Katelyn Michaels plans on hating every moment of her visit to Mont Saint Michel with her father’s new French wife. Once there, she is confused when she experiences sensations of déjà vu as she and her younger brother explore the medieval village and abbey. She is even more disturbed when she is confronted by two unusual young men, one who insists she has a sacred mission, and the other who will stop at nothing, even murder, to prevent her from fulfilling her destiny.When the oddly-dressed but alluring Nicolas slips Katelyn a strange medallion, she is whisked back through time where her Watchmen hosts tell her she is the only hope to save Mont Saint Michel. Even worse, she learns that those trying to destroy the mount are led by a fallen angel intent on learning the mount's closely-guarded secret.
Katelyn is torn by feelings of anger at being taken back in time, inadequacy at finding a modern solution for a medieval problem, and responsibility for the mount’s starving inhabitants. She is also perturbed by her surprising attraction to the ill-tempered Nicolas. Will she stay to learn why she was chosen by the Archangel Michael and find a way to save his mount?
Author Kathleen C. Perrin combines religion, history, romance, and adventure in a story that will entertain and entrance readers. Heroine Katelyn Michaels travels back in time to become the modern, electronically-aided version of Joan of Arc alongside handsome Nicholas, the young Frenchman who brings Katelyn back to 1424. In order to return to a world that's based on Freedom, Katelyn must stop being a typical 17-year-old girl and instead become a leader of a ragtag French village, saving them from the English army and from one of Satan's own evil minions. I devoured this book within several days because Perrin created such wonderful and sympathetic characters, I absolutely had to find out what happened to the villagers of Mont Saint Michel and to Katelyn and Nicholas. The historical event that this novel is based on was just an extra little goody in a plot chock-full of excitement. A must-read for anyone wanting an edge-of-your-seat plot that includes some brilliant military strategy involving an ipod, camera, and computer.
Reviewer Rating: 4 Stars
Reviewed by~Cindi Clubbs
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