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5 stars for The Shaman's Bride by @LauraSt05038951 #vikingromance #historicalromance #bookreview

Title: The Shaman’s Bride

Author: Laura Strickland

Genre: Historical Romance (Viking)

Book Blurb:

Daughter of a Viking berserker and a Celtic slave, Gyda Tolljursdottir is part warrior and part Seer. When her Sight gives warning of darkness and danger coming from the sea, she vows to defend her Faroe Island home, whatever it takes.

Norse shaman, Lodvar Haraldsson has come from Iceland seeking his destiny, and the woman who has long whispered to his heart. Though he neither trusts nor respects the jarl he follows, he'll trade far more than his conscience to find her. When old hatreds flare, can their love endure? Will Lodvar choose to make the ultimate sacrifice for Gyda's sake?

My Review:

A highly anticipated follow-up to the incredible The Berserker's Bride does not disappoint. This incredibly well-written book finds the returning cast at home on the Faroe Islands. It is rewarding to see our old faves healthy and happy. The Berserker and his wife have a lovely family. This time, the focus is on his daughter and she's an incredible character.

Beautifully written with amazing descriptions, the reader finds they practically live on the island within the settlement. This book has everything a fan of a Viking romance could want. There is action, magic, and intrigue. The book becomes a page-turner as you can't wait to see what happens next.

A fantastic work that is a great addition to this series. Recommended to anyone who enjoys Vikings. You may be a fan of a tv show or a movie or book, it matters not, you will love this book. A look at 10th-century history that will resonate with every reader today.

My Rating: 5 stars

Buy it Now:


I’m one of the authors participating in the Be Mine Bookish Giveaway and you can win an e-copy of The Berserker’s Bride by Laura Strickland.

Runs February 1 - 28 and is open internationally for many prizes.

Winners will be drawn on March 1, 2022.

Author Biography:

Multi award-winning author Laura Strickland delights in time traveling to the past and searching out settings for her books, be they Historical Romance, Steampunk or something in between. Her first Scottish Historical hero, Devil Black, battled his way onto the publishing scene in 2013, and the author never looked back. Nor has she tapped the limits of her imagination. Venturing beyond Historical and Contemporary Romance, she created a new world with her ground-breaking Buffalo Steampunk Adventure series set in her native city, in Western New York. Married and the parent of one grown daughter, Laura has also been privileged to mother a number of very special rescue dogs, the latest of whom is a little boy named Tinker, and is intensely interested in animal welfare. Her love of dogs, and her lifelong interest in Celtic history, magic and music, are all reflected in her writing. Laura's mantra is Lore, Legend, Love, and she wouldn't have it any other way.

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Reviewed by: Mr. N

1 Comment

Barbara Bettis
Feb 18, 2022

Great review! Another wonderful book. Laura's amazing!! All the best.

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