This book is so emotionally profound, not just Steve and Diane's story but also Bill and Claire's story as well. The story within a story was so well done. I was completely immersed and could not put it down. The two stories paralleled each other and yet both stories took different roads. I was amazed and awed by Deanndra Hall's creativity and her ability to cause such extreme emotions. The ability to draw the kind of physical and emotional response that she got from me is an amazing gift. I was an utter mess when I finished this book. It was absolutely beautiful. Both stories contained within these pages were written in a way to make your heart bleed and cry for the characters or rejoice with them. The two stories entwined perfectly and I can't imagine it done better . . . I will be recommending The Celtic Fan to as many as will listen. (The Book Quarry, Five Stars)
I unequivocally love this story. Deanndra Hall is beyond talented and has managed to write a book within a book, so we are actually reading two books at the same time... and they are both stellar, and enthralling, and all absorbing. Her books are always well-written and richly detailed, but this one transported me with two unique stories. While I cannot decide whose story I liked best; Steven and Diana's or Bill and Claire's, I definitely wanted more of each. (Honolulubelle, Five Stars)
You have to read the book!! AND I HAVE TO SAY IT IS AN OMG DELICIOUS AND ROMANTIC GOTTA READ BY DEANNDRA HALL!! This book is so moving and compelling and has you on the edge of your seat. You have to keep reading till you finish reading it!!! I recommend this book to all especially those that love a excellent and delicious romance. Mousiey gives it 45 out of 5 stars!! NOW WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR RUN AND GET YOUR COPY TODAY!!! (Darlene, Five Stars)
Two stories dovetailing throughout, with similar premises, different times, and hopefully different outcomes . . . This is a passionatelove story. With her usual classy style, Deanndra Hall weaves a romance that blazes the pages. Read the Message from the author. This is her first attempt at a full novel. After years of her manuscript being lost amongst the technological minutia, she was able to find this story and regale us with its beauty. (Gloria Herrera, Five Stars)
I am going to take a moment to gush and praise Hall for such a breathtaking romance. It is unlike most of the romances I read which are usually fare that is significantly more spicy. The Celtic Fan has moments, but I prefer to call them passionate and deep. The relationships in this book weren't something that was fleeting. I can't describe the book as anything but beautiful. I cannot rightly end this review without commenting on the more technical part of Hall's writing. Hall's words were so illustrative, I could see every tree, and hear every sound. Once I was immersed in the novel it took over my senses. The way she brought the personalities to life was stunning. I felt heartbreak for Bill and Claire, as well as elation for Steve and Diana. Her story telling was just eloquent. If you are more into hard core erotica, this may not be for you. If you want a genuine love story that is passionate, tender, and sentimental please don't let this beautiful story pass you by. (Reviewed by Teresa D. for ThatsErotica.com, Five Stars)
From the Author
This book is a stand-alone novel completely unrelated to my other works. It employs a literary device called a "frame," in which a separate story is told within the main story. We see the story of Steve and his quest for the elusive author Nick Roberts, but within that story is the book written by Roberts, a story of love and loss between a young former soldier and the girl with whom he fell in love. While the stories do not intertwine, the juxtaposition between the two helps to create an emotional bridge that helps the reader delve deeper into the book. And it's a beautiful commentary on a particular North American mountain range I love.
Even though I wrote it, I've cried along with Steve, Diana, Bill, and Claire. Come and enjoy the trip to Ebbs Mill with us.