….

the blurb

AD 71 Northern Roman Britain

Lorcan of the Brigantes knows that unity of the northern tribes is essential when the Ancient Roman legions advance northwards to Brigantia. Yet, everything comes at a price. Using his captive, Nara, as a political bargain with the Selgovae comes with impossible stipulations. Battle at Whorl – Iron Age tribes against the Romans – is inevitable.

Will Nara have her Beltane choice?

The adventures of the Garrigill Clan begin…

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my review

Nara is out hunting when she is captured by Lorcan, a warrior from an enemy tribe.  But what they don’t anticipate is that there is something deeper between them already that neither of them understand.  Despite being the person that captured Nara, Lorcan feels protective of her and won’t let anyone touch her….and then he finds out she is actually a princess from another tribe.  So he hatches a plan…..

With the Roman’s having killed Boudicca in the South, the northern tribes must come together to protect their lands. But this means historically warring tribes coming to a truce.  Lorcan thinks the best way is for them to use Nara as a trade…..but one that doesn’t seem to be go the way he’d planned.  With feelings deepening between Nara and Lorcan (although both in denial!) will they be able to bring their tribes together and take on the Roman Army?  And will Nara get to make her Beltane choice after all?

This is BRILLIANT! If you’re a regular reader of my blog you’ll know I love historical fiction, and love a good romance and this brings both together spectacularly! The historical aspect of this novel is superb – it’s well researched and true to what we know historically.  The descriptions of the people, places, tribes etc are phenomenal – I literally felt like I was there.  I could imagine the scenery and the characters and thoroughly felt immersed in the story.  I genuinely didn’t want to put it down and wanted to find out what would happen with Nara and Lorcan, the tribes and the Romans.

And I am literally over the moon that I’m on the blog tour for all FOUR of the books in the Celtic Fervour series and cannot wait to read book 2 now!

If you’re a historical fiction fan and love a bit of romance, then you NEED to read this!  Even if you’re not I would definitely suggest giving this a try.  A thoroughly well written and enjoyable novel that comes highly recommended by me! BRING ON BOOK 2!!!



about the author

Nancy Jardine writes historical fiction; time-travel historical adventure; contemporary mystery thrillers; and romantic comedy. She lives in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, where life is never quiet or boring since she regularly child minds her young grandchildren who happen to be her next-door neighbours. Her garden is often creatively managed by them, though she does all the work! Her husband is a fantastic purveyor of coffee and tea…excellent food and wine! (Restorative, of course)

A member of the Historical Novel Society; Scottish Association of Writers; Federation of Writers Scotland; Romantic Novelists’ Association and the Independent Alliance of Authors, her work has achieved finalist status in UK competitions.

Where to find Nancy online: Blog ~ Website ~ Facebook ~ Facebook 2 ~ Twitter ~ Amazon Author Page ~ Goodreads

I was lucky enough to have Nancy on my blog last month, talking to me on Meet the Author.  Make sure you check out her interview here to learn even more about her!


Giveaway to Win x1 signed paperback of The Beltane Choice to one UK winner; X1 kindle copy worldwide

*Terms and Conditions –Worldwide entries welcome.  Please enter using the link below.  The winner will be selected at random via Rafflecopter from all valid entries and will be notified by Twitter and/or email. If no response is received within 7 days then Rachel’s Random Resources reserves the right to select an alternative winner. Open to all entrants aged 18 or over.  Any personal data given as part of the competition entry is used for this purpose only and will not be shared with third parties, with the exception of the winners’ information. This will passed to the giveaway organiser and used only for fulfilment of the prize, after which time Rachel’s Random Resources will delete the data.  I am not responsible for despatch or delivery of the prize.


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Massive thanks to Rachel for inviting me on to the tour and to Nancy and the publisher for providing me with a copy in return for an honest review.

Keep an eye out for my book 2 review coming soon!

Have a wonderful evening

Chelle x

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