Just in Time for a Highlander by Gwyn Cready – a review
It’s tough being a woman in a man’s profession, especially for Abby Kerr, the unexpected chieftess of Clan Kerr. Loathe to marry but in need of a strong arm, Abby wishes for a Scots warrior and gets . . . Duncan, the historical reenactment hobbyist.
Wall Street Impresario Duncan MacHarg isn’t bad with a fencing foil, but he’s no Highlander. When a misdirected spell plucks him from the 21st century, he lands in 1705 Scotland at the feet of the fiercest woman he’s ever laid eyes on…
Just in Time for a Highlander by Gwyn Cready is the 1st book in her new Sirens of the Scottish Borderlands series. Just in Time for a Highlander is a time travel Scottish Historical romance, but what makes this different than most time travel romances of this sort is that the man is the one thrown back in time. Most of the historical time travel books I have read, they have all been woman.
Abby Kerr is our heroine, who is the Chieftess of Clan Kerr. Abby and her clan are in the midst of trying to come up with funds to save her land, and to avoid war with the English. She is in desperate help for a strong arm warrior, and may be forced to marry her cousin, Rosston to save Clan Kerr. Abby’s friend Undine is a witch, who uses potents, charms and spells and one of these will bring Abby an unexpected gift.
Duncan MacHarg is our hero from current time, a successful financier and a Scottish Battle reenactor, who while playing in his fun battle, is caught into a spell and ends up in 1705 Scotland. It takes him a short while to realize that he is indeed in old Scotland, and becomes enthralled by the Clan’s leader, Abby. When Abby sees Duncan, at first she is not impressed, but soon realizes that Undine has brought her the strong arm she needs.
What follows is a story of Abby trying to avoid a war with English soldiers, keeping her clan safe, and hopefully avoiding a forced marriage. Duncan at the same time must try to earn the respect of Abby, Rosston and the members of the Clan. The romance between Duncan and Abby is scorching, even though both know at some point he will be sent back to his time, once he completes his forced mission to help Abby.
This was a nice romance, with a very likeable couple and the story had a nice theme. However, I had mixed feelings, as I thought the story was a bit disjointed at times, with some repetition, forcing me to skip a little at times. Overall it was a good story, with potential of being even better.
Reviewed by Barb
Copy provided by Publisher