Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for Hidden in the Mists by Christina Courtenay. Read on for more info and my review.
A love forged in fire lives on through the ages
She stared at the man again. Was he real? Her mind returned to the ghostly figure by the shore and to her strange dream. No, he was not a figment of her imagination.
Skye Logan has been struggling to run her remote farm on Scotland’s west coast alone ever since her marriage fell apart. When a handsome stranger turns up looking for work, it seems that her wish for help has been granted.
Rafe Carlisle is searching for peace and somewhere he can forget about the last few years. But echoes of the distant past won’t leave Skye and Rafe alone, and they begin to experience vivid dreams which appear to be linked to the Viking jewellery they each wear.
It seems that the ghosts of the past have secrets . . . and they have something that they want Skye and Rafe to know.
Hidden in the Mists is my first read from Christina Courtenay. Can we talk about how eye catching this cover is? Whew. That is definitely what drew me in at first. The good news… there is an amazing story between the pages!
This story alternates between two timelines; one of which, is set in the Viking Era. I absolutely love the way this author presents the timeftame. It is almost like I was transported back to the Viking Era. I could see and feel the things I was reading. I love getting lost in a story.
This story spans across time to cover two love stories. I was almost instantly hooked and this was incredibly difficult to put down. Between the amazing characters with deep backstories and the incredible writing that swept me away, I couldn’t get enough.
At this point, I think you have enough to understand why you NEED to check this book out. I’m off to check out more from this author (because I obviously need more books in my TBR pile).
Thank you to Rachel’s Random Resources for the free review copy and tour invite. All opinions are my own and unbiased.
Christina Courtenay writes historical romance, time slip and time travel stories, and lives in Herefordshire (near the Welsh border) in the UK.
Although born in England, she has a Swedish mother and was brought up in Sweden – hence her abiding interest in the Vikings. Christina is a former chairman of the UK’s Romantic Novelists’ Association and has won several awards, including the RoNA for Best Historical Romantic Novel twice with Highland Storms (2012) and The Gilded Fan (2014) and the RNA Fantasy Romantic Novel of the year 2021 with Echoes of the Runes. Hidden in the Mists (timeslip/dual time romance published by Headline Review 18th August 2022) is her latest novel. Christina is a keen amateur genealogist and loves history and archaeology (the armchair variety).
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