Anderson’s long-running Harrigan Family series takes a most unusual turn by introducing a time-traveling Druidess. This updated take on the marriage-of-convenience plot is both uplifting and emotionally riveting. Dire events are threatening the Harrigan family, and longtime readers will worry right along with the protagonists. Get ready for one magically heartwarming experience!

Quincy Harrigan is devastated by the news his beloved sister-in-law Loni is gravely ill from a rapid-onset blood disease. Clint Harrigan is beside himself with fear as his wife nears death, and medical science has no solution. Redheaded Druidess Ceara O’Ceallaigh takes a one-way trip into the future to break a centuries-old curse that kills the first wife of the Harrigan men. A true fish out of water, Ceara struggles to explain her mission to a disbelieving Quincy — because the only way to save Loni and break the curse is for Quincy to marry Ceara. With Loni’s life on the line, how can Quincy not take a chance and open himself up to the possibilities of magic? (SIGNET, Mar., 432 pp., $7.99)

Reviewed by: 
Jill M. Smith