“The Farrier’s Daughter” by Leigh Ann Edwards is Volume one in the “Irish Witch” series. This is not a standalone and continues in the next book in this series. This is Alainn McCreary and Killian O’Brien’s story.
Alainn is a healer and has a hard time keeping quiet. Morag, a healer too, took Alainn under her wings and trained her in the use of herbs and portions. Usually girls no matter what status they have in life do not get an education, but Alainn was able to attend classes with the chieftain’s sons and nephew. The chieftain’s wife convinced her husband to allow Alainn to receive training since she was a healer. It was in their best interest to provide her with this education since Morag was getting old and they needed someone to carry on for her.
Killian’s mom and dad are gone so he is being raised by his uncle who is the chieftain. Alainn and Killian because friends. At first he sees her as a sister but that begins to change. Alainn has had feelings for him too. The problem is that they do not hold the same status in society so they can never be together. So, how will things turn out for Killian and Alainn?
If you are into fantasy and witchcraft romance, then this is a story that you might enjoy. This is a different story than I normally read. It took me a while to get into the story. Alainn and Killian were likable characters, but there were some pretty reprehensible characters.
I received a copy of this book from Tule Publishing in exchange for an honest review.