In The Jewels of Time series, Montgomerie seamlessly blends magic and romance so readers gladly suspend their disbelief, happily moving though time with her characters. Scots history and mythical lore come to life through an ingenious fairy-tale plot that sends
readers' hearts soaring.
Following her cousin's wedding, Julia Brodie puts on the amethyst necklace Catriona gave her and suddenly leaves her world behind.
Fifteen years ago Talon McClure received a magical ring that turned his life around. Known as the Wizard, he finds lost objects for a price. When his mission to reclaim a golden lamp and chalice hits a stalemate, he wishes for help and Julia appears. Immediately she and Talon must flee the lamp's owner. They are attacked and hunted. Usually fearful of men, Julia is attracted to Talon. As they begin to learn each other's secrets the lamp leads them to a castle where they find others like themselves and learn of the great evil they must face. (BERKLEY SENSATION, May, 400 pp., $7.99)