"...Heroine Dougless Montgomery is abandoned in a remote country churchyard near the tomb of Nicholas Stafford, an earl who died in 1564. Almost immediately, an armor-clad swashbuckler materializes--Nicholas himself, reincarnated in the 20th century to clear his reputation, having been unjustly convicted of treason. Intrigued by his plight, Dougless agrees to help Nicholas learn his accuser's identity and restore his good name. They become lovers, and their adventures briefly lead Dougless back to the 1560s, allowing Deveraux to portray that period from a contemporary woman's perspective, as well as 1988 through the eyes of a confounded Elizabethan nobleman."
My second favorite time-travel novel (just behind Legend!). Beautiful characters, wonderful array of examples from both time periods, and heart-wrenching goodbyes. I liked this one for the fact that we get more time to read the development of Nicholas and Dougless' love. And its so cool that D got to bump N in the right direction to change how history thought of him. The ending was perfect. I mean, we could have had details about this new man, but leaving it with just the knowledge that love spans time and place.
posted March 01, 2004
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