Author: Donna K. Weaver
Series: Twickenham Full-Moon Ball #3
Genres: Historical Romance
Date: August 29, 2019
Publisher: Emerald Arch Publishing
When Lady Ellen Hildebrand is ripped to the future, she finds herself not only fighting for the fae magic that sent her but also for her life.
Ellen’s first London Season was a disappointment. She fears she’ll never meet a man who will see her for more than her fortune or ability to provide an heir.
Landscape architect Michael Addington thinks his grandfather is mental but never dreams the old man will try to set Twickenham Manor on fire. In Michael’s struggle to stop the act of arson, a young woman appears out of nowhere. Flames and fae magic engulf them both, the first burning them badly and the second transporting them back to 1851.
Ellen and Michael find they must rely on each other through the painful recovery. Day by day, their attraction grows. But Michael is riddled with guilt. If she discovers his dark secret, he could lose her forever… he’s the one who set her on fire.
Rating: Mild. Mild kissing; mild (nonsexual) violence or horror.
I enjoy the Twickenham series. This one felt more serious to me. It dealt with a man crazed by lost love and people having to heal from burns that without the fae magic would have killed them. It didn’t feel as light as others in the series. Not necessarily a good or bad thing. It just is.
Reading it made me wish that fae magic was real and could actually help people through painful recoveries. I actually think that this might be difficult to read for anyone who has suffered from burns.
I liked the main characters and that there was a bit of a mystery involved in the story.
I listened to the audio version of this book and think I would have enjoyed it better had I just read it. The narrator’s interpretation of voices did not match what I had in my mind at all. Lady Ellen sounded too young to me (maybe 13?) and Aunt Nellie sounded too old and stodgy. I always envision her as more playful and perhaps a little on the dottie side. The author said she had a twinkle in her eye pretty often but I didn’t hear it in her voice. It might match other people’s interpretations though. Just not mine.
Still, the story is good and even though I’m not typically a fan of time travel novels I do find it fun to try to understand how time is a fuzzball and how any of this could work.
*I received a complimentary audiobook and voluntarily chose to review it.