A Maiden for the Marquess by Michelle Willingham
Reviewed by - Barb Massabrook
Rating - 5/5 Stars
Heat Rating - Hot
I am no stranger to Michelle Willingham books, as I have read every book she has ever released and again she knocks another out of the park! Another magnificent Viking time-travel that will make readers toes curl, hoping this couple will have a HEA. There is plenty of rough seas in this one making the reader wonder- will this couple sink or swim???
Definitely read "A Maiden for the Marquess" from her "A Most Peculiar Series" releasing on August 2nd and find out! Amazon order link at bottom of this review.
Coast of Norway 1811 and Norway, 811
For this is the second book in Ms. Willingham’s Viking time-travel (A Most Peculiar Season series duet) as in the first book “A Viking for the Viscountess” where the Viking Arik Thorgrim goes a thousand years to the future. In this second book, “A Maiden for the Marquess” the duet series is the opposite. It is where a Marquess from regency England goes a thousand years in the past in Viking time.
It starts Eric Fielding, the Marquess of Thorgraham has not been happy with his lot in life. His father had been grooming all his life to be a Duke. Something he does not want to do sitting in the House of Lords and Parliament arguing laws and studying papers that hold no interest to him. He want a to see the world and so he leaves his father on bad terms and goes on his ship to see the world. Then the worst happen a horrible storm breaks off the coast of Norway Killing every man on the ship except himself. Now he feels guilty how he left things with his father with such harsh words, now fearing they may never see each other again to smooth things over.
Eric the Marquess or Thorgraham of England 1808 lands in Norway but notices how primitive everything looks and realizes he is a thousand years in the past in a Viking settlement in the year 808. Then he meets the beautiful Viking maiden Katarina Larsdottir who believes him to be their missing Jar, Arik Thorgrim. Eric is confused as he has both his and Arik’s memories and even feels some of his pains from a recent fight Arik had. He can even understand the Viking language, a language he never knew. He knows Arik once rejected this gorgeous woman, who is unlike any woman Eric has ever known! You can feel the chemistry between the Eric and Katarina immediately! Except there is one problem she is going to marry another! Plus a prophecy from a seer who can speak English a language that did not exist in the year 808! The seer speaks in riddles but he understands one thing his time here is fleeting and he still might die!
Eric feels bad keeping secrets about who he really is, but feels his life might be forfeit plus who would believe him? A man a thousand years from the future looking just like their jar- without the bulging muscles and battle scars yet many of his memories.
Besides that Katarina is in danger by one she believes is a friend and protector, but is an enemy with many secrets being new to the clan as well. Katarina who has had a horrible tragedy from the past results her mistrust of all men except Eric. For some reason she knows he would never harm her, even though he is a stranger from the man she once knew. There are many who don't trust Eric seeing how different he is then Arik, clan members begin to question if he is who he says he is. As the Vikings are believers of superstition, myths and paranormal activity so how will he be able to convince them?
What will the future be for these two from two different times a thousand years apart? Are they living on borrowed time? Can they even hope for a future or will Valhalla be the only future for them to rejoice in? You will have to read to find out this and much more….
Ms. Willingham writes another riveting adventurefrom start to finish. It is beautifully written, rich and intriguing with passion that sizzles, plus non-stop action that will have readers wondering with anticipation what will happen next! Read in one sitting as I couldn't put it down! Highly recommend as it is absolutely brilliant in my opinion!
A Most Peculiar Season Duet Series
by Michelle Willingham
1)A Viking for the Viscountess
2)A Maiden for the Marquess - to be released 8/2/2016