- Release Date
- July 2009
- Book 1 of Jewels of Time
Action/Adventure Romance, Historical Romance, Paranormal Romance
When Brenna Cameron returns to Castle Stour on the coast of Scotland seeking answers about her past, she can't imagine that she'll be transported to a seventeenth-century pirate ship and a crew of dangerous scallywags who haven't seen a woman in far too long. Nor could she have dreamed of her desires for the captain who comes to her rescue?
Rourke Douglas, captain of the Lady Marie, is immediately enthralled by the beautiful stranger brought onto his ship by a mysterious magic connected to that sapphire jewel around her exquisite neck. All he knows is that the fiery-haired siren he calls "Wildcat" stirs something deep in his wounded soul. But along with burning desire, the captain knows a bone-chilling dread, for if the prophesy of the sapphire is true, then the brazen Brenna will bring about only one thing: his ruin.
Jan 05, 2011 [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
136 people found the following review helpful
SAPPHIRE DREAM is a magical romance that is a joy to read. It is the first historical time-travel romance from established paranormal author Pamela Palmer. Writing as Pamela Montgomerie, she weaves a story about Brenna Cameron, a young woman who is transported 300 hundred years into the past. There she meets Rourke Douglas who captains a pirate ship off the coast of Scotland. Together they must choose whether prophecy controls their fate or their choices.
The narrative is immersive. The lead characters are dynamic and thoroughly interesting. Brenna is a fighter and will not simply wait around for a man to rescue her. She is strong, but retains her feminism. This makes her an easy-to-like character with a good balance of vice and virtue. She can hold her own without becoming a harridan that can often happen to strong-willed heroines.
Brenna's counterpart, Rourke Douglas, is sexy and the cover model on the novel's cover does him little justice. He is thoughtful, caring, and even when the reader meets him for the first time, there is an innate honor to his character. Rourke encapsulates the most common traits of a near perfect mate plus he retains his humanity and vulnerability.
The most impressive element of SAPPHIRE DREAM is Ms Montgomerie's use of descriptions. Her vivid use of adjectives paints a beautiful picture of the Scottish landscape, which gives the readers a wonderful feeling of atmosphere and a world larger than the scope of the novel. The reader will feel as if they've been to present day Castle Stour and its 17th century counterpart.
To put it simply, SAPPHIRE DREAM is pure magic. If you are a fan of paranormal romance or straight historical romance, this is not a book to pass by. Look for SAPPHIRE DREAM, you will not be disappointed.
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