THE LAST HIGHLANDER
This novel is a wonderful romp of a Scot in the 20th century. Watching love unfold between Alasdair and Morgan is both heart wrenching and fun. Ms. Cross weaves a sexy time travel and tosses a good lesson into the mix.
Alastair MacAulay would never back down from a dare. The soldier who fought alongside Robert the Bruce would not shy away from the old witch woman who claimed Morgan La Fee (aka Morgan Le Fay) was her mistress. Celebrating the taking of Edinburgh Castle, Alasdair agrees in a drunken state to go along with her spell.
Morgan LaFayette, on vacation with her sister and brother-in-law, hopes Scotland will give her some inspiration for illustrating her next children's book and help her forget a bad relationship.
When she stumbles across a still-drunk Alasdair, memories of past abuse make her shy away. However, her sister Justine, trying to be matchmaker, keeps pushing the handsome highlander and Morgan together.
The Americans think he is only reenacting the past, and Alasdair believes hes dreaming or everything is a part of Morgan Le Fee's enchantment. The time travel is not apparent to anyone, until Morgan notices that history has changed since yesterday. Robert the Bruce is no longer a champion and the Scottish Regalia is minus a precious stone. No one else believes her, though, and she is sure Alasdair is a con artist.
(Aug., 339 pp., $5.99)