In Seattle, Ivy Raymond owns and operates an antique store, ENCHANTED TIME. She normally sees sellers by appointment or in bulk lots, but to rid herself of the pesky elderly woman, she agrees to look at the package. Inside is a book from the sixteenth century that obviously is worth a lot, but the woman insists on $100 or she will sell it to the nearby bookstore owner. A stunned Ivy feels some sort of weird inexplicable connection to the names inside the tome and buys the book.
Ivy reads some of the incantations only to find the spells work though she remains skeptical. However, the last spell she cites sends her back to the drafty abode of a seventeenth century gentleman, Julian Ramsden. As they fall in love, he wonders if she is a spy working for his enemy trying to stop Julian from regaining all he lost. Then there is the Witch Hunter General who will hang female family members of Julian including his beloved Ivy if he is not stopped in time.
This is a reprint of an enchanting mid 90s time travel romance that is one of the sub-genre's best. The story line is exciting due to a tremendous cast who will make moving back and forth in the time stream seem possible. Ivy is a wonderful heroine and her beloved is a delightful hunk struggling between love and desire vs. trust. The secondary characters provide depth to the mid-seventh century especially the Witch Hunter General. Readers will have an ENCHANTED TIME perusing Amy Elizabeth Saunders' appealing tale.
An enjoyable time-travel!
Ivy, a thoroughly modern antiques dealer, is magically transported back to the middle ages. The family she encounters there is wonderfully wacky. And the man of the family, Julian, is the only man who has ever touched Ivy's heart.
Very funny, great time-travel romance.
I really enjoyed this book. The characters are excellent, there is a wonderful hero, a funny grandmother and sister who just happen to be witches! Not just silly though a slight hitch in the time period it is set during the time of Cromwell and witch hunts so there is some suspense and danger. All in all well worth the read.
Very good story, enjoyed.
Ah, this was the one that started it all for me. A great time travel story with lots of fun characters and a very neat, nostalgic ending.
I really enjoyed this one! Ivy is a strong protagonist and I like that she really thinks about what she wants most. Julian is the second most bossy hero I've encountered (the worst was "by possession" by Madeline Hunter where the hero is just AWFUL).
Julian, however, slowly changes and at least he's not mean-spirited. The rest of the family is fun to read, and I like that the child, Daisy, isn't just a prop in the story and actually has a point of view.
Overall, highly recommend it. There's enough danger to make it exciting, the sex is pretty well written with out being pornographic, and all the characters are interesting.
cute story with likable characters. Fast read. Worth the read.
MY SISTER SENT ME THIS COPY, SHE DID NOT KNOW THAT I ALREADY HAD IT. AND WILL NOT LET IT GO. THIS BOOK IS A REALLY GOOD READ FOR TIME TRAVEL AND ENCHANTMENT.