Sunday, April 22, 2012

So You Went Back In Time And...?

Fate's Monolith by 

Summary: Arianna Broun, a Scottish born colonial American has been haunted by the reoccurring dream of a phantom Scottish warrior. Her infatuation with the dream intensifies until All Hallows' Eve, when the veil between the worlds is at its thinnest. After several bizarre encounters she runs to her safe haven deep in the woods. When dawn comes too early, Arianna is eager to go home. But fate has other plans. Laird Iain Mac'Lomain has long awaited the arrival of his promised bride. She claims to not be the woman intended for him but she fits the description given him of her, all fire and defiance. That defiance will end up costing them everything and rips them apart. However, a Scottish Chieftain with magic at his disposal is capable of most anything. Will he hold Arianna in his arms again or is she lost to him forever? Only time will tell.

Review: A time travel romance with some magic thrown in for good measure. 

I'm fine with time travel in stories, but I personally prefer it in science fiction. I honestly prefer my romance to be time travel free. I am a sucker for Highlanders so I read this book anyways. The time travel would have been enough, but there was magic thrown in for good measure too. I understand that the time travel was caused by magic, but the magic was cheap and nothing special. It often functioned as a plot device.

Arianna manages to go back to a time when their is a laird who happens to have a bride named Arianna coming to him. How terribly coincidental. There was plenty of the I like you I hate you I can't love you going on between Arianna and Iain. Arianna starts to care for Iain, but still wants to leave because he has another wife coming for him. Hello! He's already married to you and how do you expect to travel back to the future? So there's some more time traveling, declarations of love, and happy endings for everyone. The ending was pretty messy and wrapped up way too tidily. 


Recommendation: I would recommend this book to those that are big fans of time travel romance or romance with Highlanders.


  1. I'm with you and am not a big fan of time travel romances. The only one I can remember enjoying a lot (somewhat) recently was George and the Virgin by Lisa Cach because it was so funny. Most others feel contrived to me.