Years ago while vacationing in Scotland, Katherine St. Claire believed she'd found the love of her life. She shared a night of passion with a stranger, in a hotel castle called Duncreag. But come morning, her lover had disappeared. And she has spent the last eight years trying to convince herself it was all a dream...
Living in the 15th century, Iain Mackintosh remains haunted by the memory of his greatest love. Eight years ago, she disappeared, leaving behind a cairngorm earring as the only evidence of her existence. Iain's family wants him to stop pining for this fantasy woman and submit to a sensible marriage. But Katherine suddenly returns to him and reveals to him where - and when she's from...
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The narrator may be a good news reader but stilted and lacking nuance and emotion. Admittedly he was not given fluid descriptive prose to work with. Repetitive descriptions, a female lead that was weak and stupid. Although not expecting it to be in the same class as Diana Gabaldin it was still disappointing.
"A Timeless Romance"
When reading this book, don’t think about but won’t this happen if this happen, things. Just enjoy the moment of the book and the romance that develops. The romance between Katherine and Ian is timeless, literally and figuratively. Dee Davis is excellent in writing a story that will envelope you within their lives and their struggle to continue to find their love. I don’t think the book was confusing, however it does jump from the past to the future from one chapter to the next. But I found it easy to figure out what time I was in and with whom.
This book checked all my boxes for a great Scottish romance, Alpha Scottish hot as sin male, Check. Headstrong, beautiful lass, Check. Damsel in distress, Check. Some action to liven things up, Check. Passionate love scenes, check, check, check. HEA, CHECK. And a narrator voices that delivers a superb Scottish accent, mmm CHECK.
The narration wasn't bad at all. He has an engaging voice, and different characters actually sound different, without being affected and silly.
The book, however... Well, it's pretty much the standard time-travel highlander romance. Girl goes back in time, girl meets and falls in love with highlander, girl gets in trouble, and can't get out of it without being saved by a man. This girl is even more helpless than average, though, hence the mediocre review. A woman can receive help without being utterly helpless and foolish.
Won't be reading anything else from the author.
Time Travel is not my usual genre choice, in fact I've only listened to one other, "A Knight in Shining Armor", which I thoroughly enjoyed. So when I read the Publisher's Summary of "Everything In Its Time" I thought I might like it, too. What a wonderful treasure! I'm glad I gave it a chance.
If you have heard the old saying, "Never a dull moment" it's an apt description of "Everything In Its Time" which starts off in an unconventional manner and hooks you from the beginning. This fast paced book with its twists and turns is never predictable as it switches back and forth between Scotland 1467 and modern day.
Katherine St. Claire has never forgotten the passionate night she shared with a stranger while staying at a castle hotel called Duncreag. He haunts her dreams. Tired of loving "Fantasy Man", as her brother Jeff refers to him, she decides to go back to Duncreag in search of the man of her dreams. The listener is sucked into the fantasy right along with Katherine and Ian, her dream lover, as they fight to be together.
A secondary love story also develops along with the primary love story.
"Everything in Its Time" is packed with action, romance, passion, and a 'who-done-it' mystery that will keep you enthralled from page one to the very end. I highly recommend it.
"A nice listen."
The concept of time travel is fascinating fodder for writers and readers. No matter how carefully the writer tries to cover the bases, I'm always left with those "but what about..." questions that are fun to puzzle over after the book is finished. This was simply a nice read. I really wish there was a 10pt rating system, because I have scored some much better books with four stars, but this one is better than three stars. Let's say this would be a 7 out of 10 stars.
The story gets right to it. There's a time travel love scene in the first few minutes and the rest of the book is built on that encounter. Katherine is a likeable character, but not very complex. Iain is a handsome sixteenth Scottish Laird who is kind and brave etc. You have to have a soft spot for him because he actually gets very emotional contrary to the stereotypical Scottish romance hero. The story switches back and forth from Iain's time to the present, a device that can be confusing, but I thought the author handled it quite nicely.
A secondary romance develops between Katherine's brother Jeffrey and friend Elaine. This relationship is superfluous except that it does provide a necessary link at one point.
The story comes to a nice ending and is wrapped up with a handy dandy epilogue.
The narrator does a good job providing a variety of Scottish character's as well as Katherine and Jeffrey's American voices.
This is just about the romance between characters born 500+ years apart and makes no real attempt to explain how time travel happens. There are some lapses too (this changed as a result of travel, so why didn't that..?) Those kinds of pesky little details tend to distract me, but if you can let them go and just enjoy this story, it is pleasant.
I have listened to this book twice and loved it both times. Beautifully written, time travel love story. I laughed, cried and held my breath. Passionate, enduring, romantic and sweet. Every girls fantasy.
Excellent narration. Nice deep sensual voice for the male characters. His voice as Ian gave me shivers and goosebumps!
I highly recommend this book. It's a great time travel adventure of true love!
Everything in its Time: by Dee Davis is a mesmerizing, and gripping novel that will captivate you from the first pages. You will not be able to put it down, being tempted to listen far into the night.
The characters are well developed; each establishing a relationship with the reader. Some are likeable and some, not so much…whether you like them, loathe them, fear them, or cheer for them, they are memorable and you will find yourself thinking about them long after the experience is completed.
There are several twists in this amazing plot and the journey will be well worth the credit. I am looking forward to more from this author.
"Enjoyed this book very much!"
If you like time travel and romance, as I do, this is a very good read. The characters were believable, love she told her brother, never had quite this story line in other time travel novels.
Her brother knowing what happened to her instead of wondering and thinking she was a missing person.
No, my first.Looking for a second novel but have been unsuccessful.
Yes, it was.
Still looking for the second novel..
"IT MUST BE EDIBLE.... 'CAUSE I TOTALLY DEVOURED IT"
I loved, loved, loved this emotional, enchanting, and enjoyable listen and, if you're a PNR lover, it will have you enthralled and entertained from the beginning as your swept back across the barriers of time and space, along with Katherine, to the Highlands of Scotland where it's 1467. There Katherine encounters a swoon-worthy handsome, sexy, kilt wearing, passionate Laird called Iain and spends one glorious night in his arms and his bed. (Jealous, who me? naa, well not much, ok maybe, oh alright yeah).
Then, as this intense love story, with all it's drama, slowly unfolds you'll get drawn into the utter devotion, despair and desperation the two lovers have to go through in order to finally find true love and happiness together. Apart from a time-travel romance, the gifted author then includes mystery, intrigue, murders, plot twists, villains, battles, kidnapping, betrayal, another romance, great loveable characters and a Brother who'll move Heaven and Earth to help you have your Happily Ever After ending.
RP's narration brings to life the characters infuses their heartaches, their joys, their highs and their lows to the storyline to give you maximum enjoyment.
Worth a credit? When you eventually come to say goodbye to these characters you'll end up being haunted by them, thinking about them and missing them but there's hope.... as this is a trilogy we may well meet them all again - maybe in the past, present or even the future. An awesome, non-stop, totally credit-worthy listen - so that folks is a YES.
"I soo enjoyed this!"
Absolutely! This was a very sweet, unique love story that you makes you feel warm and fuzzy inside.
Probably Reynolds. He was pretty tough and pretty funny.
Awwww he is simply amazing. He has the most masculine, smooth voice. Like a good whiskey lol. His scottish accent was awesome. The female voices..eh not great but I could definitely tell they were female. Although I am glad he doesn't have the most beautiful feminine voice cause I think that may have distracted from the story anyway.
It actually was. Sweet, simple but complex, and interesting.
If you are looking for a good, wholesome, love story then this is it. While it is not raunchy, it does have a few descriptive love scenes. I would recommend this book as a credit or as cash. You will not be disappointed!
"I'm willing to suspend belief, but...."
Hopefully someone who is more skilled at character development!
He did okay with the material he was given. It's hard to bring the characters to life when the author can't be bothered to give them personalities.
This book would need an entire rewrite before going to the screen.
I had great hopes for this book and really wanted to like it. It had a couple of my favorite themes - time travel and historical Scotland. This was a poorly crafted story. We know nothing about the the hero and heroine before they're banging away like bunnies. Are we really to believe that a woman, who has never slept with anyone in her life, upon waking in a strange environment, would really jump into bed with some random guy without even getting his name first? The two characters had no real bond other than sex. Really, who pines for a one night stand for eight years?
And the use of clan tartans didn't start happening until the 1700s. There were plaids in the 1400s, but they weren't clan specific.
Anyway, this just felt more like a school girl's sexual fantasy than a novel. It was just poorly developed story line between sex scenes and it would have been SO MUCH better if it had been fleshed out a bit more.
"Historical romantic fantasy at its best."
It was well written with an excellent hero and heroine, and combines historical and fantasy elements effortlessly.
There's so much emotion in this story, it's hard to pick one moment.
He's an amazing narrator and a favourite of mine. Plus, he can do a Scottish accent that will make any female go weak at the knees.
As I said, the whole book is moving. Dee Davis brings across the emotions of the characters powerfully and Ross Pendleton completes what she began.
I couldn't put this down.
"A little dissappointing."
I was looking for a modern time travel mystery/adventure and this did indeed include time travel but was very disappointing. I did like the historical details but the characters were very one dimensional for me, more of a 70's Mills and Boon genre.
Not very likely.
"Looking forward to the next one in the trilogy"
A great story and well read by Ross Pendleton, the story had me gripped to the end
The outlander books by Diana Gabaldon are similar with time travel to the Scottish Highlands
Ian was my favorite
It made me laugh and feel sad
I am left wanting to listen to the other two books but they are not yet available
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