Texas kindergarten teacher, Brielle Montgomery, finds comfort in the mundane routines of her life, but when her archaeologist mother asks her to accompany her on a dig in Scotland, she decides to step out of her comfort zone. Once in Scotland, they discover a secret spell room below the castle ruins, and Bri finds herself transported back in time and suddenly married to the castle’s ill-fated Laird. Now, she must work to change the fate of his people, all while trying to find a way to return to her home and century. But with each passing day, Bri finds herself falling more deeply in love with her new husband. If she can find a spell to bring her home, will she use it? And if she stays, will it ultimately mean her own death as well?
In case you all haven’t noticed in past reviews I love time travel novels, especially those with romance and just the right dash of suspense. So, when Bethany asked me to read and review Love Beyond Time, well, let’s just say I’m glad I didn’t scare her off with the fangirling I probably did in that first email. I also don’t know if you know this, but I live about 20 minutes away from Glasgow Kentucky, which has this huge Highland Games festival every year celebrating Scottish heritage. So, I’d been looking for a good book that had a nice hint of Scotland flavor to it.
This book did not disappoint! Brielle(love that name!) is just an ordinary Kindergarten teacher from Texas, not too adventurous. Her mother, however, convinces her to visit Scotland with her to help with a dig. While there, they discover that there is a secret room in the basement of the castle. Upon finding the room, Bri discovers a portrait that portrays a woman who looks eerily close to her in appearance. When reading the words attached to the portrait she is transported back in time to just shortly before the castle, and those inside it, are set to meet their demise. This is where the story really gets going.
I loved Love Beyond Time from start to finish. Bethany Claire certainly knows how to write a book! The description of surroundings, dialogue, etc, all perfect! You learn to love every character and you just can’t wait to read more! This book is definitely one of those page-turners, you know the kind where you just need to clear your schedule for an afternoon so you can just devour in one setting? Yeah, one of those. I honestly cannot wait to read more, and I can’t wait to start recommending to my reader friends(if you’re one of those reading this, you’ve been forewarned. Don’t be surprised if this is Kindle-gifted to you for Easter!). As far as who I’d recommend this too: well, in short, everyone! I would caution against younger teens reading because there is some heat, but for older teens on up this is a perfect read!
So, if you’re like me and love time travel, romance, and just really well written books, I highly recommend you check Love Beyond Time out!
*Although I received this book for review from the author, this in no way affected my opinion or review*