AND THE GROOM WORE TULLE
Scottish nobleman Ian Macleod falls asleep in a medieval dungeon--and awakens in a room filled with long white dresses. Jane Fergusson longed to create great fashions, but instead toils in a bridal shop. Will their fateful meeting over dressmaker's shears lead to bloodshed or bliss?
THE CON AND THE CRUSADER
Fleeing thugs, con man Jack McCain jumps into a well--and into the past. Mistaken for a criminal, he's headed for prison, until he's freed--with a wedding proposal! The widow Hawkins marries him to get help for her farm, but the attraction between them makes Jack wish he'd never escape this sweet captivity...
A BRIDE MOST COMMON
A time machine hurtled Lucy Taylor back in time to Regency England--and into the middle of a wedding to a dashing gentleman! Could she change history to save her future, without falling in love with a handsome new husband?
On the eve of her wedding, museum curator Alanna Moore is cataloguing antiquities, when suddenly a Celtic warrior appears--claiming to be her long-lost bethrohed! Can she listen to her heart, and remember a love that was destined to be?
There are 4 time travel romance novellas in this anthology, and the only one worth keeping is Lynn Kurland's "And the Groom Wore Tulle", Ian MacLeod's story. While this is not her best, having the flavor of a story quickly penned to meet a deadline, it still fills in another hole in her tapestry where all the characters are interwoven or at least touch each other somehow. However she could have done without one outrageously contrived scene which was obviously added purely as a vehicle for a semi-dramatic proposal.
Maggie Shayne's "The Con and the Crusader", while trite and bordering on corny in places, is at least readable. Angie Ray's "A Bride Most Common" has an interesting premise but falls short on delivery and had many irritating flaws in the heroine's attitude and ignorace of 18th century women's place in society. Ingrid Weaver's "Conyn's Bride" is a piece of junk and I skimmed through most of it. I toyed with giving this 2 stars, but in deference to Kurland the book gets 3.