• Love Beyond Time: A Scottish Time-Traveling Romance

  • Morna's Legacy Series, Book 1
  • By: Bethany Claire
  • Narrated by: Lily Collingwood
  • Length: 7 hrs and 36 mins
  • 4.1 out of 5 stars (1,023 ratings)

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Love Beyond Time: A Scottish Time-Traveling Romance

By: Bethany Claire
Narrated by: Lily Collingwood
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Publisher's Summary

A hunky Scottish laird. A time-traveling teacher. A tragic history only she can prevent.

Schoolteacher Brielle "Bri" Montgomery wonders where all the good men have gone. They certainly don't waltz through her meticulous life in Texas. Venturing out of her comfort zone, she joins her archaeologist mother on a dig in Scotland…and finds herself transported 400 years into the past. Shocked and bewildered, Bri learns she's just moments away from marrying an impossibly sexy Scotsman....

Eoin Conall has no interest in wedding the woman who irritates him to no end. But with the promise to his dying father fresh in his mind, he ties the knot with his insufferable bride. To his surprise, something has changed about her. Something irresistible. Could he be falling for the wife he never wanted? 

With the chiseled man of her dreams standing before her, Bri wishes she wasn't well aware of history's impending slaughter of Eoin and the entire Conall Clan. Unable to accept his gruesome fate, she sets out to rewrite history. 

Will Bri and Eoin succeed in protecting their impossible romance or is their heartbreaking fate already sealed? 

Love Beyond Time is the first book in the enchanting Morna’s Legacy series of time-travel romances. If you like sexy highlanders, strong-willed heroines, and adventures that transport you across time, then you’ll love Bethany Claire's sweeping pause-resister. 

©2013 Bethany Claire (P)2015 Bethany Claire

Critic Reviews

"Be swept away by Bethany Claire's miraculous love story that transcends time and space. Sexy, Scottish, time-travel. It doesn't get much better than this." (DeWanna Pace, NY Times and USA Today best-selling author )

What listeners say about Love Beyond Time: A Scottish Time-Traveling Romance

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A bit boring and predictable

Would you try another book from Bethany Claire and/or Lily Collingwood?

Not really I thought the writing was a little "oh hum" and not interesting

Has Love Beyond Time: A Scottish Time-Traveling Romance turned you off from other books in this genre?

No I have read the Outlander series hence I enjoy this genre however may be I read the best of the best first up and all others a poor cousin.

Did Lily Collingwood do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

Average but I think it was the shallow development of the characters that let the audible down

What would have made this romance irresistible?

More drama, character development

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I thoroughly enjoyed this book.

What made the experience of listening to Love Beyond Time: A Scottish Time-Traveling Romance the most enjoyable?

This was my first romance that didn't involve vampires and I really didn't know what to expect. I was afraid it would be sappy and full of heaving bosoms. It wasn't any of that. It was a good solid story that was easy to follow and listen to.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Love Beyond Time: A Scottish Time-Traveling Romance?

There were a few for me but I wouldn't want to spoil the book for anyone. Listen and choose for yourself.

What about Lily Collingwood’s performance did you like?

I thought she did a good job. She was consistent with her character voices and accents so you had a clear idea of who was saying what.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I did not have any extreme reactions to the book. I felt like I knew what was coming next. But I NOT in a predictable or boring way. Just that the book flowed so well it was easy to follow along.

Any additional comments?

I can’t say that I loved this book, but I really, really liked it and was entertained from start to finish. I would definately recommend it to someone looking for a new series and an easy listen. I reserve my 5 star ratings to the stories that I absolutely love and couldn’t live without, so that is the only reason it is a 4. But this story is a solid 4 and I don’t think anyone would regret the purchase. I know I will listen to it again.

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WONDERFUL!! ❤

What a fantastic job Bethany Claire did with this book! I couldn't stand all the twists and my heart had that suspense driven thump thing happening. Yes, this was very enjoyable! It fits perfectly into its genre and delivers everything we love about them and more. The mastery of two different centuries and two different countries accents is seamless.
Great characters, suspense and plot twist with romance, betrayal, and hunky highlanders!

NARRATOR: EXCELLENT... I thought at first that her narration would have too slow a delivery and almost changed the playback speed , yet within moments I was thankful that I hadn't as it was spot on in timing, cadence and and inflection. Her mastery of male and female voices is commendable. There is never any doubt as to who is speaking and the accents are are exceptional. I look forward to hearing more from her.

CREDITWORTHY? YES! YES! YESSSSSS!

HEAT FACTOR: A full rolling boil, HOT!

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Lovely and full of Soul!

Lovely and full of Soul!
#Romance #TimeTravel #Fantasy

4 Stars
Series: Book 1: Morna’s Legacy
Characters: Brielle Montgomery & Eoin Conall
Setting: TX & Scotland (Past/Present)
Mature Themes: Sex, violence, animal violence

Audiobook Review:
The audiobook was wonderful! The voice actress for the used a variety of voices and accents making the entire listen more enjoyable and easy to understand who was speaking. Her Scottish accent was realistic and pleasant to listen to, while her male voices were a bit lackluster. A partnership of voice actor/actress would have better suited the story and the expository sections felt robotic compared to the life she gave the characters. The recording quality was great with no hum or distortion and made the entire focus on the story.

Recommendation:
A highland romance to keep you warm at night and dreaming of far off places. The action, intrigue, and pure heart will have any romance reader ready to buy the second book. As far as I know, this is not a historical romance novel and may not fill that want.

What a great story from all aspects! The writing was solid, the characters were detailed and well rounded and the setting (modern and past) were detailed and described enough to immerse you without bogging you down in details. The love story is realistic with the couple not instantly falling into bed with one another and just as one might expect, Bri attempts to shield her heart as long as she can in her unfamiliar surroundings.

Bri is a wonderfully spunky woman with a huge heart and the ability to fill a room with her laughter and determination. Once she lets herself go and accepts what her heart is telling her she opens up to her new world and fills the pages with her love for Eoin and his time. The magic is an after thought to the story and fits seamlessly into the intrigue and politics that make up the majority of the non-romance plot. The connections between the characters are real and heartfelt, the stable master to his horses, Eoin to his brother, and Bri to her mother, etc. All off this adds to the detailed and rich world created.

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Great Time Travel Romance!

Any additional comments?

This is a great time travel Scottish romance. This is the first book in the A Scottish Time-Traveling Romance: Mona's Legacy Series by Bethany Claire. Brielle (Bri) is a kindergarten teacher in Texas, her mother talks her into going to Scotland with her on a dig of an old castle. When Bri and her mother find an old spell room in the castle, Bri finds an old painting that looks just like her. When she starts reading the wording by the picture she finds her self transported back in time and married to the castle's laid. Bri needs to find a way back to her time period, but the longer she is with the laird she realizes that she is falling for him.

The narrator Lily Collingwood did a wonderful job with the different characters and with the voices, especially the Scottish accents. She was very easy to listen to and I am looking forward to listening to more books with this narrator.

This book, kept my interests all the way to the end. If you are looking for a great hot Scottish romance then you need to read this book! I am looking forward to the next book in this series!

A Review copy was provided to me in exchange for a fair and honest review. The free book held no determination on my personal review.

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Not good.

If you love the Outlander series, you may be disappointed with this book; I sure was! The writing isn't in the same league as Gabaldon's.

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pretty good

This was recommended to me by audible. If you are expecting anything close to outlander you will be sorely disappointed. The only similarity is time travel to Scotland. Outlander is a class of its own. It is substantial and meticulously detailed where this is mostly fluff. But I still enjoyed listening to it overall.

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Mysterious Massacre of the Conall Clan

Love Beyond Time begins with Brielle (Bri) Montgomery living a mundane life of teaching kindergarten that her friend Mitsy set Bri with a blind date. When her mother, an archaeologist, received a grant to continue her research on the massacre of the Conall clan in Scotland, Bri took her mother's offer to accompany her. During the excavation in the ruins of the Conall Castle, Bri found a portrait of her, that is several centuries old, and is suddenly transported to 1645.

When Bri awoke, she thought she was in coma and thinking that she was dreaming, married Eoin, Laird of the Conall Clan. Bri realized that she wasn't dreaming after she has angered Eion. Now Bri has to continue her charade of being Blaire and to find a way to return home.

Eoin has promised his dying father to marry Blaire MacChristy to secure the alliance between the Conall and MacChristy Clan. Eoin can't stand Blaire's sharp tongue and dreaded his marriage to her. He found Blaire to be different from the person he grew up with and known all his life. He was falling in love with Blaire and decided to test her to ease his suspicion. When Bri made a mistake, Eoin knew he married someone who resembled Blaire.

Bri has to come clean with Eoin of who she is and that she is from the future. When Eoin was informed of the second attack near the Conall Castle, Bri remembered what her mother has told her. Bri knew she was sent back in time to save the Conall clan from an unknown enemy's attack that ended the Conall clan.

There were several things that are going on with the story. This is Eoin and Bri's story. A secondary story of Arron Conall and Blaire MacChristy is in the background. Blaire and Bri are doppelganger of each other. Each of them are loved by two different men. While Bri is looking for a way back home, her mother is also doing the same thing. The mystery of the massacre of Conall clan is solved. There are several interruptions in the story between Eoin and Bri's relationship with each other and the incidents of finding the unknown enemy.

The story is told so well that I could feel the climax of the story building toward the massacre which readers/listeners know, have happened and wondered if Bri will go back home or stay with Eoin. I can't wait for Arron and Blaire's story and to find out if the Conall Castle is still standing in the present or is it in ruins. Anything could happened in four hundred years.

I was listening to the audiobook narrated by Lily Collingwood. The narrator's performance for the characters is well done as the story goes back and forth between the past and the present time. Her voice is very pleasant to listen to. I hope she will narrates the second book in the Morna's Legacy series for Arron and Blaire's story.

I was given this audiobook by the author in exchange for an honest review. I was not compensated or influence in any way to write this review.

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Engaging and exciting

This kind of book is so my favorite kind. Time travel & Scottish historical romances go hand in hand for me. I love these types of stories. So I as listened to a bit of this book each night, I was transported back in time with Brielle and Eion. Along with all their adventures and miscommunications. There is of course the Bri/Blair switch and clan curse all mixed in to boot. It makes for a funny, hectic, romantic plot all wrapped into one. I enjoyed this audio book immensely...definitely a thumbs up..

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Great love story

This book was awesome. It took you to a long ago time as well as the here & now. The smoldering love between the main characters was so well done.😘 the narrator was awesome - her Scottish accent was very well done. Can't wait to listen to book two to see if she can help the brother return to the future!!!

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  • michgrover
  • 08-24-18

Good

It is engaging it isn't of the standard of the Outlander books but the characters are good and it is amusing. Best of the faux Scottish time travel copies that are all systematically coming out of the wood work. Well narrated emotion wise. However, my advice would be, invest in someone who can actually do a Scottish accent let alone a highland accent. I had to get past the accent as best I could it made me burst out laughing at first but I got use to it.

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  • JC
  • 03-20-18

Terrible automated sounding narration

Returned as couldn’t listed to robotic narration. Can’t tell you about the quality of the story as couldn’t get into it.

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  • Mummy IPad
  • 01-26-16

great love it!!!!!

Great loved it listened strieghtt through without sleeping can't wait for the next book iin the serii x