"Intriguing historical fantasy romance"
Two years ago, her "mundane" mom died leaving Gwynne Owens
without any prospects. Septuagenarian Guardian Lord Breen
married the teen so she can have protection until her
destiny calls her. A few years later, the kind Breen dies
leaving Anna alone, but at least she has widow status and
enjoys her work as a librarian of Guardian lore.
In 1745, Scottish Laird Duncan MacRae wants to end the
conflict between his homeland and England for the
betterment of both countries. However, he is sidetracked
when he sees Anna for the first time and understands the
reference to Helen of Troy; he knows in his gut that she
is his soulmate. Anna rejects his advances although she
is attracted to him as he has too much power as a weather
mage. Still he pursues her, but civil war between the two
countries is imminent and these two individuals will play
critical roles amplified by their love for one another.
This is an intriguing historical fantasy romance starring
two wonderful protagonists. A host of fabulous secondary
players adds depth to the plot or insight to the lead
duet. Much of the story line focuses on Duncan's efforts
to win the heart of his ladylove and to convince her that
they belong together, but once the potential catastrophe
surfaces, the fantasy elements take charge of the plot.
This strong tale will please fans of both sub-genres.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted June 20, 2004