Thursday, December 19, 2013

New Review: Pamela Clare’s UPON A WINTER’S NIGHT - The MacKinnon Rangers at Christmas!

Set in 1760 in the Colony of New York, this novella tells of the Christmas gathering of the MacKinnon brothers, Iain, Morgan and Conner and their young wives. Their stories are told in the MacKinnon Rangers trilogy (SURRENDER, UNTAMED and DEFIANT).

So you get a sense for the tales, I’m also reviewing SURRENDER today.

In WINTER’S NIGHT, the war between the British and French is over and the MacKinnon brothers have returned to their farm only to discover that Amalie has left Morgan’s bed because he denies her himself fearing to lose her in childbed (she nearly died giving birth to their twin sons). Killy, the Irish Ranger who has become one of the family, has fallen in love with the tavern keeper, Hildie, but has no money to pay his bill or marry her since none of the Rangers have been paid by the British. As Christmas Eve approaches, the three brothers set off in winter weather to right the wrong and see their men paid, though they worry the British commander may try and arrest them on some spurious charge.

It is a well-told, heartwarming story, as all comes right and many old wounds are forgiven. If you loved the MacKinnon Rangers trilogy, you will love this Christmas story! I recommend it!


  1. Great review Regan. The Mackinnon Rangers trilogy is at the top of my all time favorites alongside Dianna Gabaldon's Outlander series. Thanks for reviewing Upon A Winters Night. I wasn't even aware it was out there. :)
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

    1. Happy to help. I think you'll like it! It ties up the loose ends and brings a warm family Christmas to the series. And I understand there will be two more books in the series!!