Time For A Highlander

Time For A Highlander

by Maxine Mansfield

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Forty-five-year-old history teacher Bethany Anne Anderson wasn't supposed to die on her dream vacation to Scotland. Someone else was supposed to rescue the child from the falling druid stone. But she's perfectly fine with moving on to the hereafter. She has loved ones waiting for her. Then Tobias Morie, better known as Fate, steps in. Her intervention has changed the future. Before she can move on, she must first help him correct one of his own mistakes. That's fine until she wakes up in 1643 in the body of twenty-year-old Lady Elspeth Frasier. Worse, she's engaged to the very handsome, very young, very virile Quinton MacLeod. But that's not all Fate demands. She must give the Highland laird the heir he'd originally been denied.

Quinton MacLeod loved once. He won't do it again, even if he had time for such nonsense. With the Highland lairds divided between loyalty to their beloved country and the English king, he seeks only peace--in his keep and in his heart. But raised in England and a ward of the enemy, his beautiful new wife has strange notions of education and cleanliness that cause chaos within both. There's also the matter of her very unlady-like views on the marriage bed, which, come to think of it, he's more than happy to overlook. If only he could trust her.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940157653507
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press, Inc.
Publication date: 02/26/2016
Series: Real Men Wear Kilts
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 340
Sales rank: 274,020
File size: 655 KB

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Time For A Highlander 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Sam1219 More than 1 year ago
When 45-year-old Bethany Ann Anderson interferes with Fate's plans and accidentally dies saving a young boy when someone else was actually meant to die instead, Fate uses the opportunity to correct and old mistake. Since 20-year-old Lady Elspeth was never meant to die before her wedding, depriving her betrothed, Laird Quinton MacLeod of an heir, Fate decides that Bethany will need to trade places with Elspeth and give Quinton an heir before she can continue on with her journey into the afterlife. On top of adjusting to life in the 17th century, Beth finds herself embroiled in a tangled web of treachery Elspeth wove prior to her marriage. Hoping to merely survive and fulfill her mission, little does she expect to fall in love with her new husband. Now Beth must find a way to save Quinton and all she has come to hold dear, but who would ever believe the crazy truth, and even if they did, would they burn her at the stake as a witch? If not, would they execute her anyway for Elspeth's betrayals, or would they allow her to give birth to Quinton's heir first? How will she be able to leave her new husband and child now that she finally has found true love? This story is a delightful new take on time travel romance. While the Laird is the typical alpha male, rugged, Highlander hero with a soft spot for his lady, the heroine is unique in that she is a 45-year-old woman who has already lived a full life before being thrust into the past. Having suffered through an abusive marriage and mourning the tragic loss of two young children, Beth is a wounded soul seeking forgiveness and healing. Although she found the strength to leave her abuser, the oppressive loneliness and guilt she lives with is a palpable force. Quinton and the clan unexpectedly fill that void in her life in some ways, but Elspeth's secrets and betrayals, as well as the gulf between her time and the 17fh century keep Beth. This dichotomy serves as an excellent source of tension for the story, and the plot is always exciting. I read this book in one sitting, and will definitely look for more from this author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Too many sub-stories
Allykitten More than 1 year ago
I don’t often read this genre, but this book sounded very interesting and intriguing – and it certainly didn’t disappoint! However, I must warn you there are several hot and steamy sex scenes – so if you’re not okay with that this book might not be for you. This book has a strong plot line with plot twists and fascinating characters. I felt like I was swept away and transported to 1643! I was very pleased with how the time travel concept was so well constructed. Sometimes time travel books seem so fake and impossible. Thankfully, this book considers the whole picture and made the story more realistic and plausible. I liked how well the story flowed and kept at a great pace – with a huge scene happening in just the first few pages! I really enjoyed the humor and comedy scenes! One day I had taken this book with me to the park and I couldn’t stop myself from laughing out loud! Yes, definitely got some crazy lady stares lol! I loved the main character, Beth, who was a 45-year-old teacher and divorcee. She was very sweet and thoughtful – always putting others needs above her own. Unfortunately, she was abused by her ex-husband. They had two sons and her husband completely blamed her for their death. I felt like Beth would be someone I would want to be friends with. She has had some very sad and difficult times, but finally gets to take a much needed vacation to Scotland. That’s where this book really takes off. I think many people will relate to Beth and enjoy her demeanor. This book is totally about second chances/second lives. I love the idea about being able to start over – like a whole new life, but with the knowledge, understanding, and experience of the first life going into the second. Beth was more of a doormat in her first life. She was a pleaser and took care of everyone else, but herself. Now in her second life as Elsbeth she is a sexy, young, take-charge lady with lots of secrets. Even better in her second life, her deadbeat, loser ex-husband is traded in for a handsome, strong, but gentle Highlander! I would definitely recommend this book as it is fun, exciting, humorous, entertaining, and full of love, humor, tragedy, and second chances! I also think this book shows how good things can come to those who most deserve it and that we may not always get second chances – so always make the most out of each day! **Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for honest review.**