Astor+Blue.com ~ Two years after losing her husband, overworked librarian Panna Kennedy battles to distract herself from crushing grief, even as she battles to deal with yet another library budget cut. During a routine search within the library’s lower levels, Panna opens an obscure, pad-locked door and finds herself transported to the magnificent, book-filled quarters of a handsome, eighteenth-century Englishman. She soon recognizes the man as Colonel John Bridgewater, the historic English war hero whose larger-than-life statue loomed over her desk.
However, the life of the dashing Bridgewater is not at all what she imagined. He’s under house arrest for betraying England, and now looks upon her—the beautiful, uninvited, half-dressed visitor—as a possible spy. Despite bad first impressions (on both sides), Bridgewater nonetheless warms to Panna and pulls her into his escape—even as both their hearts pull the other headlong into their soul-stirring secrets.
Very quickly Panna is thrown into a whirlwind of high-stakes intrigue that sweeps her from Hadrian’s Wall to a forbidding stone castle in Scotland. And somewhere in the outland, Panna must decide if her loyalties lie with her dead husband, or with the man whose life now depends on her.
I like time travel books. Though I would never want to travel though time, I find it interesting to see how people react when they land in different time periods.
Panna travels back a couple hundred years ago and lands right in the middle of a battle between England and Scotland. James Bridgewater has an English father and a Scottish maternal grandfather ... neither has acknowledged him. Very quickly Panna and James are drawn together and have some difficult decisions to make.
It is a good book to read while on vacation. Warning ... there is mature language and adult situations.
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