Review Perfect Timing: A Harrigan Family Novel by Catherine Anderson
Typically I hate time travel novels but this is SO ridiculously cute and well done that I loved every second of it. In this crazy yet sentimental and amazingly entertaining Catherine anderson novel, the last of the Harrigan clan gets hitched.
Tragedy has struck the Harrigans—Quincy’s beloved sister-in-law Loni is gravely ill and nearing death. Quincy, like his brothers, feels helpless to save her, and the clock is ticking. Then, with perfect timing, a winsome red-haired woman named Ceara O’Ceallaigh mysteriously appears on Quincy’s property and insists that Loni can be cured. Only Quincy, she says, as the sole remaining Harrigan bachelor, can make it happen—by marrying Ceara.
To Quincy, Ceara is a charming and quite likely deranged spinner of dreams who can’t prove she’s telling the truth. But how can he pass up any attempt to restore Loni to health? Against all better judgment, he decides to marry Ceara. Maybe he’s making the worst mistake of his life. Or maybe he’s opening himself up to possibilities that defy explanation…and will send him on a miraculous journey toward enough love to last forever.
The terrible tragedies that have befallen the Harrigan males all through their history, all of the first wives have died young because of bleeding diseases in terrible tragedies, as a result of a curse placed on the family way back in the Fifteenth century. In order to stop this from befalling the Harrigans again, Ceara goes forward in time, as she is a Druid, as are or rather were the original Harrigans which is why Ceara knew of the curse because all of the druids in the time were part of a community.
So Ceara goes forward in time to make Quincy marry her to break the curse and predictably its hilarious. She has the most hilarious acculturation issues, problems with technology and with motorized vehicles, and most importantly with discussions of intimacy in the 21st versus the 15 th century. What is the most interesting part about the whole situation, is that the emotion, the depth the intimacy the extreme connection I had with the book was just intense. I loved Ceara, and i loved how hilariously real their struggles and their passion was. It was so convincing so eloquently written and so hilarious, warm hearted, funny comforting. It was everything I needed a new Catherine Anderson book to be.
Overall Rating: A