As a lifelong fan of time travel romances, this novel is one I was eagerly anticipating. Let me be the first to say, it most certainly did not disappoint. The story was quite enchanting, and had more than a few laughable moments. The characters were delightful, and I absolutely loved Alethia, the heroine. She is smart and sassy, and caught up in a situation well beyond her control. There was just enough romance to add a perfect amount of spice. All in all, I found this novel to be completely enjoyable, and the type of novel that I would recommend to readers and friends alike. It’s a great spring read.
When Alethia went to work at a Renaissance Faire for the summer, she never expected it to end this way. How the devil is she suddenly in 1423?? How can she get back to her home in New York? And just what was meant by the message the fortune teller gave her? Who is she supposed to save? As Alethia is trying to puzzle out these frustrating questions, she’s also trying to figure out life in 15th century Scotland. Malcolm, of clan MacIntosh, is the clansman who found her. He’s also the one who dragged her back to his castle, and the one whose “hospitality” she will be accepting, at least until the clan determines if she’s a threat or not. But secrets run deep in the 15th century. As Alethia and Malcolm grow closer together, a threat to the MacIntosh clan is growing ever more dangerous. And they also have the looming possibility of Alethia returning to her home time at any moment. With loyalties in question and danger at every turn, can Malcolm and Alethia save the clan, and each other? Or will all be lost in the twisting sands of time?
Treachery rules the Highlands of 1423. With their king captured by the English, Scottish nobles plot to ransom James behind the back of the brutal regent holding their land in his iron grip. But not every clan wishes to see King James back on his throne…
Sitting atop this powder keg of bloodthirsty rivalries, Malcolm of clan MacKintosh takes the mysterious, lone maiden he finds along his road as a bad omen…though an undeniably beautiful one. When he attempts to save her from a rogue within his own garrison, she deftly brings Malcolm to his knees. Who is this willful lass who has so quickly laid siege to his heart?
Alethia Goodsky has met all kinds working at the New York Renaissance Festival, but no one like the fortune-teller who tasks her with a cryptic life-saving mission and flings her into the fifteenth century. Now Alethia must rely on her wits to unravel the mystery in this violent land. Malcolm has sworn to protect her, but her gifts may soon make her his protector. With enemies closing in, Alethia must choose between finding a way home…and remaining true to her Highlander.