A love three hundred years in the making — After being knocked out in battle, Angus Cameron wakes in a terrifying new world with flying beasts, horseless carriages, crazy music, and strangely dressed people. Has he gone mad? When Angel Adair discovers a man in 1975's San Francisco Lands End park dressed in little more than a Scottish kilt, is he just a confused drifter or her dream-lover come to life?
About the Author
After more than twenty years writing and delivering management and other training programs for modest-sized to Fortune Five Hundred companies, and ten years developing community crisis-intervention training programs, Aleigha turned her writing efforts to her first loves, fiction, and poetry. Her poetry has appeared in numerous anthologies and university presses over the past few decades. Following a difficult period in her life, she discovered solace in romance novels that inspired her to write in this genre. As she says, "who doesn't desire a guaranteed happy-ever-after scenario?" Always interested in the concept of time-travel, she knew her first few stories would follow that theme. When not writing, her trusty four-legged companion/helper, Strider, accompanies her on sunset walks along the shore. During these quiet walks under an expansive sky, with the whoosh of waves across the sand and her gaze drifting over the rolling sea, her best glimmers of inspiration come to mind. Following the recent discovery of distant Scottish ancestors, she embarked on a trip to the Highlands. Although she had already developed the characters for Finding My Highlander, her trip to the Highlands enriched the characters and enhanced the story direction. This is her first full-length romance novel. Aleigha is working on a prequel to Finding My Highlander, and another time-travel novel set in a later period.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Angus is, hands down, my favorite character in this book. He is the hero I want when I read historical romances. Old-fashioned sense of honor and dignity, unrivaled need to care for those he loves, unyielding strength, and surprising compassion. He's the epitome hero of the genre I love the most. He is not a fit for 1975 San Francisco. The world he's thrust into is a far cry from the one he knows. "Lost" doesn't begin to describe him as he navigates his surroundings. Unaccustomed to cars, language, clothing, politics, he flounders and struggles for footing. He finds it, somewhat, in Gillian. Gillian is...hard to like. (Since I'm an 80's kid, the political upheaval and mindset of the 70's is kinda lost on me, although it seems to have repeated itself in recent times.) Gillian is a feminist (to me) and her "I am woman, hear me roar" mantra clashes loudly with Angus's 1600's values regarding women. It made her an abrasive female lead, one I'm not used to reading about therefore one that was difficult, but not impossible, to like. The secondary characters will make you want more from Ms. Siron. Gillian's brother reminds me of my uncle who served in Vietnam and came home a different man. The stories I've been told of his return mirror her brother's, the PTSD, reaction to being a civilian, lack of acceptance from society. My heart cried for him and longed for him to find happiness. I hope he does. The story overall is lovely and moves along steadily despite so much going on. Angus and Gillian's relationship isn't easy, and at times I had trouble connecting/relating to either. Those moments made me wonder if their happily ever after was really worth it. But who am I to judge? The strongest relationships I bear witness to in real life are the ones in which a happily ever after just didn't seem possible. I didn't read the first book; I don't feel you need to to read this one. Ms. Siron's use of time-travel, historical to modern, is interesting and not one I come across often. This is a well-written story, enjoyable despite my slight aversion to Gillian. It's one I may revisit later to see if my feelings have changed. Received from publisher for an honest review