“ Genre: Fiction / Author: Christine Marion Fraser / Edition: New Ed / Paperback / 448 Pages / Book is published 2001-10-04 by Coronet Books „
This is the fourth novel in the Rhanna series written by Christine Marion Fraser. The novels in the series are as follows -
Rhanna at War
Children of Rhanna
Return to Rhanna
Song of Rhanna
Storm over Rhanna
Stranger on Rhanna
A Rhanna Mystery
Rhanna is a fictional Scottish island, and these books follow the story of the islanders who live here. Throughout the series we meet new characters and well as catch up with those we have become familiar with in the past.
These stories are very well written and quickly have the reader swept along, on one page you will be crying with laughter and the next you are crying with sorrow. As you become more familiar with the characters you enjoy seeing how their lives are entwined, and as they are all based in as small location any happening affects them all.
The main families in the series are the Mackenzies and McLachlans and they are linked through friendship and marriage. We have followed them through the previous 3 novels and in this novel Shona Mackenzie and Niall McLachlan are now married with a daughter and are returning to live on Rhanna close to their families, a time that should be blissfully happy, and is until tragedy strikes.
The first Rhanna book begins with the birth of Shona as she was delivered by Niall's father, the local doctor and we have followed the islanders over the last 37 years and have come through many events including a war with them.
I would urge anyone who was thinking of reading this book to buy the previous books first as they work far better when you have built up relationships with the characters and see what has formed them over the years. I would have to say this is one of the best series of books I have every read and would highly recommend them to anyone who enjoys sagas.