Title: Timeless Desire
Release date: July 18th, 2012
Publisher: Astor & Blue Editions
Genre: Contemporary time travelling / Historical Romance
Two years after losing her husband, overworked librarian Panna Kennedy battles to distract herself from crushing grief, while she wrestles with yet another library budget cut. During a routine search within the library’s lower levels, Panna opens an obscure, pad-locked door and finds herself transported to the magnificent, book-filled quarters of a handsome, eighteenth-century Englishman. She soon recognizes the man as Colonel John Bridgewater, the historic English war hero whose larger-than-life statue loomed over her desk.
However, the life of the dashing Bridgewater is not at all what she imagined. He’s under house arrest for betraying England, and now looks upon her—a beautiful and unexpected half-dressed visitor—as a possible spy. Despite bad first impressions (on both sides), Bridgewater nonetheless warms to Panna, and pulls her into his escape—while both their hearts pull the other headlong into their soul-stirring secrets.
Very quickly Panna is thrown into a whirlwind of high-stakes intrigue that sweeps her from Hadrian's Wall to a forbidding stone castle in Scotland. And somewhere in the outland, Panna must decide if her loyalties lie with her dead husband, or with the man whose life now depends on her.
Timeless Desire by Gwyn Cready is a contemporary / historical romance novel with a mix of love, war and time-travel between eighteen century England and the modern day.
Pandora “Panna” Kennedy is a modern woman who lost her husband just two years ago. She works at the Carnegie Library and recently been told that the library will face major budget cuts. In order to save her beloved department she’s trying to hard to come up with a huge plan or even find hidden treasures. Then she unlocks the door under the stairs and finds a secret doorway to the past. Her curiosity wins and she steps through the portal and ends up in a chapel within an eighteen century castle, where she meets Captain James Bridgewater; who remarkably looks like the statue in her library.
Captain James Bridgewater happens to be the illegitimate half-brother of Colonel John Bridgewater, the man of the statue. James is torn between the rebels who wants peace and independence for Scotland and his duties to the English army. When he stumbles upon Panna, he first believes she is a spy, but when he figures out she is telling the true about time-travelling and everything else, he slowly falls for her.
Normally I read a lot of paranormal romance or Urban Fantasy, simply because those are my favourite genres. But from time to time it is nice to read a book that is all about the romance. Timeless Desire is one of those books, no kick-ass chick who don’t need a man...at first, but about a woman who falls for a man in the past and do anything to help him in his battle; even if that means returning to her own time without him.
I loved both main characters Panna and James. She is the modern woman we all know so well and she knows she has to be strong enough to not change the course of history when she is in the past. He is the rebel from that past and trying to do the best for both countries he’s born in England and Scotland, but he finds it hard to succeed.
Gwyn Cready has written a great romance novel with mixes of drama, love and time-travelling in it, which I all love to see in a novel. This was my first novel by this author and I enjoyed reading it, so I’ll definitely go check out her other books. I need to keep my readings genres in balance and her stuff is definitely going to help me with that.
I received this novel as a Galley, courtesy of Serena Ainesly by Blue Dot Literary
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"Cready's writing is romantic and wickedly witty."
-- Rachel Gibson, NY Times Bestselling Author
“Cready is an author worth watching.”
– Publisher’s Weekly
"Gwyn Cready is the master of time travel romance."
-- Royal Reviews
After six successful novels, RITA Award winning author Gwyn Cready is back with her seventh, and most addictively delectable, romance so far: Timeless Desire: An Outlander Love Story. [ISBN: 978-1-938231-29-2 (pback); 978-1-938231-27-8 (E-book); Paranormal Romance; July, 2018]. Written in Cready’s signature style—in turns described as “delightfully original, fun” and “wickedly witty”—Timeless Desire provides plenty of twists and heart-touching moments to satisfy long-time paranormal romance fans. And, it provides enough fun and originality to entertain the casual reader who’s new to the genre.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Gwyn Cready is a RITA Award Winner (Best Paranormal Romance 2009) and the author of several beloved paranormal romances including Tumbling Through Time, Seducing Mr. Darcy, Flirting with Forever, Aching for Always and A Novel Seduction.
Highly regarded by fans and peers alike, Gwyn has been called, "the master of time travel romance," and her writing described as “sexy,” “delightfully original” and “wickedly witty.” Timeless Desire is her latest foray into the time travel genre and men in kilts. She still finds both eminently satisfying.
Gwyn lives in Pittsburgh with her family.