Amanda diPiaget loves her family but now she has reached the age to marry and they are driving her nuts. She doesn't want to be traded for a piece of land or honor or to cement relations along the scottish border. So she decides she has to leave home without any of her interfearing brothers knowledge. She loves them but they just don't understand. Amanda can't sew or cook but she can fight. In 1227 women are not allowed out of the castle very much. Her brothers have traveled alot and her greatest wish is to travel and see all the wonderful sites she has heard about.
Jackson Alexander Kilchurn IV (Jake) is a famous jewelry designer, the year is 2005, he travels the world hunting exquisite gems to use in his marvelous jewelry. Gideon de Piaget is a friend and convinces him to visit Artane, his castle. Jake's father wants him to go to Artane with some business papers. Gideon is CEO of Artane Enterprises. To kill two birds with one stone, Jake flies to England and heads for Artane.
While on the way to Artane he looses his way and winds up at Seakirk. Although Kendrick and Genevieve are not there, Worthington makes him comfortable. Later he wanders around and finds a portrait of a beautiful woman. While standing there he overhears some ghosts argueing over who was the more beautiful, Gwen or Anne, when Robert and Colin enter the conversation and announce that Amanda was the most beautiful he has to agree, because that is the name under the portrait. Jake is alittle unnerved to hear ghosts speak, but he has had quite a few adventures with the supernatural while on his treks hunting for famous gems. The next morning as he leaves Seakirk he looses control of his car and it crashes and burns, but they can find no sign of Jake.
Jake awakes in 1227 at Artane and now he finds the most beautiful woman he has ever seen. Amanda finds she is drawn to this quiet, handsome man and even her brothers like him, EVEN Robin. But how is a merchant to win the hand of the rich young lady, who has turned down so many other noble suitors.
Lynn Kurland has again brought us a wonderful love story with a timeless hero and heroine. All of our favorite characters from other books are here. Kendrick, Miles, Robin, Rhys, Alexander, and their wonderful ladies. She brings us once again into the stardust of her imagination. What a wonderful experience. IF you have read other books by her you will be delighted. If not you will begin a wonderful adventure and I'm sure be forced to find all of her other books. A Great Read.