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  • Gavin: A Scottish Time Travel Romance

  • Immortal Highlander, Book 5
  • By: Hazel Hunter
  • Narrated by: William Macleod
  • Length: 6 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 28

Though Gavin McShane is happy for his sister and her new life, his own has foundered. As he tries to recover from his lover’s betrayal, he finds solace in the work of being a fisherman in the Orkneys. On his tiny island he finds relief in seclusion - until he meets the ghostly Blue Lady of Marr. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • It took me until 3:30 AM to finish this!

  • By MyOhMy on 05-31-19

Powerful, magical storytelling...not to be missed

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-20-19

Gavin McShane’s body was betraying him…he had ALS and time was not on his side, that is, until he fell 12 centuries back in time! That’s when he began to rebuild his life, first by working on a medieval fishing boat, and then by building a home on a remote, uninhabited island.

Catriona Haral also survived a great loss and betrayal. Now she spends her summers on the island, tending former homes, planting flowers and herbs, and taking care of the animals. It is a sacred, protected place until “he” arrives. She watches him…under the cover of darkness. As she watched, she began to wonder if he had hidden power, perhaps druid kind, like her.

Just about the time you think these two lost souls will find a measure of peace; you learn the Ninth Legion is plotting another invasion. And, all the while evil is moving toward them.

I loved Catorina and Gavin. Their stories and their struggles touched my heart and I suddenly found myself filled with love for these two beautiful, damaged souls who have suffered and lost so much.

The characters are endearing, the story is mesmorizing and the ending is stunning. When I read the book, I was deeply moved by this story and the endearing characters. I thought it couldn't get any better, but that was before l listened to the Audible version! Suddenly, it was as if a whole new story appeared. The addition of a skilled "reader" took it to an entirely different level. Once again, Hazel Hunter’s exquisite writing skills were elevated with the assistance of William MacCloud’s narration. This pair weaves some powerful and magical storytelling skills! Don't miss this five star Audible version. Wish I could give it ten stars - it was totally worth it!

  • Tormod: A Scottish Time Travel Romance

  • Immortal Highlander, Book 4
  • By: Hazel Hunter
  • Narrated by: William Macleod
  • Length: 6 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 44
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 41
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 41

When a modern-day archaeologist lands in medieval Scotland, she leaves behind the one thing that might truly help: her memory. But Jema McShane doesn’t make the trip alone. Her twin brother Gavin falls through time with her. Separated immediately, Gavin must fend for himself. But Jema lands in the powerful arms of the only Viking member of the McDonnel clan, Tormod.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Great Listen

  • By lynda on 04-14-19

Absolutely Enthralling!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-17-19

Hazel Hunter, the creator of The Immortal Highlanders series, has once again proven herself the master of her craft. I’ve read and enjoyed all of The Highlanders books but after finishing Tormod, I can say it is the most unusual and unexpected story to date...and that's a very good thing.

Tormod is full of mystery, intrigue, drama, and powerful attraction. The pleasure is doubled many times over when not one, but two mortals fall twelve hundred years back in time. When Tormod meets Jemma, his heart is changed forever and so is hers. Their journey is met with pitfalls, prejudice, and hidden agendas. I could not put it down.

Do yourself a favor and listen to the audible copy. The "reader's voice" is perfectly matched to the story which only doubles the pleasure. The story grabbed my heart at the beginning and at times, positioned me in the panty melting state (my new favorite state!). It might be a love story, but it comes fully packed with danger and unexpected twists.

It is a masterfully written story that will stay with me forever. As usual, Hazel Hunter never disappoints...every detail is perfect. And thankfully it comes with an exhale since each story is stand-alone but segues seamlessly into all others.

Five stars and my gratitude to the author for a job very well done

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