"Wonderful story filled with ancient Celtic lore!"
Ever since her father died, Sasha Nielson hasn't said a
word. The death of her husband was only the beginning of
Rainey's problems. She still can't forgive him for leaving
her and Sasha alone. Now, most of the insurance money is
gone, Sasha is being thrown out of another special school
and she's about to lose her job. At least she does have one
good friend, her neighbor Emma. When her son got a job in
the States, the widowed Emma left Scotland to join him.
One of the specialists Rainey contacted to help Sasha is
trying to take her daughter from her to institutionalize
the poor child. Rainey refuses to allow this. By some
strange chance, Emma happens to catch a video of one of
Sasha's birthday parties. Emma can't believe the child is
speaking Gaelic! Time for another complication in Rainey's
life and it takes the form of one Matthew Macinnes. An
exceedingly handsome Scottish professor of languages. He
identifies the language on the video as being an ancient
form of Scottish Gaelic and wants to try and help Sasha.
Matthew has always believed in fairies and legends, Rainey
never has. By some quirk of fate, Matthew believes Sasha is
the reincarnation of an ancient Celtic queen and in order
for her to have a normal life, she must fulfill her destiny
by restoring an ancient crown to it's rightful place. The
trail leads to the highlands of Scotland. Meanwhile, Rainey
is trying her hardest to deny the attraction she feels for
Will Sasha be able to fulfill her destiny and restore the
ancient crown? Will Rainey continue to fight her growing
attraction to Matthew? Will Sasha ever speak again? And
most importantly, will Rainey give up all her preconceived
notions and believe?
THE STARRY CHILD by Lynn Hanna is a story filled with
courage, belief, ancient Celtic lore and most importantly,
love. Lynn Hanna weaves an intricate tale of danger as the
intrepid foursome travel to the highlands in Scotland to
fulfill Sasha's destiny. They battle everything from
prejudice to the state trying to take Sasha from Rainey.
The characters are all flawed in one way or another; Rainey
not forgiving her husband for leaving her, Matthew losing
his parents in a boating accident, Emma being widowed and
Sasha not speaking. The settings are all realistically
described, right down to the mists of Scotland. I highly
recommend this highly original tale!
Reviewed by Chere Gruver
Posted May 4, 2004
Reviewed by Chere Gruver
Posted November 17, 2006