The Fiery Cross by Diana Gabaldon is $3.99 at Amazon and Barnes & Noble. This is the fifth book in her highly successful Outlander series. Some readers were disappointed in the lapse of historical accuracies, but the book still holds a 4.2-rating on GR. Now's your chance to fill in the gaps of your Outlander collection before the Starz series premieres in August.
The year is 1771, and war is coming. Jamie Fraser’s wife tells him so. Little as he wishes to, he must believe it, for hers is a gift of dreadful prophecy—a time-traveler’s certain knowledge. Claire’s unique view of the future has brought him both danger and deliverance in the past; her knowledge of the oncoming revolution is a flickering torch that may light his way through the perilous years ahead—or ignite a conflagration that will leave their lives in ashes.
Love Beyond Time by Bethany Claire is $2.99 at most vendors and appeares to be free at ARe! This is the first book in the Morna's Legacy series and a time travel romance between a Texas kindergarten teacher and a Scottish Laird. With a 3.8-star rating on GR, readers loved the magical element to the story. I picked this one up the last time it was on sale. The beautiful cover doesn't hurt either.
It began nearly four hundred years ago. The Conall clan and all their people were murdered in a surprise attack, their beloved castle and all evidence of who destroyed them burned to the ground with their bodies. In the centuries following, archaeologists searched through the ruins looking for any evidence of what or who had caused the untimely demise of such a powerful Scottish clan. All efforts were fruitless, until a spell put in place by an ancient Conall ancestor finally began to work its magic…
Texas kindergarten teacher, Brielle Montgomery, finds comfort in the mundane routines of her life, but when her archaeologist mother asks her to accompany her on a dig in Scotland, she decides to step out of her comfort zone. Once in Scotland, they discover a secret spell room below the castle ruins, and Bri finds herself transported back in time and suddenly married to the castle's ill-fated Laird. Now, she must work to change the fate of his people, all while trying to find a way to return to her home and century. But with each passing day, Bri finds herself falling more deeply in love with her new husband. If she can find a spell to bring her home, will she use it? And if she stays, will it ultimately mean her own death as well?
The Impossible Lives of Greta Wells by Andrew Sean Greer is $1.99! This is historical fiction with a touch of romance. Set in the 80s, a woman seeks treatment for her depression and winds up being transported back to her previous lives: a bohemian adulteress in 1918 and a caring mother in the 1940s. A few readers had difficulties keeping the storylines straight, while others loved the diversity of the time periods. Anyone picking this up?
1985. After the death of her beloved twin brother, Felix, and the break up with her long-time lover, Nathan, Greta Wells embarks on a radical psychiatric treatment to alleviate her suffocating depression. But the treatment has unexpected effects, and Greta finds herself transported to the lives she might have had if she'd been born in a different era.
During the course of her treatment, Greta cycles between her own time and her alternate lives in 1918, as a bohemian adulteress, and 1941, as a devoted mother and wife. Separated by time and social mores, Greta's three lives are achingly similar, fraught with familiar tensions and difficult choices. Each reality has its own losses, its own rewards, and each extracts a different price. And the modern Greta learns that her alternate selves are unpredictable, driven by their own desires and needs.
As her final treatment looms, questions arise. What will happen once each Greta learns how to stay in one of the other worlds? Who will choose to remain in which life?
Forever His by Shelly Thacker is $3.99! This is the first book in Thacker's Stolen Brides series. Another time travel romance, a young woman gets transported back to 14th Century France. Just in case you needed a break from all the Scots. Many readers thought this was a good introduction to a new author and it holds a 3.9-star rating on GR. Have you read anything by Shelly Thacker?
On New Year's Eve, she tumbles 700 years back in time–and into the bed of a darkly dangerous knight.
Sir Gaston de Varennes wanted a docile bride who would fit into his plans for vengeance and justice, but a trick of time finds him married to a thoroughly modern American lady who turns his castle, his life, and his heart upside down. Will her desperate secret tear them apart after only a few bittersweet weeks of stolen passion–or will they conquer mistrust, treachery, and time itself to discover a love that spans the centuries?