"Virginia Farmer will blow you away with this excellent time travel romance!"
Virginia Farmer does it again with her third time travel
romance novel, A Blast to the Past. This book is a fun-
filled adventure and a fast read that you won't be able to
As we follow the tale of Chief Petty Officer Brian
Skelley whose Explosive Ordinance Disposal team, which sees
to the proper care of most things explosive, inadvertently
uncovers an old mine while on a training exchange mission
in Scotland. This one is nothing like they have seen
before. As the officer in charge of this training Skelley
goes and checks it out unaware that another British team
member has joined him. Before he can warn the other team
member away the device goes off.
It is 1301, and Caira MacKenzie is acting as laird of
the keep. Her father, the former laird is dead, as is her
husband. Trying to keep that information secret so as not
to attract the attention of the English, Caira struggles
day to day to keep what few people she has in her care
together. Meanwhile, all other able men have abandoned the
keep to fight against the English, while the MacKenzie's
maintain their neutrality agreement with the King.
When secondary characters Malcolm and Callum discover
and bring Skelley back to the MacKenzie lands and the keep,
the fun dynamics of this book take flight. For it is hard
enough keeping what little of her clan there is together,
Caira must now contend with the possibility of an
Englishman amongst them. And to make matters worse she
can't seem to get rid of him. But, regardless of his
strange manner and dialect she finds herself inexplicably
drawn to him.
And to add fuel to this already explosive book, Skelley
already comes with his own history of having lost those
close to him. So he is not eager to follow the feelings
that keep leading him back to Caira, a woman he could come
to love. And to love would mean a risk of the heart, a risk
he doesn't know he can make in this time.
Virginia Farmer writes another very fun, highly
adventurous and romantic time travel that will not
disappoint. Her characters are well developed and waste no
time reaching in for the reader's heart. I thoroughly
enjoyed this book and was pleasantly surprised by the twist
she throws in at the end in her epilogue. So I recommend
you grab on with both hands as Ms. Farmer blows you away
with A Blast To The Past!
Reviewed by Mindy Lobaugh
Posted January 31, 2004