Nobody does time travel like Hill,
and her latest is highly reminiscent of beloved early Viking stories, where strong women turn male chauvinists into warm and loving men. You'll laugh until you cry at Hill's brand of humor in this must-read for all of her fans.
When her brother is killed in Afghanistan, Joy Nelson, a psychiatric intern, joins the female branch of the Navy Seals, the Weals. After her mission goes bad, an explosion lands Joy in a Viking longboat.
Brandr Igorsson sends his brothers out for supplies, and they return with a present -- Joy, who thinks she's in a historical re-enactment. Brandr decides that he will keep her as a bed thrall and puts her to work helping his sister overcome the trauma of murder and rape as he tries to overcome her resistance. Little by little things change in his home, but no matter their growing feelings for each other, Joy wants to go home. Can Brandr convince her that her home is with him? (BERKLEY SENSATION, Sep., 380 pp., $7.99)