REVIEWS & PRESS
"Veil of Time will enthrall you. It is both a captivating journey through time and the immutable complexities of love and a meditative exploration on the nature of perception and sanity. It is a saga of the first order."
"McDougall’s poetic prose shines, as do her thoroughly researched detailed descriptions of life in the Dark Ages. Veil of Time is a worthy addition to the time travel genre."
"As richly detailed as a fine tapestry, Veil of Time is entrancing and enthralling from the first page to the last. Anyone who enjoys the work of Diana Gabaldon or Karen Marie Moning will adore this book. A jewel of a story! Veil of Time is time travel at its best."
KAREN HAWKINS, NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR
"This is a unique read. Veil of Time is a thoroughly interesting, wonderfully crafted story."
"Veil of Time will enthrall you. Claire McDougall’s fine novel is both a meditative exploration on the nature of perception and sanity and a saga of the first order, a wholly captivating journey through time and the variegated yet immutable complexities of love."
SCOTT LASSER, BATTLE CREEK
"From the moment I opened Veil of Time I was instantly swept up in the lush, haunting and wholly credible world Claire R. McDougall has created. Fiercely inventive, steeped in history and emotionally charged, Veil of Time is the gripping story of a grieving woman who is offered a second chance to rebuild her fractured family. The twist? She must relinquish her current life and return to 8th century Scotland. A powerful and thought provoking novel, reading Veil of Time is like falling into a wild, enchanting dream state from which you hope never to awaken."
JILLIAN MEDOFF, HUNGER POINT
"At long last a novel that features the mystical aspects of the temporal lobe epilepsy experience. With echoes of Audrey Niffenegger’s The Time Traveler’s Wife and Daphne Du Maurier’s The House on the Strand this poetically written novel tells a magical love story that spans the centuries while at the same time describing in striking detail the subjective effects of this intriguing neurological state. A brave, powerful, and incredibly moving debut novel from a very talented writer."
ANTHONY PEAKE, THE LABYRINTH OF TIME
"Readers will wonder up until the end what choice Maggie will make, and the bittersweet resolution is strangely satisfying. Fans of early medieval Scotland, time travel novels, romance, and possibly medical dramas will like this haunting, debut novel by the Scottish-born McDougall"
LUCINDA BYATT, HISTORICAL NOVEL SOCIETY
"Veil of Time is a great time travel romance."
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