Thursday, June 12, 2014

The Knight of Castle Kildare by Erin Moira O'Hara

The Knight of Castle Kildare
by Erin Moira O'Hara

My rating: 4 stars

Publication Date: June 16, 2014
Publisher: e-penguin
ISBN: 9781760140267
Genre: Romance, Paranormal
Print Length: 124 pages
Available from: Amazon


Modern woman Kate Manning has always been fascinated by Sir Caleb, a fifteenth century knight whose portrait hangs in the mysterious Castle of Kildare. Now the new owner of the castle, Kate finds herself even more drawn to him, until one day the unbelievable happens: Caleb steps out of the portrait.
Frozen in time since a gypsy cursed him hundreds of years ago, Caleb awakens at the touch of the most desirable woman he's ever seen. Yet to end the curse and free himself from the portrait forever, he must claim the heart of a woman with Romani blood – not this flirtatious blonde who tempts him beyond belief.
As Caleb fights against his growing feelings for Kate, he must also find a way to keep her safe from those obsessed with the castle's hidden treasure. There are some willing to do anything to unearth it, no matter who gets in their way…

My Review
The Knight of Castle Kildare by Erin Moira O'Hara
My Rating:  4 Stars 

Since she was a child, Kate had a fascination for an old castle and it former inhabitant, Sir Caleb, who was forever immortalized in a life-sized painting. Her grandmother would share stories about the castle and the ghosts that haunt it. With a large inheritance and a bit of luck, Kate became the owner of this castle, lock, stock and ghosts, not to mention the portrait of her very own Knight in Shining Armor. With a kiss from Kate, the portrait came to life. Caleb had been cursed by a gyspy and only the love of Romani woman can set him free. All Caleb wants is Kate, and to love her would be to lose her. Only a freakish twist of fate could keep these two together, but will treasure hunters end even that possibility?

The Knight of Castle Kildare by Erin Moira O’Hara is a light, quick novella that will leave you smiling with its tale of fantasy and light intrigue. Ms. O’Hara has done a wonderful job filling her world with loveable characters. Caleb is of course, like a relic, unaware of contemporary ways; his attitude is comical and extremely old-fashioned. His counterpoint, Kate is like a ray of sunshine in an otherwise bleak world, carefree, fanciful and open to the impossible; her attitude is refreshing and fun. Finally, there is Miles, the glue that holds the story together with his own loyal and trustworthy way, as he, too has his own surprises regarding Kate.

All in all, a wonderful, quick read that flows along like a babbling brook, not too deep, not too hard to navigate. Perfect for a light summer fantasy read, because who doesn’t love a good love story set in an old castle?

I received this ARC edition from Destiny Romance in exchange for my honest review.

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