Tuesday, February 3, 2009

February Featured Book: The Ultimate Passage by Jean Hackensmith & Kathe Birch



Today we'll highlight another romance novel from my never ending bookcases. The Ultimate Passage by Jean Hackensmith and Kathe Birch is like no other romance novel I've ever read.

It is a time travel romance, the fourth and last book in the "Passage" saga by these two talented ladies. The story begins in the year 2320, where President Darius Calhoun and the rest of the world live in domed cities where sex is illegal because it transmits disease.

But when Darius is transported back to 14th century Scotland, his life begins to change in ways he could never have expected. And he isn't the only one who has time traveled. Other characters who readers have met in the first three books of this saga also come together to provide a satisfying conclusion to the four-book journey readers have taken.

I honestly had no idea what to expect when I picked up this book because time travel and magical amulets are not my usual interests when choosing reading material. But I am so glad that I took a chance on The Ultimate Passage. It remains one of my favorite romances.

4 comments:

Betty said...

oh wow! That sounds awesome. I have such a hard time with futuristic novels. But a futuristic time travel to 1480??? I could get into that. Thanks for the recommendation. :) Have a great week.

Betty said...

Actually, Gah! I didn't go looking for this specifically, but when I jumped over to amazon.com just a moment ago, I looked for the publishing outfit [I always do, cuz I'm a writer], then I did a Google search on the publisher. This is what I found. http://www.absolutewrite.com/forums/showthread.php?t=13466 It's very interesting reading. Anyway, take from it what you will. I hate to hear of such things. :(

Cheryl said...

This is an excellent book.

As for the link, I truly can't comment on it, since I am only partially aware of the circumstances. All I know is that Jean is a talented author.

Cheryl

Cheryl said...

And just another note, it's not that I agree with authors taking a soaking from a publisher, I just don't think I am able to comment on something I know next to nothing about.

Cheryl