Our heroine's story begins with the end, with her last remaining relative dead. Kara's grandmother instructs her to find the key in her grandfather's portrait, moments before death. Distraught, Kara dismisses this at first, but is soon shocked to find that her grandmother did in fact hide a key in her grandfather's portrait. What could it lead to? Would it explain her grandmother's blank background, would Kara know at last her grandmother's secret?
In the box, Kara finds a missive recounting an incredible story of time travel. Glynnis Malone was actually Rhianna Mackay, born in the early 14th century. The cause of this time jump is a stone, the Mackay Clan Stone, which Rhianna Mackay stole before it took her to the future. Now it is Kara's turn, as she is sent back to the 14th century, where she meets the gorgeously male Alaxandar Macleod. Her arrival at Castle Dunvegan is unfortunately under much suspicion. Kara is merely biding her time until she can understand why she was sent back.
At first I was a little apprehensive when Kara comes back to her current time, the whole "oh my God that was a dream" pitch threw me off a little. However she manages to change my mind in the end. It was well done, though I wish the plot line was developed more."
After her grandmother's death, Kara Malone inherits a key and a box with a secret. On a plane bound for Hawaii where she is to start a new job, she opens the box to find her grandmother's journal and a beautiful stone. Magical forces propel Kara back in time to the Scottish Highlands where she is nearly run down by Alaxandar MacLeod, the dark stranger from her dreams. Her problems are just beginning.
Alaxandar has been charged with finding the truth behind the recent violent raids against his clan. When his horse almost tramples a beautiful stranger, he wonders if she may hold the key to the raids. Is she a spy or a witch come to lure him with her wiles and distract him from his mission? Whatever she proves to be, Kara is everything he's wanted in a woman and he'll do anything to keep her with him.
**NOTE: This book was released in 2007 under same title. Adult Content.**