The Cross of Ciaran (The Cross of Ciaran Book 1) by Andrea Matthews – Review by Erica Shoebridge

The Cross of CiaranThe Cross of Ciaran by Andrea Matthews
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Caitlin O’Connell is an archaeologist in the 1960s who discovers the tomb of a 5th Century Celtic priest. Excited by her discovery, which is all the more amazing for the pristine state of the remains, she carefully has the priest sent to her museum for research. However, before she can commence studying him, he mysteriously disappears under the cover of night, leaving everyone scratching their heads at the disappearance. Some magic is afoot, but rational Caitlin is unwilling to consider the possibility of the paranormal. Told from both Caitlin’s and Ciaran’s perspective, the reader gets to know about Ciaran’s life and death, as well as Caitlin’s growing attachment to the handsome priest.

The characters are great, with intricate backstory that really makes them come alive. I enjoyed watching Ciaran explore the 20th Century, and learn more about the experiences and people that shaped him. It is well written and relatable, with vivid imagery of Celtic scenery and tradition. A good read, I recommend it!

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