Morgan Hayes grows up in the 20th century with a mysterious attraction to a hollow suit of armor that stands in the window of her mother’s antique store. She is 24 years old when she becomes entangled within the armor’s metal plates and is whisked back in time, where she is mistaken for a twin sister she knows nothing about. Morgan is forced to marry King Henry’s favored knight, Derek Vanguard, Lord of Braddock Hall.
Abandoned by his mother and having failed as a child to gain his father’s love, Derek’s heart is as cold as the stone walls of his castle. In the end, will Morgan discover the true power of love?
©2011 Theresa Ragan (P)2012 Audible, Inc.
"The ending was so well written it gave me chills, and I purposely read it slowly because I didn't want the story to end. I hope there's a sequel in the not too distant future." (Caroline Fyffe, award-winning author of Where the Wind Blows and Montana Dawn)
I really enjoyed this time travel romance about twins Morgana and Amanda born in Medieval Britain, Morgana was sent to the future as a sick babe to hopefully find a cure for her. Then, when she is 24, she's sent back in time and meets Lord Derek Vanguard and is mistakenly understood to be Amanda, her twin sister who is betrothed to Derek by the King but who had escaped.
It was a funny enjoyable romantic tale about Knights and castles and dreams coming true, no it wasn't 'historically acurate' but I don't think it was supposed to be, so don't look too deeply into this book - it's pure escapism and it's an easy listening fun romp through time.
I thought the narrator did a great job and didn't speak too fast for me but if you're concerned then sample her voice first..
Worth my credit? Yes, I thoroughly enjoyed it.
I probably would not try the author again. The story was just so deja vu, and so stereo typed, how head strong women are today and how they were not like that ages ago. The laird being macho bad guy, yet ..... you get the picture.
Katherine Kellgren did a good job for all characters
If it were more unpredictable and had more history and depth to it.
I would not waste a credit for this book.
I love romantic historical novels.
The storyline. That was what made me buy the book.
When she meets Robert or Robin Hood as she is calling him for the first time (Her twin sisters lover) and every time she is trying to explain how she is. And when she have to apologize for something her sister have done.
Morgan. She is funny.
Yes. And i did just that.
This book is one of my favorites. I love the storyline with going back in time. Morgan is traying to tell everyone, that she is from the future, but no one belive her, because she look like her twin sister. (Won't tell more that will spoil the story) Also that love/hate relationship between Morgan and Derek. Derek won't marry. But because King Henry forced him to take a bride (Morgans twin sister) he don't have a choice. Morgan is fascinated by Derek even though, she is traying to fight the attraction she feels for him. This book is well written. Perhaps it is not historically accurate, but it does not matter. The book is fun and Katherine Kellgren does a great job. I bought the book because it was cheaper than using a cerdit. But worth every penny. Hope you will enjoy the book as much as I did.
I loved listening to books during my commute to work. Maybe I shouldn't have retired!
I would listen to this book again because I find English history from this period quite interesting. There is a sufficient amount of detail about the lives of people of this era to make the story worth reading from that point of view.
Morgan Hayes (the protagonist) is my favorite character. She seems to be the most believable - at least for those of us reading the story in the 21st century.
I also read A Knight in Central Park. Both books are very similar in that they are clearly written by and told from a woman's point of view. That is, the characters are in the middle of what could be a very action-packed scenario and the author goes on at great length about the various emotions Morgan Hayes, and other characters are feeling before continuing with the fighting, escape or whatever. This is okay, it's interestingly done, but as someone reading a review of this book, you may want to know this ahead of time.
This is an interesting story with many exciting moments, not one stands out above the others, particularly.
I liked both of the author's books that I have read so far. I have seen that she has written a third, similar book, and I will probably read that as well.
Good God -- this poor narrator blurted out the entire first chapter in literally one breath. SHE TALKS SO FAST AND WITH SO MUCH EMPHASIS THAT I COULDN'T ACTUALLYHEARANYOFTHESTORY!
Sorry to make fun of it, but I'm kind of irritated that I wasted a credit. I guess I didn't really pick up on that with the listening sample, but by three chapters in, I was so distracted by her super, overcharged, excited mile-a-minute narration that I just could not keep up. I'm a big audiobook listener, so I'm pretty flexible with narrators. But I several times I found myself saying out loud, "SLOW DOWN. Take a breath! Please!" and then I'd get all distracted and have to replay what I had just heard. I finally gave up. It's a shame, because this book seems like it would be a fun, lighthearted time travel novel, which I love. I might borrow it from my library or something. But otherwise, I just can't finish it. Needless to say, I won't be listening to this narrator again. Credit down the drain...
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