"Faithful or Faithless? Time will tell."

James Burnett's grandmother was dying - all three grandsons knew this but it didn't make it any easier. One of them would inherit her "talent" - clairvoyance. All she will tell each of them is one thing about their futures. James' proclamation is that "Your bride is in mortal danger, James. You must find her, or she will surely die..." James is a widower which makes it all the more confusing. She couldn't mean? She mustn't mean? Faithless McBride? The woman who ran off with Dobbins' when he went to Edinburgh? Surely not!

Faith McBride has become a teacher in an elite girls' school. After James left her for someone he met in Edinburgh, she has dedicated her life searching for her mother whom she doesn't remember and who left the family when Faith was a wee girl. She has posted in the local paper for anyone knowing something of her mother but hasn't had many replies. Until she runs into James at the bookshop where her mail is delivered, that is.

Together they decide to see what became of Madeline Maynard and why someone wants Faith dead. Is it because of her mother's diary or is it something Faith herself knows? Can James solve the mystery and protect his lost love once more?

This book was a good, quick story. I loved the plot, unique to the female movement in England and the clairvoyance between James and Faith was done quite well. The characters were all well-written (even the bad ones!) and I recommend it for any mystery fan. Well done!

Reviewed by Nancy Eriksen
Posted October 15, 2009


James Burnett is a widower who’s given up hope of finding someone to share his life with. He did, however, once have a lover he later dubbed Faithless McBride. For eight years, he’d suppressed thoughts of Faith McBride’s abandonment with whiskey and women. That is, until visions of her imminent death started to haunt him. Only James can save her from a killer—but can Faith trust the one man who destroyed her faith in love?

Genre: Historical Romance

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The Runaway McBride
by Elizabeth Thornton

Berkley Pub Group
February 1, 2009
Available: February 3, 2009
ISBN #0425226344
EAN #9780425226346
320 pages
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