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4.3 out of 5 stars

TOP 1000 REVIEWERon 6 August 2013
Holidaying in Ireland, Terri MacEgan from Washington is warned not to ride out on Midsummer's Eve. But she insists, cantering on a beautiful grey hunter mare to a Tipperary hill known as a fairy fort. Under the spell of the stars, she is taken back in time....

Conaire the king of this land has lacked a queen. On Midsummer he and two friends are riding when a lady on a tall grey mare appears out of nowhere. Terri sees the strangely-clad men and gallops off but her mare finds an empty landscape instead of her barn. The warrior men catch up so panicking, Terri hands them her gold wristwatch. Speaking impenetrable Gaelic, they hand it back. Thinking they must be gypsies, Terri rides off again to lose herself in woods. Conaire decides to guard her from wolves while she sleeps, then using druid lore bestows a gift of communication on the lady. He has decided that she's going to be his queen. Whether she wants it or not....

I thoroughly enjoy all of Janeen O'Kerry's books. The descriptions of landscape and nature are gorgeous and as a horse lover I always admire the horses. The dun or fortified village is carefully reconstructed - and the locals disapprove of a woman not wearing skirts. The pampering of a guest doesn't last and it's amusing to see the proud girl adjust to the simple life. Everything was very hard work hundreds of years ago.

What would you do if you had to earn your keep in the past? Terri chooses to be a horse trainer and so would I; that job would never go out of style. Negotiating the tribal politics is more difficult and this leads to major trouble. For more of this author's Celtic romances try 'Daughter of Gold' or 'Goddess of Eire' and another time-travel story is 'Lady of Fire'. While this wasn't my favourite of her works, QUEEN OF THE SUN is a finely-detailed and exciting read with very good historical background.
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on 13 July 1998
The heroine in this books sure ruins a good read. She was so bent on her "needs" that she appeared very selfish. I found myself wanting to "slap" some sense into her!
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