"A sweet and suspenseful time travel romance"
Sunshine Phillips loved everything about Scotland, even the
rain. She had come to be with her sister Madelyn, seeing her
through her wedding to Patrick MacLeod (A GARDEN IN THE
RAIN) and the birth of their first child. She had even been
left a little cottage from the old MacLeod witch and had had
the role bestowed upon her by Patrick's brother Jamie (A
DANCE THROUGH TIME). She has hopes to be able to stay long
enough to realize her dream, a highlander of her own to love.
Strange things have been known to happen on MacLeod land,
and considering her new in-laws Sunny should not have been
surprised to find a Cameron at her door insisting on her
aid, a medieval one at that. Be careful what you wish for.
Robert Francis Cameron mac Cameron had seen one young
brother fall at the hands of the conniving Fergusson clan,
another lay critically injured. His only hope was the
MacLeod witch. He'd ridden two hours to fetch the old crone,
the last thing he'd expect to find was a feisty young beauty
who seemed more likely to do a body harm than mend one. She
had only acquiesced after he had revealed the year of his
birth, though somewhat fatalistically. She lived on MacLeod
land. She knew what this meant.
Breac could not be saved. Cam's duty now lay in marrying his
brother's shrewish wife, and to raise their children as his
own. But his heart lies with the beauty from another time, a
woman who had the courage to stand up to him and love him as
if he were not Laird...the woman of his dreams. She isn't safe
here, he isn't safe here. His cousin Giric has turned his
clan against him. He no longer has brothers to guard his
back. Could he and Sunshine be happy together in another
time, another place...her place and time? She had tried to
return home alone and had failed. Could they make it there
Ah those tricky MacLeod time gates, so mercurial, working
only when you least expect it. Unfortunately when you step
through one you never know where it will take you...or when.
This particular one isn't going to make their lives easy as
Ms. Kurland as usual has a few grand surprises up her sleeve.
They say that those who cannot learn from history are doomed
to repeat it. Welcome to Cam's new life. But never fear,
the old MacLeod witch, Moraig, knew what she was doing when
she offered Sunny her home; and her devious, matchmaking
family aren't above keeping a few secrets themselves until
the time is just right. But not to worry, even though the
suspense will drive you crazy, Sunny and Cam are destined to
live happily every after.
Some might ask, why Cam didn't confide more in Sunny; try to
work out their problems together? Let's not lose site of the
fact that, in spite of his new situation, Cam was born a
Medieval Scottish Laird. He is an alpha male through and
through, used to fighting his own battles, protecting those
who are weaker and those he loves. You may as well ask why
Cam didn't file assault charges after Sunny's brother-in-law
Patrick MacLeod beat the tar out of him for hurting her.
Come on, this is an altogether different breed of men. They
don't live that way.
Lynn Kurland is the reigning queen of time travel romance. I
love the way she has stayed true to her voice after all
these years. In a genre where the current buzz phrase is
"sex sells," she continues to write sweet, truly romantic
tales that speak to the heart. WITH EVERY BREATH is
certainly no exception. Those who yearn for the days of
chivalry, honor, and courtly love will find a kindred spirit
in Sunshine Phillips.
Alas and alack, poor Zachary Smith has been opening doors
for a dozen years now, and still no lover on the other side
for him. Surely he isn't still drinking milk out of the
bottle? Thanks to Cam, the seasoned modern day time traveler
is on his way to Artane as the head architect for his joint
restoration project with Gideon de Piaget. We all know what
that could mean! I took a peak at the MacLeod genealogy
chart and it now says his story is (to come). Praise be, my
years of begging may finally bear fruit! An understatement
to say, I can't wait!
Reviewed by Leslie Tramposch
Posted July 27, 2008