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In the end who knows how it can happen and why? So I took the story as it came. I guess the lack of character development bothered me more. The story could have been so much better. I am not talking Outlander details here but somewhere in the middle. I hope the other books will get a more well built story. If you like time travel, well, you cannot miss this one because there are not so many on the market.
Feb 22, Shirl rated it really liked it.
A Laird for all Time by Angeline Fortin
This was a very interesting book. The first half I though was ok and was good, but then surprises, action, adventure and romance. I loved the 2nd half of book. I couldn't put it down. Don't want to give anything away so I won't go into any details. I was alittle disappointed in that Iain's character was alittle weak and he didn't seem like a very macho laird. That is why I dropped a star. What a wonderful story that proof the power of love. I got it today loaned by Carolyn and read it in one-sitting.
It was everything I was hoping for. Love love love this story!! Definitely a good read for anyone who loves Time Travel.
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It was only one night, now almost just a dream, with few tangibles but a cairngorm earring and a feeling of lingering love and desire. It was only a one night stand but its essence lingers on them both for years; promising more, promising everything. Katherine St Claire was on a vacation in the Scottish Highlands. The once proud Castle of Duncreag is now an inn, offering old world charms from five-hundred years earlier. She fell into an exhausted sleep after an eventful day and woke, sometime in It was only one night, now almost just a dream, with few tangibles but a cairngorm earring and a feeling of lingering love and desire.
She fell into an exhausted sleep after an eventful day and woke, sometime in the night. Exploring this changed room; she finds a mysterious door and opens it. In the murky darkness, she spies a bed and a movement upon it startles her. Out of the gloom arises a male form that slowly comes into full focus as he approaches. As Katharine stares at Iain Mackintosh, all fear fades and only a lustful love remains. Without a thought, their love is consummated in a night full of bliss.
At dawn, she returns to her room and soon discovers that she is back in the present and Iain a mere memory. Over the next eight years, Katherine and Iain continually bounce against the fabric of time and the sheer material of it keep them from truly uniting them. Tired of living a dream, Katherine returns to the Scottish Highlands to the castle along the river Findhorn in hopes of repeating the past. A myriad of characters and plots keep the reader enthralled with a story that scampers through time. Medieval Scotland is brought to life and Ever since Diana Gabaldon wrote the Outlander series, time travel, and the Scottish Highlands have become a favorite topic for aspiring writers to write about and undying romantics to read about.
Although the catalyst remains a mystery, the portal is soon discovered. One of the attractive parts of the Outland series is the ability of the author to create deep and complete characters. Another one is her ability to push the time travel into the back and creating historical novels of a rare and elite quality; inspiring both readers and writers.
This tale, however, never really releases the time travel element but instead builds around it. The characters are vividly portrayed and their plights keep the readers awed. The centuries fall away as you are transported five hundred in the past. Sep 17, Natalie E. Ramm rated it really liked it. Everything in its Time reminded me a lot of Outlander which is one of my favorite romances ever! A modern day girl, Katherine St. Claire, manages to go back in time to the 15th century and sleep with a sexy Scottish Laird named Ian. Will Katherine be saved? Will Jeff ever be rejoined with his lover?
Everything in its Time is extremely suspenseful. There are abductions, battles, time traveling, betrayals, TWO love stories. I was flipping pages like a maniac well, touching the right side of my Kindle screen like a maniac. Also, word to the wise, the prologue is really just a sex scene: Sep 05, Suzanne rated it really liked it. I really enjoyed this book and congratulate the author on a story well told. The characters were all strong, believable people that you would meet in real life and they jumped off the page to become my friends.
The story rolled along nicely and you could really feel the intensity of the love between Katherine and Iain as well as the strong family bond between Katherine and her brother Jeff.
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The only frustration for me was how easily Iain believed her when she confessed she came from years in I really enjoyed this book and congratulate the author on a story well told. The only frustration for me was how easily Iain believed her when she confessed she came from years in the future. However, I managed to push that aside as I travelled their journey with them and was so sorry when that journey came to an end. I found that I have been thinking of the story and the characters since finishing the book and know that this will be one book that I revisit from time to time.
I recommend this book to anyone who loves the whole idea of time travel, the Scottish Highlands and a good romance with a twist of mystery thrown in. This isn't the greatest. The story is a bit slow in spots, and the characters are so dense at times that I found myself secretly fantasizing about them all being killed But I'm a sucker for time travel romance, so I enjoyed it. Mar 26, Elodie rated it it was amazing.
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Wow, what an amazing story of undying love. What Ian and Katherine went through is nearly beyond imagination. They are soulmates, separated by hundreds of years, they have such a chemistry they have instant-recognition of who they are for each other, but unable at first to comprehend who is who and when. They will stay apart for years until Katherine decides it might be time to say goodbye to her dreams lover. For this, she goes back to where everything began, in Scotland, where the man of her dre Wow, what an amazing story of undying love. For this, she goes back to where everything began, in Scotland, where the man of her dreams seems to be from, and the closer she is, the more she dreams, the more her dreams look like real.
Until the day she is really back in his arms. Then everything around them turns to chaos. They will have to face lies, betrayals, murders I loved both characters, they never doubted of each other, nor about their love or existence, ready to give up everything to be sure the other will be safe or to be together. Ian is not the ruthless laird we could have expected during these harsh times, he is companionate and cares for those whose the live depends on him. And once he sets his eyes on Katherine, she will be his one and only love.
This is one of those stories that left you on the edges, eager to read more and afraid of it too, it brings heartaches of what they suffered and had to face. I was not bothered the first third of the book was about their life in their own time, showing us who they are really and the decisions they will have to take.
Mar 31, Elaine rated it it was amazing Shelves: Shirl recommended this book to me. It started a little slow but halfway through, it just got better and better!. I will not be putting this down until it is finished! I am making myself be really strict with giving 5 only to really amazing books. Daughter says I rate too high! Dec 20, Jen rated it it was amazing. I loved this book! Highlanders,Time Travel,Mystery,Deception and emotional! Jan 01, Laura P rated it liked it Shelves: Listened to the audiobook It was hard to get used to a male narrator doing the female voices. Plot was predictable, but not bad.
Re-read as a part of the Hearts out of Time Boxed Set. Jun 09, Melany Sari rated it it was amazing Shelves: This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. First few pages caught my heart immediately. The writing style amazed me in a way that as if I could hear all the dialogues in my head even until the level of their voices sound might like.
The description made me as if I was inside the story, watching. The best feeling is I could feel their love right inside my heart. The tingling, the giddy and even the passion of their love seemed so real for me. I didn't put much hope for this book at first. It had been awhile I couldn't find a book that mad First few pages caught my heart immediately.
It had been awhile I couldn't find a book that made me feel like this. The moment I reached the end, I wish the ending was extended a bit. Maybe more explanation on how Katherine was healed. Or what happened to both of them afterwards. Though the past, present and future seemed intertwined in a messy kind which was like a time travel paradox, the anticipation on how to change their fate hooked me up until the end. Apr 30, Michele rated it it was amazing.
This is a time travel book you are not likely to forget! Katherine and Iain are meant to be together. There is one small problem--Katherine lives in the present time--Iain lives in the 15th century!! They meet one fateful night in a Scottish castle--and that is all they have--one night. Katherine leaves behind one earring--all that proves to Iain that he was not dreaming. Neither forgets the other and then Katherine decides to try to make it back across the time barrier.
There are twists and turn This is a time travel book you are not likely to forget! There are twists and turns and several ways this book could end--I was very happy that it ended the way it did. Everything in Its Time Mar 20, Catherine Greenfeder rated it it was amazing. Paperback , pages. A Laird for All Time 1. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about A Laird for all Time , please sign up.
See 1 question about A Laird for all Time…. Lists with This Book. Jul 19, Alp rated it liked it Shelves: I managed to read through chapter 14 before I had enough. So I really tried because there is a story here. It's just badly written. I kept waiting for something interesting to happen. Instead, I was bored.
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Fortin "tells" the story instead of showing which accounts for the lack of emotional connection for me. She does a poor job of head hopping no proper setup before switching POV. She has paragraphs of boring though probably well researched descriptions and historical information, harping o I managed to read through chapter 14 before I had enough. She has paragraphs of boring though probably well researched descriptions and historical information, harping on and on about the restorations to the castle.
I kept getting bumped out of the prose by jolting, crude and out-of-character dialogue. Her bedside manner is horrible to nonexistent. And for someone who has had no time for vacations, sleep or a private life for the last seven years - due to her residency work schedule - she knows way too much about the content of daytime TV, as well as other POP culture references, which I can't imagine a resident doctor would have time for.
Connor, the hero is flat, stereotypical and gloomy - for no good reason. He thinks Emmy is his long lost wife, whom he did not love or even like, a woman who left him on his wedding night ten years prior. He had the marriage annulled. But his ego was badly damaged by her running away, he became a bitter man who hasn't known happiness since she left. He spent years searching the world to find her. A woman he didn't love and who didn't love him, whom he met the day he got married.
An alpha male would have said good riddance and had the unconsummated marriage annulled. But ten years later, Conner is still grieving for the loss and can't let the past go and forgive. After fourteen chapters, the story has yet to progress. No one has learned anything or changed much at all. There's no explanation for how she was transported back in time, no villain, and nothing interesting has happened. Sorry Fortin, this wasn't ready for publication yet. Okay, so what can I say I really liked this book a great deal. Emmy takes a shuttle bus to the castle Duarts on the Island of Mull; she turns out to be the only tourist on the Shuttle and winds up talking to he driver Donnell quite a bit; upon reaching the castle she makes a statement that life must of been so much simpler during the time the castle was refurbished , she g Okay, so what can I say I really liked this book a great deal.
Emmy takes a shuttle bus to the castle Duarts on the Island of Mull; she turns out to be the only tourist on the Shuttle and winds up talking to he driver Donnell quite a bit; upon reaching the castle she makes a statement that life must of been so much simpler during the time the castle was refurbished , she getsa sudden feeling of vertigo and finds herself in front of the Castle alone with Large highlander riding up to her looking angry and shouting in gaelic , what is a girl to do but faint.
This sets up th Story line for a budding romance, discovery of old secrets kept and second chances not only for Conner an Emmy but for Conner 's bother Ian and his wife Dorcas! Emmy,s skills as a doctor help to endeare her to the MacLean family and the people of clan MacLean. I enjoyed the humor of the language difference no only between the American verses Scottish but the time difference made for some intresting exchanges and as always for me live to see how an author works out having a strong independent women from the future trying to live and love in a time of when the man of the house is dominant and controlling!
I see that a lot of reviewers found this book slow. But I really enjoyed it. In fact I was pretty pleasantly surprised. There were some editing issues, with words that were left out of sentences in a couple of places but that didn't bother me so much. Like I said, I was really surprised because it was a such a cheap book. I thought it was a fun read. I love the time travel highlander books. That was one of the most important parts to me. You know through the whole book that she is going to get sent back. You ache for them when they are finally apart and when she finally gets her head on straight and goes back, your emotions are all tied up and ready for Conner's reaction and you turn the page and it is the epilogue.
BUT the reunion is completely glossed over and summarized. I don't want a freakin' summary of their reunion. I read the whole book for that moment when they were reunited and Conner finally knew that Emmy was his and she would stay. I wanted to experience those emotions with them, as he ran to her and scooped her up and whispered his love to her. I was so angry that I was cheated out of that moment. It's me, Dorcas, your sister. I'm sorry, I can't say it. Is there something else I can call you? If we could all go back in time and find our romantic heroes Our heroine is a much needed vacation having dedicated her life to her studies and residency, she needs some "alone" time, what she actually gets in a twist of fate, thanks to a elderly but mystical cab driver who questions her implication that our ancestors had an easier time in their time than the current time.
Emmy is thrown back year If we could all go back in time and find our romantic heroes Emmy is thrown back years in time and comes face to face with Highlander Connor Maclean and he in turn thinks he's come face to face with the bride that ran out on him on their wedding day some ten years ago. The reunion is fraught with tension, sexual and otherwise and so begins the will they or won't they.
Wonderful read, I enjoyed every second of it. Time travel, sexy scottsman, romance, angst, humor Apr 16, Megan rated it really liked it. This was so much better than I thought it was going to. The characters were fantastic. I hope the next one is just as good. This is my first Angeline Fortin book but it won't be my last. While on vacation in the British Isles Dr.
Emmy MacKenzie is catapulted a yrs back in time to the late Victoria Era. While on a tour of Duart Castle she commented to her tour guide and driver about how life was so much easier a yrs prior then now the year Well she soon finds out this is not true. Donell sends her back in time and she arrives on the 10th year wedding anniversary of Connor MacLeans and Heather MacLean.
Emmy looks identical to Heather who had gone missing on her wedding night. Connor is the Laird of Duart and the Earl of Stratclyde, so his missing wife of 10yrs has now returned and she is much changed. He will make her pay for humiliating him. After all the Prince of Wales had attended there wedding. The story and the characters are very well developed. I felt like I was in a movie instead of a book. The Historical Period is accurate. The Romance and growing love between Connor and Emmy is sensual and believable. They made a marvelous couple. The supporting characters were well developed too and all the back stories were done well.
The mystery of the missing Heather well be apparent. However, there are a few twist and turns with that and the end of the story is a complete an unforeseen scenario. It was a very good ending. You won't be disappointed in this book!! I loved this book. There was so much that went on but with all the twist and turns in the story it was a well written time travel romance.
I want a Connor all my own: Emmy MacKenzie has just finished a decade of training to be a doctor and decides to go on holiday before she starts her new job. She tours around England, on her own, and spends her last few days in the Scottish Highlands. The laird, Connor MacLean, mistakes Emmy for his bride, the one who ran away on their Emmy MacKenzie has just finished a decade of training to be a doctor and decides to go on holiday before she starts her new job. Until she figures out how she can get home, Emmy decides to play the part of his wife so that she has somewhere to stay, and ends up discovering that there might be something worth staying for, if only Connor can let go of the pain his wife caused him and see Emmy for who she really is.
Connor and Emmy were both great protagonists for the story. Emmy was strong and independent, but there was an underlying sadness about her that was tangible on the pages. This sadness seemed to stem from her loneliness — she was travelling alone, after having spent nearly a decade of her life focusing on studies rather than her social life. This sadness gave her something in common with Connor and made for a strong basis for their connection. Her struggles between her two time zones were shown to exist in terms of her relationship with Connor, but I thought that more of a struggle with the amenities of the time might have made her time-jumping feel a bit more real for the reader.
His relationship with Emmy was, at the start, based on the fact that he thought she had run out on him 10 years ago. That pain, stemming from male pride, was the centre of everything that Connor had become and how he behaved. Watching him struggle to let that way of life go for something better was a great part of the plot. I found his understanding of the truth to be a little unplausible, he barely reacted to what he was being told, which most people would not do. All in all, this was a nice easy read of decent length with strong characters and a good plot.
This wasn't terribly done. The writing wasn't redundant or all that cliched, there wasn't an overabundance of purple prose, and the premise was somewhat interesting. The plot twists were pretty good, too, all things considered, and the usual time travel angst was absent. There wasn't, however, a whole lot of immersion.
There was a lack of feeling that came through in the writing, an almost clinical approach to storytelling. Some authors are capable of crafting characters who feel real to the re This wasn't terribly done. Some authors are capable of crafting characters who feel real to the reader, and atmospheres that convey the requisite feelings required for readers to really get lost in the story.
Those of you who've enjoyed some truly well-written, emotionally jarring tales will understand what I'm talking about. This book lacks that depth, so reading it is, alas, not very fulfilling. There were also some technical issues. The POV shifts were abrupt and confusing, and the story dragged quite a bit. I won't denigrate it further, Fortin shows some promise, but she's not an author I'll continue reading. Emmy takes a long needed vacation. When Emmy and her driver arrive at Duart Castle, Emmy talks about how simple the life was back then and how she would love it and more.
The driver ask if she really thinks that and the next thing she knows she is back in time in the wrong place at the right time. As things heat up and anger starts to take place wild things start to happen for the Emmy takes a long needed vacation. As things heat up and anger starts to take place wild things start to happen for the two.
Will Emmy want to go back to her future life or stay with Connor in the past? A lovely read I did not want to see come to an end. I enjoyed seeing both characters try and find a way to work this situation out. It took Connor a while to see that Emmy was not Heather as much as they were a like. The support characters were well defined as well and brought some humor to the storyline. The book is a page turner for any reader as you do not want the story to end. The author does a great job with the characters and the descriptions. There were some issues with needing more proofreading but not as bad as I have seen and certainly not bad enough to take away from the story.
Previously I've read one other Highland novel where elements of science fiction came into play. I did not think I would read another such work but I must admit that "A Laird for All Time" handled the paradox of time travel quite well. The author Angeline Fortin just didn't try to explain it. Some times it is better that way because it ends up detracting from the characters.
The characters in "A Laird for All Time" are well developed and the author manages to build up the suspense without being Previously I've read one other Highland novel where elements of science fiction came into play. The characters in "A Laird for All Time" are well developed and the author manages to build up the suspense without being too long winded and drawn out.
Nov 12, S. Although this manuscript suffered a bit from exclamation point-itis, I liked it enough to read it in one sitting. The characters were believable and loveable. The sex scenes could have used a little work.
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I also think I would have enjoyed it more without the epilogue. Still, I liked it enough to put this author's other works on my to-read list. Unfortunately, I agree with several other reviewers here at Goodreads. The book's premise has promise, but the story and the characters just don't live up to that promise. I can overlook the formatting and typos and other ebook issues - heaven knows that too many publishers race to ebook format without giving the book a good once-over after it's in that format.
But I can't overlook taking what should be a really good novel and making it only so-so. I've never read a "highlander" romance novel set Unfortunately, I agree with several other reviewers here at Goodreads. I've never read a "highlander" romance novel set in Victorian times, so I can't speak from any historical perspective, but She's brash, and her modern phrases seem to be too crass for a woman who's worked her way through university and medical school. Granted, being a doctor doesn't make her prim and proper, but still.
Knowing what time she's gone back to, you'd think she'd at least attempt to avoid crude and startling statements. I don't quibble with her frank attitudes towards sex and child bearing; I quibble with her constant grating speech. The "mystery" of what happened to the laird's wife, Heather, isn't much of a mystery - it's obvious early on.
What isn't obvious is why, as one reviewer here put it, such an Alpha Male wouldn't just push the whole incident in the past, let it go, and move on. Why would this man, even a prideful man, hold on so hard to a hurt caused by a woman he'd met the day before their wedding? If the two had been closer or if he'd always been in love with her from afar, it might be more understandable. But Connor seems to be overly sentimental and broody about something that's very inconsequential.
Which means the underlying reason for our Heroine's return to the past is moot. I'd love to give this book a higher rating, because, as I've said, there is something charming about it. And I enjoyed the twist on the time travel, putting us into an era where the 'past' characters could live through much of the early 20th century to witness events that the 'modern' time traveler knows about.