New York Times bestselling author Lynn Kurland captures the haunting beauty of England—past and present—and the exquisite tenderness of timeless love in this novel in the MacLeod series...
In a bleak, landlocked keep on the English moors, Iolanthe MacLeod dreams of the sea—and of a darkly handsome man to come rescue her. Centuries have passed and she feels she has waited in vain...until now.
Thomas McKinnon is used to attaining impossible heights, both in business and in the mountains he loves. But when the chance to restore a twelfth century castle comes his way, he gamely takes hammer in hand and crosses the Atlantic, expecting to find nothing more interesting inside his new home than cobwebs and weeds.
But in that ancient, crumbling castle, the fierce, restless spirit of a medieval Scottish woman lives on—a woman so haunting that he would do anything, go anywhere, risk everything to make her his forever...
When restless tycoon Thomas McKinnon visits an ancient Scottish castle he had purchased on a whim, he's stunned to find the crumbling keep teeming with ghosts. One spirit in particular swiftly captures his attention and his heart. Beautiful Iolanthe MacLeod has haunted the castle for the past six centuries, and she's unwilling to relinquish her home to the handsome foreigner. Thomas is determined to stay, however, and despite the absurdity of the situation, he settles in and attempts to woo her. The novel becomes even more convoluted when Thomas decides to travel back in time through a secret portal on the castle grounds in order to rescue Iolanthe before her untimely death and bring her to the 21st century. Iolanthe fears that her past self won't know him, but Thomas's simple, shortsighted response is, "There's no reason you can't remember the future." Despite Kurland's perky, humorous voice, her flat characters including a group of protesting preservationists, Thomas's whining ex-fianc and a handful of belligerent ghosts prevent this overworked narrative from taking off. Still, readers who enjoy frothy time travel romances and lightweight ghost stories may derive a few laughs.