Iain's Plaid by Skye Taylor
Publisher: Bell Bridge Books
Publication Date: June 2nd 2017
Genres: Time Travel
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Was she sent back in time to change Iain’s fate . . . or share it?
Caught between a job offer she should take and a marriage proposal she doesn’t want, Dani Amico is dying for some adventure. So she takes off to visit some of the places on her bucket list. The first - an abandoned island she read about while researching her American History thesis. While there, she tumbles into an abandoned cellar hole . . . and wakes up more than two centuries in the past.
It’s 1775 and Iain MacKail’s ship is loaded with contraband he is smuggling into Boston. This unknown Dani, the “boy” he found in his cellar, could be a spy for the British customs agents, so Iain is forced to take the boy with him to insure that he and his mission are not compromised. Only he soon finds out that this ”boy” is so much more.
As they travel through pre-revolutionary New England, Dani realizes she’s falling for the rugged Scotsman. But she can’t forget something she came across in her studies—the fate of Iain MacKail. He would be betrayed by someone close to him and suddenly disappear from history. Could this be the reason Dani fell through time—to save Iain? Could they live and love together in this war-torn time?
Then again, if she tries—and fails—to change his fate . . . will she end up sharing it?
Dani has been offered a job that her live-in boyfriend got for her. Even though the job is a great one, she hates the fact that he got it for her. Though she likes her boyfriend a lot she doesn’t love him and is scared about the fact that he’s been hinting about them getting married. Instead of keeping things the same she turns down the job, breaks up with her boyfriend and heads off to do some things that are on her bucket list. One of those things is to explore an island off the coast of Maine that she read about.
Dani heads to the deserted island by herself. She accidentally falls into a cellar hole and wakes up in 1775. She thinks at first that it’s all a reenactment but she soon discovers it’s very real. While in 1775 she is with Iain MacKail who she read about in one of her books. In that book she read that at some point he just disappears and she fears he’s killed. She decides that she was sent back in time to save his life. While trying to do that she didn’t expect to fall in love with Iain but it happens anyway. Can she save him though, and if she does what does that mean for his…their future.
I always love a good time travel book but I’m not normally a huge American historical romance fan. Iain’s Plaid was a little different as it had so much to do with the Revolutionary War and that piqued my interest. Obviously Iain MacKail was fictional but everything else was pretty close. I like that Ms. Taylor stuck to facts as it made the romance so much more realistic.
Iain was a great character and one that was well written. He had some serious struggles with what was happening as he was Scottish but loved the Colonies as well. So when a war is imminent, who does he fight for? I liked that the story took the turn so that it showed us a logical decision for Iain’s actions.
Dani was also an engaging heroine and I liked he a lot. She did a couple of stupid things that made me roll my eyes, all under the guise of wanting to save Iain but since even she realized how dumb they were after the fact I couldn’t dislike her.
Overall I found the story worth reading and definitely recommend it.
Rating: 4 out of 5