"Fun time travel romance"
In 2000 on location in Scotland, stuntwoman
Catherine "Cat" Terril sees a strange looking elderly man
who tells her to follow her heart and seemingly vanishes.
She assumes her peers pulled a prank on her, but still
follows in the direction she saw him disappear. Before she
knows what happens she opens a door, takes a step, and
falls into a freezing lake.
Angus, the son of abusive local clan leader Colum Mackay,
captures Cat and concocts a plot to save their lives from
the wrath of King Alexander. Cruel Colum needs his
daughter Brianna to marry Roderic de Montwain to assuage
the regal, but she eloped with Alistair Kincaid, brother
to another Laird. The Mackays warn Cat to cooperate or
else and quickly marries her off to Roderic as Brianna.
When she first sees Roderic Cat knew she has found her
soulmate, but this is 1320 and she was born over six
centuries into the future; her actions leave Roderic to
wonder if he has fallen in love with a mad woman.
This fun time travel romance will thrill readers as the
key males assume that Cat is mad because of how she
behaves so unlike the ladies of the century. The story
line is fast-paced and action-packed with the Mackays'
plotting while Roderic wonders why the seemingly
intelligent Vat is off balance mentally. Though her work
allows her ease of adjustment, fans will appreciate the
historical Scottish romance between the stuntwoman and the
Reviewed by Harriet Klausner
Posted October 17, 2005
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted January 19, 2007
On location in Scotland for a film shoot, stuntwoman Cat Terril is waiting to film an action scene when she takes a stroll through the ancient castle that is their set. Then she meets an old man in black robes who gives her a set of keys and directs her to .... "Follow your heart ..." Thinking it is a harmless prank designed by fellow stuntmen, Cat follows the old man's direction to a locked door around which swirls a strange, lavender mist. Using the set of keys, she opens the door, steps into the mist and falls, literally, into a frigid lake in thirteenth century Scotland. There was no 'harmless prank' involved. Cat is in desperate peril, finding herself suddenly the hostage of vicious, brutal clan leader, Calum Mackay. To obtain clemency from the Scottish king, the renegade Mackay must give his daughter, Brianna, to Englishman Roderic de Montwain in marriage. Brianna, however, in love with another, has run away. And Cat bears a striking resemblance to Mackay's absent daughter. It is unbelievable enough to find herself in medieval Scotland. It is beyond comprehension to find herself abruptly married to a stranger. A stranger, moreover, who unlocks a passion and sensuality within her Cat never suspected she harbored. And Roderic, who has vowed to never lose his heart, finds himself falling for the mysterious, flame-haired bride he has taken to his bed. A bride some say is mad ... and others claim is an imposter ....