November 2010/ March 4, 2011
New Concepts Publishing
201 pages/228 pages
Rating: 4 cups
An American tourist in present day Scotland, Mackenzie Isabella Stewart is enjoying her time with her best friend, Jenna. Mackenzie is fascinated by the portrait of the Laird of the Castle Eilean Donan.
Connor McRae is the Laird of the Castle Eilean Donan on Isle Donan. He is trying to keep the chieftain of the Campbell clan from marrying the Stewart lass who is on her way to him.
Mackenzie is simply admiring the portrait when she is approached by two men dressed in strange garb. Believing they are part of a re-enactment, she follows them back to the year 1792. It all feels like a dream as Morvern and his son, Gregory, magicians for John Campbell, tell Mackenzie of their plan to use her to distract the Campbell chieftain and help break the curse her ancestors put on the land. When she is kidnapped by Connor McRae, she realizes this adventure may lead her into more danger than she could have ever imagined.
I love the idea of being able to step through a gate into a different place and time. To be able to take part in the history that has formed a place is a dream of mine, so this story hit very close to the center of my heart. Mackenzie carrying her twenty-first century attitude back to the eighteenth century added a lot of humor to the story for me, if only because of the aggravation it causes the handsome Connor. It did take me a bit to become involved in this book, but once I found myself absorbed in the pages, it was hard for me to take a break. Ms. Hunsaker has written a story that rivals some of the best Highlander stories in the world.
Reviewer for Coffee Time Romance & More