Weekend Reads ~ Druid's Portal - The First Journey

It's all about the pitch ~ A portal closed for 2,000 years. A love that crosses the centuries.

A Few Words From Cindy:

Romance books are a genre I turn to when I need a gentle read, perhaps be swept away from the modern day, far from interruptions by phone and social media. With a happy ending, and dramas that are resolved by the end of the book, romance novels can be a small window of delight in what can be a grim world. Today I would like to introduce readers to a couple of my favourites, ones they may not have seen, but certainly worth looking up.

Sanditon by Jane Austen and Another Lady.

Jane Austen was writing this when she passed away far too young, and for many years the book ended at chapter 11. Finally it was taken up and completed anonymously, and I believe they did a great job. The action is set in the small coastal town of Sanditon, with a practical and likeable heroine, and a dashing hero, and a handsome yet ridiculous villain. The humour is gentle, and there is a good bit of action at the end. For anyone that enjoys Austen, this is a great read.

Thornyhold by Mary Steward.

Mary Steward is probably best known for her mysteries and the fantasy King Arthur series. However, Thornyhold is a wonderful standalone novel that can be read over and over for the sheer enjoyment of the descriptions. The heroine inherits her herbalist aunts’ cottage, so there are some lovely passages about gardens, plants, pets and an old English house. There is a touch of fantasy with a magical element and witchcraft, but it has a happy ending, and all loose ends are firmly tied by the end. The sort of book you would be very happy reading in front of a fire on a wet winters day.

Book Blurb:

A portal closed for 2,000 years.

An ancient religion twisted by modern greed.
A love that crosses the centuries.
An ancient druid pendant shows archaeologist Janet visions of Roman soldier Trajan. The visions are of danger, death, and love – but are they a promise or a curse?
Her fiancé Daman hurts and abandons her before the wedding, her beloved museum is ransacked, and a robed man vanishes before her eyes. Haunted by visions of a time she knows long gone, Janet teeters on the edge of a breakdown.
In the shadow of Hadrian’s Wall and 2,000 years back in time, Janet’s past and present collide. Daman has vowed to drive the invaders from the shores of Britain, and march his barbarian hordes to Rome. Trajan swears vengeance against the man who threatens both his loves - Janet and the Empire.
Time is running out - for everyone.
About Cindy:
Cindy Tomamichel is a writer of action adventure novels, some with a touch of romance. The heroines don’t wait to be rescued, and the heroes earn that title the hard way.

Her first book Druid’s Portal: The First Journey– time travel romance in Roman Britain near Hadrian’s Wall has been published with Soul Mate publishing. She also has a number of short stories and poems published in various anthologies.

Her next book, Druid’s Portal: The Second Journey is in progress. An action adventure time travel with a touch of romance set in Roman Britain. Keep up to date via links below.

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  1. Thanks for having me on your blog Madelyn. Happy to answer any questions.


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