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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Into The Scottish Mist by Beth Anne Miller

Into The Scottish Mist by Beth Anne Miller
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Genre: Contemporary, action/adventure, Historical, sci-fi/fantasy
Length: Full Length (354 pages)
Heat: Spicy
Rating: 4 books
Reviewed by Iris

Abby Sanders returns to her beloved Scotland after a long absence, seeking peace after a terrible tragedy. A chance detour reunites her with Ian Mackenzie, the love she left behind four years ago. Their attempt to rekindle their romance along the shore of Loch Ness is cut short when Abby vanishes.

After a desperate search for the woman he’s spent four years trying to forget, Ian is forced to believe the unbelievable: he must travel through the mists of time to find Abby. But finding her is just the beginning. Trapped four hundred years in the past, Abby and Ian must find a way to end a bitter clan feud or sacrifice their return to the present and their future together.

If your idea of a good hero includes a guy wearing a kilt, engaging in sword play, finding a heather field an erotic playground, and singing Metallica songs in time of distress, then boy . . . do I have a hero for you!

Although the story alternates between 2010 and 1610, the reader does not get confused or lose the storyline. The secondary and tertiary characters are as well written as our hero and heroine. Their personalities are developed, and are integral to the the story. In fact, this is one of the few times that I was left wanting a sequel because of a secondary character!

This story, unlike many time-travel stories I have read, does not leave anyone “behind” in the past or in the future. I found that immensely satisfying.

But, let's not forget this is a romance! Our heroine, while having a crisis over her feelings for the hero, is a strong, capable woman. She is not the simpering female who needs her prince on a white charger to ride to her rescue. And our hero . . . What can I say that I didn't say above? He is written as a thoughtful, charming Highlander, whose first duty is to save his woman, and to protect the past.

Despite the length of the book, I found this a quick, thoroughly enjoyable read. Take some time out and put this on your to-read list!