For twenty-five years, Rebecca Miller had lived with unrelenting pain, the legacy of a car accident. The tragic accident not only stole Rebecca’s riding ability, but also her dreams of working with horses. A degree in equine management was useless to a woman who could barely get out of bed, and was forced to rely on home health care aides to fulfill the most basic of needs. After struggling to the bathroom, Becca stared at herself in the mirror, grieving for the changes in her body. The constant, tormenting pain had worn her down, and she dragged herself back to bed, and collapsed, freezing cold, and waited for the familiar resurgence of pain.
Ciaran was startled awake, tortured yet again by a recurring dream of a young woman in great danger. He was unaccustomed to this feeling of helplessness, being a clan leader and one of the bravest warriors in local legend. Ciaran was used to handling all difficulties with relative ease, and even the concern of his second-in-command was not enough to calm Ciaran’s worries. As Ciaran poured out his despair and concern for the young woman, Niall was determined to request his wife’s help, as she was more familiar with the supernatural. With Ciaran’s agreement, Niall was discussing the matter with Siobhan when they heard the screaming, and they both knew this was somehow tied to Ciaran’s nightmares.
As Niall rode quickly in the direction of the screaming, he wondered what he would find. When he came across the badly beaten woman lying helplessly on the ground, Ciaran and a group of his warriors had already arrived, and were confronting the two peasants standing near the woman. Though Niall offered to carry the wounded woman to Siobhan for treatment, Ciaran’s protectiveness was aroused after she pleaded for his help, and he gently lifted her broken body to transport her safely to the castle. Ciaran somehow sensed his fate and this damaged young woman’s were joined together, but not even he could have foreseen their destiny.
I thoroughly enjoyed Faerie Fate! I found Becca’s quiet courage after her accident to be inspirational, especially since she seemed to have no real hope of a fulfilling life. Her inner strength was evident throughout the story, in both her time and Ciaran’s. Becca’s ability to accept and adjust to changes in her life served her well after her appearance in Ciaran’s time, while Ciaran’s love for Becca creates unaccustomed feelings of insecurity in the leader of Clan MacDermot. I appreciated Becca’s joy at basically being reborn, and at her delight in finding a world where she was loved and accepted. I loved the descriptions of life in Ciaran’s time and at his chivalry and protectiveness of Becca, though her history was unknown to him. If you love time travel, you will definitely enjoy traveling with Ciaran and Becca.
- Paperback: 288 pages
- Publisher: The Wild Rose Press; 1 edition (March 12, 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1601546858
- ISBN-13: 978-1601546852
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