"An incredible reincarnation romance"
Mae Sutton has always been fascinated with Scotland. So
much so, that when she had the opportunity to go to
Scotland as an exchange student, she jumped at the chance.
That was several years ago now, and she had been back home
in Montana for a while, but the pull Scotland had over her
never ended. When she started having dreams again about a
dark castle ruin in Tulcairn, she decided once and for all
to put the mystery behind her as to why she had spent most
of her life dreaming about Moor Castle and a woman who
lived a century before.
Aidan Ramsey owns the property where Moor Castle rests. His
family has lived in Ramsay Hall in the Highlands for many
generations and has heard of more then his share of
mysterious happenings at the ruins -- people disappearing,
strange sights and sounds in the vicinity of the castle,
and much more. He also has dreamed most of his life of the
castle, and one of his ancestors, Quinn Ramsay. When Aidan
sees Mae during a tour of his home, he is shocked by her
appearance. She looks exactly like his ancestor, Quinn's,
wife, Maggie Mae, who disappeared 100 years ago and was
never heard from again.
When Mae and Aidan meet, sparks fly from the first, and
each is drawn to the other in ways they cannot explain.
Also, a resurgence in Mae's dreams, which she learns are
about Maggie Mae and Quinn, causes her to be more
determined then ever to figure out why she has always been
obsessed with Moor Castle. It has an aura of evil and gloom
pervading it, so much so that Mae is overwhelmed, and she
experiences flashes where she herself is living in the
past, feeling Maggie Mae's same fascination with the ruins
which may have been her downfall.
As Mae and Aidan spend more time together, they find
themselves growing closer and closer. They also learn about
each others' dreams and eventually come to realize they
hold the answers to the mystery of what happened to Maggie
Mae. But the evil surrounding Moor Castle is spreading,
threatening to consume them both. They must come together
to solve the mysteries surrounding Maggie Mae and Quinn,
and to put an end to the castle's evil reign. What did
happen to Maggie Mae on that long ago night? Did she
abandon her husband to be with a lover as some suspected?
Or was there something else involved in her disappearance
and possible death? Only Mae and Aidan know for sure, and
it is locked deep in their subconscious and the only way to
draw it out is to face the evil in a fight for their souls
on a night exactly like the one in 1898, on which Maggie
Mae disappeared forever.
Wow!!! This is one intense read. It is extremely
fascinating and will keep one engrossed from the very first
page, and the introduction to the indomitable Mae Sutton.
The theme behind this story is so amazing, it keeps the
pages turning. Mae and Aidan are a perfect match, soul
mates, if only they can come to terms with their
unbelievable circumstances. They engage the reader in their
lives, and those of their friends, all the way to the
shocking conclusion. It is also different in that their
adversary is not the traditional flesh and blood person,
but an entity far more complex and indefinable, that is
housed in the brooding castle.
The underlying reincarnation thread is so well-done, one
can't help but believe. The blinking back and forth between
past and present should be disconcerting, but it isn't. One
understands what is happening in the dreams of Mae and
Aidan and has no trouble following the story. This reviewer
was blown away by the storyline. There are however, several
instances of poor editing, which can be distracting, until
one starts to just ignore them, to prevent being pulled out
of the story. All in all, a phenomenal book, which has this
reviewer eager to go find more works by Ms. Agnew.
© Kelley A. Hartsell, September 2002. All rights
Courtesy Love Romances
Posted November 16, 2003
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted November 19, 2006