Reviewed by Anne Boling for Readers' Favorite
June was born in the 1950’s in Scotland to Catholic parents, Cathy and Jimmy McDonald. It was traditional to name a child after a saint. Cathy broke tradition and insisted on the name” June” for her last child. June was an unusual child. From an early age, she had a special connection with her sister Helen. After a tragic, event the family moved to the states in hopes of a better life. Jimmy was an abusive husband and father. He held a tight rein on his family. June marched to her own drummer and seemed to always be in trouble for doing things her own way and questioning the “rules.” She had a curiosity for the occult and mixed her Catholic worship with bits of witchcraft.
I wasn’t sure what to expect when I began reading The Skye In June. I soon found myself caught up in June’s life. J. Ahern has a talent for vivid characters and out-of-the ordinary plots. The Skye in June is fraught with emotions: sadness, laughter, tearfulness, anger. I was left wanting more. I want to know more about June’s life. What happens next in the McDonald family? If I could have given this book a 10, I would.