Moment in Time

Xlibris Corporation
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From author Ilene Bates comes a beautiful historical romance that fiction readers are sure to enjoy. She has woven a wonderful tapestry of love, passion, history, Scotland, art, and more to capture a Moment in Time. In this mesmerizing blend of time travel, Scottish burr, and true love, everyone will truly find this captivating from beginning to end. Anna Sinclair has just become a widow. Though she has lost her husband of ten years, they have lost all romance and love way before his death. And now, hours after his burial, she cries not because of her loss but because of guilt—that they didn’t try harder to work things out. To escape from all this, she decides to accept the job offer from a museum in Inverness, Scotland. As she starts working in the museum, she has particularly noticed a portrait of a sexy eighteenth century Scottish Highlander with amazing green eyes. From the very first time she saw it, she has been drawn to it. She is inspecting it to try to date it and identify the artist. One day, before the museum’s curator has arrived to inspect this particular portrait, she stands in front of it and examines it—trying to read the signature of the artist. But as she draws nearer, she feels a tingling sensation. The closer she gets, the stronger the feeling—until the museum has disappeared and she wakes up lying on the soft, wet grass outside. She doesn’t understand what happened. When she finally looks up, she finds herself staring straight into the piercing, deep emerald green eyes of the Scottish Highlander from the portrait—very alive and real. She has so many questions: who is this man, where is she, what year is it, how did she get here—and she’ll soon find out the answers, and more, in this exciting story.
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About the author

Born and raised in So. Calif. Lived most of my life in the San Diego area. Began writing in high school. I usually wrote short stories and poetry until this novel, which is my first. After college I worked in several occupations. The last being CEO of a Girl Scout Council in Joplin, MO, where I now reside. I have traveled widely and have a love of England especially. I'm an avid reader and enjoy all types of stories, but especially historic novels.

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Publisher
Xlibris Corporation
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Published on
Feb 12, 2010
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Pages
229
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ISBN
9781450018944
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Historical
Fiction / Romance / General
Fiction / Romance / Historical / General
Fiction / Romance / Time Travel
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