If you have read any of the other Caitlin Ross books by Katherine Lampe, be you man or woman, you probably have not been able to resist falling, at least a little bit, in love with Caitlin's husband and magical partner, Timber McDuff. The stories contained in The Fits o' the Season will seal the deal.
These stories fill in some of the gaps of Timber's life before he met Caitlin and shed light on a man totally dedicated to his soul mate.
There is a gratifying horror and elation in experiencing a tortured hero master his inner demons. Lampe reveals Timber as honestly and effectively as any of her other characters; however, this collection is a shift from earlier works in that Lampe puts the reader directly inside Timber's head and heart. The action in each of these fantastic stories is more a method of revelation than the construction of plot. And make no mistake, the plots of each story are riveting!
There is self-destruction and redemption, failure and victory, but most of all, there is tenderness and love. Timber McDuff, through these stories moves from a "he-man," as Breda calls him, to a true hero. To say I was moved by these stories is a gross understatement. I found myself in tears by the end of this volume. It's that good!
Five Stars, a rating I give "Without Holding Back."
(reviewed 7 days after purchase)