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Weathering Rock

4.75  ·  Rating details ·  87 ratings  ·  20 reviews
Drawn together across centuries, will their love be strong enough to defeat an ancient curse?

Colonel Caleb DeCardian was fighting America’s Civil War on the side of the Union when a freak shower of ball lightning transported him to the present, along with rival and former friend, Seth Reilly. Adapting to the 21st century is hard enough for the colonel, but he also has to f
ebook, 293 pages
Published October 8th 2012 by Lyrical Press, Inc. (first published January 1st 2012)
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Staci Troilo
Apr 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
There’s so much going on here, I don’t know where to start first.

Mae Clair has written a story that seamlessly weaves together time travel, lycanthropy, Civil War history, romance, and suspense. This novel excels on all levels—plot, pacing, characterization, and setting.

The fact that Weathering Rock manages to have so much going on while not causing readers to suspend belief is a testament to the writer’s abilities. There are so many characters and plots intersecting in one town at one time, an
Venice Kennedy
Aug 21, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Mae Clair's excellent debut novel is a must read!!

All the reviewers praising Weathering Rock are right--this book is wonderful and engaging, and the author, Mae Clair, is an extraordinary wordsmith! How clever of Ms. Clair to so seamlessly weave together a story for paranormal lovers, fans of historicals (and/or the Civil War), time travel junkies, and contemporary romance readers. Her honor-driven hero Caleb DeCardian, cursed to turn into beast when the moon is full, is easy to fall in love wit
Oct 02, 2012 rated it it was amazing

I absolutely LOVED this book! Mae Clair is a wonderful writer. Her description of the scenery and characters brought to live the story in such vivid detail I could not stop reading. The characters in Weathering Rock were well developed and felt real. Clair's writing allowed me to feel an emotional connection to each character. The emotional connection is what makes a good book, an exceptional book. Of course, Weathering Rock is an exceptional read.

Loni Flowers
Aug 24, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This book has it all. Contemporary romance, historical fiction, time travel, werewolves… What more could you possible want! It’s this glorious combination that Mae Clair combines to tell a fascinating tale. I was hooked from page one and fell in love with all of the characters (well, except for that one dirt bag). Not only did Mrs. Clair enrapture me in this story, but I fell in love with the history and the civility of Mr. DeCardian. Men from his era were full of honor, pride, and chivalry, whi ...more
Donna Cummings
Aug 21, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This was such a romantic story. I loved Caleb, the courtly Civil War colonel who traveled in time to the current century, where he meets the love of his life. I enjoyed every minute of his courtship of Arianna, as well as his confusion over how thoroughly modern women behave!

However, my favorite scenes were those with Caleb and his father. They were both time travelers at different points in time, and the scenes when they interact in the present time were incredibly poignant. I got misty-eyed re
Aug 27, 2012 rated it really liked it
Sweet & Romantic

History comes alive for middle-school teacher Arrianna Hart when a Civil War colonel crashes into her life (literally). Mae Clair ties together elements of time-travel, shifter curses, and a plotting villain with the tidy, satisfying bow of a happily-ever-after.

Weathering Rock is a great book for history lovers, romance addicts, shifter fans, and anyone looking for a few hours of escape.
Apr 29, 2014 rated it really liked it
We first meet Arianna when she literally runs into Caleb with her car. Well, she doesn’t run him over but its a close call. Ari tries to help Caleb who is muttering about meeting with Meade. When Caleb is finally coherent Ari finds out that he lives in the big plantation house of Weathering Rock. Ari drives Caleb home and meets his brother who helps Caleb in the house. When she tries to leave Arianna finds that she has a flat tire and must spend the night. This is the beginning of Ari and Caleb’ ...more
Jan 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Weathering Rock is the story of Arianna Hart, a teacher of American history at the local middle school who, driving home late in the evening, almost runs over a horse rider. She meets Caleb DeCardian. ”He looked to be in his early thirties, dressed in jeans, a dark t-shirt and an archaic-looking frock coat. The garment was straight out of a history book.” Caleb introduces himself as “Retired military.” And the adventure begins. An adventure filled with secrets, curses, time travel and a lot of t ...more
Jan 20, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: those who like old-fashioned werewolf/modern girl romance!
If you like old-fashioned gentlemanly manners in a hot guy who just happens to turn into a werewolf once in a while, you will LIKE this book! Add in a little time travel, romance, action, history, a beautiful school teacher, a rich town playboy with a secret past, a love story or two, murder, and a villainous alpha werewolf and you will LOVE this book!

Colonel Caleb DeCardian, formerly of the Civil War, now of the 21st century because of a freak shower of 'ball lightning,' not only has to deal wi
Sep 02, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Mae Clair/ Weathering Rock
Arianna Hart has given up on finding true love until she runs Caleb DeCardin off the road. Really, who in their right mind goes horse back riding in the middle of the night? This odd behavior is only one of many of Caleb’s fine attributes. He claims to be a Colonel and despite his age, he has an air about him that only comes from being in charge. He knows all there is about the civil war and retells battle stories as if he was there on the field.

When Arianna discovers
Emma Meade
Oct 10, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Beautifully Written
The words in this book roll off the tongue like poetry. Clair knows how to write setting (the writing is exquisite). As for the romantic hero, if you have a weakness for Southern, old style gentility mixed with the heady sensuality of a werewolf, you’ll like Caleb. I sped through this book, finding it very enjoyable, though the time travel elements did boggle my mind, so I tried not to think about that too much.

Arianna is a likeable female lead. She’s independent and knowledg
Deborah Palumbo
Nov 09, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Mae Clair has woven a story with the elements I love: paranormal, romance and mystery. She has even included that old werewolf classic!!
Arianna, the schoolmarm has given up on the idea of Mr. Right but some really intriguing guy enters her life quite strangely....some freak accident slams them together, literally!
Caleb is his name; he's the reluctant lover who was freakishly transported from the civil war era to the 21st century. The last thing on his mind is falling in love and wooing Arianna,
L.J. Kentowski
Aug 24, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Simply Amazing! This book held me prisoner from beginning to end. Mae Clair weaves a fantastic story filled with intricate plots and subplots luring us into a world filled with both the paranormal and time travel. The characters were deliciously written, bringing you so deep into their world, it was hard to come out. Loved it and can't wait for more!
Laura Lee Nutt
Mar 14, 2013 rated it it was amazing
The description in the first page of this book swept me away. It was luscious and haunting and gorgeous. Mae Clair certainly has a keen sense of beauty and mood in her descriptions, but that would not have carried me through the whole book. What propelled me through were the characters.

Caleb DeCardian is a werewolf and Civil War officer hurtled through time by an unexpected burst of ball lightning. (First off, ball lightning, very cool.) He is an honorable man, my favorite type of romantic hero,
Llaph | No Frill | No Shill
Arianna Hart is a middle-school teacher and civil war buff. One night, she meets Caleb by almost hitting him with her car, then having to give him a ride home. The sometime flashes of silver in his eyes, his courtly manners and his uncanny resemblance to the picture of a Union soldier point to secrets behind his golden-good looks. Those secrets may also keep them from happiness with each other.

Caleb DeCardian, a Colonel in the Union Army, has been transported to the present during a freak storm
Kitt Crescendo
Oct 15, 2012 rated it really liked it
What happens on a stormy night when a current day school teacher hits a soldier on horse back from the 1800's with her car? Why, an adventure, of course!

In Mae Clair's debut novel, she introduces us to Arianna Hart, a school teacher with a passion for history, and Caleb DeCardian, gorgeous werewolf soldier from the Civil War era. Though Caleb is embroiled in a dangerously fatal cat and mouse game with a nemesis who time travelled into the future with him, he's drawn to Arianna. He knows he shou
Mary Merrell
Feb 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I haven't read much paranormal romances lately, but Weathering Rock made me rethink my reading choices. Weathering Rock started out fast and kept going. I enjoyed the characters and I bought into the whole time travel aspect of the story. The author had a few twists that surprised me but made total sense. What really surprised me was how much I enjoyed this paranormal romance and I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys romance, or just a good story with a twist.

Mary E. Merrell
Debbie Peterson
Feb 05, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Oh my heaven, I LOVED this enchanting story concerning handsome Werewolves, the civil war and time travel. I could give you a synopsis...but I won't! Just dive in and read it like I did! But be're going to fall in love with Caleb DeCardian. Enough said. Did I mention Caleb DeCardian?
J.M. Stewart
Oct 12, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Very sweet and romantic. Terrific characters that felt like people I could know in real life and cared about, and well written story. It drew me in, chapter by chapter, revealing everything slowly, while at the same time investing me more and more in these people's lives. Absolutely loved it.
May 25, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: time-travel, weres
The 1st 60% almost made it a DNF, but the last 40%was quite enjoyable.
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A member of the Mystery Writers of America and International Thriller Writers, Mae loves creating character-driven fiction in settings that vary from contemporary to mythical.

Wherever her pen takes her, she flavors her stories with conflict, mystery, suspense and a hint of romance. Married to her high school sweetheart, she lives in Pennsylvania and is passionate about writing, old photographs, a