The Time Traveler's Christmas by Amy Jarecki - Blog Tour + Review + Giveaway


Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for The Time Traveler's Christmas by Amy Jarecki! I'm excited to be taking part in this one because it had been so long since I read a time travel romance and this one really delivered. So read all about it, enter Amy's giveaway, and download your copy today!

About The Time Traveler's Christmas
A man’s life can fall apart in an instant… Tougher than oxhide, Lachlan Wallace can take about anything except a breakup call from his wife two minutes before competing in the Karate Championship of the World. Arriving home with a loss, he agrees to watch his uncle’s cat over the holidays. Or so he thinks—until he awakes on a fourteenth-century battlefield beside a woman fighting for her life. 
Never underestimate a woman’s determination… 
Taken from her at the age of two, Lady Christina de Moray hasn’t seen her son in thirteen years. While traveling with Robert the Bruce’s army to exchange an English prisoner for the lad, a battle erupts. Losing the fight, Christina is rescued by a mysterious warrior while the English escape with her son yet again. 
And never bet against the potency of passion… 
Left with no way back to the twenty-first century, Lachlan agrees to help Christina rescue the lad from his English captors. If the heir is not returned by Christmas next, the Bruce will make his decision whom to grant the de Moray lands, including Lady Christina’s hand. Once his duty is fulfilled, Lachlan hopes to discover a way home—as long as he keeps his mind on the goal and ignores his growing love for the spirited woman who gives him her trust—and her heart. Grab your copy today!

MY THOUGHTS

I've always enjoyed time travel romance but for some reason haven't read anything from the genre in a long time. So I was pretty excited when I came across Amy Jarecki's new release, The Time Traveler's Christmas. This is the third novel in her Guardian of Scotland series but can easily be read as a stand alone. 

In present-day Scotland, Lachlan Wallace is at a crossroads. His wife has left him and he's spending a few weeks house sitting (well, cat sitting) for his uncle and deciding how to move forward. Finding himself in the 14th century on a battlefield is not what he had in mind. Saving Lady Christina de Moray puts him on a path he never envisioned - one that includes danger and political unrest but also a chance at true fulfillment and even lasting love. 

First things first, I really loved Lachlan. This was a man with so many admirable qualities. He was honest and loyal, protective without being a caveman, confident without being cocky, and so adaptable and able to handle whatever was thrown at him. 

Christina was well portrayed as not only a woman who, as a member of the nobility, had an obligation to the King, but also a heartsick mother who longed for the return of her son. She was strong-willed but the times when she acquiesced made sense considering the station of women during that time. 

While there was definitely an early attraction between Lachlan and Christina, the romance itself was a slow burn and all the more satisfying. I enjoyed not only the romance but also the overriding theme of finding and fulfilling your life's purpose. 

Readers who enjoy historical fiction and romance with a paranormal twist will surely enjoy The Time Traveler's Christmas. 

ABOUT AMY JARECKI
An Amazon bestselling author, Amy Jarecki adores Scotland. Though she now resides in southwest Utah, she received her MBA from Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh. Winning multiple writing awards, she is focused on the genre of Scottish historical romance. Amy loves to write steamy edge-of-your-seat action adventures with rugged men and fascinating women who weave their paths through the brutal eras of centuries past. 

Connect with Amy Jarecki: 
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/amyjarecki/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/amyjarecki
Website: http://amyjarecki.com/  


  ENTER AMY'S GIVEAWAY!

20 comments

  1. Great review! I actually haven't read much time travel romance but this intrigues me! I do love a good slow burn

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    1. Thanks Eva! Reading this one made me want to get back to reading more time travel romance. And this was definitely good at the slow burn! :)

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  2. Thank you for your thoughtful review, and hosting the book on your lovely blog!

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    1. Thank you so much, Amy! It was my pleasure. I truly enjoyed Lachlan's story (what a great character!) and now I'm anxious to go back and read Eva's story as well. Thank you taking the time to stop by and comment.

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  3. I loved this book! It is one of my favorite that Amy has written!

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    1. I just loved Lachlan, Sandra! And now I'm excited to go back and read Eva's story as well.

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  4. Amy is a sweetheart and a lovely young woman. AND a good author, as well - but that's not obvious from a mere photo, you have to read her stuff!!

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    1. The Time Traveler's Christmas was certainly enjoyable. Hope you'll like it, too, Andrew.

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  5. I love all of Amy's books and am looking forward to reading this one for Christmas!

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    1. I'm definitely excited to go back and read more from Amy, Julie. Especially the previous two books in the Guardian of Scotland series. I hope you'll love this one, too!

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  6. I love Time Travel books, especially with romance. Great review, Tanya! :)

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    1. Thanks Jess! Reading this one definitely made me want to start reading more time travel romance again. :)

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  7. Great review, looking forward to reading this.

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    1. Thank you! I hope you'll enjoy this one!

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  8. I have a hard time with historical fiction typically, but since this involves time travel i might give it a go. AND That cover certainly is appealing:)
    Great review Tanya!
    Emily @ www.rabbitholereviews.com

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    1. Historical fiction can sometimes be dry but that definitely wasn't the case here. There was action and romance and Lachlan was a really great character. And I agree about the cover... that guy is super gorgeous! :)

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  9. I really enjoy time travel romances as well, Tanya. And Scotland as a setting is a favorite. :) I don't know that I'd heard of this author before but I'll be checking out her books since you liked this one so well. :) Thanks for sharing a new to me author.

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    1. I wasn't familiar with the author before I came across this one either, Brandee. But now I'm curious to go back and read the two previous books in the series. Hope you'll enjoy it, too, if you decide to give it a try. :)

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  10. Not a time travel fan but the guy on the cover is pretty hot!

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    1. Not gonna lie... the guy on the cover is what caught my eye first! LOL

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