May 25, 2015

Court of the Hawk

A review copy was provided

by Debbie Peterson

When a single moment challenges your perception of truth...

Epigraphist Dr. Essie DeSpencer travels to an ancient Welsh castle in order to decipher an Ogham inscription discovered by the handsome and enigmatic, Garreth ap Daffyd. But the journey is not what she expects. She doesn’t plan to fall for the Lord of the castle, or to find herself deeply entrenched in legends, myths, and magic. Real legends, and real magic, that have devastating consequences.

Garreth didn’t plan for Essie to stay any longer than it took her to decipher the pictograph. Instead, he finds himself falling in love for the first time in his very long life. Now the Lord of Llys y Gwalch must find a way to attain the heart of his soul mate and keep her safe from the dangers that threaten them both.

He considered that for a time before he spoke. "No, I suppose it doesn't. Still, I'd like to know."

"All right, I don't have a problem giving you an answer." She cleared her throat. "The quake disturbed several portraits hanging along the hallways. I found one of them on the floor after leaving my room. So, I picked it up with every intention of replacing it, but the subject stole my attention. You see, if asked under oath in a court of law, I would swear you posed for the portrait at least two, maybe even three centuries ago."

"And you didn't stop to consider whether or not the man in the painting might be a distant ancestor to whom I bear a great resemblance?"

She extended a finger to his face, gently traced the scar that only served to enhance his looks , and shook her head. "Not when the artist painted him with this."

My Review
I ADORE Debbie Peterson's books!
This book captured me from the very first paragraph and kept me enthralled the entire book.

I LOVE that there was a strong female character and enjoyed the mystery and bantering of the men trying to guess her real scenes!

The setting is PERFECT as it is in a castle, deciphering old pictures, old texts, and old folklore, while at the same time being in modern-day times where she wore jeans, hiking boots, and t-shirts and used the internet and email. I kept waiting for ballgowns and letter carriers as the descriptions took you back in time in such a VERY fun way.

The magic of fair folk and dragons and wizards is enhanced by a wonderful adventure of trying to find the dragon's heart captivating!

And the romantic interest between the two main characters gives you just enough details to make you sigh--so well written!

Debbie is definitely one of my FAVORITE authors!
I recommend ANYTHING she has written!

About the Author
Creating tales of sweet otherworldly romance, one adventure at a time...

Debbie is an author of paranormal and fantasy romance because she has a soft spot for fairy tales, the joy of falling in love, making an impossible love possible, and happily ever after endings. She loves music, art, beautiful sunrises, sunsets, and thunder storms. .

When she is not busy conjuring her latest novel, Debbie spends time with the members of her very large family within the lovely, arid deserts of southern Nevada. She also pursues her interests in family history, which she also teaches, mythology, and history.


  1. Thank you so much for such a wonderful review Shauna!

  2. I just love all of Debbie books..I have never been disappointed once. I am always in great anticipation of her next book because I read hers so fast. I just can't put them down. Needless to say it always leaves me wanting the next one. But once again this book was a very fun one to get lost in..Thanks Debbie for the great adventures and fun place to escape to..Always love your sense of humor.



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