It's been a while since I've read a medieval love story, but it was worth the wait. This book gives you two genres in one book, Historical Romance and Time Travel.
Celine Fontaine is a modern day woman, rich, beautiful, but troubled and used to a luxurious life. Though American, she has connections to France and while visiting her family's chateau, she travels through time to Medieval France.
It's New Years Eve, and one that Celine will never forget, as she passes out in her room, only to wake up in another century with a hunky stranger in her bed. Celine has always dreamt of a tall, dark, handsome man, coming into her life but she had to travel back seven hundred years in time to find him. The trouble is, she has a hard time convincing Gaston De Varennes that she is who she says she is, an ancestor of his sworn enemy, Alain Tourelle and before she knows it she finds herself married to Gaston.
Gaston thinks he has married Celine's ancestor, Christiane Fontaine, a relative of Tourelle's, who Gaston suspects is working with Tourelle to destroy him. It is for this reason he is determined not to consummate the marriage so he can get an annulment at some point. But his growing attraction for Celine threatens to prevent this happening.
There are some amusing situations in this book, as Celine, who had a pampered existence in the present day, is now forced to live without all the conveniences of modern day life.
But as times goes by, Celine begins to settle into life in the fourteenth century and finds herself falling in love with her husband, as much as she tries to fight it.
Gaston also starts to develop feelings for the fiery redhead and is beginning to think her far-fetched story might be true.
But Celine knows she will have to return to the future if she wants to survive.
This was a lovely, touching story, with a brilliant twist at the end.