Historical romance with some paranormal aspects. First in a trilogy.
I loved it. Great Can hardly wait to get the second book in the series
Review from Publishers Weekly
Love and magic prove to be comfortable bedfellows in this enchanting mid-18th-century romance from Putney (A Twist of Fate; The Bartered Bride), which launches a new series focused on the Guardians, a group of English and Scottish folk who possess supernatural powers. Gwynne Owens, daughter of an English Guardian, has grown up as a scholar of the group's lore, though she has few powers of her own. An early, platonic marriage left her a wealthy widow, and though she values her independence, she finds it hard to resist her attraction to Duncan Macrae, a Scottish mage who is adept at manipulating the weather. As Duncan aggressively courts Gwynne, the winds of war between England and Scotland grow stronger, along with the Guardian council's sense that a catastrophe is imminent. Gwynne eventually marries Duncan, but when the uprising of Bonnie Prince Charlie occurs, she realizes she must betray her husband, who has aligned himself with his countrymen. Putney plays out the consequences of their decisions until the very end, keeping readers enthralled all the way up to the inevitable coming together of hero and heroine. Their final love scene is a touch trite, but overall, Putney does a fine job of weaving magical elements together with actual historical events to create a rich, romantic tapestry.
I really enjoyed this book. I couldn't put it down!
Great book! Great author!
Thoroughly enjoyed this mix of fantasy and romance.
Typical Mary Jo Putney. I liked the paranormal features of this book and I understand she has recently written another Guardian title.
Fantasy mixed with historical romance. Very good read.
Duncan Macrae, a Scottish laird with secred powers is dazzled when he meets the English widow, Gwyneth Owens. It is only after their first kiss that Gwyneth realizes she has mystical powers similar to her father, and she and Duncan are destined to marry.
Gwynne and Duncan are fated to meet and through all trials show that love can triumph even over differences of opinions.
Book was ok. Not my favorite
Great Paranormal by a great author. It is worth the read
1750's Scottish romance with some paranormal stuff thrown in (he can change the weather; she becomes an enchantress)
Another great book, but this author