Saturday, May 13, 2017




Veronica doesn't think she's going crazy. But why can't anyone else see the mysterious blond boy who keeps popping up wherever she goes?

When her best friend, Mackenna, invites her to spend the summer in Scotland, Veronica jumps at the opportunity to leave her complicated life behind for a few months. But the Scottish countryside holds other plans. Not only has the imaginary kilted boy followed her to Alloway, she and Mackenna uncover a strange set of rings and a very unnerving letter from Mackenna\s great aunt -- and when the girls test the instructions Aunt Gracie left behind, they find themselves transported to a land that defies explanation.

Doon seems like a read-life fairy tale, complete with one prince who has eyes for Mackenna and another who looks suspiciously like the boy from Veronica's daydreams. But Doon has a dark underbelly as well. The two girls could have everything they've longed for...or they could end up breaking an enchantment and find themselves trapped in a world that has become a nightmare.

My Review:

Deliciously romantical! Seriously swooning over this one. If you love the musical, Brigadoon, you'll be be over the moon with this exploration of the magical realm. Danger and action and handsome highlanders all nobly protective and weak-in-the-knees charm. Jamie and Duncan are an interesting mesh of  old-fashioned modern. And they've met their match with these 21st century girls. Feisty and stubborn and inexplicably drawn to the princes. But there's evil afoot and it begins to look like there is no such thing as happily ever after. That doesn't mean there aren't any number of toe-curling scenes,though. I had heart palpitations the whole read through.

A brilliant modern-day fairy tale with a bit of a cliffie that has me hightailing it to my library for book two...and three. Look for them in future Retro Saturday giveaways.


If you would like an opporturity to win a copy of Doon, leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. If you leave your email address in your comment remember to use AT and DOT instead of @ and . in order to protect yourself from spammers. If you enter the draw via email please remember to put the title in the subject line so I can spot your entry easier. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday May 14 2017. Offer open to International readers. Good luck!


  1. Looks Good Kav.
    The Blond Boy keeps Popping up though Not Pooping up (At least I think so) ;)
    Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win iamabho at gmail dot com
    If you fix it and want me to delete this, I will, just let me know :) Thanks

    1. Bwahahahaha! Major oopsy is corrected now! Snicker. As far as typos go, that was a doozy. Thanks for the save. And good luck!

    2. Thanks for the laugh last night :) and Thanks for the luck Haha
      At least you didn't put that on the Amazon review Haha

  2. I loved the movie Brigadoon so I am sure this would be a book I would enjoy. Thank you for the review and giveaway.

    Cindy W.
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    1. It's such a classic, isn't it? Good luck, Cindy.

  3. My daughter would love this one! Fingers crossed to win!!! :)
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  5. Mmmmm "Deliciously romantical". Sounds great, KAV! Thank you for the chance.
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    1. You're welcome, Caryl. Good luck!

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