On this day in 579, St. Columba died in Iona. From the BBC website (at this link),
Born in present-day Donegal, Columba moved to Scotland after victory over the Irish king Dermott at the battle of Cooldrevny in 561. His spritual father, St Molaisi, commanded that Columba perform the penance of bringing as many souls to the Church as he had caused to die. Two years later Columba founded a monastery on Iona which was to become one of the leading centres of Christianity in Western Europe, and the base from which Columba launched his successful mission to convert the Pictish nation.
St. Columba, Iona, and even the Picts contribute to Scotland's mystique. I never pass up the the opportunity to review any book set in Scotland ... I asked to review Elaine Coffman's LORD OF THE BLACK ISLE, Book 3 in the Black Douglas Series:
A Warriors Life...
Laird David Murray would give his life to pull his clan through this time of strife and conflict. With enemies both inside and outside his keep, he has never felt so alone and desperate. Until he meets a beautiful healer with uncanny knowledge from another time...
Meets a Healer's Art...
Elisabeth Douglas was a doctor in her own time. Now she's the only one with the knowledge and skill to help Laird David save the lives of his family...
I posted my review of LORD OF THE BLACK ISLE on Amazon at this link and Goodreads at this link. I am giving away a print copy of LORD OF THE BLACK ISLE to one randomly selected commenter. To enter the giveaway,
1. Leave a comment about time travel - would you like to go back to a particular time?
2. This giveaway is open to all readers.
3. Comments are open through Saturday, June 16, 10 pm in Hawaii. I'll post the winner on Sunday, June 17.
Kim in Hawaii
To learn more about Elaine and her books, including links to purchase, check out her website at elainecoffman.com.