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An earring, a murder, a legend...Katherine St. Claire has never forgotten the passionate night she shared with a stranger while staying at a castle hotel called Duncreag. He even haunts her dreams. Tired of loving "Fantasy Man", as her brother Jeff refers to him, she decides to go back to Duncreag in search, literally, of the man of her dreams.Iain Mackintosh wears the caiAn earring, a murder, a legend...Katherine St. Claire has never forgotten the passionate night she shared with a stranger while staying at a castle hotel called Duncreag. He even haunts her dreams. Tired of loving "Fantasy Man", as her brother Jeff refers to him, she decides to go back to Duncreag in search, literally, of the man of her dreams.Iain Mackintosh wears the cairngorm earring of the only woman he will ever love. Eight long years ago she came to him in the night like a vision. News of his father's death brings Iain home to Duncreag where he finds himself questioning the circumstances surrounding his father's demise and wishing for the woman his cousin Ranald is convinced is a fairy.Iain and Katherine arrive at Duncreag each longing to find the other. There is however a seemingly insurmountable problem. A five hundred and thirty-year barrier separates them. What follows is the story of a love so powerful it crosses the boundaries of time.Complicated by murder and abduction in the fifteenth century their love will be tested even after they finally reunite. Only Jeff's twentieth century discovery of events from the past can save them."Everything In Its Time has all the makings of a classic." -- Maggie Shayne...

Title : Everything in Its Time
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ISBN : 9780515128741
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Number of Pages : 336 Pages
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Everything in Its Time Reviews

  • Wendy
    2019-02-18 15:59

    I am a big fan of time travel stories. I have read many. This book was on sale, and it was a time travel story, so I thought, "Why not?" Well, after reading it, I will offer a few reason "why not".If you are going to do a time travel story successfully, you can go one of 2 ways - 1. Scientific - With the use of actual scientific knowledge and scientific speculation, the author creates a plausible explanation for the time travel. (The Time Machine, The Butterfly Effect, etc.)2. Mystical - The reality of time travel is explained by purely supernatural means. The time travel is precipitated by magic, a spell, a talisman, etc. (ie. Hermoine's necklace, Somewhere in Time, etc.)In either instance, the author has to address continuity issues. How does traveling to, and changing the past, affect the future? If someone does, or does not die, how does that change things for future generations? If a letter is written in the past, discovered in the future, but then events change, and the letter is never written, did they really discover it, go back and change the past, and thus the future?This story leaves lots of gaping holes in the fabric of the space/time continuum.The opening of the book is a romantic, middle of the night, sexual encounter between strangers from different centuries, which results in undying love that is so strong it compels the 2 strangers to travel through time, risk life and limb, etc, etc. Would any human beings, that have ever lived, really do that for someone they have never spoken to? No names, no conversation at all? Really? Really? True love with no talking? Maybe Dee Davis is a man ..... It's harder to believe than the time travel - seriously!There was violence, but not super graphic, there were no swear words, but there were rather descriptive sexual encounters that were tiresome, and added nothing to the plot, other than the first chapter which set the whole thing in motion ... Reading the same turns of phrase over and over again, no matter how dramatic they might have sounded the first time they were written, was boring.At the end of the book there was a sneak peak at the next in the series. I'm not interested. Yes, it was that bad.

  • Claudia
    2019-02-20 18:56

    I struggled a bit with the story and maybe by the end of my review I have a solution to my dilemma.So, i love time travel stories and if there's some romance thrown in the mix even better. The book had just that and I enjoyed it a lot.Iain and Katrine's love seemed suspended/ list in space. They found each other when they were young and they couldn't forget their encounter.Years later Iain is still pinning for his "dream" girl and is faced with becoming a Laird and maybe take a wife.Katrine is missing Iain and wants to find him again so she goes back to Scotland to the castle where they first met.From here on, their love and some magic earrings help them find each other to be separated soon by outside forces and ambitions.The book has a very interesting idea and without doubt time travel has my undivided interest.My grievances with the story are more in the lines of the delivery:Iain and Katrine spent little to no time together. I wanted more of their reunion, marriage and daily life before the villain made his presence felt. I felt that a lot of the events were just passed by when I wanted more.The end did not satisfy my thirst for more. Besides the sex that seem to be the norm for Iain and Katrine I wanted something else. From the prologue I wanted more and till the end it didn't happen.I was not bothered by the lack of credibility or lack of technical, valid arguments for the time travel to happen. In the end who knows how it can happen and why? So I took the story as it came. I guess the lack of character development bothered me more.The story could have been so much better. I am not talking Outlander details here but somewhere in the middle.I hope the other books will get a more well built story.If you like time travel, well, you cannot miss this one because there are not so many on the market.

  • Shirl
    2019-02-02 12:48

    This was a very interesting book. The first half I though was ok and was good, but then surprises, action, adventure and romance. I loved the 2nd half of book. I couldn't put it down. Don't want to give anything away so I won't go into any details. Good read. I was alittle disappointed in that Iain's character was alittle weak and he didn't seem like a very macho laird. That is why I dropped a star.

  • Sha Mslvoe
    2019-02-12 11:36

    What a wonderful story that proof the power of love. I got it today loaned by Carolyn and read it in one-sitting. It was everything I was hoping for. Love love love this story!!Definitely a good read for anyone who loves Time Travel.

  • Thom Swennes
    2019-01-24 14:58

    It was only one night, now almost just a dream, with few tangibles but a cairngorm earring and a feeling of lingering love and desire. It was only a one night stand but its essence lingers on them both for years; promising more, promising everything.Katherine St Claire was on a vacation in the Scottish Highlands. The once proud Castle of Duncreag is now an inn, offering old world charms from five-hundred years earlier. She fell into an exhausted sleep after an eventful day and woke, sometime in the night. Even in the dark glum of the night she noticed that all wasn’t what it had once been; everything seemed somehow older, much older. Exploring this changed room; she finds a mysterious door and opens it. In the murky darkness, she spies a bed and a movement upon it startles her. Out of the gloom arises a male form that slowly comes into full focus as he approaches. As Katharine stares at Iain Mackintosh, all fear fades and only a lustful love remains. Without a thought, their love is consummated in a night full of bliss. At dawn, she returns to her room and soon discovers that she is back in the present and Iain a mere memory.Over the next eight years, Katherine and Iain continually bounce against the fabric of time and the sheer material of it keep them from truly uniting them. Tired of living a dream, Katherine returns to the Scottish Highlands to the castle along the river Findhorn in hopes of repeating the past. A myriad of characters and plots keep the reader enthralled with a story that scampers through time. Medieval Scotland is brought to life and Ever since Diana Gabaldon wrote the Outlander series, time travel, and the Scottish Highlands have become a favorite topic for aspiring writers to write about and undying romantics to read about. Although the catalyst remains a mystery, the portal is soon discovered.One of the attractive parts of the Outland series is the ability of the author to create deep and complete characters. Another one is her ability to push the time travel into the back and creating historical novels of a rare and elite quality; inspiring both readers and writers. This tale, however, never really releases the time travel element but instead builds around it. The characters are vividly portrayed and their plights keep the readers awed. The centuries fall away as you are transported five hundred in the past.

  • Natalie E. Ramm
    2019-02-15 18:44

    Everything in its Time reminded me a lot of Outlander (which is one of my favorite romances ever!). A modern day girl, Katherine St. Claire, manages to go back in time to the 15th century and sleep with a sexy Scottish Laird named Ian. She and he both think it’s a dream, but feel incredibly lost without each other. For eight years they live separately in their own centuries, until Katherine decides it’s time to see if that dream might be a reality. When things don’t turn out exactly as she planned, her brother Jeff jumps back in time to save her. Will Katherine be saved? Will Jeff ever be rejoined with his lover?Everything in its Time is extremely suspenseful. There are abductions, battles, time traveling, betrayals, TWO love stories. I was flipping pages like a maniac (well, touching the right side of my Kindle screen like a maniac). This is a thoroughly entertaining read, but if you’ve read a lot of time travel or if your sick of it, this may not be the best book for you. Also, word to the wise, the prologue is really just a sex scene :)

  • Suzanne
    2019-02-18 14:38

    I really enjoyed this book and congratulate the author on a story well told. The characters were all strong, believable people that you would meet in real life and they jumped off the page to become my friends. The story rolled along nicely and you could really feel the intensity of the love between Katherine and Iain as well as the strong family bond between Katherine and her brother Jeff.The only frustration for me was how easily Iain believed her when she confessed she came from 500 years in the future. However, I managed to push that aside as I travelled their journey with them and was so sorry when that journey came to an end.I found that I have been thinking of the story and the characters since finishing the book and know that this will be one book that I revisit from time to time. I recommend this book to anyone who loves the whole idea of time travel, the Scottish Highlands and a good romance with a twist of mystery thrown in.

  • Katrina Passick Lumsden
    2019-01-22 13:36

    This isn't the greatest. The story is a bit slow in spots, and the characters are so dense at times that I found myself secretly fantasizing about them all being killed...But I'm a sucker for time travel romance, so I enjoyed it.

  • Elaine
    2019-01-21 11:35

    Wow. Shirl recommended this book to me. It started a little slow but halfway through, it just got better and better!. I will not be putting this down until it is finished!Loved this book! I am making myself be really strict with giving 5 only to really amazing books. (Daughter says I rate too high!)

  • Jen
    2019-02-12 16:42

    I loved this book! Highlanders,Time Travel,Mystery,Deception and emotional! 5 Star all the way!

  • Laura P
    2019-02-11 13:54

    Listened to the audiobook....narration was okay, but not great. It was hard to get used to a male narrator doing the female voices. Plot was predictable, but not bad.

  • Angela Covarrubias
    2019-01-31 16:43

    Review to come.

  • Carolyn
    2019-02-08 14:50

    Re-read as a part of the Hearts out of Time Boxed Set

  • Lyndsey
    2019-01-21 10:48

    Loved it!

  • Donna Vanderschoot
    2019-02-08 12:36

    I'm always looking for my next favorite time-travel series. This one came close, but I'm not a HUGE fan of the romance angle anymore. Too many perfect people equals unrealistic. I will probably listen to the next in the series only because I don't like to leave things unfinished. It's all mind candy to me!

  • Shani
    2019-02-01 14:46


  • Ashy Khaira
    2019-02-08 11:57

    loved the book,the romance and the beauty of time travel and love across centuries

  • Joyce
    2019-02-12 13:55

    I LOVE time travel romance stories and this book definitely did not fail the genre.Exceptionally good read and worth everyone's eyes and time!

  • Jadira
    2019-02-07 10:44

    3.5 stars. Beautiful story. Predictable

  • Sherri Hunter
    2019-01-24 14:56

    Publishers like Jove made it possible for readers like me to gorge themselves on various romance sub-genres like time travel. After reading my first time travel romance, I was completely smitten with the idea of true love crossing the barriers of time and space. I was so smitten, in fact, it bordered on obsession as I trolled every bookstore in my path looking for every time travel romance I could find. When Jove began publishing their Time Passages line, I was determined to acquire a copy of every single title they published. Though I was not able to achieve that goal, I did manage to find quite a few, but many of them, this one included, got buried in my “to be read” mountain over the years. When I switched to reading on an e-reader, I was excited to discover this copy available for my Nook so it prompted me to finally read it. My biggest regret is that I waited so long to read such a wonderful story.Katherine and Iain were absolutely wonderful characters. The passion and love they feel for one another is written with such clarity and emotion, I felt for them and the despair they felt at not being together. A 500+ year gap does not diminish their certainty that they would find their way back to one another eventually. It made me realize that it’s that kind of devotion and commitment that is missing in so many relationships here in the real world. Over the years, Katherine has never forgotten about her night of passion with Iain and refuses to let go of her belief that it was real and not a vivid fantasy or dream. It’s this kind of determination and persistence that makes Katherine such a strong and amazing character. The same is true for Iain. He has never forgotten Katherine and has even spent the years since searching for her, hoping to find her, knowing absolutely nothing about her, not even her name. She has haunted his dreams and he doesn’t feel whole without her. He is convinced they are meant to be together and would move Heaven and Earth to make it happen. I really enjoyed getting points of view from both Iain and Katherine. As the story unfolds, getting glimpses into both past and present gave me a wonderful sense of each character’s reality and helped me to see how the past and present are connected. Even after Katherine’s return to 15th century Scotland, the reader is still connected to present day Scotland and the role Katherine’s brother is placed into.I can’t recall reading a time travel story where the past and present are so tightly connected and interact with one another. I really enjoyed it, especially when Katherine’s brother, Jeff, discovers what has happened to his sister and becomes involved in setting the past right. I don’t know why I am so drawn to time travel romance, especially if it involves kilt wearing Scottish highlanders, but I just can’t get enough of them. I don’t think I want to experience the 15th century personally myself, but if I were going to cross the barriers of time and space, Scotland would be at the top of my travel destination. Dee Davis has done a wonderful job of bringing 15th century Scotland to life, so well in fact, that it is very easy to see in my mind’s eye the beauty of the place as well as the hardships people endured back then. But it doesn’t stop there. In addition to the excitement of being in the presence of kilt wearing Scottish men and a romance that made my heart swell from its sheer intensity, Dee Davis takes it even further and throws in mystery, intrigue and murder. This story definitely has something for everyone. In case you didn’t already know, Dee Davis is no stranger to writing mystery, intrigue and murder and she does it quite well. Overall, I highly recommend this book for everyone because it will speak to all readers. Fans of most any genre will find something enjoyable in this story. You will root for Katherine and Iain to find their way back to each other and cheer them on despite the adversity they face. You will enjoy the secondary characters like Katherine’s brother and Iain’s cousin because they add to the story and make you care about them and what happens to them as much as you care about Katherine and Iain. You will want to raise a Claymore and fight the despicable villains side by side with these characters. My only problem with this book is that the story ended and I still want more.

  • Jessica
    2019-01-23 17:52

    I enjoyed the book and appreciated such a relief of characters I could easily like but unfortunately it's not one I'll be coming back to read again. It wasn't bad, there were just some things that bothered that I couldn't overlook. The first being, that the book was incredibly long and dragged in some parts where it would have been better off cutting out a good chunk of scenes that didn't really add anything to the story. I have no problem with long books, if I'm loving a book I want it to go on as long as possible. The problem here was that I felt there were filler scenes that cluttered the story and it wasn't as exciting as it could have been because there was almost no real connection between Iain and Katherine. Which leads to my second point, these two were so in love and connected right from the start and there's no explanation why. They shared one night together where they said a short sentence to each other and had sex and boom, they know they're soul mates and that they belong together no matter what. But what I didn't understand was why and how, how did they know that the other was the one, how did they feel such intense love for someone they knew nothing about, the only connection they had was physical and there was no indication that they even talked after that. It was just too weird. I forced myself to pretend that flaw didn't exist and was able to enjoy the rest of the story but as a whole it really took away from the book for me and had they had a real bond prior to their separation, the story would have been much more effective in keeping my attention and interest in wanting as much of this story as possible. As it was, it would have been better off cutting out excess scenes to shorten the book and get right to the point since their love was instantaneous or making it stronger and adding in some detailed scenes of why they fell in love with a stranger overnight. Another thing was how easily everyone accepted her story of time travel. It's not logical to believe someone when they claim to have somehow been transported to the past or that they're from the future. If anything, that's cause for someone else committing them to a mental hospital or trying to convince them to think rationally because they're talking crazy. Plenty of people just took her word for it, except her brother, who was the only one who needed to be shown proof in order to believe. It was just amazing how many people just accepted these outrageous claims of time travel, passed down family myths, and possibly coincidental events. I think that was just an easy way out that the author didn't want to put too much effort into. It didn't sit well with me though.I liked Iain and Katherine just fine, I just wish we'd gotten to know them more as a couple. Even after they reunited they were only together for a couple of days at most and we didn't even get to see much of that. Then again, after her "incident", separated once more and we see a small second reunion between them and their story is over. We hardly saw any actual interaction between them other than sex and kissing. They spend more time apart than they do together during the whole book. We're told they're so in love but the question I needed to know was why? Why are they in love? What is special about the other that they can't find anywhere else with another? What makes them such a perfect match? Sure, they connect amazingly well physically, but I need more than that. Those unanswered questions are why I won't be reading this again. I'll read the others in the series somewhere down the line and will remember this with good thoughts, but it's way too long of a book to get into when there's no real payoff, due to it being an instalove romance. It was nice to pass the time, but once was enough for me.

  • Vana
    2019-02-15 15:48

    Could not finish this crap. Beautiful cover, though.

  • Katrina
    2019-01-27 15:35

    Really enjoyed the story, this is the first book I have read by Dee Davis and loved it. Also got the audible version read by Ross Pendleton it was great.

  • Katie
    2019-02-15 18:43

    There was a time I was totally into time travel medieval Scottish romances, but then I found a fondness for just medieval Scottish romances. This book has me hooked once more. It was intense, filled with such love between Iain and Katherine. Love so powerful and beautiful you wish it was yours. So many ups and downs that it keeps you on the edge of your seat! Climatic suspense makes it so hard to put the book down. Highly recommend!

  • Judi Easley
    2019-02-16 12:38

    You have to suspend reality to read these romances or they don't work. Even so, there were a few things that bothered me about the mechanics of the time travel. Other than that, this was a fantastic story! The characters were wonderful. Though the story reminded me of Outlander, Iain is no Jaimie. He's just not consistent. At times he seems a bit of a pushover and at other times he's a rock. I guess he's too easy-going. But Katherine is wonderful. And they remain focused on each other even when they haven't seen each other in 8 years. They shared the one night. They each have one of the earrings. They believe that somehow it will come right again. And, of course, it does. It's a lovely story. If you're not persnickety about your time travel techniques, try it!I acquired this through BookBub (Amazon) for nothing. All opinions are fully my own. I am not being compensated for this review.Judi E. Easley

  • Bunga
    2019-01-28 18:39

    Entahlah... Malas maneruskan. Mungkin karena proses jatuh cintanya terlalu cepat ya. Ceritanya si Hero & Heroinenya pernah one night stand, dan masih kebayang-bayang selama 8 tahun. 8 Tahun! Rasanya terlalu aneh aja sih kenapa harus selama itu. Dan cuma one night stand, tapi keduanya udah ngerasa jadi soulmate. Hampir separuh buku di awal dihabiskan untuk menceritakan kehidupan hero dan heroine-nya pasca one night stand yang bersejarah itu. Membosankan, menurut saya. Alurnya terlalu lambat di awal, dan mendadak aja jadi cepat begitu Hero dan Heroine bertemu di tengah-tengah cerita. Dan cuma butuh waktu satu hari saja untuk memutuskan menikah. Saya susah nerimanya.

  • Tracey Brown
    2019-01-26 15:30

    I've had this book for ages and decided to give it a go even though i have read really mixed reviews i was not disappointed it was well written and the characters were good. I liked Ian and Katherine and the side characters of her brother and his cousin were good. without disclosing too much about the plot i liked the way the time travel aspect was handled i do struggle sometimes with the love at first sight aspect of some books but i still enjoyed this book immensely. I will read the rest of this trilogy and although this was my first book by Dee it won't be my last will defiantly read more.

  • Sarah
    2019-02-04 15:34

    So I just wrote a whole big long review for this book and submitted it only to find that Goodreads was under maintenance and I then Lost my review! I'm still contemplating weather or not I should cry. So in loo of my long review I'll just say this. I LOVED this book and It's now in my 20 twenty favorites of all time. The author writes a wonderful and engaging story with plenty of twists that keep you engaged! With murder plots, Scotland, time travel, romance and a family legend it's rather hard to resist!

  • Jennette
    2019-02-17 13:50

    I love time travel books. This captured my imagination right from the beginning. The story kept me interested throughout with just enough suspense and love. The ending nicely wrapped up everything with a perfect happily ever after package. I bought this book on audio and the narrator has a beautiful voice that made the characters come to life. I was disappointed not to find book 2 on audio just so I could listen to Ross Pendleton again. I think I will probably look for the next book the next time I'm in the mood to travel through time.

  • Holly
    2019-02-15 16:52

    I would have enjoyed this more had it not been for the insta-love (they are madly IN LOVE after one night of random sex with a stranger?) and the grand-father paradox (e.g., the letter (view spoiler)[Jeff discovered the letter written by Katherine while he was in the "future" (present day). The letter led to him going back in time, but because he then changes the past, that would prevent the letter from ever being written in the first place, which means he would NOT have discovered it in the future, and would thus have NOT gone back and changed the past (and thus the future) (hide spoiler)])