As a mechanical engineer in 1981 Chicago, Connie designs plumbing systems. She has also designed her life to perfection, right down to the man she hopes to marry. But when Mr. Right proposes, she can't say yes. A head-clearing vacation brings her to the Scottish Highlands, where her free-spirited twin wishes for Connie to find true love. Neither sister expects the wish to send Connie hurtling 500 years into the past.
Wilhelm Murray, heir to the barony of Dornoch, hopes to one day hold a seat in Parliament and bring urgently needed reform to Scotland. But everything changes when a woman slated for execution proclaims her innocence using the most peculiar language. Powerfully attracted to the brave beauty, he rescues her even though it means becoming a fugitive and forfeiting his dream.
As Connie and Wilhelm evade capture, she discovers his passion for justice. Scotland needs his ideas. It needs him. And so does she. But in order to clear Wilhelm's name, she will have to turn her back on everything she's worked so hard for and embrace the magic of love.
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Eciting Time Travel Romance
Time Travel Romance
The way the characters interacted and how they handled the time travel situation
Her narration adds the accents that really complete the story
There were a few teary moments - esp when the Thurstons take Constance as their daughter
An audio book that features characters with an accent is always more interesting when the accents are done well as they are in this case
- Diane D "Diane D"
It was okay. This story could have been so much better; it just fell kind of flat for me.
Constance was really getting on my nerves after her and Willem/Wilhelm left for Inverness(?). She complained about her name not being as important as his (hello, time period!), she said she'd stop lying but then wouldn't answer of Willem’s/Wilhelm’s questions (not even her name?), and then she was being a pain when Willem/Wilhelm tried to surprise her with a bath. She was upset when she found out that Willem had her bag of stuff and thought he wanted something from her, even though he had been nice to her the whole time prior. I just wasn't really a fan of her.
I wouldn't really say the ending was all that surprising. It was more of a common sense/expected type of situation.
The narrator did a GREAT job! The variety of accents and the fact that she could do a male character who actually sounded like a male not just a female pretending to be a male. That was a nice plus there.
Again, it was an okay story, but I'm glad I came across Marian Hussey because unlike the majority of narrators I've listened to she did a great job.
Something that really surprised me was the fact that Constance never really said anything about the stuff she was lacked/missed (bathroom, hygiene products, the food she ate), nothing. She goes five hundred years back in time and perfectly content with the lack of additions that were in 1981.
What was with the narration involving words like: mayhap, thus, and other archaic sounding words?
The monkey. Given the time period, when would Willem/Wilhelm have ever seen or known what a monkey was?
- Melissa "I love reading! I also love looking for mistakes in what I'm reading."