"a truly enjoyable read!"
An old man (Merlin look alike) tells Cat to follow her
heart. Only she never expected it to land her in the
thirteenth century. She is kidnapped, threatened and
forced to impersonate Brianna McKay, a ruthless outlaw's
Roderic de Montwain doesn't want to marry Brianna but it
has been ordered by the King to do so. Once he lays eyes
on his bride-to-be (which is really Cat), he finds that
the prospect of marriage doesn't seem so bad.
Cat is an independent woman and has difficulty adjusting
to the way a lady of the castle should behave, but Roderic
is patient, and soon Cat falls in love with her brave and
Roderic hears whispers that his wife is mad. He is aware
that her actions are unconventional, but he finds her
intelligent, kind-hearted and intriguing. He hopelessly
loses his heart to her.
Not everyone wants this couple to live happily ever after,
and treachery is afoot. Roderic must find out who is
behind the conspiracy to harm his wife and start a clan
war before it is too late, while Cat is faced with the
prospect of returning to her century and leaving behind
the only man she has ever loved.
Ms. Sumter gives detailed descriptions of the Scottish
Highlands and the way they lived in the thirteenth
century. Her secondary characters, Glyniss, the healer;
Kenneth, the fey-taken; and Gavin, Roderic's trusted man
are likable and add to the story as well. This is truly
Michelle Nutt: Author site
Reviewed by Karen Michelle Nutt
Posted February 3, 2007