Sunday, July 31, 2011

Review: Somewhere My Lass by Beth Trissel

File Size: 313 KB
Copyright: 2010

Book Summary:
(Taken from Amazon)

Neil MacKenzie's well ordered life turns to chaos when Mora Campbell shows up claiming he's her fiance from 1602 Scotland. Her avowal that she was chased to the future by clan chieftain, Red MacDonald, is utter nonsense, and Neil must convince her that she is just addled from a blow to her head--or so he believes until the MacDonald himself shows up wanting blood.
Mora knows the Neil of the future is truly her beloved Niall who disappeared from the past. Although her kinsmen believe he's dead, and she is now destined to marry Niall's brother, she's convinced that if she and Neil return to the past, all will be right. The only problem is how to get back to 1602 before it's too late.
The balance of the present and future are in peril if she marries another, and the Neil of the present will cease to exist. An ancient relic and a few good friends in the future help pave the way back to the past, but will Mora and Neil be too late to save a love that began centuries before?

Mandy's Review:


I'm not sure I like the cover.  Don't get me wrong ... the man is fine and the girl pretty, but it somehow seems disconnected.  Although ... the man, woman and castle do reflect the main focal points of the story.


The reader travels with the characters from historic Staunton, Virginia in 2009 to 1602 Scotland.  It is a romantic story with bits of mysticism, humor and time travel.  Once begun, this story will carry you through to the end before you even realize it's over.

Main Characters

Mora - Headstrong and stubborn with a fierce temper.  She is from 1602 Scotland.  Mora landed in Neil's home in 2009 Virginia.  Will she make it back to Scotland and her betrothed?

Neil - A graphic designer who has no family to speak of.  Those closest to him that he considers family are his best friend and housekeeper.  He leads a somewhat lonely life ... that is, until he finds Mora in his home during some tragic events.

Fergus - Neil's best friend.  He's a techie and geek who doesn't seem to have ever grown up.  He is the perfect sidekick to Neil's character and a valuable asset to Neil and Mora during several semi-climactic situations.


While this book wasn't one of my absolute faves, it is definitely a book I enjoyed reading.  This would be a perfect recommendation to those readers who enjoy a romance with the element of a time travel quandary.


  1. Sounds good, although I agree with you about the cover. It's a bit strange. But I do love time travel romance. :) Great review!

  2. This one is on my TBR list. I love a good time travel.


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