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To Weave a Highland Tapestry by @m_morganauthor is a Shake Off Winter Doldrums Festival Pick #books


Author: Mary Morgan

Genre: Time-Travel/Scottish Medieval/ Paranormal Romance

Book Blurb:

Patrick MacFhearguis, hardened by battles won and lost, desires what he can never have—peace within his heart and soul. Yet, the ever-meddling Fae weave a new journey for him to conquer—a task this highlander is determined to resist.

When skilled weaver, Gwen Hywel, is commissioned to create a tapestry for the MacFhearguis clan, she embraces the assignment. While seeking out ideas, she finds herself clutching the one thread that can alter the tapestry of her life and heart.

A man conflicted by past deeds. A woman with no family of her own. Is it possible for love to unravel an ancient past, in order to claim two badly scarred hearts? Or will the light of hope be doused forever? Gwen approached quietly by his side.


“Pity. It was a great throw.”

“Aye,” he acknowledged softly. “One of my best. My brother, Adam was a champion at this game. I should have studied him more.”

“Interesting,” she mused.

Straightening, Patrick started forward. “I can help ye pick more mushrooms. Are they for the Midwinter feast?”

“Yes. Apparently, they’re for an onion and cabbage dish. Sounds delicious. I’m amazed at how all the women have managed here in this time-period.”

“I had heard it was a struggle in the beginning for them.” He glimpsed sideways at her.

“How do ye find being here? I cannot fathom what ye must miss.”

She shrugged. “There’s simplicity here. I’d almost call it serenity. I’ve learned a lot this past month. Whereas, in my town you can go crazy trying to keep up with everything.”

Gwen waved a hand outward. “And don’t get me started on city life. Traffic congestion, speedy drivers, people always on their cell—” She giggled. “Sorry. Too confusing for you.”

Patrick smiled, trying to perceive everything the lass was saying. Each time she spoke, her face would light up. There was a musical lilt to her voice that soothed him. He found her enchanting, regardless of the words spewing forth from her.

Noting a group of mushrooms, he moved away from Gwen.

“Since you have lost, what about my end of the bargain? I believe I can claim something of value.”

Patrick froze in his steps. Glancing over his shoulder, he stared at her in disbelief. “Ye wish to claim a reward?” Hope soared within his heart as if the sun’s rays stoked the emotion.

Her tongue darted along her lower lip. “Absolutely.”

He turned slowly around. “Name your reward.” Tension coiled within his muscles.

She approached him in an unhurried fashion. “You might have requested one kiss as your reward, but I’ll take four—the same number of times you skipped the stone over the water.”

His heart hammered against his chest. His mind refused to understand the magnitude of her words. “Four?” he uttered in a hoarse voice.

“Four,” she affirmed, stepping closer. “Do not keep me waiting.”

In one swift move, Patrick crushed her to his chest. Her soft curves were warm against his body. “Start counting, leannán.”

She never had a chance to respond as he hungrily covered her mouth with his lips.

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What’s your favorite activity to shake off the winter doldrums?

No matter the temperature, I enjoy taking a long walk in nature. There’s a sense of beauty and peacefulness during this season. Though many of the days are cold and without the glorious sunshine, walking outdoors helps to lift my spirits.

Why is your featured book a cure for the winter blues?

Even though the story takes place during late autumn and midwinter, the warmth and beauty of Patrick and Gwen’s love will chase away the winter blues. I challenge you to pick up a copy and read their love story.


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Author Biography:

Award-winning Celtic paranormal and fantasy romance author, Mary Morgan, resides in Northern California with her own knight in shining armor. However, during her travels to Scotland, England, and Ireland, she left a part of her soul in one of these countries and vows to return.

Mary's passion for books started at an early age along with an overactive imagination. Inspired by her love for history and ancient Celtic mythology, her tales are filled with powerful warriors, brave women, magic, and romance. It wasn't until the closure of Borders Books where Mary worked that she found her true calling by writing romance. Now, the worlds she created in her mind are coming to life within her stories.

If you enjoy history, tortured heroes, and a wee bit of magic, then time-travel within the pages of her books.

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Unknown member
Mar 20, 2020

Thank you, Barbara! xo So happy you loved the story. And I can relate with the allergies. I'm now trying taking a daily dose of local honey to help with my allergies (currently taking meds). Someone told me it helps to build up your system to the surrounding pollen.


Unknown member
Mar 20, 2020

Thank you so much, Jennifer! xo And isn't nature stunning after a cold, harsh winter?


Unknown member
Mar 20, 2020

I bet your walks are fantastic in that beautiful part of the country, Tena! And thank you for your wonderful praise for "To Weave A Highland Tapestry"! :)


Barbara Bettis
Mar 20, 2020

Loved the book and used to love long walks outdoors. I grew up in the country, so had wonderful opportunities to wander. Now I have to choose my times to be outside because of severe allergies. I hate that!


Jennifer Zander Wilck
Jennifer Zander Wilck
Mar 20, 2020

Great book, and I love walking in nature, especially when the trees start to bud.

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