Book Review – Antonia Barclay and her Scottish Claymore…

Antonía Barclay and Her Scottish Claymore is an unconventional historical romance that hums with energy, wordplay, swordplay, and a touch of melodrama. In 1586, Antonía Barclay embarks on a quest to find her real mother, Mary Queen of Scots, as well as the long-lost Scottish Royal Sceptre. Along the way, Sir Basil Throckmorton, a well-known villain and alchemist, kidnaps the beautiful Antonía and plans to use her to pave his way to the English throne. If Mr. Claymore, Antonía’s partner in love, does not find her soon, she will be forced to wed Sir Basil, and both Scotland and England will fall under his control. Readers of historical romances will enjoy the feisty heroine, her outrageous adventures, and the humorous take on a well-loved genre.
I was given an ARC by Netgalley in exchange for a fair and honest review.
This book just wasn’t for me from the first page. A comparison to Jane Austen left my scratching my head. There was non of Austen’s biting wit and social commentary in this rather dull book.
A two out of five star read.
I’m profoundly grateful to Netgalley and Greenleaf Book Group for my copy.

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