|Candace Richards, recently moved to England after her divorce and her grandmother's death, suddenly finds herself in 1591 after a lightning strike. She meets handsome Baron Ashton Laurent, who believes she is a spy sent by those who want to destroy him. His knight, Wulf, wants to do away with her, but Ashton protects her. She charms everyone, the kitchen help, the children, and makes a lot of changes, all for the good. But there's trouble afoot. Malina, his finance, who is also the King's niece, is jealous and not only ransacks her room, but kills Candace's dog. And that's not all. Someone is trying to kill her, and very nearly does when Wulf arranges a kidnapping. But she gets away, Ashton rescues her, and she then, with the aid of the oracle, finds her way back to her own time. Since she and Ashton had fallen in love, he promises to follow her as soon as he can. But will he conquer the forces against him and meet her in the future?
I really loved this story. The characters, Ashton and Candace, are wonderful, as are the supporting cast. Malina is a truly evil woman that the reader can't help wanting to get rid of. The author has created a wonderful and very realistic settings to make the reader feel "right there." The romance between Ashton and Candace builds slowly, until both realize they truly love one another and want to find a way to be together. The bad guy, Wulf, is as evil as Malina, and the author does a great job of describing his actions. The emotions are also well done and the reader feels them along with the characters. The beautiful ending was very enjoyable, and all in all, this was a book hard to put down. I do, however, have to comment on a couple problems. There were a great many mistakes such as missing words, added words, and incorrect word forms, as well as some difficulty with POV. In spite of these problems, easily rectified, I could not put the book down.
I would be glad to read more by this author.
Reviewer: Jaye Leyel
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