The Invasion of Falgannon Isle

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There was something about the Brigadoon-like Falgannon, something that kept most of its male inhabitants unwed. From Michael the Story to Callum the Bicycle—and we mustn’t forget The Cat Dudley, the slyest poker-playing moggie in the Outer Hebrides—every male of the Isle had happiness dependent upon that of its Lady. So things had been since Pictish times, and so they would be long after the present day. Despite her machinations, to this point B.A. ...
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213 SINGLE SCOTSMEN
There was something about the Brigadoon-like Falgannon, something that kept most of its male inhabitants unwed. From Michael the Story to Callum the Bicycle—and we mustn’t forget The Cat Dudley, the slyest poker-playing moggie in the Outer Hebrides—every male of the Isle had happiness dependent upon that of its Lady. So things had been since Pictish times, and so they would be long after the present day. Despite her machinations, to this point B.A. Montgomerie had been unable to make her men happy. Her first marriage had been against their advice; her husband had been an Irishman, true, but he had failed to meet other necessary requirements...and things had ended badly. Now, another Irishman had come—and was making the natives restless. Yes, the men of Falgannon could sense Desmond Mershan’s conquering Viking spirit and his desire for B.A.—which B.A. could sense herself. And while her men would never let anything happen that she didn’t want, this Irishman had come to pillage and loot, and nothing was going to stop him. Staring into his vibrant green eyes, B.A. anticipated the battles to come.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780505526915
  • Publisher: Dorchester Publishing Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 11/28/2006
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  • Pages: 341
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 25, 2007

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    Falgannon Isle is in the grips of an ancient curse placed on it by Sgathach Bnanand, Skye's Warrior Queen who cursed the isle while in a jealous rage after her lover left her with another woman and escaped into the shrouding mist of Falgannon. It states that only if the Lady of the Isle mates with an Outlander who has black hair, green eyes and is of Irish descent will any of the island's male population find true and lasting love. This curse would last for three generations. B.A. Montgomerie is on a mission to entice women to visit Falgannon Isle and hopefully fall in love with one of the two hundred thirteen single Scotsmen who currently live there. As the `Lady of the Isle' the men folk consider her off limits. B.A. had once been married, but her husband hadn't met all the conditions to break the curse - his eyes hadn't been green. Two years after their marriage, his plane went down in the North Atlantic leaving B.A. a widow. At the age of thirty-seven, B.A. would like to find love again, but first she plans to make sure that the men have every chance possible to find a mate. To aid in that purpose B.A. has set up a website which she hopes women will find intriguing enough to give the island and her braw lads a chance. Desmond Mershan invades Falgannon with an agenda of his own. He's been plotting for years to enact vengeance for injustices that had been done to his family in the past. While B.A. immediately senses that Desmond is deceiving her somehow, the other residents of the isle view him as the answer to the curse. He's got all the traits needed to fulfill the terms of the curse and ensure all of their happiness, if only B.A. would admit that she has feelings for him. There's no doubt that he's arrived on the isle to pillage and loot, but she has a bad feeling it's not her that he's after. With an island full of men desiring female companionship, B.A.'s website is the perfect way to attract women to the isle. It's set up as a dating service complete with profiles and an application. The men are able to select the women who interest them from the ones who apply. Of course, now that Desmond has invaded their island, the men are even more hopeful that this plan to bring women to the isle will work. After all, if their lady is finally mated to the man who will finally break the curse than their chances of finding love will be drastically increased. Will they be able to convince Desmond and B.A. to overlook their distrust of each other? Deborah MacGillivray's THE INVASION OF FALGANNON ISLE is a delightful mixture of contemporary setting with historical Scottish brogues and mannerisms. There's even a little bit of kilt action here and there. I love the idea of this tiny isle somewhere that has the basics of modern conveniences but for the most part untouched by greed and mistrust that is so prevalent in today's society. Everyone on the isle has a descriptive tag added to their name in a bid to keep their identities straight. This is a book that I just know readers are going to love. Every single character has endearing characteristics that will endear them to you. You'll find yourself engrossed in the story and laughing at the antics of the Islanders, especially those of `The Cat Dudley' who has a personality all his own. Desmond and B.A. make a perfect couple, even though they do have obstacles to overcome. There's no doubt that if there is a curse their union will be it's undoing. This is the first book in Ms MacGillivray's SEVEN SISTERS OF COLFORD HALL series. I'll be anxiously awaiting the next book in this series: RIDING THE THUNDER which will contains B.A.'s sister Asha and Desmond's brother Jago's story.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 5, 2007

    Excellent Contemporary!

    The Invasion of Falgannon Isle by Deborah MacGillivray Oh, my goodness!!!!! I'm reluctant to tell you too much about this book for fear of spoiling it for you! There is just so much to it! This book has it all! From old curses to cats that play poker! (Yes, that's right...a cat who plays poker! LOL) Lots of laughter, tears, and heart pounding moments! Several times I found my breath being taken away. Desmond and B.A. have an incredible amount of heat between them! It's easy to fall in love with these characters! This book is the first in Deborah's new series. The next book is scheduled for release in October 2007. Oh, I can't wait!!! I'm giving 'The Invasion of Falgannon Isle' 5 stars! I love this book! Hugs, kisses and happy reading! Annie

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 17, 2007

    I want to live there!,

    I adored this book. The quirky characters are charming, Des and 'B.A.' stole my heart. I didn't read the book I visited Falgannon. I wish there was a Falgannon--I'd book a vacation there and never come back. Looking forward to more of the Sisters.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 14, 2007

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    If such a place existed harboring 213 single braw Scotsmen, would you be tempted to travel to Falgannon in search of a husband? The Isle is cursed you see, there is a shortage of marriageable women...or actually truth be told there are no marriageable women on Falgannon besides B.A. Montomerie and she does not count. B.A. Montgomerie was the only person that could break the curse being held against Falgannon Isle she just needed a black haired, green eyed Outlander to fall in love with. Montgomeries were a stubborn breed and if one finds love, they'll resort to chaining a man up in their bedroom if it comes down to it. Upon trying to play matchmaker for the single Scots, B.A. finds herself falling in love with the green eyed warlock that came in with the Vikings. Desmond Mershan had one thing on his mind and that was Revenge, he promised his mother and himself that the Montgomeries would pay for the pain they've caused. Only he had no idea the spell B.A. Montgomerie would weave into his heart could be his downfall. He planned on using her and her body and then taking what was rightfully his, the northern one third of Falgannon Isle. But neither would give in or give up without a fight. The Curse must be broken before any woman can produce female children. It is all up to B.A. and Desmond to come together in love to save the life of the Falgannonions. When B.A. finds out the truth about Desmond, she still does not give up the hope of everlasting love between them. It takes a tug of war and a kiss of near death to realize, what was in the past should remain and keep your eyes open to the future. Deborah MacGillivray is a spell weaving author that has the magic to capture the reader's heart from the very start of her book, The Invasion Of Falgannon Isle. Bantering Scots, an over-fed chaperon kitty, and a cup of green goop that'll cure a hangover are but a few hidden treasures inside the cover of a fabulous Historical Romance that will grip your heart. A tear was shed a few times and then a river of tears flowed nearing the end, so when you read this story make sure the tissues are always near by. Seven sisters waiting love, one has already captured her green eyed man, and from what I can imagine this book is the first in a tantalizing series yet to come. I WILL have those books on my TBR list as soon as they reach the shelves. 5 Hearts to Ms. MacGillivray

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 24, 2007

    Guuuullllllppp!!

    From start to finish with sensual explosions of the mind. My husband was VERY happy when I finished this book. HE GOT HIS!! Great book from cover to cover and a terrific fantasy ride.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 14, 2006

    A Wonderful Read!!

    Ms. MacGillivray has not only done it again, she¿s put an entirely new and wonderful twist on the saying! This latest effort has upped the bar for contemporary romance novels today and proved beyond a shadow of a doubt she is an author to watch! B. A. Montgomerie has the daunting task of not only being the sole, eligible woman on an isle of over 200 braw and bonnie Scotsman, but being the Lady of the Isle, is the reason they cannot find wives. Falgannon is home to a centuries old curse boding that no man will sire daughters or find happiness in marriage unless The Lady of the Isle weds a black haired, green-eyed Irishman. As you can imagine, these Scot laddies are none too please. So when a man fitting the bill stumbles onto their peaceful island, these peculiar and hilarious characters set to matchmaking. Desmond Mershan has only one thing in mind when he steps foot on Falgannon, and it¿s not breaking some silly curse. For years he has planned and waited to take his revenge on the Montgomerie clan. However, no amount of caution or planning could have prepared him for the formidable cat and an even more remarkable woman he found hidden like the most rare of treasures on the island. B.A. awakens in him emotions he thought he¿d long buried under years and years of hate, and he finds himself almost too willing to let her love assuage his soul. But when the time comes for him to follow through with his plan, will Desmond be able to let go of his past to start a future with B.A? Or will both he and the island Scots forever be doomed to live a life without love? This story is an emotional rollercoaster I never wanted to end! The antics and predicaments the Scots boys and the Cat Dudley find themselves in made me laugh out loud. While the tormented and wounded spirit within Desmond, pulled my heartstrings and brought a lump to my throat. He and B.A. are perfectly matched and their courtship is a pure joy to behold. This latest effort, fresh off the staggering success of her top ranking best seller, A Restless Knight, has permanently placed Ms. MacGillivray on the list of authors I will buy simply because her name is on the cover. I am eagerly anticipating the sequel, Riding The Thunder as well as the future stories about these memorable and endearing characters.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 16, 2006

    Another Keeper!

    Deborah MacGillivray has written another wonderful romance, this time a contemporary. Simply put, the isle of Falgannon is under a curse. Until the lady of the isle, B.A. Montgomery at this point in time, marries a green eyed, black haired, man of Irish descent born off the isle, all 213 men of the island must wait to marry or suffer the curse.*** When Desmond Mershan arrives¿green eyes, black hair, Irish mother¿the men of the island believe they¿ve found a match for their lady. They, and their efforts at match0making, are hilarious. Then there¿s The Cat Dudley, my favorite in the crazy cast of characters.*** The humor continues throughout, the romance between B.A. and Des begins slowly, sizzles and roars into flames. Then Ms MacGillivray¿s talent is showcased when Des¿s reason for coming to the island is revealed, and with it, his pain. The love Des has for B.A. and the revenge he has to extract tear him apart. How the author resolves this no-win situation read true, and felt right. Well done.*** You¿ll laugh and you will cry with this story. I loved it and highly recommend you read this. I can¿t wait for the next in the series.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 16, 2006

    Invasion of Falgannon Isle

    In a total departure from her A Restless Knight, where MacGillivray spun a sexy tale of an English knight coming to claim a Scottish Lady, she gives us another 'fable' of Scotland, this time a modern day tale - yet not so modern. The sleepy isle of Falgannon, far away from the rest of the world, is happy in their island life. They grow roses, the whole isle is into crafts which their lady - one B.A. Montgomerie - exports. All it good, all is content, except for one pesky problem. It's under an ancient curse saying unless the lady of the isle marries for love, the male population is doom to unhappiness. Naturally, the 213 single males of the island wants wives, lovers. What to do? Enters one devastatingly handsome Des Mershan, out for vengeance serves cold. He has plans for B.A.'s island. The males of the island immediate see Des as the key to breaking the ages old curse. Demons are driving, Des, only he runs into the island's quirky magic which opens his eyes to their is more in life. The books is special fun. I cried, I laughed, my fingers were singed for the sizzle loves of these two wonderful people. Des and B.A. are super hot in bed and out, their love stole my heart and made me eager for more books in the series. Made me wish for a Des of my own!

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    An amusing whimsical romantic fantasy

    B.A. Montgomerie owns Falgannon Isle, home to 213 bachelors and her. Though in her late thirties and very pretty, none of the male residents will court the widow or other women for fear of the Curse that they all believe in except perhaps her. Before any of the men can find their true love, B.A. must meet and fall in love with the green-eyed, black-haired Outsider.------------------ Desmond Mershan arrives claiming the late grandfather of B.A. made a deal with him giving him ownership of part of the isle. The men are stunned as he has green eyes, black hair, and is an outsider. They feel certain he is the answer toe end the Curse because, besides his physical attributes, B.J. seems attracted to him. To his chagrin he is falling in love with his hostess feelings he does not want as his plan is to destroy any Montgomerie.--------------- This is an amusing whimsical romantic fantasy with the lead couple providing the love and revenge subplots while the support characters especially Cat Dudley bring matchmaking humor to the delightful mix. Readers will enjoy Desmond¿s INVASION OF FALGANNON ISLE where love competes with hate for relational supremacy.------------- Harriet Klausner

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 5, 2007

    AN Original Tale....

    I am not typically a romance reader, but the idea of 213 unwed Scotsman dwelling on a single isle grabbed my attention. And the kilts. Can you ever go wrong with kilts? 'The Invasion of Falgannon Isle', summed up in one word, is original. DeborahAnne MacGillivray's unique voice breathes life into the book. Her quirky cast of characters make you feel at home on Falgannon, as if they really exist. Characters trade their surnames for their occupations on Falgannon, like 'Michael the Story' or 'Robbie the Butcher'. MacGillivray takes your hand and walks you down the roads of the the self-sufficient isle, where designer labels are laughed at, and unique shops make one yearn to vacation in the reclusive place in the outer Hebrides. Desmond Mershan appears on Falgannon to exact revenge on the isle's previous owner. However, he did not calculate BarbraAnne Montgomerie into his plans to pillage and gain control of the isle. She being the current Lady of the Isle, the only one able to return love to all the single Scotsmen. An ancient curse keeps love from all on Falgannon, and until The Lady marries a green eyed Irishman, none will know happiness. SO the battle begins for Falgannon. Thank you, literary editor- people, for publishing a book that colors outside the lines. I won¿t spoil the ending for you, but hang on, it is a wild ride. Brynn Chapman Author of A Circle of Crows, The Bethrothal of Blackbeard, and Into the Woods¿.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 6, 2007

    Brilliant and Spellbinding

    5-STARS Brilliant and Spellbinding Reviewer: Dawn Thompson, Author of The Falcon¿s Bride A magical, engrossing read that will charge your every emotion from laughter to tears from beginning to end, as you follow the adventures and misadventures of wonderful characters you will never forget. You will want to turn those pages, but don¿t. Savor every delicious word of this one. B.A. Montgomerie is the owner of Falgannon Isle, a misty, Brigadoon-like spit of land in the Scottish Hebrides boasting 213 eligible bachelors looking for wives. The trouble is there¿s a curse on the isle. Unless B.A. marries a green-eyed, black-haired man who must be of Irish descent and one not born on the isle, those 213 anxious bachelors haven¿t a prayer of marching down the aisle toward a happy marriage, and neither will she. The fun begins when, despite the curse, B.A. advertises for what amounts to mail order brides for her island men, and outlander Desmond Mershan comes on the scene, a green-eyed, black-haired tortured hero of Irish descent, seemingly made to order only he¿s out for dark revenge against B.A. over old family issues. Things heat up when Desmond finds himself falling for the woman he has come to revenge himself against, and how he and B.A. deal with that will have you on the edge of your chair. I¿ll never tell. Stir into the mix a collection of zany, larger than life, true to their heritage characters that will steal your heart and keep you in stitches, and you have a recipe for enchantment. Last but not the least of these is, The Cat Dudley, the inimitable, magical, matchmaking, card-playing moggie you will never forget. Ms. MacGillivray¿s knowledge of all things Scottish both ancient and modern makes her a force to be reckoned with, and gives us the privilege of her incredible range. Her debut book, A Restless Knight, showcased her talent as a remarkable Historical Romance author. Now she has taken Contemporary Romance by storm with this fresh, imaginative and delightful romp through Falgannon Isle. You will never want to leave. I can¿t remember when a book brought a tear to my eye or made me laugh out loud. This one did. I highly recommend this excellent read by Deborah MacGillivray, and I can¿t wait for her next installment, and all those to follow!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 2006

    refreshing original, sexy romp that delights magical

    In a total departure from her A Restless Knight, where MacGillivray spun a sexy tale of an English knight coming to claim a Scottish Lady, she gives us another 'fable' of Scotland, this time a modern day tale - yet not so modern. The sleepy isle of Falgannon, far away from the rest of the world, is happy in their island life. They grow roses, the whole isle is into crafts which their lady - one B.A. Montgomerie - exports. All it good, all is content, except for one pesky problem. It's under an ancient curse saying unless the lady of the isle marries for love, the male population is doom to unhappiness. Naturally, the 213 single males of the island wants wives, lovers. What to do? Enters one devastatingly handsome Des Mershan, out for vengeance serves cold. He has plans for B.A.'s island. The males of the island immediate see Des as the key to breaking the ages old curse. Demons are driving, Des, only he runs into the island's quirky magic which opens his eyes to their is more in life. The books is special fun. I cried, I laughed, my fingers were singed for the sizzle loves of these two wonderful people. Des and B.A. are super hot in bed and out, their love stole my heart and made me eager for more books in the series. Made me wish for a Des of my own!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 21, 2006

    Hilarious, Heart Enriching Romance!

    Picking up this book is akin to sliding into a modern day twist on Alice in Wonderland. Though no rabbit holes lurk about for us to fall into, readers will indeed be sucked into this delightful world created by Author MacGillivray in the Hebrides of Scotland. An isle so removed from the hardships of the modern world, Falgannon will reach into your heart and entice you to join its madcap ranks. B.A. Montgomerie is the lady of Falgannon and the keeper of the peoples' happiness and prosperity. Through an ancient curse going back to Pictish times, no man of Falgannon will have a lasting marriage till their lady succumbs to and weds a man with green eyes and Ireland in his soul. Despite this, B.A. advertises Falgannon as the Isle of Love in hopes of finding her 213 lads brides. When Desmond Mershan descends upon the isle with his Viking invaders, the men of Falgannon are in cahoots to see their lady bedded and wedded to the enigmatic man. Desmond is not adverse to the idea, as they will suit his ulterior motives well. What he didn't count on was a mass of genuinely caring individuals, an isle that draws him into a surreal sense of homecoming and a bewitching lady that threatens to shake his heart's hardened veneer. By end of chapter one, I am breathless with laughter and thoroughly spellbound by Falgannon and its eclectic mix of souls. Removed as they are from the unsavory elements of the world, the characters, from B.A. and Desmond to The Cat Dudley, imbue this read with a delightful plethora of fresh witticisms and insights of life. B.A. is a strong heroine, one willing to go to enormous emotional lengths for Desmond's tortured soul. Desmond in turn is a breathtaking hero, bent on destruction, but saved by love's embrace. Author MacGillivray continues to astound with her second romantic novel, first in her Seven Sisters of Colford Hall series and proves that she has what it takes to move between the genres. I am eagerly awaiting Raven's and Asha's stories, which coincide with B.A.'s. Bravo, Ms. MacGillivray and keep 'em coming! On a side note, I'd like to point out that advanced reading copies, or ARCs are a valid and important part of getting word out about a new book in this industry. Also, books are not always released on the exact date specified on a website or even the publisher, but will sometimes appear a few days in advance on shelves.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 21, 2006

    An Enjoyable Contemporary Romance with a Magical Historical Twist!

    213 Single Scotsmen? That alone should draw the attention of many a young lady. But beware, these men of Falgannon Isle are guarded by the beautiful, intelligent, and tough 'B.A.' BarbaraAnne Montgomerie. Throughout history the eldest woman of the Montgomerie clan is to guard this pristine, isolated island and its people, which consists mostly of males because the isle is cursed until the laird of the isle, and in this case, B.A. can find a black-haired, green-eyed Irish male to be her mate. Then all will be well as Falgannon will experience an increase in female births. For quite some time the Montgomerie has not been too successful, which is the reason why there are so many gorgeous Scot males on Falgannon. As the Isle is preparing for an invasion of American young ladies to visit and possibly find husbands, they are instead invaded by three large male Viking types, but one of the three is a black-haired, green-eyed Viking in the name of Desmond Mershan who arrives on the island stating he is now part owner, as Desmond's father and B.A.'s grandfather had some past business dealings. B.A. has immediate lust, while Desmond's lust has been longstanding, as he has been keeping track of B.A. throughout the years while planning his revenge, but at the same time being drawn to the blonde beauty. The problem is, he also has a vendetta against the Montgomeries. But now that he sees the B.A. in person it becomes an emotional, as well as physical struggle. The lust and passion are intense between these two, but so are their loyalties she to the isle and he to his past and family. Mix all this in with a cast of characters on the island that are unique, a crazy cat Dudley, Scottish folklore and history and you have a story that is fun, sexy, and just pure perfection! Deborah MacGillivray knows how to bring the history of Scotland alive, as fans experienced that in her historical A Restless Knight. What a joy to be introduced to modern day Scotland! I had this need to go to an online travel site and book a trip to Scotland as soon as possible. A real treat that will have you laughing out loud and then grab your heart at the true friendship and love of friends, family, and respect for the land and history and what really matters in life pervades the pages. I'm waiting for more, as there are a lot of siblings on both sides. Pure contemporary magic!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 20, 2006

    I bought my ticket for Falgannon Isle

    My teeth ache with the desire to move to Falgannon Isle. This is really a richly written book, the dialogue and characters strong and hilarious. It's the kind of book where you want Des and BA to get on with it, but you're enjoying the ride too much to mind that they're not. Good mention of Purple Rain Designs webdesigners. Scenes near the end put me in mind of one of my fav movies from the past - The Quiet Man - with John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara. Deborah Macgillivray wrings every ounce of emotion - love, sorrow, frustration, joy, hilarity - out of her characters, including The Cats Dudley and Annie. The Hero Cat Dudley... He's the greatest!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 2006

    Totally wonderful

    I just loved this book can read it again and again it touch's the Heart of all with the Scot in us.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 21, 2006

    A Must Read!!!

    BarbaraAnne (B.A.) Montgomerie is ¿Lady of the Isle¿ with a very special problem. Her family has been cursed and this curse is proving to be very strong indeed. The lady of the Isle must marry for love a dark haired Irishman with green eyes. Until that time there would be no females born on the island of Falgannon. Well, B.A. takes her position of Lady seriously and she has plans for her quirky islanders. But before she knows it a dark outlander has come to Falgannon and her life is not going to be the same. Desmond is tall, dark, and handsome and meets all of the curses requirements. He also speaks to her on a female level and his kisses are divine. But will he break her heart? Desmond Mershan has a dark secret. He wants to ruin Sean Montgomerie and when he realizes that he will have to deal with Sean¿s granddaughter BarbaraAnne. He has had dreams of B.A. and has carried her picture in his wallet and when he kisses her he seems to loose all reason. When the fun loving islanders seem bent on making sure their lady is matched with Desmond, and when Desmond finds himself wanting B.A. more and more will he be able to put his vengeance away or will he carry through with his plans. Plans that are not going to make B.A. happy. Ms. Macgillivray once again proves that she is a storyteller at heart. This is a departure from what she wrote with her debut effort ¿A Restless Knight¿ and yet it she has made her own mark in the contemporary/paranormal genre. She has created wonderful and quirky characters that will draw the reader in from page one. Desmond is a dark hero and yet the reader will find themselves drawn to him¿wanting to understand exactly who he is and why he acts the way he does. BarbaraAnne is a unique lady and a perfect match for Desmond in every particular way. Desmond and BarbaraAnne are a unique couple and their romance is at turns sexy and sweet. Add to the sizzling chemistry between our two main hero¿s is the wonderful and funny secondary cast members including the cat Dudley. This is a side of Scotland readers are rarely treated to and as a result this is a sweet, funny paranormal romance that is a breath of fresh air in an otherwise stagnant genre and a treat for romance readers.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 18, 2006

    Perfection!

    Our story is set on Falgannon Isle, Hebrides of Scotland. Long ago a curse had been placed upon the isle by a warrior queen, for vengeance. The curse decreed the males of the isle would not find true and lasting love unless the 'Lady of the Isle' mated with an Outlander who has black hair, green eyes, and be of Irish descent. Ever since, only male babies were born and Falgannon has always had a shortage of women for the men to marry. ..................... BarbaraAnne 'B.A.' Montgomerie-Deshaunt cares deeply for the isle and the people who dwell upon it. As the current 'Lady of the Isle' she feels it her responsibility to help bring brides to the isle. In true, modern day, computer age fashion, BarbaraAnne creates an 'Isle of Love' website. It has a bachelor's registry where women may read about the isle's men and fill out the registry if they are interested in meeting a few. If chosen, B.A. will pay all expenses to the isle. The chosen women get a free two week vacation, a chance to tour the isle, and to meet the locals. (Yes, Readers, mail order brides are apparently back in style!) ................ Desmond Mershan and his two brothers have their own dark agenda. Desmond's part of the plan involves Falgannon Isle and BarbaraAnne. He has unexpected aid from ALL the men on the isle because he just happens to be exactly what is needed to break the curse. Even 'The Cat Dudley' adores Desmond. But as Desmond and BarbaraAnne become close, he cannot help but feel guilt for what he and his kin will soon do, not only to B.A. and her sisters, but to everyone on Falgannon Isle! ................ ***** In a word, 'Perfection!' This book is the first of seven books about the Montgomerie sisters. The first three titles will deal with Desmond and his brothers. The titles also happen simultaneously. This is a strategy I do not see used often, usually due to the fact that nine-out-of-ten times it falls flat. Surprisingly, this author succeeds with astonishing ease. BRAVA! ............... The eccentric cast of local characters kept me entertained while The Cat Dudley kept me amused. Though it all, I felt a connection with them all and hated to see this story end. As I said, 'Perfection!' I can hardly wait for the next Montgomerie sister's tale. *****

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 12, 2006

    The BEST Romance I Have EVER Read

    Deborah Macgillivray has done it again! Showing us even more of her breadth and depth as an amazing romance author, Macgillivray has penned a story that has serious sitcom-series potential. The Invasion of Falgannon Isle had this reader alternating between curling her toes, clapping her hands and rolling on the floor in laughter. This is, without a doubt, the best romance I have ever read. BarbaraAnne Montgomerie, a woman I would choose for my friend, earns respect and applause as a widow, warrior and woman who does not take what life hands her lying down¿that is until Desmond Mershan and his Vikings invade her small, Scottish isle. Hellbent on conquering more than just B.A. Montgomerie, Des must fight his own demons before he can ever hope to rid himself of a lifetime of torture and vengeance and discover love in the one place he is seeking to destroy. Macgillivray does not take you on a whirlwind romance tour she draws you into the lives and loves of people you care about and provides a thoroughly satisfying read through her ability to slip readers into the skins of her characters. What they experience, we experience¿good, bad¿and really naughty! The Curse, The Cat Dudley and the rest of the island¿s colorful characters unfold as Macgillivray weaves a tale that does not end with the last page of the book. Through a zany scheme, lots of hard work and the fate of a black-haired, green-eyed Irishman, the men of Falgannon Isle do what they must to see B.A. Montgomerie wedded and bedded (and not necessarily in that order)¿so they, too, can finally find lasting love. When you read a story that keeps you wondering `What are they doing on Falgannon Isle?¿ when you are forced to put it down, you know you have a real keeper on your hands. A host of complex characters who demand your attention and interest, a story line that roles over into the lives of everyone it touches, and a strong hero and heroine who duel with everything from tongues to all-terrain vehicles, The Invasion of Falgannon Isle will leave you begging for more of Deborah Macgillivray, who is changing the face of romance one incredible story at a time.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 23, 2006

    Totally Enchanting and Sensual

    Newer author Deborah MacGillivray doesn¿t let the grass grow under feet as she comes out swinging with what is sure to be another surefire hit since her overwhelmingly successful debut of A RESTLESS KNIGHT. Switching genres she proves herself by donning a new hat and writes a contemporary gem that is sure to gain a whole new set of fans for this budding master wordsmith.************ B.A. Montgomerie is the Lady of the tiny Isle of Falgannon, a title passed to her at seventeen upon the death of her grandmother Maeve. With that title also came responsibilities and The Curse. In essence, that should the Lady not marry an outlander with black hair, green eyes, and be of Irish descent, the males on the isle would never find marital bliss, nor would there be any females born on the isle always leaving a shortage of marriageable women. Not one to allow The Curse to dictate her life, B.A. had come up with a scheme to advertise, via the internet Falgannon as the `Isle of Love¿ and posting pictures of the braw (not mentioning quirky) laddies available. *************** The laddies on the isle had different ideas and knew the key to finding a wife was to get B.A. married off to a proper man before they¿d find their happiness. Unexpectedly, Desmond Mershan came to invade her island, conquer her and destroy her world. The laddies knew Des was perfect for their Lady and would, in their own idiosyncratic ways, set out to make it happen! ************** *** Once again MacGillivray has come up with a perfect recipe in this engaging tale blending in a terrific locale, quirky characters, humor, and sizzling sensuality into this very entertaining read. Her lead players are perfectly matched and their witty repartee foreplay was totally enhanced by the comments and actions of her lads and one very endearing poker playing fat cat. Skillfully using a plethora of enormously funny secondary characters MacGillivray keeps the tone light while keeping the dark secrets that haunt Desmond from completely surrendering to his love for B.J. All will delight in this well-written keeper and be holding their breath waiting for sequels to feature the rest of the Montgomerie sisters as they find the men of their dreams.************* Marilyn Rondeau, RIO ¿ Reviewers International Organization

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