A Slip in Time by Kathleen Kirkwood

By Kathleen Kirkwood

Recently free of captivity in London Tower, Rae Mackinnon returns to the turbulent Highlands and claims his position as laird of Dunraven citadel. As he grapples with extended family rivalries and divisiveness inside of his family, he's faced with a startling discovery — a gorgeous girl from a far off destiny, introduced throughout the portals of Time and into his mattress . . .

Swept up in the summertime social rounds, Julia Hargrove accompanies her aunt and cousins on an expedition to Scotland, to an historical fort which has hosted no viewers for 2 a long time — previously. Rumors abound of bizarre occurrences at Dunraven fortress — occurrences which are headquartered within the bedchamber Julia now occupies, the place a rugged Highland warrior materializes from the prior . . .

What mysteries does Dunraven carry? What mystery opens the temporal door, permitting Julia and Rae to arrive around the centuries to assert a couple of stolen moments and nurture a blossoming love? yet how lengthy can the foundations of Time be damaged prior to the door shuts forevermore

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Cm. ŠŠ1. Mothers and daughters舒Fiction. 2. Family secrets舒Fiction. 3. World War, 1939舑1945舒Evacuation of civilians舒Fiction. 4. World War, 1939舑1945舒England舒Kent. 5. Domestic fiction. I. Title. 92舒dc22ŠŠŠŠŠŠŠŠŠŠŠŠŠŠŠŠŠŠŠ2010033472 ISBN 978-1-4391-5278-2 ISBN 978-1-4391-9934-3 (ebook) For Kim Wilkins, who encouraged me to start; and Darin Patterson, who was with me to the last full stop CONTENTS Š PART ONE PART TWO PART THREE PART FOUR PART FIVE Acknowledgments Hush 舰 Can you hear him? The trees can.

I glanced again at the canary, rummaging for seed in his cage, then the picture-hung walls. 舠Yes, yes, of course it was,舡 Mrs. 舡 A sigh. 舠That was a long time ago now though. Sadly, Sykes舗s moat was filled in decades ago, and his grand circular pool belongs only to the geese. 舡 She handed me a heavy brass key and patted my fingers closed around it. 舠We舗ll walk up to the castle tomorrow. The forecast is clear and there舗s a beautiful view from the second bridge. 舡 That patient, wood-paneled voice drifted towards us again, however this time I pinpointed its source.

On first glimpse it was like all the other villages I舗d driven through that day: a single road through the center with a green at one end, a church beside it, and a school along the way. I parked in front of the local church hall and I could almost see the lines of weary London schoolchildren, grubby and uncertain after their interminable train ride. A ghostly imprint of Mum long ago, before she was my mum, before she was much of anything, filing helplessly towards the unknown. I drifted along the High Street, trying舒without much success舒to tame my flyaway thoughts.

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