Monday, October 23, 2023

Royal and Ancient


Bronwyn Campbell's end-of-summer plans were simple: wrap up her job at Saint Andrews Country Club, meet her friends one last time at the virtual reality arcade, and move across the country—again—with her father. But when lightning strikes while she's working the club's Saint Andrews Heritage Day, she's transported from an American fairway to the home of golf, The Links at St. Andrews, in Scotland—and in the year 1691, no less.

When Iain MacDonald discovers Bronwyn knocked out cold on the seventeenth green, little does he know their meeting would change not only the course of their lives but the course of history. The son of the chieftain of Clan MacDonald, Iain bears the weight of responsibility for his family and his clan's survival on his shoulders. Family drama and the growing discord over religion in Scotland add to the heavy load he carries daily while stepping further into his role as future chieftain.

As political events between England and Scotland heighten the conflict surrounding the MacDonald lands, Bronwyn and Iain rely upon their shared faith and growing feelings toward each other for survival. Amid the questions that plague both of them, though, one stands out: How can you be with the one you love if your choice ultimately influences history?

My thoughts: I always enjoy a good story about time travel! Royal and Ancient is a fun one, since Bronwyn is sent back to the late 1600's to the very place that she works in modern times. I thought the author did a great job of writing how confusing that could be to both the person sent back in time and those who meet that person. There were some funny mix ups as Bronwyn learns to communicate with those around her. 
The history in this story is interesting, and I appreciated how Bronwyn grows as a character and in her faith as the story progresses. I was a little surprised with some of the plot twists, but there were some good surprises. Overall, this is a wonderful book for both teens and adults! 
I received a copy of this book from White House publishing. This is my honest review. 

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