Return to Clan Sinclair by Karen Ranney

Posted March 24, 2015 by Mrs Giggles in 3 Oogies, Book Reviews, Genre: Historical / 0 Comments.

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Return to Clan Sinclair by Karen Ranney

Return to Clan Sinclair by Karen Ranney

Avon Impulse, $4.99, ISBN 978-0-06-233746-7
Historical Romance, 2014

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Return to Clan Sinclair is a short entry into Karen Ranney’s series featuring the Scottish clan in question. It is quite disconcerting to realize that this story, which reminds me much of why I enjoy this author’s works, is one of the shortest works from her in recent times while her more recent full-length books were disappointing reads. I don’t know what this says about the author and about me, heh.

Widow Ceana Sinclair Mead has had enough of her overbearing brothers-in-law who still coddle her to a suffocating degree. She has been a widow for three years now, so it is probably time to leave everything behind – for a while – to visit Drumvagen, the home built by her brother. There, she meets Bruce Preston, an American PI hired by her brother as a means to protect his wife, and finds time to fall in love. Bruce is here for a reason, of course, and Ceana is briefly caught in the mess later in the story for the obligatory dramatic moment.

This is a short story, so it’s probably to be expected that the romance is a bit on the half-baked side. However, the characters have plenty of time to talk, bare their souls, and indulge in quiet and sensitive introspection. All these¬†remind me of how well the author can turn her characters’ thoughts and conversations into exquisite poetry. The romance feels right, the characters feel like pretty well-drawn and real people despite the short length of this story, and I’ve had a good time.

My only complaint is the rushed climactic moment. I would have preferred if this short story is all about falling in love with the external conflict removed, come to think of it.

Still, Return to Clan Sinclair is a pretty decent romantic story, and it’s also a nice reminder that the author still has it on a good day.

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