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Monday, February 1, 2010

The Timsestone Key by Pamela Hearon


Can a modern heart entwined with an ancient mystery prevail against a terrifying future?

When she was three, Halley Winsted was given a mysterious family legacy and told to follow her heart. But now that she’s thirty-three, love and commitment don’t come easy, even in the arms of sexy Tom Rutledge. A trip to England seems the perfect chance to sort out her feelings, and to indulge her obsession with the Arthurian legends.

But the legends are true. Arthur is alive in Avalon, teetering on the brink of madness, unable to fulfill his role in mankind’s terrifying future. Can the legacy Halley bears heal Arthur’s mind in time? Can she trust her heart to lead her to her destiny?

Content warning: This book contains sensual descriptions of consummated love scenes. Not for those under 18 years of age.


Very interesting take on the Arthurian legend. I have to say I love a good King Arthur story, though I’m not an expert on the matter.

This story has me torn on the rating. I liked the plot, though more mainstream or fantasy than romance. Ms. Hearon’s imagination is gripping and I enjoyed the paranormal/fantasy plot twists worked in.

On the downside Ms. Hearon got a bit long winded and repetitive so that parts read more like a history lesson or even a summary of one’s vacation than of fiction.

I was hoping for more romance from an Arthurian story than I what I got. After all, it is marketed as romance and the main storyline is of the heroine’s travels and research for a book. The story does not focus on the coming together of two people as a romance should. But as I said before, I was very intrigued with the plot and twists. Maybe I’m not well versed in all things Arthurian, but I’d never heard this theory before and that part I loved. I think if it was marketed as straight fantasy instead of romance, than I might not have been so let down.

I give this story 3 hearts. Reviewed by


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