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This author has a wonderful way of writing time travel novels that make you feel you are travelling alongside the characters. It amazes me how she comes up with the various ways to go back in time! This story has strong, independent characters, an unexpected traitor, secrets, fantastic descriptions of the Highland countryside and a rocky romance. Craig and his family have suffered trauma which no clan should, but have come through stronger than before. Amy lost something a long time ago, and needs to learn who she is again. This book is one you won’t want to miss. I couldn’t put it down. I received an ARC copy of this book and am voluntarily leaving an honest review.
I had tears in my eyes and a lump in my throat during parts of this heartwarming book. Two damaged people who only love someone from a different time. An accidental journey thru time from 2020 back to the 14th century permanently changes you, and your future. Especially when you meet your soulmate there. Times are hard back then but no harder than now, but in a different way. I'm dieing to know what happened in their future :) I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
The first book in the Called by a Highlander series a well written story that kept me turning pages. Search-and-rescue officer Amy MacDougall gets catapulted by a magical rock in the ruins she is visiting back to 1307 AD, she meets Highlander Craig Cambel. I enjoyed reading this story.
🏰 This story is a great start to a new time travel series set in Robert the Bruce's medieval Scotland. I loved Mariah Stone's Called by a Viking series and this story had all the same elements: a modern woman swept to the past, big, burly warriors, romance, heat, intrigue and action. Plus, the main characters have excellent backstories to account for their inability to accept the inevitability of their connection to one another.
Amy gets to put her modern day search and rescue and first aid training to the test in a fourteenth century Scottish Highland environment and has her handfasted husband Craig to thank for vanquishing fears she's held since childhood. Craig captures a woman who's a member of the clan he hates most but he can't deny his attraction and her good points even while he suspects her treachery. They're perfect for each other, whether or not they can admit it!😊
One element of the writing that I really thought made the story better: Stone introduced only a touch of Scottish brogue and that made the story so much easier to read. I also liked that she mentions real locations, some of which I've visited, so I could easily visualize the landscapes inhabited by Amy, Craig and Robert the Bruce.
I read a complimentary advance copy of the book; this is my voluntary and honest review.
I enjoyed this story but got a little sad. Craig Cambel and his clan were betrayed by a clan they use to trust. They kidnapped his sister and abused her and killed Craig's grandfather. He trusted no one, he felt he couldn't take the chance with his clan. He was tall, strong and she thought he was so very handsome. Amy MacDougall is from the future. She does Search and Rescue. When she was 10 she was locked in a barn and forgotten for three days. She became claustrophobic and hated dark places. When she arrived it was 1308, a siege was going on. The book was absorbing, interesting, and entertaining. The characters were unique and very lifelike. The countryside was green and lush. There was a lot going on. The author did a wonderful job keeping all the lines of the tale straight. I think it was time well spent and would highly recommend it. I received this ARC from the author and voluntarily reviewed it.
This book is fast paced, you start off in the middle of a battle and go straight into time travel. Search and rescue officer Amy MacDougall finds herself back in time after going to the rescue of one of the students on a field trip in Scotland. She may have gone in looking for a student, but the story of Craig Campbell, told to her by a woman claiming to be a tour guide, intrigued her enough to investigate a flat rock she found in cave. Next thing she knows, she's being sucked into medieval Scotland and comes face to face with Craig himself. After finding out she's a MacDougall, his sworn enemy, Craig cannot let her go. Their feelings for each other develop over the weeks, though Craig still cannot bring himself to trust Amy. What I loved about the book, the relationship between the two characters was not forced, it developed naturally over time; but that doesn't mean that it's a slow burn. In the end both Amy and Craig realise just what they would give up for love.
Amy MacDougal was helping her sister chaperone a group of students through Scottish ruins when one of the high school students falls after entering the ruins through a grate. Amy goes to rescue her and, after sending the student on her way to safety, she notices a glowing rock with symbols carved in it. When she fits her hand in the imprint, she can’t let go. Next thing she knows she’s falling and then she passes out.
Craig Cambel hates the MacDougals clan. He has been tasked by Robert the Bruce to take the castle and hold it. As they bombard the castle, someone escapes out through a secret passage that comes out in nearly the same room Amy is in. Craig finds frantic and confused Amy and ties her up to keep her from warning anyone of the invaders entering the tower. Later, when he hears her name, he is determined to hold her for ransom because he thinks she is the daughter of the clan chief.
This was a wonderful enemies to lovers story. I really enjoyed it. The storytelling and world building is great.