by Jude Devereaux
One can see why this 1980s book was a bestseller. A fairy tale filled with time travel, romance and humor. The clash between the 1980s and the 1600s developed the strong, yet sentimental, characters. Descriptions added flavor but did not bog down the action. You really rooted for the characters, especially the heroine Dougless, a young woman trying to change history for the man she loves. And it doesn’t hurt that she is an American who has been left in England by her “boyfriend” and his bratty daughter.
I thanked the friend who recommended this book. It’s the perfect chick book to read at the beach or in front of a cozy fire.