Reviewed by Madison Davis
Member of the Paranormal Romance Guild Review Team
A Hundred Lies describes Rosalie Threston’s life as a fortune teller in Scotland in the early 14th century. To her, it is normal to make her living at a place until her lies catch up with her, then pack up, move to the next area and start all over again. But this time, things seem to be different. She is followed by a noblewoman who swore revenge for not getting what Rosalie had ‘foreseen.’ When Rosalie escapes, she meets Domhnall Montgomerie.
He is different from everyone she has ever met. Domhnall is an actual seer and has visions by touching other people. They can be extremely disturbing and painful, which makes him usually avoid physical contact. But with Rosalie, things seemed different, indeed, very different. What he sees when he touches her, is light, happiness…
At one point, Domhnall is forced to choose… to save Rosalie or expose her. The young man is struggling a lot. Of course, I won’t tell what path he picked. That’s for the future reader to find out.
‘A Hundred lies’ is nicely written, but, to be honest, in such an exhausting way sometimes, that I had to take different breaks and then move back a few pages to miss nothing. Jean Grant, in my opinion, has written her descriptions in an extremely detailed way that leaves nothing to my imagination, a habit many authors have.
I liked most of the characters; Domhnall is my favorite. The young man seems to struggle with his gift, but also is an honest character with good deeds and a big heart. As for Rosalie, I find her character superficial and flat, and I’m not very fond of her. Through the entire book, I waited for Rosalie to develop into something with a bit more depth, but unfortunately, she didn’t develop at all.
The book’s plot and descriptions are a bit slow at times, but all in all, the book is entertaining, and at times very amusing.
To fans of Historical Romance, the book is a must.