Years ago while vacationing in Scotland, Katherine St. Claire believed she'd found the love of her life. She shared a night of passion with a stranger, in a hotel castle called Duncreag. But come morning, her lover had disappeared. And she has spent the last eight years trying to convince herself it was all a dream...
Living in the 15th century, Iain Mackintosh remains haunted by the memory of his greatest love. Eight years ago, she disappeared, leaving behind a cairngorm earring as the only evidence of her existence. Iain's family wants him to stop pining for this fantasy woman and submit to a sensible marriage. But Katherine suddenly returns to him and reveals to him where - and when she's from...
©2000 Dee Davis Oberwetter (P)2013 Dee Davis Oberwetter
I stopped listening at chapter 10, maybe the story would have improved but the narrator was incredibly bad. He was not able to carry male and female voices. I might get the book and finish the book. If this is the start of a trilogy please change the reader.
I loved, loved, loved this emotional, enchanting, and enjoyable listen and, if you're a PNR lover, it will have you enthralled and entertained from the beginning as your swept back across the barriers of time and space, along with Katherine, to the Highlands of Scotland where it's 1467. There Katherine encounters a swoon-worthy handsome, sexy, kilt wearing, passionate Laird called Iain and spends one glorious night in his arms and his bed. (Jealous, who me? naa, well not much, ok maybe, oh alright yeah).
Then, as this intense love story, with all it's drama, slowly unfolds you'll get drawn into the utter devotion, despair and desperation the two lovers have to go through in order to finally find true love and happiness together. Apart from a time-travel romance, the gifted author then includes mystery, intrigue, murders, plot twists, villains, battles, kidnapping, betrayal, another romance, great loveable characters and a Brother who'll move Heaven and Earth to help you have your Happily Ever After ending.
RP's narration brings to life the characters infuses their heartaches, their joys, their highs and their lows to the storyline to give you maximum enjoyment.
Worth a credit? When you eventually come to say goodbye to these characters you'll end up being haunted by them, thinking about them and missing them but there's hope.... as this is a trilogy we may well meet them all again - maybe in the past, present or even the future. An awesome, non-stop, totally credit-worthy listen - so that folks is a YES.
The concept of time travel is fascinating fodder for writers and readers. No matter how carefully the writer tries to cover the bases, I'm always left with those "but what about..." questions that are fun to puzzle over after the book is finished. This was simply a nice read. I really wish there was a 10pt rating system, because I have scored some much better books with four stars, but this one is better than three stars. Let's say this would be a 7 out of 10 stars.
The story gets right to it. There's a time travel love scene in the first few minutes and the rest of the book is built on that encounter. Katherine is a likeable character, but not very complex. Iain is a handsome sixteenth Scottish Laird who is kind and brave etc. You have to have a soft spot for him because he actually gets very emotional contrary to the stereotypical Scottish romance hero. The story switches back and forth from Iain's time to the present, a device that can be confusing, but I thought the author handled it quite nicely.
A secondary romance develops between Katherine's brother Jeffrey and friend Elaine. This relationship is superfluous except that it does provide a necessary link at one point.
The story comes to a nice ending and is wrapped up with a handy dandy epilogue.
The narrator does a good job providing a variety of Scottish character's as well as Katherine and Jeffrey's American voices.
This is just about the romance between characters born 500+ years apart and makes no real attempt to explain how time travel happens. There are some lapses too (this changed as a result of travel, so why didn't that..?) Those kinds of pesky little details tend to distract me, but if you can let them go and just enjoy this story, it is pleasant.
Time Travel is not my usual genre choice, in fact I've only listened to one other, "A Knight in Shining Armor", which I thoroughly enjoyed. So when I read the Publisher's Summary of "Everything In Its Time" I thought I might like it, too. What a wonderful treasure! I'm glad I gave it a chance.
If you have heard the old saying, "Never a dull moment" it's an apt description of "Everything In Its Time" which starts off in an unconventional manner and hooks you from the beginning. This fast paced book with its twists and turns is never predictable as it switches back and forth between Scotland 1467 and modern day.
Katherine St. Claire has never forgotten the passionate night she shared with a stranger while staying at a castle hotel called Duncreag. He haunts her dreams. Tired of loving "Fantasy Man", as her brother Jeff refers to him, she decides to go back to Duncreag in search of the man of her dreams. The listener is sucked into the fantasy right along with Katherine and Ian, her dream lover, as they fight to be together.
A secondary love story also develops along with the primary love story.
"Everything in Its Time" is packed with action, romance, passion, and a 'who-done-it' mystery that will keep you enthralled from page one to the very end. I highly recommend it.
What can I say? Time travel romance novels are my all time favorite.
And guess what? I don't give a damn if the history is correct or not!
If I wanted a history lesson I'd buy a history book.
Iain and Katherine were just a fabulous, as were the adventure, murder, awesome love story and the great sex. Alisdair and Sorcha got exactly what they deserved!
I first read this story December 2, 2011 and I loved it! Just as I loved it the day before yesterday, when I started it again.
As to the narrator: He really did a wonderful job with the voices. However, one pet peeve I have is when the book calls for a whisper and there is none from the narrator. If you're sneaking up on the bad guys and quietly making your plans you just don't talk in your regular tone of voice. You whisper! But most of the readers just don't do that and it makes that part of the book just plain stupid. IMO..
I would also like to say that the description tells us what the book is about or we can zip over to Amazon and look at reviews. This is AUDIBLE! What we need to review is the narrator. Does he or she suck? Why? Is he or she too nasal-y, too sweet for the kind of book he or she is reading, to gruff, too bland, too robotic, lacks emotion. Is he or she doing nothing but reading the book? Not changing his or her voice for the male and female voices? Is the narrator sounding the same whether she or he is reading a whisper spoken?
Most of us on AUDIBLE don't really care what the book is about. We want to know about the narrator! THIS IS AUDIBLE, after all.
It is the first in a trilogy which may mean that I'll need to refresh my memory before I buy the next one in the series.
Ian the manly hero, who is both brave and faithful. Ross Pendleton gives him a very sexy voice!
He reads smoothly and with feeling, yet never intrudes upon the story with histrionics. He manages to assume the voice of either gender realistically, together with a genuine-sounding Scots burr. This is an achievement few narrators can pull off. I think I'd seriously consider purchasing almost anything he read.
Virtually, yes. If you count a few hours sleep in the middle, that was exactly what I did..
I had low expectations of this book due to a couple of disappointing purchases recently, but this was a little gem. I look forward to further offerings by this author provided they have the same gifted reader.
I just Love the Allure of a Great Romance...a Pair of Rose Colored Glasses...some Fine Wine, and a Subscription to Audible...
Everything in its Time: by Dee Davis is a mesmerizing, and gripping novel that will captivate you from the first pages. You will not be able to put it down, being tempted to listen far into the night.
The characters are well developed; each establishing a relationship with the reader. Some are likeable and some, not so much…whether you like them, loathe them, fear them, or cheer for them, they are memorable and you will find yourself thinking about them long after the experience is completed.
There are several twists in this amazing plot and the journey will be well worth the credit. I am looking forward to more from this author.
I have a real crazy in love relationship with books!!!
Absolutely! This was a very sweet, unique love story that you makes you feel warm and fuzzy inside.
Probably Reynolds. He was pretty tough and pretty funny.
Awwww he is simply amazing. He has the most masculine, smooth voice. Like a good whiskey lol. His scottish accent was awesome. The female voices..eh not great but I could definitely tell they were female. Although I am glad he doesn't have the most beautiful feminine voice cause I think that may have distracted from the story anyway.
It actually was. Sweet, simple but complex, and interesting.
If you are looking for a good, wholesome, love story then this is it. While it is not raunchy, it does have a few descriptive love scenes. I would recommend this book as a credit or as cash. You will not be disappointed!
This is a pretty good book. It could use a little more details, but overall it was
a good listen. The story left a lot of gaps you had to fill in on your own.
If you like time travel and romance, as I do, this is a very good read. The characters were believable, love she told her brother, never had quite this story line in other time travel novels.
Her brother knowing what happened to her instead of wondering and thinking she was a missing person.
No, my first.Looking for a second novel but have been unsuccessful.
Yes, it was.
Still looking for the second novel..
"Looking forward to the next one in the trilogy"
A great story and well read by Ross Pendleton, the story had me gripped to the end
The outlander books by Diana Gabaldon are similar with time travel to the Scottish Highlands
Ian was my favorite
It made me laugh and feel sad
I am left wanting to listen to the other two books but they are not yet available
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