"Great time travel romance"
For someone born in mellow California in the twentieth
century, Lady Robyn of Pontefract has reasonably adapted to
living in the fifteenth century. She blames no one but
herself for her present displacement as her white witch
dabbling transported her to 1461 and the War of the Roses.
To avoid blunders, she uses her palm pilot to help her keep
score between the Lancasters and the Yorks though often she
errs on whose side someone belongs.
Robyn has become engaged to Prince Edward, but problems
exist for the duo. His family believes she is beneath him
and wants their relationship to end. Meanwhile,
aristocratic men want her killed as a witch, jailed for
betting on the wrong side, or seek sex with her. Though a
kind nurturing soul to all she meets, the noble female
spouses want her dead. With reality intruding on history
classes and romantic images, Robyn feels happy about her
life, but would not mind returning to fast food California.
This is an engaging time travel romance that is clearly for
fans of the series. New readers will feel more displaced
than Robyn did when she first appeared in 1461. Robyn is a
pragmatic and delightful lead protagonist and the rest of
the ensemble either provides insight into her or the
chaotic era. Fans of R. Garcia Y Robertson will enjoy the
latest entry, as it is a fun tale.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted March 5, 2003