Monday, August 8, 2011

Review: Catriona by Jeanette Baker

Catriona is a novel by Jeanette Baker and a Romance from SourceBooks Casablanca.

Book Blurb:

Kate Sutherland’s arrival in the misty moors of her ancestral home in the Shetland Islands was supposed to cure her visions of danger, intrigue...and a sexy powerful Scottish border lord.  Instead, she discovers that she’s been living the tormented memories of Catriona Wells, a beautiful young woman of royal blood who lived five centuries before.

Shielding a dark secret from her past, Catriona was willing to do anything to save her young brother from the deadly politics of her royal family - even agree to an arranged marriage with the formidable Patrick MacKendrick.  But would daring to love the hardened warrior who desired her so fiercely destroy her family...or finally allow her to heal?

Meanwhile, Kate is battling her own attraction to Niall MacCormack, an alluring Scottish historian.  As the pull of history beckons, Kate has her own decision to make: choose the live and love of her present, or risk everything in Catriona’s world of passion and peril.

My thoughts:

Kate Sutherland is a tax attorney in California.  When a legal consultation takes her to Massachusetts, Kate makes the acquaintance of a practicing Wicca who remarks upon Kate’s eyes - saying she has only ever seen eyes like them on one other person.

That night, Kate has a dream - a dream about another time and place.  

Upon the sudden death of her mother, Kate finds out that she was adopted, and her birth parents are from Scotland.  Encouraged to learn more about her ancestral home, Kate books a trip to Scotland.    

Now her ‘dreams’ are coming more frequently, and not just when she is asleep.  What seems to her to have been only minutes is in fact, hours.  Kate seems to be slipping into another time, another person - her ancestor, Catriona.

Kate is determined to see these dreams to their conclusion - but she has dreams of her own.  Dreams that involve an arresting Scottish historian.

Catriona is the first book I have read by Jeanette Baker and it was an enjoyable read.  If you are a fan of historical romance and time-travel, Catriona is the perfect escape.

I give Catriona 3 out of 5 stars.

Product Details

    Paperback: 464 pages
    Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca(8-1-11)
    Language: English
    ISBN-10: 1402255861
    ISBN-13: 978-1402255861


Blodeuedd said...

Sounds cool :) I do like time-travel romance

Laurie (BittenbyParanormalRomance) said...

Thanks for the review. I also like time travel.