The Time Traveler's Christmas

The Time Traveler's Christmas

by Amy Jarecki


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A man's life can fall apart in an instant...

Tougher than oxhide, Lachlan Wallace can take about anything except a breakup call from his wife two minutes before competing in the Karate Championship of the World. Arriving home with a loss, he agrees to watch his uncle's cat over the holidays. Or so he thinks-until he awakes on a fourteenth century battlefield beside a woman fighting for her life.

Never underestimate a woman's determination...

Taken from her at the age of two, Lady Christina de Moray hasn't seen her son in thirteen years. While traveling with Robert the Bruce's army to exchange an English prisoner for the lad, a battle erupts. Losing the fight, Christina is rescued by a mysterious warrior while the English escape with her son yet again.

And never bet against the potency of passion...

Left with no way back to the twenty-first century, Lachlan agrees to help Christina rescue the lad from his English captors. If the heir is not returned by Christmas next, the Bruce will make his decision whom to grant the de Moray lands, including Lady Christina's hand. Once his duty is fulfilled, Lachlan hopes to discover a way home-as long as he keeps his mind on the goal and ignores his growing love for the spirited woman who gives him her trust-and her heart.

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ISBN-13: 9781942442233
Publisher: Rapture Books
Publication date: 08/26/2016
Pages: 322
Product dimensions: 5.24(w) x 7.99(h) x 0.72(d)

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The Time Traveler's Christmas 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Historical_Romance_Lover More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed Lachlan and Christina's story. In most time travel stories, it is the woman who goes back in time, so it was a nice change to have in be the hero of the story. It was fun watching Lachlan adjust to the much earlier time period. Which upon his arrival, he had to jump right into. I really enjoyed this continuation of the Guardian of Scotland series!
SherryF More than 1 year ago
The Time Traveler’s Christmas by Amy Jarecki was a wonderful surprise. I loved this historical fiction novel and stayed up to the week hours of the morning to finish it. Lachlan had not only lost one of the biggest karate tournaments of his life, but also his cheating wife. Now…he’s hiding out at his uncles. His uncle had left him a Christmas gift, a medallion. He put it on, went to sleep, and… I was immersed in Lachlan’s story early in the book and he never let me go. He is a sexy warrior that believes in doing the right thing, at all costs. The surprises and action came early and the character’s came to life through Amy Jarecki’s words. I was curious where she would take the story. Is it possible to straddle both worlds, moving back and forth between them? Would the medallion choose for him? Or would he have to choose? Lachlan thought he knew and had one year . Come next Christmas, it would be time to go home. But he had this Christmas. Of course, we have romance and, even though the sexual tension between Lachlan and Christine is almost instantaneous, their relationship develops slowly. I was invested in their lives from the opening pages. They are strong characters that grow and develop over the pages. I was surprised how much I loved The Time Traveler’s Christmas. Not about the time travel itself, because I love to read the genre, but because of the time and dialogue. Lachlan had been transported from the twenty first century to medieval times, and to Scotland to boot. I thought it might be tough reading, but I worried for nothing. There was so much more to the story than I anticipated. Sprinkled with truths of history, the Guardian of Scotland stand alone series is one I want to continue.
LindaTownsend More than 1 year ago
Amy Jarecki’s The Time Traveler’s Christmas totally swept me away! It is the third installment in her excellent Guardians of Scotland series and is just as awesome as its predecessors. Amy’s Scottish romances are interwoven with real historical events and spotlight factual characters from the period. Amy does a super-duper job of research and it shows. This series features an intriguing take on time travel historical romance. The legendary Scottish hero, William Wallace, is a common thread in this series. This is the story of karate champion Lachlan Wallace and Lady Christina de Moray. If you can, read this fantastic series in order. I absolutely loved the first two books in which one romance spanned both books. That said, this book, because it has a self-contained romance and plot, could be enjoyed as a standalone, if you absolutely insist. Amy fills in any pertinent information from the prior books so you need never worry about being lost. There is absolutely nothing that falls short in this book! The characters both rock! I loved the Christmas element! And the martial arts addition! And I have to mention the cover! It fits the character of the hero perfectly! Lachlan is intelligent, passionate, strong, loyal and a predator on two feet. When Lachlan is thrown into Christina’s time period, he is struggling personally. Christina has been dealt a difficult life and is in need of rescuing. Dave Gillies returns to voice The Time Traveler’s Christmas. His voice is music to my ears. As with every audio I’ve heard him perform, he does an outstanding job bringing this story and these characters to life. He differentiates between the characters to where I have no issue whatsoever knowing who is speaking. His voice is clear and easy to understand even with his wonderful sexy brogue. The pairing of Amy Jarecki and Dave Gillies is nothing short of perfection personified. If you can listen to this series in audio, by all means, do it! Amy is one of my very favorite authors. I’ve not read a single book by her that I didn’t enjoy. That said, this series has raised the bar. All three of the books in this series have surpassed everything she has written before –which is huge when the previous pieces garnered five-stars too. If you love history, romance and Scotland, Amy's entire superbly-crafted Guardians of Scotland series is a must-read. My full review is posted at Reading Between The Wines Book Club. Please check it out there!
Booktalk_with-Eileen More than 1 year ago
 I can never get away from one of Amy Jarecki’s stories without ending up crying buckets.  She knows how to tell a story, making all impossible so very possible, you can’t not be but pulled into one of her stories without truly leaving something with you. If you are able to read the first two books of this series, it will make this one centered around Christmas time even more stunning. So, for those of you are interested in a great Christmas read, make sure to partake of this one. This heart-string pulling, sometimes humorous tale is fast-paced with main characters who have pasts that have devastated them. Lachlan Wallace is such a strong centerpiece to this story – his talents are many, but he comes to the 14th century not believing in himself because his wife announces she’s divorcing him and takes a few stabs at his manhood.  One thing you must keep in mind, Lachlan is not only a modern man, but his father is from the 14th century.  It sounds crazy, but believe me, the author will have you flipping those pages so fast, nothing is more important than knowing how it all turns out. Christine has spent some 13 years being held by the English and just recently as been released.  Her son was taken from her when he was two.  Again, the English are the culprits. Andrew, Christine’s son is a mess.  Lachlan is able to kidnap him from the English, but received a nice cut on the chest from Andrew.  The boy wanted to stay in England.  He is promised to be a knight. He no longer sounds Scottish, or thinks of himself a Scot.  Brainwashed by the English, he doesn’t accept his mother—it’s breaking her heart.  But Lachlan knows a lot about kids and his studies prove invaluable when dealing with Andrew on many levels. I enjoy the notes the author leaves us.  She sticks very close to historical events, breathing living color into the relic pages of history.  Thank you, Amy Jarecki, for letting me tag along to Scotland with you at Christmas, in this memorable tale. A Merry Christmas to you, too!
TanyaAtkinson More than 1 year ago
I've always enjoyed time travel romance but for some reason haven't read anything from the genre in a long time. So I was pretty excited when I came across Amy Jarecki's new release, The Time Traveler's Christmas. This is the third novel in her Guardian of Scotland series but can easily be read as a stand alone. In present-day Scotland, Lachlan Wallace is at a crossroads. His wife has left him and he's spending a few weeks house sitting (well, cat sitting) for his uncle and deciding how to move forward. Finding himself in the 14th century on a battlefield is not what he had in mind. Saving Lady Christina de Moray puts him on a path he never envisioned - one that includes danger and political unrest but also a chance at true fulfillment and even lasting love. First things first, I really loved Lachlan. This was a man with so many admirable qualities. He was honest and loyal, protective without being a caveman, confident without being cocky, and so adaptable and able to handle whatever was thrown at him. Christina was well portrayed as not only a woman who, as a member of the nobility, had an obligation to the King, but also a heartsick mother who longed for the return of her son. She was strong-willed but the times when she acquiesced made sense considering the station of women during that time. While there was definitely an early attraction between Lachlan and Christina, the romance itself was a slow burn and all the more satisfying. I enjoyed not only the romance but also the overriding theme of finding and fulfilling your life's purpose. Readers who enjoy historical fiction and romance with a paranormal twist will surely enjoy The Time Traveler's Christmas.
Guitarmomma19 More than 1 year ago
I absolutely loved this book!! Amy has entertwined a modern day hero into Medieval Scotland and has done it beautifully. Lachlan has always wondered who his dad was. Not that he doesn't love his step dad. But when his life and marriage fall into shambles and Uncle Walt leaves him a certain medallion he finds more than he bargains for. Lady Christina has waited for this moment for 13 years. To be able to hold her son once again is her greatest wish. But the English can't be trusted and when all falls apart a new champion she finds. Although a rather peculiar one. Lachlan can hardly believe he's back in the past. But everything points to his mother time traveling and the more people talk about his resemblance to the great William Wallace the more it all makes sense. And now he must find his way back home. Is he here to rescue Lady Christina's son, make his remember his birthright or is it something more. And with his growing attraction to Christina he must find a way back soon or else risk losing all. Christina must believe her son will love her again. But he is proving insolent and stubborn. With Lachlan working with him maybe she has a chance. And what of Lachlan. She has never felt the things she feels with him before. She must not forget that he says he's from the future and is leaving soon but she can't seems to tell her heart that. Can these two find love only to lose it in time or will there be a way they can be together? Or will Lachlan lose his love like his mother and be forced to live centuries apart from her?
MoniqueD More than 1 year ago
What a glorious tale this is! Just before an important karate competition, Lachlan Wallace’s wife tells him she’s getting a divorce, and he lost the match. Dejected and now homeless, Lachlan goes to see a close family friend whom he calls Uncle Walter, an archaeologist. Walter asks Lachlan to cat sit for two weeks, and just before retiring Walter gives Lachlan a medallion. When Lachlan awakens, he finds himself right in the middle of a very realistic re-enactment of some medieval battle. Only he sees a woman in real danger, and he rushes to her rescue, she is Lady Christina de Moray, and after thirteen years, she thought she might finally bring her son home. Lachlan and Christina can barely understand each other, and when Lachlan tells the lady his name, she pales. Whether he believes it or not, Lachlan is now in 1314 Scotland. I’m not much a fan of time travel, but the blurb intrigued me. My problem with time travel is that too often I ask myself very early on: “Why, how”, etc. And it was not a problem here because we land right into the action, and just as Lachlan, we don’t have time to wonder about what happened, but what will happen. I was involved in the story right from the start, and I felt comfortable; I immediately had the feeling I was in good hands. Ms. Jarecki is confident in what she writes, and it’s obvious that hours (months?) of painstaking research went into this book. Ms. Jarecki weaves fictional characters seamlessly along with historical personages. I marvelled at tiny details that added to the authenticity of the story, such as clothing and food. Ms. Jarecki is also very mindful of the customs, the language; no subtlety escapes her. The blend of medieval and contemporary is perfectly achieved, and I loved to hear Lachlan’s thoughts in today’s vernacular. Although Lachlan and Christina have problems to grasp what has happened, I loved how matter-of-fact, in spite of the circumstances, they look at the situation. They do have more important things to take care of, and there was no idiotic silliness with regards to the time travel issue. Lachlan and Christina are superb characters, and I could picture them clearly, the same way medieval Scotland appeared in all its majestic and violent grandeur. THE TIME TRAVELER’S CHRISTMAS is much more than a romance: there is political turmoil, existential questions, a wonderful history lesson, and what it means to belong. THE TIME TRAVELER’S CHRISTMAS is a marvellous experience, a thrilling voyage through time; the plot is cleverly and meticulously constructed, and the writing is exquisite. An absolute delight for any fan of Scottish historical romance! I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
CathyGeha More than 1 year ago
What a wonderful book to take me away today! I was able to go to Scotland in the early 1300’s, think about what it would be like if *I* instead of Lachlan had made the trip through time and escape from my own world for the timespan of reading this delightful book. Lachlan Wallace was dealt a heavy blow as he went in to a martial arts competition. Cuckolded, losing the bout and unsure of his future he makes a trip to his uncle’s to regroup while cat sitting and it has a major impact on his life. A medallion, left by his uncle with a note, put on before sleep leads to a trip to the past where he saves a damsel in distress, becomes her champion and finds his life turned upside down. Who was the damsel in distress? Christina de Moray. Widowed over a decade ago, her two year old son snatched from her arms and then finding herself imprisoned in her own home for many years her burning desire is to have her son with her again. When the political situation changes and a prisoner exchange is arranged she is on the spot to receive her son BUT nothing goes as planned and with her life at risk she is happy to have Lachlan come to the rescue. Things are not perfect for Lachlan at first but with time he begins to find his way, becomes involved in the rescue of Christina’s teenage son, is instrumental in the reverse brainwashing of Christina’s son and determines where his place in history really lies. I have to thank NetGalley and St. Martin’s Press for the copy of this ARC in exchange for my honest review.