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This is the first book I've read by Jennae Vale so I didn't know what to expect. I have to admit, when I think of a time travel romance I think of a detailed story that is seeped in history and adventure. This book, however, was a little predictable, low on history but surprisingly is still really quite enjoyable. It is a good beginning to what I hope will be a great time travel series.
This was a fun story that was set in modern day and 16th Century Scotland. The main characters, Ashley and Cailin, are both very likable, interesting and their romance was sweet and transcends time. The ending came too soon however so I am happy there will be more books to come.
If you go into this book knowing it's more of a fun time travel romance rather than a deep time travel adventure I think you will enjoy this story even more. I'm looking forward to the next book.
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Let’s face it. If I could time travel I would. The adventurous spirit of my inner-self thrives on the excitement of getting into a tight situation and being able to squeeze out of it. It was great fun following Ashley Moore on her escapade to Scotland and yes, beyond, to its past.
I appreciate Paul Woodson’s narration style, particularly when there’s a brogue in the mix. Jennae Vale is a new author to me, and since I love reading about Scots, the Highlands, etc. it was natural to give this book a listen.
When the present and the past bump heads, I’m always intrigued. Ashley was your typical American girl except for this dream which just wouldn’t leave her. Deciding to take a trip to Scotland (nudged by destiny’s hand and the magic of a woman who ‘sees’ more than most) she is looking for the mysterious man who won’t leave her dreams.
She finally arrives at the Thistle and Hive inn which is run by two charming people. Her life begins anew when she crosses a bridge when hiking close to the inn. She runs from creepy Teddy on one side of the bridge, she thinks is out to hurt her, only to run into someone who definitely IS, on the other side.
The author builds tension as Ashley experiences buzzing and tingling and gray-eyes becomes more insistent in her dreams, urging her to hurry. So by the time she runs over the bridge I was more than ready to experience her adventure. And what an adventure it turned out to be!
Cailin MacBayne, the hero, is a male any woman would love to have dote on her. Ashley needed such a man in her life, but not all was easy when she ran across the bridge and entered the swirling fog. Plenty of action and danger awaited Ashley. I enjoyed the humor and comradery and warmth of the Mackenzie clan. It was comical seeing Cailin's reaction to Ashley’s American speech and slang.
All in all, I enjoyed much the presentation of A Bridge Through Time. Would that the town of Glendaloch really exist bringing past and present together!
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