Tapestry by Fiona McIntosh
This is a delicious read from one of my favorite authors. As a self published author of historical fiction, this is how I would like to write!
The book is set in the year 1978, and also 1715, during the Jacobite Rebellion.
” – the Jacobite rebellion was a series of risings, rebellions and wars in Great Britain and Ireland occurring between 1688 and 1746.’ – Wikipedia
The book focuses on Jane Maxwell who lives in 1978. She is engaged to her fiance Will, but in her quest to save him after a tragedy leaves him in a coma, she embarks on a quest that catapults her back in time to 1715, and the doomed Jacobite Rebellion.
It is filled with plenty of action (some set in Australia) and manages to combine history, time travel, and romance in its pages. I loved Jane, as all the characters.. They were well rounded and believable, and the plot flowed quite seamlessly from one era to another.
The book could be compared to Outlander by Diana Gabaldon, but I prefer Ms Mackintosh’s style of writing.
A good 4/5