cover image Just in Time for a Highlander

Just in Time for a Highlander

Gwyn Cready. Sourcebooks Casablanca, $7.99 mass market (352p) ISBN 978-1-4926-0193-7

Cready’s first Sirens of the Scottish Borderlands time-travel romance is a gripping, passionate tale full of magic and yearning. A spell goes slightly awry and transports Duncan, a modern-day businessman, to tempestuous 1706 Scotland. Abby, the beautiful, fearless chieftess of Clan Kerr, is beset by worry as the English continue to maneuver for the Act of Union. Furthermore, her clan faces bankruptcy, and she reluctantly considers marrying the rich leader of a rival clan. Duncan’s unexpected entrée into this harsh world is unsettling for both; Duncan knows close to nothing about warfare, and Abby must explain this strange man’s sudden appearance to her skeptical clan. Their mutual attraction leads to primal, earth-shattering trysts that engender deep affection and hope. Cready’s highly satisfying creation is filled with humor, witty dialogue, double entendres, and clever schemes, and a wonderful cast of imaginative characters keeps this twisty story lively to the end. Agent: Claudia Cross, Folio Literary Management. (Feb.)