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Sapphire Dream (Jewels of Time #1)

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A bit of magic, a twist of fate, and a prophecy of danger and desire...

Brenna Cameron came to Castle Stour on the coast of Scotland seeking answers about her past. All she has is the sapphire pendant around her neck and a vague feeling that she has seen this place before. She never imagined that she would be transported to a seventeenth-century pirate ship, complete with a
Mass Market Paperback, 308 pages
Published July 7th 2009 by Berkley Sensation (first published July 1st 2009)
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Jill Dunlop
Brenna Cameron finds herself on a pirate ship off the coast of Scotland. At first, she can't remember how she got there and thinks these men are actors, possibly from a movie set or war re-enactors. After a dangerous encounter with these men Brenna comes to the realization that she is in the year 1768. She is tied to a prophesy that claims she will destroy of the Earl of Slains. With only the help of the handsome captain, Roarke Douglas she must find a way to get back to her own time.

I was pleas
♡Karlyn P♡
The plot was honestly the best part of the book, but the romance only so-so. I found myself wondering if another author wrote this same plot if it would be a mega hit. Truth, the writing was just average and it read like an 80's bodice ripper (without the ripping). The heroine always had to have her way and of course needed to be rescude over and over and over. This is also the start of a series, but you don't realize it until close to the end that there are a set of jewels that are some how co ...more
I was pleasantly suprised by how much I liked this story/book. As I am a fan of historical romance and time travel, I knew there was a good chance I would like it. But what I wasn't prepared for was the plot twists and unpredictablility, and the fast pace of the story. To me, these two elements made the story truly enjoyable. Add two independent, determined lead characters, and romance, and you have a story that I not only found enjoyable, but hard to put down. If asked, I would recommend this b ...more
Time travel romance! As my first foray into romance novels, I gotta say it was not awful. The premise is ridiculous and nonsensical, but I kind of enjoyed it and was surprised by how it all came together. It was darker and had 100% more adventure than I expected (there's a lot of hiding in caves, riding around on horses, kneeing guys in the junk, and swashbuckling). The rampant sexism of the genre is scattered throughout (God, men are so dumb! Women are so good at emotions!) and it all seemed a ...more
I always enjoy the comedic writing of time travel, strong heroine travelling back in time to a male dominant society. I will continue to purchase Pamela Montgomerie's (Pamela Palmer) Jewels of Kindonan series.
Paranormal Romance
Transported back in time by a magical necklace, the heroine finds herself on board a pirate ship battling the manly crew. The hero is a the captain and has known about the woman prophesized return but wants absolutely nothing to do with it. When she escapes by jumping over the side of the boat, he swims after her because he knows she'll die without his help. When it's clear she needs his in order to return home, the two become a very reluctant pair. For the first half of the book the hero truly ...more
Recently I have been reading quite a few books from my time-travel stash. Sadly, most of the stories I've read are mediocre at best. What is my criteria? There must be great chemistry between the hero and heroine. Some tension needs to exist but the author needs to communicate to me that there is a reason for them to meet. It would help it if there was some humor. I think you would need some funny moments to get through traveling in time or meeting someone from another age but it must be realist ...more
Sandy M
I’ve read a lot of time travels over the last several years, and the thing that sometimes makes or breaks one for me is the method in which an author chooses to have her hero or heroine travel, along with any extra traveling she chooses to give the reader. Most time traveling methods aren’t that creative or something silly is used or it’s something that’s been done before. Sigh. How I long for a time travel that will give me something a little different.

I’m very happy to say that Ms. Montgomerie
Diane Hoover
What an adventurous read. Lots of action. Great chemistry between Roarke and Brenna. Good plot. Wished it had more time on the seas but a good scottish brogue is equally satisfying.
Sapphire Dream is my first time travel novel. While I think it's a read worth my time, I'm not too impressed. It's actually pretty average, with some excitement and action stashed inbetween the romance. Brenna and Rourke were sweet and, well, pretty much the typical historical couple. However much typical it can be with a 21st century woman. Overall, I'm not thinking that this is fantastic, but it's something good to read, especially if you're looking for something a little more light-hearted af ...more
Beckyloohoo Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ aka Mrs. Acheron Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ
I liked this book enough to stay up late and finish it in one day. The heroine gets transported back in time to 1689 Scottland. It had mystery, pirates, highlanders, kilts (oooh la la)and some great plot twists. It kept me interested throughout the entire story, without fizzling out at the very end. I will read the next book in the series as well.
Kagama-the Literaturevixen
Im not sure Ive ever read a book where the main character irritated me in the first few pages

Surprisingly good. I will definitely read the rest in the series.
What could be better? Time travel and Scotland!
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Time travel romance w/Scots pirates.
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