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My Heart Stood Still (edition 2001)

by Lynn Kurland

Series: MacLeod (7)

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Title:My Heart Stood Still
Authors:Lynn Kurland
Info:Berkley (2001), Mass Market Paperback, 448 pages
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Iolanthe MacLeod was betrayed and murdered, and for centuries her ghost haunts the keep where she was killed. Then Thomas MacLeod McKinnon buys the keep, on a strange instinct, and arrives to renovate it. He soon makes the acquaintance of the matchmaking ghosts, Ambrose. Hugh, and Fulbert, who live in the inn owned by his sister, Megan. Thomas and Iolanthe do fall in love, but have the obstacle of her being a ghost. With the help of his distant relatives, Alex and Margaret Smith ("The Very Thought of You", he learns of the possibility of traveling back in time and preventing her death. But he also must convince her to trust him and travel back to his own time with him. He does, but it takes a while for her to "remember" her life as a ghost and how she fell in love with him.
A creative, lovely story. ( )
  dolphari | Jul 12, 2013 |
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Betrayed by her new husband, lovely Scottish bride Iolanthe MacLeod dies by the sword in the fall of 1382 in a landlocked keep on the English moors, far from the sea she loves. Doomed to haunt the castle, little does she know that it will be nearly seven hundred years before the man of her dreams will come to rescue her. When Thomas MacLeod MacKinnon appears in 2001, Iolanthe isn't quite prepared to deal with her feelings for this modern man. And Thomas, although he grows accustomed to seeing and talking to ghosts in the castle, is stunned to realize that he's fallen in love with one of them.

Beautiful and desirable though Iolanthe is, he can't hold a spirit in his arms. Thomas has to find a way to go back in time and prevent her death--and he knows just how to accomplish the feat. Now if only saving the young Scotswoman's life proves to be as easy--and if he can rescue her, he'll be faced with having to convince Iolanthe that she loves him in another time and place. No medieval knight in shining armor ever had a quest quite this tough.

My Heart Stood Still is a tale that's absorbing, adventurous, and downright delightful. Kurland deftly juggles a cast of ghostly secondary characters with wonderful humor and a dry wit that makes for hilarious moments without losing the warmth and emotion of a compelling love story. All in all, an excellent novel. --Lois Faye Dyer

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Thomas McKinnon crosses the Atlantic to restore a twelfth-century castle and finds himself in love with a ghost--a young Scottish bride betrayed by her new husband and killed in 1382, who has awaited rescue from the castle keep for over six hundred years.… (more)

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