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..Show More » 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.