"An exciting time travel romance"
In 1518 in the Scottish Highlands, Besseta Alexander
warns her son Nevin that the Laird Drustin Mackelter is a
danger to him. Nevin knows that his mother is not
the "sharpest blade in the armory", and worries more about
the impact of her pagan practices on his efforts to set up
a ministry in town. Fully believing in her prediction and
promising Nevin not to kill the Laird, but unable to allow
Drustin to harm her son, Besseta arranges with Gypsies to
place Drustin in an unnatural sleep till sunlight and human
blood touches him.
Five centuries later, a bored American, Gwen Cassidy,
comes to Scotland in hope of some romantic adventure. She
falls into a cave where she awakens the sleeping Laird.
Though shocked by her attitude and appearance, Drustin is
more stunned by the ruins of his home. Feeling an
obsession that his clan needs him in the sixteenth century,
Drustin coaxes Gwen to join him on an adventure of a
lifetime that includes time travel, love, and treachery.
KISS OF THE HIGHLANDER is an exciting time travel
romance that takes readers on quite an action packed tale.
The reactions of the lead characters to the respective
other person's era is precious and on the mark. The story
line is loaded with twists and turns, cleverly handles the
time paradox issue, and still provides a strong romance
that proves once again that Karen Marie Moning in her
fourth outing has written a winning novel.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted August 28, 2001
A laird trapped between centuries...
Enchanted by a powerful spell, Highland laird Drustan
MacKeltar slumbered for nearly five centuries hidden deep
in a cave, until an unlikely savior awakened him. The
enticing lass who dressed and spoke like no woman he’d ever
known was from his distant future, where crumbled ruins
were all that remained of his vanished world. Drustan knew
he had to return to his own century if he was to save his
people from a terrible fate. And he needed the bewitching
woman by his side....
A woman changed forever in his arms...
Gwen Cassidy had come to Scotland to shake up her
humdrum life and, just maybe, meet a man. How could she
have known that a tumble down a Highland ravine would send
her plunging into an underground cavern — to land atop the
most devastatingly seductive man she’d ever seen? Or that
once he’d kissed her, he wouldn’t let her go?
Bound to Drustan by a passion stronger than time, Gwen is
swept back to sixteenth-century Scotland, where a
treacherous enemy plots against them ... and where a
warrior with the power to change history will defy time
itself for the woman he loves....
Winner of the P.E.A.R.L. Award 2001 - Best Time Travel