Daughter of Time
A medieval man with an uncertain destiny, Llywelyn, the Prince of Wales, faces treachery and deceit at the hands of friends and foes alike.
A modern woman with a troubled past, Meg’s life is in tatters when she slips through time and into medieval Wales.
Only by working together can Meg and Llywelyn navigate the shifting allegiances that threaten the very existence of Wales–and create their own history that defies the laws of time.
Daughter of Time is appropriate for readers from young teens to adults and is a prequel to the After Cilmeri series.
(83,000 words; e-book free, paperback $14.95 USD)
Reviews of Daughter of Time
“Originality: 5 stars, while a time-travel romance, the relationship between Meg and Prince Llewlyn of Wales is not cliché. It’s truly two people struggling to overcome their different backgrounds and the current political climate of 13th century Wales to follow their hearts.
Writing: 4.5 stars, this book is heavy on the history and the ancient Welsh language. Plus, in keeping with historical record, many names are repeated because sons and fathers often shared the same name. I was able to follow the two Humphreys, the three Daffyds etc. but for many romance readers this might be a challenge.
Romance: 4.5 stars, I was not thrilled with the ending because it felt abrupt to me. Since I then rushed out to buy the next book in the series, I was more mollified, but I think the book would benefit from more of an epilogue or explanation than it had so it could stand alone. This novel is sweetheart on the heat level.
The completely fresh storyline of a Daughter of Time is one of the strongest aspects of this story. The author’s anthropological education makes this historical, time-travel romance a most enjoyable visits to 13th century Wales. Sarah Woodbury perfectly executes the historical information sharing with characters a reader feels connected to. For example, one of the secondary story lines is Prince Llewlyn’s treacherous brother and the many times he has waffled between standing with his brother and betraying him to Prince Edward of England. Haven’t we all had that family member who has screwed us over more times to count, but at the end of the day is still our blood relation so we forgive them?
The story begins with the main female lead, Meg, and her messed up modern life. She had a rough marriage at a young age and is finally free from the abusive jerk that is her two-year-old’s father. A strange ripple of time as she crashes her car transports her and her daughter, Anna, to 13th century Wales. The Prince of Wales himself saves her and her toddler from the bog, and takes the beguiling woman under his protection.
Meg chafes at the restrictions placed on her as a female in Prince Llywelyn’s court, but soon grows to rely on him as more than just a protector. She starts to fall for him, and quite frankly, I think most readers would, too. As the realities of death, war, and political machinations between feudal lords of Wales, England, and the Marche lands in between, hit the couple full force, it is their trust and love that saves them both.
Daughter of Time is a sweetheart style romance in that the sexual scenes take place off stage, and an enjoyable look at chivalry in a way that explains how functional it was for the time period, and not just a cliché romantic notion modern readers have about knights in shining armor.
Overall, I give this book 5 stars and recommend you grab a copy or at least download a sample for yourself.” —The Kindle Book Review