I am going to start posting monthly reading recommendations based on books that I think would be perfect to read during each different month! Since we are in the month of March, I just had to pick a novel that focuses on Ireland and Celtic lore since St. Patrick’s Day is fast approaching.
That being said, this month’s reading recommendation is Oak & Misletoe by J.Z.N. McCauley! I included this novel in our November Literary Vacation Club box, and it was just a joy to read. I always love a novel that focuses on different mythologies, and Oak & Mistletoe is a wonderful new adult novel that matches our current time with the history of Ireland. It is a great fantasy read, and I think that you will love it!
A Druid Curse, A Prophesied Love, A Consuming Vengeance… Catherine Green, along with her twin sister and older brother, travels to Ireland on a college graduation trip. Her vacation takes a permanent turn when she lands her dream job at an art and history museum on her beloved Emerald Isle. She meets a handsome stranger named Bowen, an expert of sorts on local ancient studies. Though their first meetings are turbulent at best, Catherine finds herself drawn to him. Unaware that she is the key to breaking a hidden curse, Catherine unleashes the evil madman Conall and his druid followers, imprisoned since ancient times. Tragedy and loss ensue, sprouting within Catherine the deep seeds of rage that thrust her onto the damaging path of vengeance. Confused by the enigma that is Bowen, his mixed signals, and her own feelings, she is swept away with him on an unexpected journey surrounded by myth and long-forgotten knowledge. In order to stop the evil plans of Conall and his reunified army, Catherine must entwine her fate with peril. Her survival is trivial to her as long as Conall dies. She’ll do whatever it takes.
Here is a letter from the author that we included in our November Literary Vacation Club Box
I hope that you enjoy March’s reading recommendation, and please let me know your thoughts about Oak & Mistletoe below!
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