Do You Love Scottish time travel, sexy Scots, romance, and mystery? Love Beyond Time will make you laugh and cry and leave you eager for more.
It began nearly 400 years ago. The Conall clan and all their people were murdered in a surprise attack, their beloved castle and all evidence of who destroyed them burned to the ground with their bodies. In the centuries following, archaeologists searched through the ruins, looking for any evidence of what or who had caused the untimely demise of such a powerful Scottish clan. All efforts were fruitless until a spell put in place by an ancient Conall ancestor finally began to work its magic.
Texas kindergarten teacher Brielle Montgomery finds comfort in the mundane routines of her life, but when her archaeologist mother asks her to accompany her on a dig in Scotland, she decides to step out of her comfort zone. Once in Scotland they discover a secret spell room below the castle ruins, and Bri finds herself transported back in time and suddenly married to the castle's ill-fated laird. Now she must work to change the fate of his people, all while trying to find a way to return to her home and century. But with each passing day, Bri finds herself falling more deeply in love with her new husband. If she can find a spell to bring her home, will she use it? If she stays, will it ultimately mean her own death as well?
©2013 Bethany Claire (P)2015 Bethany Claire
"Be swept away by Bethany Claire's miraculous love story that transcends time and space. Sexy, Scottish, time-travel. It doesn't get much better than this." (DeWanna Pace, NY Times and USA Today best-selling author )
"Lovely and full of Soul!"
Lovely and full of Soul!
#Romance #TimeTravel #Fantasy
Series: Book 1: Morna’s Legacy
Characters: Brielle Montgomery & Eoin Conall
Setting: TX & Scotland (Past/Present)
Mature Themes: Sex, violence, animal violence
The audiobook was wonderful! The voice actress for the used a variety of voices and accents making the entire listen more enjoyable and easy to understand who was speaking. Her Scottish accent was realistic and pleasant to listen to, while her male voices were a bit lackluster. A partnership of voice actor/actress would have better suited the story and the expository sections felt robotic compared to the life she gave the characters. The recording quality was great with no hum or distortion and made the entire focus on the story.
A highland romance to keep you warm at night and dreaming of far off places. The action, intrigue, and pure heart will have any romance reader ready to buy the second book. As far as I know, this is not a historical romance novel and may not fill that want.
What a great story from all aspects! The writing was solid, the characters were detailed and well rounded and the setting (modern and past) were detailed and described enough to immerse you without bogging you down in details. The love story is realistic with the couple not instantly falling into bed with one another and just as one might expect, Bri attempts to shield her heart as long as she can in her unfamiliar surroundings.
Bri is a wonderfully spunky woman with a huge heart and the ability to fill a room with her laughter and determination. Once she lets herself go and accepts what her heart is telling her she opens up to her new world and fills the pages with her love for Eoin and his time. The magic is an after thought to the story and fits seamlessly into the intrigue and politics that make up the majority of the non-romance plot. The connections between the characters are real and heartfelt, the stable master to his horses, Eoin to his brother, and Bri to her mother, etc. All off this adds to the detailed and rich world created.
"I thoroughly enjoyed this book."
This was my first romance that didn't involve vampires and I really didn't know what to expect. I was afraid it would be sappy and full of heaving bosoms. It wasn't any of that. It was a good solid story that was easy to follow and listen to.
There were a few for me but I wouldn't want to spoil the book for anyone. Listen and choose for yourself.
I thought she did a good job. She was consistent with her character voices and accents so you had a clear idea of who was saying what.
I did not have any extreme reactions to the book. I felt like I knew what was coming next. But I NOT in a predictable or boring way. Just that the book flowed so well it was easy to follow along.
I can’t say that I loved this book, but I really, really liked it and was entertained from start to finish. I would definately recommend it to someone looking for a new series and an easy listen. I reserve my 5 star ratings to the stories that I absolutely love and couldn’t live without, so that is the only reason it is a 4. But this story is a solid 4 and I don’t think anyone would regret the purchase. I know I will listen to it again.
"A bit boring and predictable"
Not really I thought the writing was a little "oh hum" and not interesting
No I have read the Outlander series hence I enjoy this genre however may be I read the best of the best first up and all others a poor cousin.
Average but I think it was the shallow development of the characters that let the audible down
More drama, character development
If you love the Outlander series, you may be disappointed with this book; I sure was! The writing isn't in the same league as Gabaldon's.
"Great Time Travel Romance!"
This is a great time travel Scottish romance. This is the first book in the A Scottish Time-Traveling Romance: Mona's Legacy Series by Bethany Claire. Brielle (Bri) is a kindergarten teacher in Texas, her mother talks her into going to Scotland with her on a dig of an old castle. When Bri and her mother find an old spell room in the castle, Bri finds an old painting that looks just like her. When she starts reading the wording by the picture she finds her self transported back in time and married to the castle's laid. Bri needs to find a way back to her time period, but the longer she is with the laird she realizes that she is falling for him.
The narrator Lily Collingwood did a wonderful job with the different characters and with the voices, especially the Scottish accents. She was very easy to listen to and I am looking forward to listening to more books with this narrator.
This book, kept my interests all the way to the end. If you are looking for a great hot Scottish romance then you need to read this book! I am looking forward to the next book in this series!
A Review copy was provided to me in exchange for a fair and honest review. The free book held no determination on my personal review.
What a fantastic job Bethany Claire did with this book! I couldn't stand all the twists and my heart had that suspense driven thump thing happening. Yes, this was very enjoyable! It fits perfectly into its genre and delivers everything we love about them and more. The mastery of two different centuries and two different countries accents is seamless.
Great characters, suspense and plot twist with romance, betrayal, and hunky highlanders!
NARRATOR: EXCELLENT... I thought at first that her narration would have too slow a delivery and almost changed the playback speed , yet within moments I was thankful that I hadn't as it was spot on in timing, cadence and and inflection. Her mastery of male and female voices is commendable. There is never any doubt as to who is speaking and the accents are are exceptional. I look forward to hearing more from her.
CREDITWORTHY? YES! YES! YESSSSSS!
HEAT FACTOR: A full rolling boil, HOT!
"A romance based on real storytelling"
As a romance novel, this is a 5 star book with unusually clever story and characters. Most importantly, it avoids the moral plague this genre. The heroin is a healthy woman who is neither a whiny submissive, engeneu virgin, nor faux-independent woman who secretly longs to be dominated.
This was recommended to me by audible. If you are expecting anything close to outlander you will be sorely disappointed. The only similarity is time travel to Scotland. Outlander is a class of its own. It is substantial and meticulously detailed where this is mostly fluff. But I still enjoyed listening to it overall.
"Great love story"
The story was great with the switching of characters in time. The love story and the action to protect their legacy was intense and made me wonder what the next story would be. The narrator did a wonderful job with accents and changing her voice for the different character voices which made listening to the story very enjoyable. I recommend this story to those who love a good historical romance story.
"Engaging and exciting"
This kind of book is so my favorite kind. Time travel & Scottish historical romances go hand in hand for me. I love these types of stories. So I as listened to a bit of this book each night, I was transported back in time with Brielle and Eion. Along with all their adventures and miscommunications. There is of course the Bri/Blair switch and clan curse all mixed in to boot. It makes for a funny, hectic, romantic plot all wrapped into one. I enjoyed this audio book immensely...definitely a thumbs up..
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