cover image Perfect Timing

Perfect Timing

Catherine Anderson. Signet, $7.99 mass market (432p) ISBN 978-0-451-23948-8

Anderson’s fourth Harrigan Family romance (after Here to Stay) adds a supernatural twist to the sweet contemporary. Ceara O’Ceallaigh, a druid from 1574, travels forward in time to end an ancient curse on the Harrigan clan. A virgin daughter of the O’Ceallaigh family must marry a Harrigan male or the first wife of every Harrigan will die of some blood-related ailment. Quincy Harrigan’s mother hemorrhaged to death during childbirth, and now his sister-in-law is dying of leukemia. At first he thinks Ceara is a mental case, but soon he realizes her story’s legitimate. Hesitantly, they wed and consummate the marriage, and the curse is broken. But how can he live with a beautiful druid who can start a fire or change the weather with a flap of her hand? Anderson’s light touch with humor shines through, as Ceara adjusts to 21st-century life. New readers will find it easy to catch up with established characters; returning readers will be enchanted. Agent: Steven Axelrod, the Axelrod Agency. (Mar.)