Wednesday, June 3, 2009

TIMELESS MIST by Terisa Wilcox

by Terisa Wilcox
L&L Dreamspell
Spring, TX
ISBN: 9781603181105
Trade Paperback, 288 pages, $17.95
Genre: Historical romance

College student Kristianna Campbell has disturbing dreams about a Scotsman just prior to her planned visit to Scotland. At Castle MacGregor, Kristianna recognizes this man in the portrait of Iain MacGregor, laird of the MacGregor clan for a short time before he disappeared in 1604. On a visit to a small village, Kris spies an antique gold watch and touches it, immediately conjuring the image of Iain MacGregor, the watch’s owner. That night, examining the watch, she finds a small, hidden compartment and when she reads the verse inside is transported back in time to 1603. The first person she sees is Iain, who is suspicious of her appearance. Aware of the intense hatred between the MacGregors and the Campbells, Kris lies about her last name, terrified that Iain will consider her a spy if he knows. Iain MacGregor, worried about the safety of his clan and battling enemies from all sides, is intrigued by Kristianna, but he’s been betrothed twice before, both of whom betrayed him, and isn’t about to trust another lass. Realizing she is falling in love with Iain, Kris knows she must tell him the truth but is wary of Iain’s reaction and fears he will reject her.

Terisa Wilcox has penned an intriguing story, filled with interesting historical detail and dialogue so realistic as to transport the reader back in time to Scotland of the 17th century. Kristianna and Iain are charming characters and Wilcox relays their attraction to one another in a fun, entertaining way. The plot moves quickly and will hold the reader’s attention throughout as Wilcox cleverly weaves conflicts into the story that threaten the two lovers’ future.

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