Pocket, Oct 2003, 6.99
In Pine Creek, Maine, Michael MacBain owns and manages a Christmas tree farm. Living with him is his eight-year-old son Robbie and the former farm owner geriatric widow John Bigelow whose wife of almost six decades recently died.
In Los Angeles, Cedars Sinai Medical Center trauma Dr. Elizabeth Hart suddenly performs two miracle healing acts and begins hearing the voices of patients in her head, pleading for help. Unable to cope, she responds to an Internet ad about renting a house. Robbie, who feels his dad needs a wife, placed the ad in the paper. On the drive to the remote area, Robbie's “pet” owl causes her car to crash. After hearing a series of jokes about being pint sized among these giants, Elizabeth and Michael fall in love. However, even though she loves the dude, she has to wonder about the sanity of a man who claims he was born eight centuries ago but was transferred to her time by a wizard.
The latest twenty-first century medieval Highlander romance is an exciting tale starring two delightful protagonists and a strong support cast including previous lead characters. The story line is fun to follow as Michael and Elizabeth must cope with the matchmaking of his son and pregnant sister-in-law. Though in some ways the prime relationship is similar to those in previous novels in the series, Janet Chapman writes a refreshingly entertaining novel.
This report prepared by Harriet Klausner