Time Travel Romance

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Must Love Kilts

There’s something elementally vulnerable yet virile about a warrior in a kilt. He’s basically letting it all hang out there and fighting to the death with heavy, sharp weapons. At the least, he brings out the mother in many women; at the most, the lover in them. Mackay plays on this theme of vul ...

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When Lightning Strikes

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It’s not often that authors try the old bait and switch in their books, but when they do, I get livid. First of all, I absolutely hate it when the blurb and the genre tell me one thing, but the book itself is not what is promised. It’s like finding Jane Eyre promoted as science fiction or Prid ...

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Aching for Always

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Books, like relationships, can have deal breakers. Everything else might be fine, but one thing in particular just puts the brakes on. For Aching for Always, that deal breaker came in the first chapter when the heroine exchanged sex for money. Joss O’Malley may have been engaged ...

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Flirting with Forever

Campbell Stratford desperately wants the post of Executive Director at the Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh. She feels she deserves it, and with a donation of a million-dollar piece of artwork by famous seventeenth century artist Van Dyck coming through based on a contact of hers, she thinks the ...

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Lord of the Isles

Lord of the Isles gets some points for trying - primarily because it tries nearly everything. The plot is all over the place, with time travel, feuding clans, vicious other woman, witch accusations, wounded people, crazy priests....and I'm sure I'm leaving some stuff out. (Fairies! I forgot fairies. ...

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The Best Gift

I have a select few books that I like to pull out frequently to reread during the Christmas season. The Best Gift will definitely join their ranks. <!-- var browName = navigator.appName; var SiteID = 1; var ZoneID = 4; var browDateTime = (new Date()).getTime(); if (browName=='Netscape& ...

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Home in Time for Christmas

A writing professor once told me that dialogue isn’t conversation; it’s conversation’s greatest hits. I wish Heather Graham had taken this advice to heart, as her excessive dialogue and blocky writing style bogged down a book that had some potential. Melody Tarleton is driv ...

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Sapphire Dream

Sapphire Dream is a time travel romance with an interesting, even (dare I say) believable premise. It's a pleasant read, even if I occasionally found myself liking the idea of the book more than the actual book. Brenna Cameron travels to Scotland at the age of 25 to fulfill a long ...

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Till There Was You

This book was an unusual choice for me. I don’t usually like paranormals, time travel romances, or medievals—and yet this book is all three. However, I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed Till There Was You by Lynn Kurland. Zachary Smith doesn’t want to do any m ...

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What Would Jane Austen Do?

Too much of a good thing isn’t always a good thing. In late 2007, author Laurie Brown published a ghost story time-travel romance that felt fresh to me. Too bad that with What Would Jane Austen Do? she’s doing almost exactly the same thing again — only less skillfully. <a href="htt ...