Monday, October 19, 2009

Lord Of The Highlands-Veronica Wolff

Lord Of The Highlands
Veronica Wolff
Berkley, Nov 2009, $7.99
ISBN: 9780425231135

In present day San Francisco, Felicity under the name “Mellow Yellow” is taken aback when she seeks her perfect match with an on-line dating service; only the response is she has no matches. Still stunned with being declared “unmatchable”, Felicity plays with a tarot deck.

The next thing she knows is she is in 1658 where she meets Highlander William Rollo; as he rescues someone form the Tower. Having met time travelers before, William is not shocked with the displaced woman; however he is stunned with his attraction as he wants her and by her seductive behavior he knows she wants him. However, this is not a safe era for an out of time soul mate to be in Scotland as witch hunters roam the Highlanders seeking to burn travelers from the future; while his efforts to return the legitimate monarch to the throne adds to the danger. Still both want her to stay with him for eternity.

The latest twenty-first century female battling a seventeenth century Highlander is an engaging gender war as each wants one another, but neither believes they have all the time in the world to pursue that attraction. William has met futuristic females before (see Warrior of the Highlands) so is not quite bewildered by Felicity’s equality attitude. On the other hand she adapts rather easily considering the culture shock. With real people and events to anchor down time and place, Veronica Wolff provides a wonderful time travel romance.

Harriet Klausner

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