A Rip in the Veil
Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars
Genre: Historical Romance/Time Travel
A Rip in the Veil is the first of five books in The Graham Saga – with more to come. Protagonist Alexandra Lind slides into a hole, created as the road rips opens beneath her, during a freak storm. When the storm subsides, she discovers she is on the Moors in 17th Century Scotland. The first person she meets is handsome Matthew Graham, who turns out to be an escaped convict trying to make his way home. Alex quickly discovers that she was not the only person pulled from her time into the past. Unfortunately it is someone who does not wish her well.
The book is full of twists, and turns, ups and downs, as Alex comes to grips with where and when she is. No technology, no family, no friends. Alex and Matthew’s strange relationship continues to grow throughout the book, and as one would expect, blossoms into a romance. The mix of a modern woman and an extremely old fashioned man blends well and adds dimension to both characters. The description of the Scottish Moors and the people living there enhances the story and helps bring the reader back in time along with Alex. Historical figures and villains add excitement from start to finish.
Alex’s slip into the past not only leads her into an adventure, but also helps her discover who she is and what her roots are. The local people believe her to be a witch, and she begins to wonder if they are right. She questions the mysterious background of her mother, and is surprised at what she finds. Alternately, while she is lost in the past her colleagues and family frantically search for her. As Alex makes discoveries about her past (or is it her future?) her family finds similar secrets in the present.
While reading A Rip, I couldn’t decide if I wanted Alex to stay in the past with Matthew, or make her way home to her son. While this is not the type of book I normally read, I did enjoy it and will read the other books in the series. I definitely recommend this book to anyone who enjoys adventure, history, romance, and time travel.
Review by Nanci Pattenden, PLCGS – Aspiring Author
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