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...
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Too predictable & simple, especially after being immersed in Diana gabaldons more complicated plots and characters. Maybe good for 12-14 yr old girls.
Unlike most of the dramatic action in most romances, where the protagonists don't talk honestly leading to conflict, in this series they actually tell each other and their family and friends the truth and work it out
enjoyed listening to this book and meeting the characters . Liked the history of the 1500 century which is the time period that this book takes place. good narration by Road Pendleton.
A nice story that is slow to get moving but has a lot more action in the second half. Characters are OK hero is likeable heroine character could have been developed more. Narrator does get a bit annoying with doing female voices badly a female narrator would have been better!
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Hopefully someone who is more skilled at character development!
He did okay with the material he was given. It's hard to bring the characters to life when the author can't be bothered to give them personalities.
This book would need an entire rewrite before going to the screen.
I had great hopes for this book and really wanted to like it. It had a couple of my favorite themes - time travel and historical Scotland. This was a poorly crafted story. We know nothing about the the hero and heroine before they're banging away like bunnies. Are we really to believe that a woman, who has never slept with anyone in her life, upon waking in a strange environment, would really jump into bed with some random guy without even getting his name first? The two characters had no real bond other than sex. Really, who pines for a one night stand for eight years?
And the use of clan tartans didn't start happening until the 1700s. There were plaids in the 1400s, but they weren't clan specific.
Anyway, this just felt more like a school girl's sexual fantasy than a novel. It was just poorly developed story line between sex scenes and it would have been SO MUCH better if it had been fleshed out a bit more.
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.
to of never started
written an ORIGINAL story instead of a copycat idea from a very proven series...
the reading was okay,
YES, I can return it, and warn others. Making a sideways re-telling of almost an exact storyline of a famous book,, including places & names the same, along with some of THE smuttiest so called loved scenes I have seen in a long time, it almost qualifies as porn, thank heavens I did not buy a print copy and waste good paper!
I love an original story.
I have seen this more & more often the last 20 yrs. In movies and in print.
A good book and/or series comes out, and suddenly there is nothing but stories of teenage vampires,or wizards, or accidental time travel, then there is the aspects of "foreign" men of regal stature... eg: Highland men, Irish Lords etc....
Get creative - do something NEW !
I am an avid reader. I read during my commute to and from work each day, on the plane when I travel and instead of watching TV.
Okay, so it's time travel and it's necessary to suspend reality. I get that part. This is great in many ways, an old castle in Scotland, happy and knowing older couple keeping it going, earrings passed down through the generations tied to an old love story, woman following her dreams, literally! It's good. Someone should have edited it a little better in that there were a lot of inconsistencies and little consideration to the impact of going back and forth in time, but I still recommend this one for its entertainment value. It's for those of us who read a lot of books constantly, but I wouldn't recommend it for a busy person who needs to be selective about the books you have time to read.
I'm usually a sucker for a good time travel romance but this one just had too many problems. The characters changed history again and again. One character was able to use silly American idioms in his poor gaelic. And maybe some of the dialogue sounded more absurd coming from a male narrator.
I finished the book hoping it would make more sense but sadly, no. It was really too unbelievable.
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