In eighteenth-century Scotland, Magda McClellan, eight months pregnant, is granted one wish from Auld Annie, an old woman accused of witchcraft. But Magda declines to use her wish because she is perfectly happy; besides, she doesn’t believe in witches. Little does she know how that refusal will forever change her life.

In twenty-first century New York, Maggie McDonald and her husband desperately want to have a child. While they wait for a procedure at a fertility clinic, a Scottish nurse named Annie promises to grant them a baby…if that’s their wish. When Maggie awakens, she finds herself round with child in the eighteenth century and panics.

Magda has also been catapulted through time, waking up in a hospital bed in New York—and she’s not pregnant anymore. When she goes home with a man who claims to be her husband, she searches for clues to the identity of this Maggie McDonald, whose body she now inhabits. Why is Magda here? And why is she no longer pregnant?

As the two women become familiar with their new worlds, they find themselves on emotional paths of self-discovery—but will they find the way home before it’s too late?


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"Fabulous Time Travel"
Reviewed by Marilyn Rondeau
Posted January 29, 2007

In Kirkinwall, Scotland, 1718, kindly Magda McClellan is blessedly content. Eight months pregnant with her first child, she is married to Davy the man who holds her heart. Magda gives comfort and food to Auld Annie, a woman accused of witchcraft. In gratitude, Annie offers Magda one wish, only Magda Read more...

"a truly moving and thought provoking story"
Reviewed by Kenda Montgomery
Posted April 23, 2007

Kirkinwall, Scotland, 1718. Magda McClellan is eight months pregnant with her and Davy's first child and she couldn't be happier with her life. When Auld Annie, an obscure and wise woman, is accused of witchcraft, Maggie cannot turn away and helps her. Impressed with the young woman's Read more...

"A time-travel with some intriguing twists"
Reviewed by Michele Patrykus
Posted October 4, 2007

In twenty-first century New York, Maggie is happy with her life; however, she wishes to have a baby. In eighteenth-century Scotland, Magda is pregnant and very happy with her life. Then she helps the old woman the village declares a witch. The "witch" grants Magda one wish before Read more...

"fascinating, beautifully written, and suspenseful"
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted January 14, 2008

Two women, two men, two periods in history—A Wish in Time by Laurel Bradley brings two couples together in the quest for a child. Maggie wants a child, Magda's birthing time is almost near. Auld Annie, 18th Century witch, offers a wish to reward Magda's kindness. Magda Read more...


A Wish In Time
by Laurel Bradley

February 1, 2007
Available: February 28, 2007
ISBN #0595409482
EAN #9780595409488
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