- Author: Ann Gimpel
- Published: December 2015 by Ann Gimpel
- Category: Time Travel, Romance, Novella
A disgruntled heiress and a sexy Scottish laird are drawn together by a determined ghost whose love—and magic—reach beyond the grave.
I’ve had a few of Ann Gimpel’s novels on my Kindle for a little while, and added this book earlier in December. I’m glad I got round to one of them eventually. I’m hoping it won’t be anywhere near as long before the next one.
Aidan MacTavish, a druid, is mourning the loss his fae wife, Moira. She didn’t survive childbirth and disappeared into the Dreaming, ceasing to exist in the earthly world. Moira can see the future and knows it’s time Aidan moved on with his life. She predicts he will meet a woman who he is destined to marry, so he must let her go and begin to live again.
Siobhan Macquire, heiress to the Macquire Whiskey Empire, is in the Scottish Highlands having been persuaded to pay for his trip home by the latest in a long line of mercenary boyfriends. Sam, as she is known to friends and family, is drifting through life without much of a purpose. She has been on her own for the majority of time since she and Clint arrived in Scotland and has all but decided to fly home alone.
While out for a walk she finds her self lost on the moors in the midst of a fierce storm. As thunder rolls and lightning flashes, she becomes completely disorientated and unable to find her way back. When a tall, handsome Scotsman in period dress, appears out of the mist Sam is glad to see another person despite his strange appearance and manner of speech.
“Where are your sheep, lad?” A deep voice from somewhere behind Sam startled her. She turned, seeking it’s source. “I’m not a lad,” she protested, gratitude sluicing through her that she wasn’t alone anymore.
“But ye’re wearing breeks.” A tall figure moved out of the mist towards her. Dark hair splayed down the man’s shoulders halfway to his waist. Sharp green eyes gleamed in a strong-boned face. He wore some sort of kilt – except it was too long – with matching fabric wrapped round his torso and knee high leather boots secured with laces. She wondered fleetingly why he wasn’t shivering.
A short but hot and steamy romance, threaded through with magic and wonderfully described characters and scenery. A dashing, handsome hero and an independent, feisty heroine. Not to mention a spirit determined to intervene for the best of reasons. I’m still loving time travel stories so this hit the spot, especially with the mystical aspect and I really enjoyed curling up by the fire with this novella. I love the cover, too.
About the author
Ann Gimpel is a national bestselling fantasy and romance author. She’s also a clinical psychologist with a Jungian bent. Avocations include mountaineering, skiing, wilderness photography and, of course, writing. A lifelong aficionado of the unusual, she began writing speculative fiction a few years ago. Since then her short fiction has appeared in a number of webzines and anthologies. Her longer books run the gamut from urban fantasy to paranormal romance. She’s published 25 books to date, with several more contracted for 2014 and beyond.
A husband, grown children, grandchildren and three wolf hybrids round out her family.