Raise your hand if you’ve seen the movie Outlander. You know, the one with Jim Caveziel where he plays a humanoid alien from another planet who lands on Earth in 709 A.D. and ends up becoming the king of a tribe of Norsemen? That’s the first thing that came to mind when I read the description of Timeless Desire as an “Outlander love story.”
But, I digress. While Outlander the movie was pure sci-fi with a teeny bit of romance thrown in, Timeless Desire consists of a lot of romance with a little time sci-fi-ish time traveling, just for good measure.
The main character, Panna Kennedy is librarian who has lost her husband. She’s sad and lonely until curiosity gets the better of her and she explores the library and finds an odd door that has been padlocked shut. If this has been a horror movie, a demon would have been behind it, but since this is a love story, that’s not the case at all. After walking through the doorway, Panna is magically transported to the 18th century. There, she meets and falls in love with the man whose statue was in her real-time office – the very British Colonel John Bridgewater.
Colonel Bridgewater is on house arrest and accused of betraying the crown, and he first thinks that Panna is a spy, sent to betray him further. The plot unfolds with both quietly falling for each other as their 18th century lives become more and more complicated. I won’t say any more than that – you’ll have to read it for yourself in order to see it ends!
If you’re a fan of both time travel based sci-fi and romance (or just romance) then you will love Timeless Desire. The unique plot and fast-paced storyline make it hard to put down!
(Disclaimer: A copy of the book was provided to me by the publisher in exchange for my honest review. For more information, please check out my disclosure policy above.)