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Kindle Deal-Mariana by Susanna Kearsley

Mariana

This $1.99 Kindle sale may only be for today so jump on this one.

Description from amazon.com:

The first time Julia Beckett saw Greywethers she was only five, but she knew at once that it was her house. Now, twenty-five years later, by some strange chance, she has just become the new owner of the sixteenth-century Wilshire farmhouse. But Julia soon begins to suspect that more than coincidence has brought her there. As if Greywethers were a portal between worlds, she finds herself abruptly transported back in time. Stepping into seventeenth-century England, Julia becomes Mariana, a beautiful young woman struggling against danger and treachery, and battling a forbidden love for Richard de Mornay, handsome forebear of the present squire of Crofton Hall. Each time Julia travels back, she becomes more enthralled with the past, falling ever deeper in love with Richard…until one day she realizes Mariana’s life threatens to eclipse her own–and that she must find a way to lay the past to rest, or risk losing a chance for love in her own time.

Deet’s Review previously posted on this blog:

Rating: 5 glorious stars

sexy rating: 3

Here we have a ghost, reincarnation, time travel a heartrending love story of soulmates all wrapped up in exquisite prose. I could not put this book down, I had to read until the last page no matter the late hour. There is an element of subtle danger that culminates in heart pounding action and suspense. The ending is satisfying and romantic.

Romantic quote: “Ordinarily,” he went on, evenly, “I’m a patient man. But I think I’ve waited long enough.”……”Time we both stopped waiting, and began to live.”…. “These are your beautiful days, Julia Beckett.” He promised me softly.

I recommend this book to all romantics who like their stories well written and totally engrossing.

I thought her book THE ROSE GARDEN was my favorite until I read this one although I have loved each of her novels.

 

 

 

 

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Review- Intertwine by Nichole Van

Title: Intertwine (House of Oak, book #1)

Intertwine

 Genre: Time Travel Romance

Author: Nichole Van

Publisher: Fiorensa, Feb. 2014

Source: Purchase, Kindle $.99

Rating: 5

Sexy Rating: 4

Description from Amazon.com:

Time is not a river. It is a vast cosmic sea. Where each life exists as rippling circles on its surface, past and future being eternally present. And occasionally, one expanding ring intertwines with that of another, weaving the lives of two people together. . . .

In 2012, Emme Wilde can’t find the right guy. She wants to feel that swept-off-your-feet dizziness of true love. But so far, her dating life has come up short. Star Trek geek? Nice but too serious. Hippy artist? Cute but too vulnerable. Instead, Emme obsesses over the portrait of an unknown man in an old locket. Granted, a seriously dreamy guy with delicious, wind-swept hair she just itches to run her fingers through. But still. Dead men may be great listeners, but they are not exactly boyfriend material. Emme travels to England, determined to uncover his history and conquer the strong connection she feels.

In 1812, James Knight has given up finding the right woman. All he wants is someone to share his love of adventure. Instead, his life has become a Shakespearean drama. His brother languishes in a tragic star-crossed romance. His beloved sister clings to life, slowly dying of consumption. But then he finds a beautiful mystery woman, dripping wet and half-dead, beneath a tree on his estate. Now if he can uncover her history, perhaps adventure–and romance–will find him at last.

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Yummy! Yummy! Oh yes, yes, yes. You know that feeling when you want a book in a certain genre to just justify all the “okay” books you’ve read in your search for the “good” one? I love Time Travel stories; well, I wanted to love them. The whole idea intrigues me but I’ve rarely come across a really well written one. The ones I read were of the Not-Bad or Okay variety. This is the one I’ve been looking for and it is the first book in the series!! Yay!

Emme and James are meant for each other but how to get them together and keep them together is the question and Nichole Van does a superb job of a perfectly nuanced and well-constructed plot. The sexual tension is sizzling. The romance sublime. This is a true love story.

The side characters are also well drawn and fleshed out and several will have their own book in the series. I can’t wait to read more.

The House of Oak series:

  1. Intertwine (Emme and James)
  2. Divine        (Gerogiana and Sebastian) Nov. 2014
  3. Clandestine (Marc and Kit) Spring 2015
  4. Refine        (Linwood and Jasmine) Summer 2015

 

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Recent Release Review- Just In Time For A Highlander by Gwyn Cready

Title: Just in Time for a Highlander (Sirens of The Scottish Borderlands, book#1)

just in Time

Genre: Historical Romance/Time Travel

Author: Gwyn Cready

Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca, Feb. 3, 2015

Source: Free for review from the publisher

Rating: 2.5

Sexy Rating: 5

Description from Amazon.com:

For Duncan MacHarg, things just got real… Battle reenactor and financier Duncan MacHarg thinks he has it made-until he lands in the middle of a real Clan Kerr battle and comes face to face with their beautiful, spirited leader. Out of time and out of place, Duncan must use every skill he can muster to earn his position among the clansmen and in the heart of the devastatingly intriguing woman to whom he must pledge his oath.

Abby needs a hero and she needs him now When Abigail Ailich Kerr sees a handsome, mysterious stranger materialize in the midst of her clan’s skirmish with the English, she’s stunned to discover he’s the strong arm she’s been praying for. Instead of a tested fighter, the fierce young chieftess has been given a man with no measurable battle skills and a damnably distracting smile. And the only way to get rid of him is to turn him into a Scots warrior herself-one demanding and intimate lesson at a time.

**In this time-travel historical romance it is Duncan who is plucked from the 21st century and deposited in 1706 Scotland in the midst of a skirmish between the Scots and the English. There is an immediate attraction between him and the Scottish clan Chieftess, Abby. Abby is told by her friend and confidant, Undine, that Duncan’s presence is the result of the magic Undine has performed and he is there to help Abby by being her “strong arm”.

I was immediately put-off by the opening scene with a modern day historical reenactment battle being performed in the midst of a city or town’s streets. These are usually held in wide open, park like settings not city streets. People walking around carrying their Macy shopping bags would not be part of the historical scene.

There is plenty of action and sexual tension. The scenes are vivid and the side characters are more developed than the protagonists. I never got on board with the manipulations that Abby was fond of. They were always termed jokes but at Duncan’s expense and they were not funny just humiliating for him. The enemy English Colonel seemed smarter than both Abby and Duncan, which made them look foolish.

Too get involved in a book I have to either like or understand the characters. That did not happen for me in this novel.

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