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5.0 out of 5 starsGood
Reviewed in the United States on January 29, 2020
Another well written story about time travel and romance and history of Scotland!The sweetly written story has no graphic sex
5.0 out of 5 starsEpic adventure in the Highlands of Scotland
Reviewed in the United States on July 4, 2019
I am enjoying the journey of traveling through the Highlands of Scotland with these epic adventures. If you want to read an exceptional time travel romance that keeps you guessing then give this author a try. This book follows Eddard and Morag's son Jock, from book two. Daisy is sent to MacGregor castle to deliver a package when she meets Jock the first time. It takes quite a while before Daisy realizes what is happening. Her roommate Tabby is more able to understand what is going on and helps Daisy to accept reality. The barefoot man makes an appearance in this story too. As he has in the two previous books. Even though this can be read as a stand-alone story, I recommend that you read the previous two books because of recurring characters. I received a free copy of this book and have chosen to leave my honest opinion.
Blanche Dabney's historical time travel stories are such a treat to read and this book is no exception. This one is unusual from the others, though....usually once they've travelled back in time, they're stuck there forever....but in this story, they can go back and forth!
It's surprising that Laird Jock MacGregor doesn't think he's going crazy when Daisy Stone keeps appearing then disappearing from him!! Daisy can't understand what's going on either because one minute she's in her own time and the next she's in medieval time whenever she crosses the Laird's chamber door. There's also the mystery of the silver key with an M on it that keeps ending up in her hands and the horrible dreams she has about a barefoot man. Jock and Daisy must work together to figure out what's going on but they have to be careful because she's in danger of being thought a witch. In the meantime, Jock must find out where the clan's missing money is before the King arrives!!
All in all, I thought it was a well written story and although a bit confusing at first with all the back and forth, it kept my interest.
I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
3.0 out of 5 starsNot Enough Time to Develop Story
Reviewed in the United States on July 5, 2019
I found this to be an odd story. Except for the prologue, the hero and heroine don't meet until after the 33% mark. Because they met so late in the novel, there really isn't enough time to develop a proper romance. It felt like the early time spent in Scotland dealt with mostly inconsequential things, like Daisy getting her bearings and trying to figure out what was going on. This book did have a different element when it flipped back to the present. It was mildly amusing, though in a serious way, that Jock really thought that a demon possessed her because of all of her talk about the future. The idea of the scourge, though, seemed a bit extreme. Wasn't the use of that only for priests? In other ways, too, the author makes the Highlanders very superstitious, with a healer not even wanting to help Daisy in case she was possessed and his soul would be damned because of his involvement with her. I don't think this is historically accurate; not everyone would be a religious zealot. I'm not precisely sure when this book is supposed to take place, but it is clearly in medieval times. Some of it just felt off to me in these respects. I didn't feel like there was enough external conflict going on. There was some, but it felt like it was just kind of stuck on and not fully integrated into the entire story arc. In all honesty, even the Highlander aspect of this story seemed like it was more for window dressing than the actual firm bedrock of a setting; it actually didn’t seem integral for the story or the characters. So for me, the story fell flat in several respects, including an undeveloped romance and not much really going on in the story.
I received a free copy of this book, but that did not affect my review.
2.0 out of 5 starsUmm... inconstancies in the series?
Reviewed in the United States on September 22, 2019
Loved the first one, liked the second, now I’m just lost. SPOILERS. First off what happened to Roger from the first book? Also first book the first born is Phillip then Morag, children of Rachel and Cam. Second off second book Morag is the daughter Rachel and Cam and is somehow now older than Phillip. She marries Eddard. They have an adoptive daughter Caroline. And now third book. Apparently Phillip and Caroline don’t exist anymore just poof like they were never written and Eddard is the son of Rachel and Cam and somehow battled the barefoot man even though the barefoot man was only in the first book, which Eddard wasn’t in and the barefoot man was never mentioned in the second book. So if you can get past the inconsistencies it’s a good series. I however can’t get passed them and got bored with the third and stopped reading 2/3 of the way through it.
This is entertaining, suspenseful and romantic. Daisy went to MacGregor Castle to deliver a package to Jock MacGregor that her sick roommate was supposed to bring. Jock thought Daisy was an assassin, so he threatens to kidnap her if she dares to come back again after the second time she ends up up at his bedroom door. But Daisy isn't in complete control of her travel plans. Jock is also dealing with the quick decline of his parents, and that someone stole the clan's money. Jock is a little oblivious to what's going on around him, Daisy is too eager to do what she loves without thinking of what she has to give up. This is an intriguing series and each book is better than the last. I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author. This is my honest and voluntary opinion of it.
As I read this book it was like watching a movie in my head & I consuder that a top read. Some of the plots seem alike but if you enjoy Diana Gabaldon's books this series are just short & sweet stories of a similar nature.