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5 stars for Donald – Sons of Sagamore Book 3 by @RuthACasie #historicalfantasy #romance #bookreview

Title: Donald – Sons of Sagamore Book 3

Author: Ruth A. Casie

Genre: Historical Fantasy, Scottish Highlander, Ancient World

Book Blurb:

He surrendered his heart and would give his life for her to succeed.

Andrea Ricard, an inquisitive scholar of antiquities travels with her uncle to help him with his trade business. When she finds her mother’s family name on a piece of a map associated with the location of a rare relic, she is compelled to find it. Nothing will get in her way to unearth its secrets.

Donald MacDougall Tyler Eden has enjoyed a carefree life, but over the last year he has found satisfaction working with his brother Hugh, who has a successful investment business. He has forged a close relationship with one of their business partners, Andrea’s uncle. On a visit to Hugh, Donald meets Andrea and is smitten. When Andrea finds that an antique in Hugh’s collection contains another piece to her mysterious map she is more determined than ever to find the relic. Donald is drawn into her adventure and volunteers to accompany her on her quest.

Andrea has only told Donald half-truths for fear he would not join her. The relic is surrounded by mystery and prophecy. A disgraced soldier with hopes of repairing his relationship with the king has found out about the relic and is just as determined as Andrea to secure it for himself.

Andrea and Donald’s belief in what’s right as well as each other will be tested on a journey filled with adventure and hardships as they race across the vineyards of the Champagne region in France, up the east coast of England to an ancient church in Bamburgh.

Can Andrea and her MacDougall warrior resolve the mystery, face the prophecy, vanquish the villain… and find their happily ever after.

My Review:

Andrea Ricard loves traveling with her uncle and unearthing antiquities for his business. When she discovers her mother’s maiden name on a map supposedly leading to a rare relic, she becomes obsessed with finding it. She meets Donald, Hugh’s brother, and sparks fly. She discovers another clue to her map in Hugh’s collection and begs Donald to join her in tracking down the relic. Together, they race across the countryside of France and England finding not only more clues to the relic’s hiding place but also love for each other. Can she and Donald solve the mystery, unravel the prophecy, and stay one step ahead of their enemy or will they lose everything, including each other?

Donald is book three in this enticing trilogy and one I couldn’t put down. There’s action, adventure, mystery, a treasure map, danger, and of course, romance. From the beginning, I adored Andrea and her love of antiquities. At the same time, I loved ruggedly handsome Donald. I’ve watched him throughout the series, and it was delightful seeing him fall in love with Andrea. The romance, balanced nicely with the adventure, carried the plot. I found myself staying up late reading, losing myself in the story. A superb ending makes this a must-read for any historical romance reader. Highly recommend!

My Rating: 5 stars

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Author Biography:

RUTH A. CASIE is a USA Today bestselling author of historical swashbuckling action-adventures and contemporary romance with enough action to keep you turning pages. Her stories feature strong women and the men who deserve them, endearing flaws and all. She lives in New Jersey with her hero, three empty bedrooms and a growing number of incomplete counted cross-stitch projects. Before she found her voice, she was a speech therapist (pun intended), client liaison for a corrugated manufacturer, and vice president at an international bank where she was a product/ marketing manager, but her favorite job is the one she’s doing now—writing romance. She hopes her stories become your favorite adventures. For more information, please visit or visit her on Facebook, @RuthACasie, Twitter, @RuthACasie, Instagram RuthACasie, or Pinterest RuthACasie.

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Reviewed by: Mrs. N

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