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"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 put down.

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

SUMMARY

The bomb went off, and US Navy explosives technician Brian Skelley figured he'd been blown to Kingdom Come. Instead, he'd been blown to fourteenth-century Scotland--and into the arms of the most beautiful woman ever. But was she worth getting involved, trying to stop the historic cruelty of the English? Could he give up his career and stay in another time? Was it wrong to introduce these people to explosives?

Caira Mackenzie hadn't time for marriage; she'd been too busy protecting herself and her people at Castle Kilbeinn. But when the dangerous stranger dropped into her life, he ignited something inside her. Brian was a type of warrior she'd never seen, and his strength was unquestioned--but could she trust him with the secrets of her clan and heart?

One thing was sure: The whole adventure would end with a bang.

 

A Blast To The Past
by Virginia Farmer

Dorchester
April 1, 2004
Available: November 10, 2006
ISBN #0505525720
EAN #9780505525727
245 pages
Paperback
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