I love writers to venture outside the "rules box" and come
up with a book that is both entertaining and different.
Time Travels are hard to write and this lady likes to
double her pleasure, double her fun, by having both the
hero and heroine transported to a time period where they
are totally out of element. In this sequel to Highland
Dream (2001), you meet Griffin Campbell, a braw Scots lad,
who is smart, sexy and destined to be the Chief of Clan
Campbell - but only if he can marry. Problem is, any time
Griffin gets in the mood for love, his stomach gets ready
to blaw. For you Yanks (braw is might fine; blaw is hurl!!)
A condition that is keeping him from marrying, which stops
him from being the Chief of his Clan. He hies himself to a
cave, same cave where his friend Jix traveled to the Twenty-
first Century, and touches the crystals just as Jix
explained. Suddenly, no sooner than you can stay William
Wallace, the lad is in modern day Yeehaw Texas and meets
Chelsea Brown. Chelsea is as mousey as her name, though
Griffin takes a shine to her.
Only the coil - when he wants to get cozy he starts to get
a bad tum-tum. Chelsea, on the other hand, fears she's too
plain-jane for the Highlander. Griffin sees a picture of
his cousin, from his period, and it says he was hanged in
1882 in Texas. Griffin tells Chelsea of the crystals and
both set off to rescue his cousin from the hangman's noose.
As Chelsea hits the dirt in the Old West, she begins to
come into her own and look of Griffin!
Mallory's writing is refreshingly delightful. The having
both hero and heroine out of element makes for fun time
travel. Simply a really delightful tale.
Posted December 24, 2004
Reviewed by Deborah Macgillivray
Posted November 21, 2006