Back cover . "To protect his people from great evil Merrick MacLochlainn, newly crowned high chieftain of his clan, must travel forward in time nearly 1000 years. But when he awakens in nineteenth-century England, he has no memory of the sacred stone that will save his race, nor can he recall Jenny Keating, the young beauty that calls herself his wife."
This is the first book that I read by Ms. Macguire and it will not be the last. I loved that she used traveling with gypsies to blend Merrick/Matthew's cultures with Jenny's. This book was very fun, romantic and had twists to leave you wondering if Merrick can save his people? Is Jenny part of the prophecy? Will it be fulfilled? Does Jenny finally get her happily Ever After? You have to read this to find the answers to these questions and many more.. and you will have fun doing it. By the way did I mention the love scenes are wonderful? I love this Celt.
The only thing that I had a bit of trouble with was the language and after I "trained" myself to slow down in my reading I had a blast with this story.
High Chieftain of the Druzai people, Merrick MacLachlainn has come away from his magical world, Coruain, to find a powerful and miraculous stone that can be used as a weapon against his people's mortal enemy. He arrives in 19th Century England and gets caught up in the defense of a lone woman on a solitary road. He is shot and injured, and when he awakens, he finds himself in a gypsy caravan with a woman who claims to be his wife. And she might very well be right, for he has no memory of who he is or what he's about.