"From 2001 New York to 1542 Scottish Highlands - accept it as magic"
I just finished The Pleasure Master by Nina Bangs. What a
fun time-travel! Kathy is "magic-ed" from 2001 New York to
1542 Scottish Highlands -- complete with her purse, cell
phone, backpack of hairdressing supplies, and bag of
children's toys (it was Christmas Eve). A lot of the toys
are the motion sensor/action type -- you know, the flower
that sways and sings when you push a button or move in
front of it, things like that. Of course, people of over
400 years ago see that as witchcraft. And how do you
explain hair mousse and curling irons? AND a cell phone
that still dials modern-day New York. Try calling 911 and
asking for help in this situation . . .
Mind you, if you like logical or scientific explanations
for the means of time traveling, this will not suit you. In
fact, the "deus ex machina" is not revealed until the
epilogue, and is the weakest part of the story -- really I
almost think it would have been better without the
explanation. The reader can just accept it as magic.
Raelene G. © Copyright June, 2001 for ParaNormal Romance
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted October 30, 2006