Mistress of the Keep by Sherry Boardman

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Has a friend ever disappeared without advising others of a planned trip never be heard from again? It is recorded that past lives are a possibility. Deja vu is a term often used to describe a feeling of being in a certain place in another time, while destiny is said to be the final calling to resolve past life issues and put the matters to rest. Is it probable that time travel is the answer? Mistress of the Keep is a time travel historical romance with characters whose basic needs are the same as others. Should centuries separating them be an issue?

Cathella Barclay needs a husband. The young woman inherits her father's position as laird when he is killed during a skirmish between two clans. The English government is slowly taking over Ireland, Wales, and Scotland. If she does not marry soon, as the official document dictates, the possibility of losing the Barclay lands will become a reality. The choices for a guidman are slim to none in Crathie, Scotland. She believes in love and forever after, not merely a marriage of convenience.

Gavin Richmond awakes in the barley fields owned by Callaghan Castle. He has no immediate memory of his past or how or why he has landed in Scotland in the 17th century. He goes to the castle to seek help from the laird of Callaghan. The next shock is the position is held by a woman...with a problem. Before he can even gather his wits, a proposal of marriage is put before him. His first inclination is to decline and make an effort to find his way back to the 21st century. However, the beautiful Scottish laird's dilemma cannot be ignored. Nor can her beauty and winsome ways.

Scotland's Highlands is the backdrop for this heart-warming tale. Light Scottish dialect is used throughout for Cathella's dialogue and those connected with Callaghan. Sensual romantic overtones with thin veils of love scenes. No explicit sexual scenes. Approximately 45,000 words.

About Sherry Boardman

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After 20 years in the corporate world and 25 more in the classroom, I retired from public life. I've set aside writing education curriculum and newspaper feature stories and have begun editing the stacks of drafts composed through the years. There was previously little time to follow through and market the manuscripts over and again. Once I had time on my hands, there were no excuses to not follow my life-long dream of becoming a published author. E-book and POD publishing has made that possible.Personally, I am a widow of many years and have been blessed with two children, grown and gone, and two grandchildren who will soon be fully grown. Although there have been other states of residence, I am a native Texan and have always returned to my roots. Travels include most of the U.S., Mexico, Hawaii, The Bahamas, England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland, where I envisioned my first historical romance novel, Shadows o'er Killarney.I hope you enjoy my work. If so, please take a moment to pen a review on my book's page. It would be appreciated. For any comments, you may contact me on the links provided.Website: http://sherryboardman.comTwitter: SBoardmanFacebook: Facebook profileBlog: http://slboardman.blogspot.com
Published October 19, 2012 149 pages
Genres: History, Romance, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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