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Blog Tour: The Parchment Scroll by CA Szarek: Review

The Parchment Scroll (Highland Secrets #3)

by C.A. Szarek

Published August 2014 by Paper Dragon Publishing
 *can be read as a standalone*  

The third book in the time travel, fantasy romance trilogy, Highland Secrets

Her sister is lost...in the past. Three weeks after her sister goes missing, Juliette McGowan encounters her on a beach in Scotland. Her sister gives her a scroll full of claims about time travel and disappears—literally. As a sister, Jules is determined to find her. As a cop, she can’t go to the authorities. The piece of parchment declares magic exists; they’d think she’s nuts. When a mysterious woman vows she can help her get to the seventeenth century, Jules goes along with it out of desperation. He’s an infamous barbarian... Hugh MacDonald is intrigued when he finds a disoriented naked lass on the beach. She holds a scroll that was written by his rival’s wife. Clan MacLeod will pay ransom for her safe return, so he takes her captive. She challenges his authority—and his desires. What started off as a plan to anger the MacLeods ends with Hugh wanting to keep her for himself. Can Jules break free of the barbarian, find her sister and return to the future or will she give in to her attraction and desire to remain in the past?     


Review:
The Parchment Scroll is the third book in the Highland Secret Series.  Although it can stand alone, it would be best to read the previous two books to get a better grasp of the overarching theme of magic and time travel from the future to 17th century Scotland.  Jules is on a mission to find her missing sister Claire who was declared lost while visiting Scotland.  She couldn't believe her eyes when Claire suddenly appears before her, naked and telling her a story of time travel and never coming back.  She then poofs and is gone again, leaving a parchment scroll detailing a life that Claire has lived in the Scottish Highlands, several centuries ago.  Determined to find out what is going on, she enlist the help of a mysterious but weirdly dressed woman who keeps mumbling about getting home and the Fae stones.  Gathering her courage to at least follow this woman to the said stones that would bring her to her sister, Jules suddenly finds herself naked on the beach, being pursued and thoroughly kissed by a hot Scottish barbarian.  What follows next is a story about time travel, magic and a love that defies time.  The Parchment Scroll is one entertaining and engaging read that has good characters, great dialogue and an interesting story line.  The romance is the main focus, with the overarching theme mostly in the background.  Both Hugh and Jules display strong personalities and those differing opinions make for great reading. 

AMAZON / B&N / SMASHWORDS

 

Bestselling, award winning author of romantic suspense and epic fantasy romance, C.A. loves to dabble in different genres. If it's a good story, she'll write it, no matter where it seems to fit! She's a hopeless romantic and always will be. Risking it all for Happily Ever After is what she lives by! C.A. is originally from Ohio, but got to Texas as soon as she could. She's happily married and has a bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice. She works with kids when she's not writing. 



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The Fae Ring #2



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