Reviewed by: Linda Tonis
Member of the Paranormal Romance Review Team
Another wonderful story that takes us from the thirteenth century to the twenty-first century, a story filled with superstitions, curses, fae, magic and sexy Scottish warriors. Patrick MacFhearguis has decided that in spite of the possibility of snow that he would travel to the MacKay’s aka dragon knights for some mead. It was a journey that would transcend centuries because his brother Adam is in the present with his wife Meggie and their children and he would soon come face to face with a woman from the future.
Gwen Hywel is hired by Adam and Meggie to make a tapestry of the family and she has no idea that the handsome Scot is from the thirteenth century. Gwen is fascinated with Leomhann the castle that Adam and Meggie have rebuilt from ruins and she has heard the stories of the curse on the land, land that to this day is still barren. When she visits the yew tree mentioned in the legends she discovers a silk thread wrapped around it, a thread that she decides to remove. When the thread is removed she suddenly finds herself alone and in an unfamiliar place but she has no idea that she has landed in the thirteenth century.
When she is attacked by three men it is Patrick and his two guards that come to her rescue and when Patrick is shot with an arrow all she can think of is getting him to a hospital but suddenly she realizes that the men who saved her are not re-enactors and something is very wrong. Arriving at the Mackay castle things get even stranger, some of the women seem to be like her especially in their speech but no one is telling her what is going on and Patrick is ill with a fever from the wound in his shoulder. Although he is familiar with time travel since it is his brother Adam and Meggie the MacKay sister who are now in the future he just never put two and two together and figured out that Gwen has come from a different time, finally realizing why most of what she said made no sense to him.
Something sent Gwen back in time, something she is supposed to do, only no one knows what it is. She and Patrick are very attracted to each other but he is afraid that she will return to her time so even though she has brought light into his life he refuses to commit, unfortunately that lack of commitment is definitely not exclusive to the thirteenth century it is a story as old as time and still a problem for many today.
It was nice to catch up with Adam and Meggie, they have two boys and one on the way and it is a constant struggle to get their young sons to control their dragon powers, their younger son controls the wind and unfortunately his latest outburst destroyed the second floor of the castle. This was a beautiful romance and although going from the twenty-first century to the thirteenth century means leaving behind all the luxury we now have, phones, cars, hospitals, medicine and bathrooms with running water and toilet paper falling in love with a sexy Scottish warrior can make those losses bearable.
I highly recommend this book and this entire series and I can’t wait to see what Ms. Morgan has planned for her next book or series because I have yet to be disappointed in anything she has written.