TRULY, MADLY VIKING
By Sandra Hill
Love Spell - July 2000
ISBN: 0505523876 - Paperback
Romance / Paranormal / Time Travel
Reviewed by: Brenda Weeaks, MyShelf.Com
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Truly, Madly Viking is the sequel to The Last Viking. I think Sandra Hill’s readers will be pleased with their connection and the outcome.
In Sandra Hill’s latest passionate romance, Viking Jorund Ericssion returns home to find his wife and twins have succumbed to the spreading famine and his father is worried about the other brother, Geirolf, who is lost at sea, so, Jorund heads back to sea with brother Magnus in search of him. Here is where the time travel comes in, and being a hardy Time Travel reader, this is what makes or breaks it for me. I was impressed and taken by surprise with the way Ms. Hill chose to send her Viking into the future, and although it was unique, I felt like something was missing, but I’m not sure what. I just didn’t understand it, even after the characters tried to explain it at the end. Anyway Jorund ends up on the Texas coastline face to face with some witty T-shirt saying Texans and just as luck would have it, even in this crazy millennium they think “he’s” strange. Jorund, now nicknamed Joe, ends up with Dr. Margaret McBride at the Rainbow Clinic for observation. I thought it was sweet how the author used the premise of someone from another time to spot the simple remedies of those in the storyline with emotional or mental problems. It has been said that over education can make one socially and/or psychologically blind sometimes. As for Jorund’s relationship with Maggie, it’s a sweet story of two souls crying out through time. Their relationship gets hot and heavy, and physically, maybe to the point of exaggerated, but hey that’s what Sandra Hill’s fans expect.
At the end of the book, author Sandra Hill reminds us that mental illness is not a joking matter and that her book is strictly for entertainment purposes. I don’t think I could have said it any better.