Thanks for stopping by! I’m delighted to be sharing my review for Outcast by Claire Voet as part of the blog tour today. This is also book eight of the 20 Books of Summer Challenge. With thanks to Zoé at Zooloo’s Book Tours for the invite to join the tour and to the author for my copy. First things first let’s take a look at the description for the book…
In 1945 Molly Hazleton is heart broken when her fiancé doesn’t return from the war after being reported “missing in action.” So when Aunt Daphne comes to visit with news of having bought a 17th century manor house at auction in Scotland, Molly welcomes the opportunity to start afresh and help her aunt turn Aberdoch Manor into a hotel.
With a strange sense of déjà vu, Molly struggles to understand her connection with the property having never stepped foot inside of it or even Scotland for that matter. Ross McDaniel, the newly appointed gardener, knows more than he is letting on. And when he shows Molly an ancient yew tree named by the locals as the Ghost Tree, after touching it, Molly discovers a remarkable ability to vividly see and experience her own past life – a life of extreme danger and hardship on the road with the Jacobite in 1745, hunted by the Red Coats for crimes she hasn’t committed. She is also in love with a brave, Scot warrior, leader of the McDaniel clan who soon becomes her husband.
Stirring up forgotten memories and an uncontrollable yearning to be back with those she once loved, Molly is hopelessly torn between very different worlds, two hundred years apart!
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It’s safe to say that Outcast had an exciting beginning along with some intriguing perspectives. I do love time slip stories and this book was a great example of one but with an interesting twist. The way Outcast pulled me in was great and I couldn’t help but get caught up in the story and the characters situations in both time periods.
The transition from the different time periods was done very well and wasn’t confusing at all. Each era felt unique but at the same time there was this fascinating connection that worked to easily grab my attention. The setting of Scotland also added to the story. With the author providing wonderful details to really set the scene. The characters in Outcast were engaging with even the minor characters bringing something to the story. This combined so well with the moments of danger, romance and surprises dotted throughout the story.
Outcast was a wonderful, sweeping tale and I really enjoyed it!
Claire Voet is an English author, born in Gosport across the shores of Portsmouth Harbour. Claire started writing in 2010 and has since then written a number of books to include The Ghost of Bluebell Cottage, The Other Daddy A World Away, Captain Hawkes, short story A Helping Hand, Echoes In The Mist and the Outcast series.
Claire demonstrates her love for history and also the supernatural in many of her spellbinding stories.
As a commercial participator for the BBC Children in Need Appeal, Claire donates money from her book sales once a year.
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Website : www.clairevoet.com