General Fiction, Romance


Publisher : Linda Rae Blair, Author



Raleigh artist, Linda Rae Blair was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri. As Mt. St. Helens was erupting, she and her family were in the process of moving to Seattle, Washington. When her children were grown, she traveled the country, relocating to Ohio, North Carolina, and Monterey Bay, More...



Young Blair's uncle is murdered and her life changes forever. Caught up in the intrigue that her ancestors began two-hundred years earlier, her life is now at stake.

She is determined to protect what her family has held in trust for her, no matter what the cost. Escaping the danger in Paris, she travels to Edinburgh only to discover that she cannot hide from the past.

She meets a stranger she is drawn to; despite the warnings she has been given. She dare not trust him; he dare not trust her. And yet, when he saves her life, she must decide--is he her future or death in a very attractive package?

stars-5-0._V192240867_.gif Beautifully written August 13, 2010
While generally not my kind of genre (I like epic fantasy) I was recommended this book by a friend and decided to give it a go; how surprised I was when I was hooked after the first chapter.
Set in both Scotland and France, Linda Rae Blair displays a great deal of knowledge of the language, history, culture and geography of both places. The two main characters, Blair and Alexandre, both descending from the same ancient lineage are likable and complex and as I delved deeper into the book found myself really rooting for them. Elusive is a historical and modern romance (you'll have to read it to understand that concept) with a hint of mystery and a lot of intrigue and despite having a sense of how it would end, I found I was more interested in how the author would get me there.
The descriptions are vivid and give a good sense of the surroundings and locations without being overbearing and too arduous and long.