Texas twang meets Scottish brogue in this uplifting contemporary romance set in the Celtic music world of Scotland.


About the Author

Mary Karlik has always been a dreamer. When she was a teen, she read The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe, and then sat in every wardrobe in her Nanna’s home, trying to open the door to Narnia. She didn’t find it, but she did discover her voice as an author: one filled with her young adult self, grounded in her roots as a Texan and her Scottish heritage, and nourished by obscure Scottish folklore.

About A Celtic Love Song

When a talented fiddler with a deep distrust of musicians falls for an ambitious Celtic band front man, his betrayal isn’t unexpected, but his devotion to the culture, language, and history of Scotland is, as is her own sense of longing to belong to the country and its traditions, and now she must learn forgiveness to embrace the world she wants and the man she loves.



“Charming characters, an immersive setting, a romance you'll root for from the first scene and the delightful quips about Texas that open each chapter made for a breezy, fun YA.”

—L.A. Mitchell on Welcome to Hickville High

“I could see it being a series of made-for-TV movies, maybe on a network like the Hallmark channel.”

—Mousaibooks review on Hickville Crossroads

Hickville Confessions sunk its claws into me, making me want more of the series as a whole.”

—Wicked Reads on Hickville Confessions

It's a fast paced story with plenty of action and loads of characters to drag you into their world.
Amazing storytelling!

—DMA, Amazon Review on Magic Heist


" ... Park your preconceived notions and forgone conclusions and read this for the excitement and raw adventure! A half breed fairy, a few miscellaneous ghostie/spirits and a handful of cops fighting a crime and criminals... It's just really good!

—Suzee Geem, Amazon Review on Magic Harvest

“This novella is a cute little YA read with likable characters and a fun setting that seemed to be spot on in the competitive horse world.”

—Carrie’s Book Reviews on Hickville Companion

Cèol agus Crac

Music & Fun!

Dè th’ ann a cèilidh?

Dè th’ ann a cèilidh? (What’s a Celidh?) Danny Bhoy explains it so well, I’ll let him do the job. (Warning: There is an f*bomb or two) Now here’s what a real celeidh looks like: It’s an old video but it shows the formal way to do the Dashing White Sergeant.…

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