A time-travel romance “with all the grace and sensuality readers have come to expect from” the New York Times–bestselling author of Star-Crossed (Library Journal).
To lift a family curse, MacKenzie Sinclair heads to the Guatemalan jungle to return an amulet her great-great grandfather, Perry Sinclair, took from a Mayan temple. On that same expedition, his partner, Liam O’Shea, disappeared—possibly betrayed or killed by Perry—which started the Sinclair family’s string of bad luck.
Once at the ruins of the ancient city of Tikal, Mac is sent back in time to 1884—and into the life of Liam O’Shea. Together with the headstrong, honorable, and disarmingly handsome adventurer, Mac has a chance to turn the tide of history—and the fortunes of her own heart.
Praise for Susan Krinard
“Susan Krinard was born to write romance.” —Amanda Quick, New York Times–bestselling author
“The reading world would be a happier place if more paranormal romance writers wrote as well as Krinard.” —Contra Costa Sunday Times
“A vivid, talented author with a sparkling imagination.” —Anne Stuart, New York Times–bestselling author
In this romance that stumbles in the jungle but finds its heart in San Francisco, a young woman goes back in time to prevent a family curse, then falls in love with the man whose life she saves. MacKenzie "Mac" Sinclair is happy with her quiet life and museum job until her dying grandfather asks her to atone for a murder committed by her great-great-grandfather, a murder that burdened the family with a curse. She journeys to Mayan ruins and discovers the victim's bones, only to be swept back more than a 100 years by the mystical intercession of an ancient amulet. She awakens to meet sexy explorer Liam O'Shea, whom she duly saves from a murder attempt that may have been instigated by her ancestor, Perry Sinclair. At first, Mac spouts feminist cliches and snips at Liam like an adolescent, but the story gains momentum as they travel to San Francisco and she discovers that, by saving him, she may have prevented the marriage of her own great-great-grandparents. Thanks to Mac and her great-great-grandmother, Perry is exonerated, Liam is saved once again, and true love triumphs over time despite Victorian attitudes. Krinard also wrote Prince of Shadows and Prince of Wolves.