I have been a huge Janet Chapman fan since picking up her Highlander series a couple of years ago. I immediately fell in love with the MacKeages. Got a soft spot for men in kilts, especially when you mix that with some old fashion values....yeah you've got my interest. *grins* The series begins with a group of medieval highlanders who were transported to modern times by magic. The first three books focus on the men who had traveled from the past. The subsequent books focused on their children. I can't express how much I loved these from the start....kilts, swords, magic, romance and hard head women. Did I mention kilts?
After reading through that series I began to read her spin off series call The Midnight Bay series. More magic and more medieval men. The focus of the magic starts to shift. So far there are three in this series and I enjoyed them all. I really enjoyed William and his story.
Now Janet has written another great series which is another spin off, The Spellbound Falls series where we not only have some new characters and magic but the return of some MacKeage men as well. The first two really sparked my interest because the heroins in Spellbound Falls and Charmed by His Love not only were widowed women but had children as well. I like that change of pace and made me really relate with the woman because I myself am a mother. I'm currently on book three of this series Courting Carolina, and I am loving it!
There are just some writers no matter how hard I try I can't get into their stories, or they write so much detail that they loose me and I put down the book all together. Janet has never once done that with me. Her writing style is one that pulls me directly into her books and keeps me hooked. She also writes wonderful details that help you to see what is going on with out going too far and boring you. And she keeps me laughing out loud that my husband give me the "eyebrow" when I am giggling to myself with my nose in the book.
I am looking forward to more in these series with the next Spellbound Falls book coming out in February 2013, The Heart of a Hero.