Spring at Taigh Fallon (Choc Lit) (Tempest Sisters Book 2)
When Angel Tempest finds out that her best friend Zac has inherited a Scottish mansion, Taigh Fallon, from his great aunt, she immediately offers to go and visit it with him. It will mean closing up her jet jewellery shop in Whitby for a few days but the prospect of a spring trip to the Scottish Highlands is too tempting.
Then Kyle, Zac’s estranged and slightly grumpy Canadian cousin, unexpectedly turns up at Taigh Fallon, and events take a strange turn as the long-kept secrets of the old house begin to reveal themselves …
Time slip isn’t my usual read but I have to say I always enjoy Kirsty Ferry’s books. Spring at Taigh Fallon which is the second of the Tempest sister’s novels sees Angel Tempest following her friend Zac Fallon to Scotland to see the house in the Cairngorms his great aunt has left him. This imposing old mansion set on the side of a lake in the Scottish Highlands provides a beautiful and atmospheric setting to the story.
The will has provided for the house to be divided between Zac and his cousin Kyle, who currently lives in Canada. Zac’s memories of his older cousin Kyle are less than favourable. When he arrives in the middle of the night, grumpy and complaining it certainly seems time hasn’t changed him.
Immediately sparks begin to fly between brooding hero Kyle and feisty heroine Angel, but is this really all about dislike? Or is there something else simmering between the two of them? Then there’s the tower room which Angel discovers. Sensitive to spirits, she soon finds herself witnessing scenes of a Victorian tragedy which is connected to the house.
A great read. Highly recommended.
Please note although Spring at Taigh Fallon is part of a series, it can be read as an independent story.
I would like to thank Choc Lit for an ARC copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
About the Author
Kirsty is from the North East of England and won the English Heritage/Belsay Hall National Creative Writing competition in 2009 with the ghostly tale ‘Enchantment’.
Her timeslip novel, ‘Some Veil Did Fall’, a paranormal romance set in Whitby, was published by Choc Lit in Autumn 2014. This was followed by another Choc Lit timeslip, ‘The Girl in the Painting’ in February 2016. ‘The Girl in the Photograph’, published in March 2017, completes the Rossetti Mysteries series. The experience of signing ‘Some Veil Did Fall’ in a quirky bookshop in the midst of Goth Weekend in Whitby, dressed as a recently undead person was one of the highlights of her writing career so far!
Kirsty’s first timeslip novel ‘The Memory of Snow’, commended in the Northern Writers’ Awards, is set on Hadrian’s Wall, with the vampire tale ‘Refuge’ set on the Holy Island of Lindisfarne. She has also put together a collection of short stories, a non-fiction collection of articles and writes Gothic Fiction under the pen name Cathryn Ramsay.
Kirsty has had articles and short stories published in Your Cat, Peoples Friend, Ghost Voices, The Weekly News and It’s Fate, and her short stories appear in several anthologies. She was a judge in the Paws ‘n’ Claws ‘Wild and Free’ Children’s Story competition in 2011, 2013 and 2014, and graduated from Northumbria University in December 2016, having achieved a Masters with Distinction in Creative Writing.
You can find out more about Kirsty and her work at http://www.rosethornpress.co.uk, catch her on her Facebook AuthorPage, follow her on Twitter @kirsty_ferry or pop by her blog at http://www.rosethornramblings.wordpress.com.