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Product Details

  • Paperback: 358 pages
  • Publisher: AuthorHouse (October 21, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1463474334
  • ISBN-13: 978-1463474331
  • Product Dimensions: 5 x 0.9 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.1 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (93 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,833,657 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Barb enjoys reading as many Novels as her busy schedule allows. Home is in Pennsylvania, with her family. Barbara can be visited at her website, barbaramonahanbooks.com

More About the Author

I am a native of New Jersey, but lived in Italy for nine years. Presently, my home is in PA. I've always wanted to write, but after having two kids, time was scarce. I've been a nurse for too many years to remember now, still, I wanted to write. Finally, after retiring from nursing, I decided to give it a try. With much of my family roots in Ireland, I've always been intrigued with Celtic folklore. I find it mysterious and interesting, and have used it as a storyline in several of my books.I hope you enjoy them as much I as I did writing them. I love to get your thoughts and input. Please contact me at my website: barbaramonahanbooks.com

Customer Reviews

The author did not do any research as to the way people speak in Scotland.
Dan
I had to stop there (which was about half way through the book) and couldn't finish this book - it was just too painful to read.
M.Sally
I don't know if it was the author, or the publishing, but there were too many grammatical errors for my liking.
Melissa Lantagne

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28 of 30 people found the following review helpful By Jetgirl on December 25, 2012
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I always read a book to the end also. This book was an exception. 57% of the way into the book I could no longer bear it.

I wanted to like the book, I truly did. I really tried. I love time travel novels so the plot of this one appealed to me at face value. However there were glaring plot inaccuracies, numerous editing or should I say lack of editing errors and complete lack of research on behalf of the Author and I just wanted to scream.

I finally gave up on continuing to the end of the novel when I read for about the twentieth time that they had returned to the 16th century which the Author claimed was 1610. Huh?? 1610 in is the 16th century? This is simply a case of the Author thinking she knows a topic and doesn't need to research it. I would have thought an Editor would have picked up such a glaring inaccuracy except that I doubt it was edited at all.

The plot itself was completely scattered. Something about Sun worshipping Angels trying to prevent the main female character was being married to an evil Merlin who had cursed her family in the 16th century which is really the 17th Century, that caused her sister to die. She arrives in Scotland from the USA meets an Angel disguised as a man who is actually her husband, moves in with him and they travel back to the 16th century which is actually the 17th century. Oh and her mother went back in time too, apparently from 1990, she has issues with how women are treated back then.

Simply maddening. Difficult to follow, inaccurate and poorly edited. Don't bother.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Stephanie Mason on December 11, 2012
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The author tried. However, there were so many holes in this story, too many grammatical and contextual errors to even consider keeping track of and numerous blunders in terms of language and era related information, that it was difficult to enjoy the story. The writing was repetitive in too many unimportant arenas and uninformative in others, which leaves the reader with the chore of trying to fill in the blanks. There were erroneous, obvious mistakes made that make one question whether or not any research was done before writing the book. For example, 1610 is in the 17th century. Also, the claymore was a two-handed sword with a longer double-edged blade. The broadsword, which had just came into use in the early 1600's had a shorter blade, a basket hilt and was primarily a one-handed weapon. It was also much lighter in weight, and sharp only on one side. Two completely different weapons, but the author uses the two terms to speak of one weapon. Overall, it was a nice try. Maybe more research, less trying to involve way too many different aspects and a proofreader and the next book will show much improvement in technique and a more organized thought process.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on November 15, 2012
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I always read a book to the end. That being said, this one was a chore and I couldn't wait to finish it. I do not understand the 5 stars reviews, that is usually a good way to judge book before purchase, not this time. The plot was a good one, the characters lacked depth, and some of the few historical references were incorrect.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Randi Vreeland on December 10, 2012
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This had to be the worst book I never finished. The female character was so idiotic, the conversations were so random and scattered you couldn't even tell who was talking at the time. The emotions were so over the top and descriptions were repetitive, I frankly can't believe this author found someone to publish this.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Lilla on February 11, 2013
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Anyone who rated this book with more than one star must have been a relative,or a friend of the author to give such a positive rating. I was very disappointed with the incomprehencible story line, poorly developed characters, bad grammer, lackluster research and bad editing which allowed for many inaccurate references. I could/would not recommend it to anyone and could not finish reading dispite the fact that I would have otherwise enjoyed the basic premise had it been better executed. Really needs to go back to the drawing board.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By M.Sally on January 15, 2013
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Although the story line had potential, the execution was very poor. The writing was stiff and the dialogue unnatural. The characters would ask the same questions over and over about things that they learned in a previous chapter as if it were all new to them. There was no character depth and I found that I didn't care about what happened to any of them. And, who knowingly plans a trip back to the 16th century wearing a halter top and shorts? I had to stop there (which was about half way through the book) and couldn't finish this book - it was just too painful to read.
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This book was obviously never edited. The first book I had to reread whole passages and still didn't understand. The Characters are never developed. This could have been a great book...if someone else wrote it.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Booklover07 on May 25, 2012
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I bought this book because of all the reviews. I will admit the plot was good, but it was not well written. Also want to add that the year 1610 is NOT in the 16th century! I had to make myself finish the book after that one.
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