"Another Mallory gem!!"
What a fun read! Tess Mallory is a super talent, and really
has a knack for doing Time Travel with such fun. The third
in a series of "Highland" tales, Highland Dream (Dorchester
March 2001) and Highland Fling (Dorchester March 2003),
Highland Magic is the last in the Time Travel Trilogy. Jix
and Jamie Macgregor -- the time traveling lovers from the
first book -- are coming to pay a visit to Dr. Samantha
Riley in Houston present day.
Samantha is at odds with her father. Retired Air Force
Colonel Patrick Riley (Pat Riley??? lol) wants his daughter
to marry Duncan Campbell. But Sam is not thrilled with the
idea. The only thing more heated than the air around these
two when they get in the same room, is the arguments they
continually end up in. Sam is dating a rich boy -- Luke
Carter III -- and Riley remarks he hopes the last!! He is
afraid the rich lad will break his daughter's heart. Sam is
resistant to daddy dearest telling her whom to date, after
all she's twenty-eight- years-old. Since Sam almost married
a scam artist out to get his hands on her trust fund, daddy
doesn't trust his daughter's ability to find the right man.
Only Jix's intervention saved Sam from making this mistake.
Four years ago, Jix had a clairvoyant dream in which she
saw Sam making the horrible mistake. To prevent that, she
kidnapped Sam and spirited her to Scotland to stop her.
Only Sam never told her father Jix just didn't kidnap her,
but with the help of the green crystal in Jamie's sword,
they actually traveled back in time.
Sam would like to think it was a crazy dream, but since
Griffin Campbell has married Jix's friend Chelsea and they
were now in the present, too, it was hard to deny she had
actually traveled time. Harder to deny Duncan Campbell --
Griffin's cousin. Duncan was living, breathing proof that
people could travel through time. Duncan had acquired a
strange sickness connected to him trying to get back to his
time, and Sam had spent six month trying to save him.
Sam would like to forget about Duncan and the time travel
experience. However, when lightning strikes the ancient
crystals at Jacob's well, the energy ricochets Sam and
Duncan back to his time. And then the fun begins. Sam is
mistaken for a Faery Queen! She claims Duncan as her
consort and delights in ordering him around. However, as
things progress Sam learns Duncan has been summoned back to
save the Princess Talamar? Also, there is an evil plot to
destroy all the time traveling lovers. Does Duncan love the
princess? Will they save the princess? Will they find love
everlasting -- and should they shop for a neat four-story
castle or an apartment in Houston?
Mallory's writing is fast-paced, making this one fun read
from start to finish. I highly recommend all
three "Highland" Time-Traveling tales by Mallory.
Posted July 23, 2005
Reviewed by Deborah Macgillivray
Posted November 22, 2006