"Sensually Stimulating Timetravel & More!"
Based on this new novel and following on the heels of her
two previously successful releases of the THE RAVENCLIFF
BRIDE and THE WATERLORD, Dawn Thompson is proving not only
has she arrived, but is a force to be reckoned with.
Setting her latest novel in 1811, we are introduced to Thea
Barrington come to Ireland to wed Nigel Cosgrove, the
second son of an Earl. Thea is not in love, but the large
financial settlement that will shore up her family's
dwindling coffers will overlook rumors of his unsavory
behavior. An unusual storm on the night of her arrival
brings with it an old gypsy woman whispering a garbled
warning in Thea's ear. Disconcerted by the forewarning and
then by the tales of ghostly spirits haunting the castle,
Thea is shaken when she sees the ghost of Ros Drumcondra
The next day as Nigel is reprimanding Thea's behavior and
attempting to force himself upon her he is viciously
attacked by a falcon who saves Thea from further harm.
While Nigel is recuperating from his injuries Thea cajoles
her brother James into taking her to a nearby pagan
landmark where she enters a time warp and is transported
back to 1695. There she is rescued, then imprisoned by the
very real and very much alive Ros Drumcondra.
From the moment he sees her Drumcondra feels bewitched by
the force of his attraction, but the Gypsy warlord thinks
only of ransoming her back to her betrothed to get back his
castle until he realized that the most important prize was
Thea herself. Thea was afraid to tell Drumcondra she was
from the future, but when his mother scrys the future
showing Thea his death, only then does she realize that she
has been brought back to the past to save him for a future
*** This was an absolutely spellbinding effort by Ms.
Thompson. She held me breathless with excitement as the
falcon Isor led this dynamic couple back and forth through
the portals of time chasing their destiny to find the one
place that they could be together to live and love in
safety. With each journey layers would be peeled back
revealing motivations, and mysterious secrets from the
past. The romance and love story was drawn beautifully then
enhanced with the skillfully sensual brushstrokes of a
master wordsmith. Brilliant writing, a fabulously buff
hero, an enigmatic falcon, and delectable elements
combining gypsy lore and fantasy time travel combine
together to make this one riveting and unforgettable read!
I highly recommend this book.
Marilyn Rondeau -- RIO , Reviewers International
Reviewed by Marilyn Rondeau
Posted January 6, 2007