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A Slip In Time

Recently freed from captivity in London Tower, Rae Mackinnon returns to the turbulent Highlands and claims his place as laird of Dunraven Castle. As he grapples with clan rivalries and divisiveness within his own family, he is confronted with a startling discovery — a beautiful woman from a distant future, delivered through the portals of Time and into his bed . . .

Swept up in the summer social rounds, Julia Hargrove accompanies her aunt and cousins on an excursion to Scotland, to an ancient castle which has hosted no visitors for two decades — until now. Rumors abound of unusual occurrences at Dunraven Castle — occurrences that are centered in the bedchamber Julia now occupies, where a rugged Highland warrior materializes from the past . . .

What mysteries does Dunraven hold? What secret opens the temporal door, allowing Julia and Rae to reach across the centuries to claim a few stolen moments and nurture a blossoming love?  But how long can the rules of Time be broken before the door shuts forevermore?

The first four chapters of the newly revised edition are available as a free download in Kathleen Kirkwood Sampler #1 on the Samplers Download Page.


Original mass market paperback edition, Topaz, Penguin Group, October 1998:

Nominated for the Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice Award for Best Historical Fantasy and Time Travel of 1998.

Romantic Times Top Pick and the recipient of the K.I.S.S. Award.

"A Slip in Time is a complex time-travel romance, rich in the flavor of the Highlands. With a grand cast of multidimensional characters, Rae and Julia's love story will keep you up into the wee hours of the morn as we are reminded that true love knows no time, or boundaries." — Romantic Times

"A Slip in Time is a unique time-travel with compelling characters, a clan mystery, heart-stopping suspense, and a page-turning love story. In other words -- a keeper on anyone's shelf." — Compuserve Romance Reviews

"Kathleen Kirkwood pens a sensual romantic tale in A Slip in Time . . . Rae is a hero for the ages." — Affaire de Coeur

"This compelling tale of time slips is not to be missed! Ms. Kirkwood has penned an intriguing, compelling tale of time-crossed lovers, rich in secrets, danger, suspense and full-bodied characters . . . For a definite twist on time-traveling and a beautiful love story, read this book." — AOL Romance Fan Forum

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