The author really has you on the edge of your seat as you read this final book in the Thunder one the Moor series! The author is very descriptive down to the language used to portray these wonderful characters, and you sit in suspense as you wait impatiently for the next twist and turn! I was so excited to get to book 3, AND it did NOT disappoint! You will fall in love with and be incredibly irritated by some characters, wonder, wait, what just happened, and then reach the end better off than when you started. This is a great book and I am looking forward to other series from this intelligent author!
Shake Loose The Border (Thunder On The Moor series book 3) by Andrea Matthews
Review by Susan Ratchford
Lovers Maggie Armstrong and Will Foster have fought border reivers, their own families, and even the dreaded gallows to protect their forbidden love.It seems as though they may finally have there happily ever after until they stumble upon Johnnie Hetherington’s body found brutally murdered close to their home a week before they are to be wed. Will and the rest of his family are ruled out and the wedding proceeds. Only then do the Armstrong’s attack in force determined to bring Maggie back to them whatever the consequences. Fearing for Maggie’s life, Will implores Dylan to get her to safety. Even if it means taking her 450 years into the future back to her own time, while leaving his own love Annie in the process. With a degrading amulet and two broken hearts will either of them ever see their true love again?
This series just keeps getting better, Andrea Matthews has done it again! I really loved the mystery aspect included in this installment. I think it was really cool seeing almost a side by side comparison of the sixteenth and twentieth centuries. It makes you realize how different things were back then and makes you wonder what lengths you would go for your own love. There were so many moments in this book that had me excitedly gasping and nervously biting my nails! The characters are so well written I could feel each one of their emotions like they were my own. I feel the NEED for Maggie and Will to have a happy end! I also felt there was a message of non toxic relationships and getting through traumas with love and support from those you choose to love. Another wonderful read!!! Definitely recommend!
This is the third book in the series of time traveling, romance, and the love and heartache that makes up a family. Reading the first two books is highly recommended before reading this one.
The story picks up in the past and the author weaves such a fantastic, realistic view, I feel like I am right there. The most important things of that era are highlighted here — the love and steadfast dedication of family, the wickedness that can turn some men to do evil things, and the struggle they had just to survive. All of your emotions are brought out within the pages of this book.
Then we are brought back to modern day. You don’t think you can take much more of the roller-coaster, but the ride is not yet over. So much more happens to make you feel both love and make you want to weep. The story and characters are riveting, I felt so much for so many of them.
If you are a fan of time travel with romance, adventure, and action, this series is for you.
Wow… don’t even look to start here if you haven’t read the first two books. Go, shoo… if you have read them, get on this one immediately. This book took me through probably every human emotion. I can’t even imagine having to have written it without a meltdown of some form. Such a great book, and I’m really really hoping this isn’t the end of this series.
This is my first read from this author and It took me for an absolute ride. The amount of emotion and heartache throughout this story shattered me at some points. Sadly I am starting from book 3, and so I plan to read book 1 and 2 to get a full grasp on the story as aw whole.
This historical tale captures the blood feud between the Clans of Britain and Scotland. We are provided a vivid account of the love and loss for everyone the feud touched. We are taken on this thrilling journey experiencing time travel, murder, drama, and the depths one will endure for love. Maggie and Will were such strong characters and their love knew no bounds regardless of what time period they were in. The characters as a whole I felt connected to, and every twist just entangled me more within their stories.
This is the third book in a series. The books definitely build on each other, so it is best to read them in order. Also, there are a lot of characters, so it is easy to get lost if you haven’t gotten to know them all along. The series is a time travel romance. Maggie’s father, Robbie, has been killed. Her wedding to Will is coming up if they can fight through her relatives and someone killing Johnnie Hetherington. It was a wonderful story and hard to put down. Cannot wait to read the next (and last, I think) in the series!
This is the third novel in this series. These are NOT stand alone books. If you try to read two or three without having read the previous books you will not have all the information you need to move forward. This story keeps getting more wild, dramatic and crazy as it goes on. There is so much action and suspense sometimes it is hard to know where to focus your attention. That said I am enamored with the characters enough that I can’t wait to find out what happens to them. This storyline has become an absolute obsession for me. As always the author added all those well researched historical facts and details that just make these stories pop… and makes her one of my my favorite authors. Another added bonus is the maps, family trees, and glossaries of obscure words. Now comes the hard part … waiting for book 4!!
I love the way this book grabbed my attention. I wasn’t sure about reading it, but I am so glad I did. This was an amazing book. The time travel mixed with the paranormal kept me wanting to read more and more. This is my first book by this author. They really made this world come alive with the details. I was transported into this world.
Shake Loose the Border (Thunder on the Moor Book 3) by Andrea Matthews. This book was sooo good. Its a time traveling, paranormal romance. Its the story of Maggie and Will who are getting married soon. One day they find Johnnie Hetherington’s body tied to a tree on their property. Of course the police question Will and his family though its pretty obvious that they didn’t do it. It is decided the Wedding can proceed but shortly after the other Clan attacks them sending Maggie going back to another time to be safe. Will finds himself in trouble again and its going to take everything Dylan has to save him. The Scottish time seems so beautiful and I truly felt like I was there. I really believe this can be read as a standalone but I recommend reading them in order to truly understand all that’s going on. Will Dylan be able to save Will or will he end up losing everything? Read this amazing paranormal, time traveling romance!
What an ending to the series! Just as Maggie and Will get their happy ending, a tragedy unfolds in their lives that causes conflict like they’ve never experienced. The entire series was a roller coaster of emotions that kept you guessing what might happen next but nothing like the last book. It definitely made it hard for me to put the book down at times, my partner definitely was put on the back burner as I raced to finish the series. I am so happy that I was able to discover such a fantastic author, I look forward to reading more by her in the years to come!
So I didnt realize this was a part of a series. But you can bet your bottom I will be grabbing the others ASAP! I loved this book! Such a good easy read and so well written! Shake loose the Border was honestly just such a whirlwind anf while it took me a minute to get my bearings (totally my fault) It was honestly just a book I couldnt put down!!
Will Foster and Maggie Armstrong return and it is the week before their wedding, they are over the moon that it is coming to pass, especially so soon because there happens to be a priest who is passing by, but they are still worried about the Armstrong families reaction to their hand fasting, so the sooner they are married, the better they will feel. So as Will’s mother gets all hands on deck to begin the preparations, Will and Maggie are finding that they have very little time to themselves, an obvious ploy by his parents to make sure that they stay as true to waiting until they are married as they can, much to Wills annoyance.
As they escape for an afternoon together, Maggie comes across the body of Johnnie Hetherington in the woods looking worse for wear and in a state that distresses Maggie, but despite all the betrayals he has been at the heart of, she doesn’t understand why he has been left that way. As Will tries to explain it and settle Maggie’s heart and body to a somewhat normal state, they are interrupted by Sergeant Richie Carnaby arriving to request Will’s presence at his fathers home so that he can question them all about Johnnie, although how he already knows about it is one mystery and the other is who could have done Johnnie in when it is found that the Fosters had nothing to do with it.
Meanwhile, word has gotten around that their nuptials have been arranged and so Geordie Armstrong decides to take the matter into his own hands and still believing that he can change Maggie’s mind and get her to see reason and marry Ian Rutherford, he calls together both families to plan a raid on the Foster family and end the blood feud once and for all. As time grows short, the wedding is moved up a day and it is a good job that it was as the Armstrong’s descend on the Fosters and a bloody and violent battle begins between the two families. As the fighting intensifies, Will implores Dylan to get Maggie to safety and see that she escapes, but has to promise that he will follow shortly, however, a certain Ian Rutherford has other ideas and goes onto the attack when he spots Will across the battlefield. When Dylan settles Maggie and promises to return, he goes back, but he can see that the stone is disintegrating and may only have one more trip, so despite his misgivings, he heads back after Will, but what will he find when he gets there and will there be any time for him to say goodbye to Annie, the woman who has captured his heart?
This is another action packed trip into historical Britain and the Border Wars between the Reivers who live there, as blood feuds continue and both love and heartache dog their lives, but as they do a lot of living and laughing in between the two this charming story unfolds as a rollercoaster of emotion plays out over a beautiful landscape.
Reviewed by @roxsannel
If I didn’t think this series would get any better, it did and with such emotion at the end! Maggie and Will are planned to marry. We’re all happy about that! BUT then of course more drama happens to prevent it for now. Dylan HAD to go back to twentieth-century! When you read what happens though, you’ll be happy and sad and great and all emotions! Thank you for this series!
I’ve been looking forward to reading the latest instalment of this series and the author did not disappoint at all. The story was as well written and exciting as the previous two and I loved being transported back in time with the characters. The authors descriptive writing hasn’t wavered over the three books, I continue to be able to imagine exactly what I am reading at time. In this third book we see Maggie and Will preparing for their special day but with time travel involved its clear things aren’t going to go to plan! I really feel like I know these characters so well now and I love the twists and turns in their story.
This really was a fabulous read and I am definitely looking forward to more from this author!
While this is the third installment to this series, I honestly have to say that it is by far the most emotional. The feelings between our main characters and thr drama go so deep that it was really a powerful read until the very last page. There was just so much realism in this installment that you find yourself right along side Will and Maggie, and enduring all the pain, agony, and more they they endure. While the flow was beautiful it really was full of twists and turns and you never knew from one page to the next what would happen next. So definitely go pick up this trilogy and binge read it immediately.
Having read and thoroughly enjoyed the previous books in this series I was excited to read this novel and was not disappointed. This gripping historical novel with a time travelling twist had me hooked from start to finish, and I loved being back with main characters, Will and Maggie. The couple are a week away from their wedding when they find Johnnie Hetherington’s dead body tied to a tree on their land. Sergeant Carnaby questions Will and his family about his murder. Then just after the wedding the Armstrong clan attack, and Geordie is determined to rescue his niece from the Foster clan, even though Maggie and Will are in love.
Will tells Dylan to take Maggie to safety, even if that means her returning to the twentieth century. However, with the amulet stone disintegrating Maggie and Will could be separated forever, stuck in different time periods. As usual the author was able to bring both the settings and time periods vividly to life with her descriptive narrative and accurate historical details. The exciting and fast paced storyline flows well and the plot twists ensured I could not put this book down. I would recommend reading this series in order. Overall, this was an engaging and immersive novel and I really hope that there will be a fourth one.
Well, here we are at book 3 of the series. Will and Maggie have more adventures as the wedding is scheduled to happen and Maggie is still trying to get them home. The emotions run the gamut through this story. You’ll feel it from anger to sadness to happiness. The story still flows very smooth. The characters are still so well-written and very relatable. I still love reading it with the scottish tinge to the language. This has been the best series so far of 2022. I am a huge fan of time travel and this author always writes stories that keep the readers engaged all the way through. Get out there and get a copy. You won’t be disappointed. Highly recommend.
This is the third book in the Thunder on the Moor Series. I have not read the first two and recommend doing so as I felt a little bit lost at first. This was a highly emotional book, filled with adventure, mystery, and even a little history thrown in. I don’t always like historical books, but I truly enjoyed this book. I fell in love with Will and Maggie and am going to have to go back and read the first two books then read this one again.
This is the third book in the Thunder on the Moor Book series by Andrea Matthews. I highly recommend reading the first two books in this series to enhance the reading of this book. This is a fantasy, adventure, drama, and romance book all wrapped up into one. The storyline is so involved that it held my attention from the first page until the last page. The characters are complex and wonderful in nature. I really related to Maggie. It seems like the world is out against Maggie and Will. There is a history and this straw might be the one that breaks the camelback and separates them for good. Can they be saved? Can Dylan assist Maggie and get Will out of trouble? What will be coming next for Will and Maggie? I recommend reading this series.
This is the 3rd book in The Thunder On The Moor. I really recommend reading these books in order as without doing that the story would be hard to follow as there as loads of characters and clans and time periods. Saying that if you do read from the first book you will be completed gripped by the story. It has the perfect mix of romance, adventure, danger and history as well an an element of time travel.
The author does an amazing job with the historical writing and descriptions which really bring the story to life as well as give an insight into the past history between the Clans in Scotland and England.
The time travel element of this story is a unique twist which allows our characters to find love with someone from a different time period to their own which makes the story all the more unique.
In this story we learn more about the Clans disagreements and the fights between them, we also learn more about the time travelling and how the way Maggie and Dylan travelled to meet their loves isn’t a way to travel forever. When things get dangerous Maggie returns to her time period to be safe but with the magic she used to travel weakening will she be able to travel back to be with the man she loves?
Shake Loose the Border is the third instalment in the Thunder On The Moor series by Andrea Matthews. As with the previous two books, this is a time travel romance, with fantasy, action, adventure, danger, tension, drama, mystery, suspense, history, and more.
If you haven’t read the previous two books, I highly recommend that you do so before starting on this book, as there is a lot of important storyline and relevant information there that will better help you appreciate and understand the storyline, characters, and other interesting details.
Just when the future seemed so hopeful and things looked more settled for Will and Maggie, fate throws them another curve ball- and the results could see them separated forever. What happens? Well, you really should read all the intriguing details for yourself.
The story continues in the next instalment- so bring on ‘With Fire and Sword’ (Book #4)…
Thank you, Andrea Matthews.
Reviewed by @angelahayes
This book is just a rollercoaster of emotions. I have highly enjoyed Maggie and Will’s journey throughout the books. This one is the best of the three so far. The writing and plot twists will have you on the edge of your seat. I am looking forward to the fourth book.
What a great addition to the series! It was so enjoyable to get back into this authors work and this story was a brilliant way to do that. I do think you need to have read the previous books first in order to get full enjoyment of the series. I thought this book was well written and exciting. I found myself invested in the story and the characters the whole way through and couldn’t wait to see how things would turn out. This is an interesting series that is certainly would a read.
Shake Loose the Border is the third book in the Thunder On The Moor series. It’s definitely worth starting with book one (Thunder On The Moor) as a lot happens in the earlier books that impacts on the events of this one.
Thunder On The Moor is a historical fiction series with a time travel twist. The historical setting is the Scottish borders in the mid-16th Century, and a lot of research has gone into the level of historical detail which really paints a vivid picture. Thanks to the time travel, we get to experience the past through modern eyes, as Maggie learns to accept the realities of the world she has found herself in.
This is an emotional book, and there is a fair bit of violence as well. But there’s also plenty of warmth and character to keep it balanced!
I would recommend this to fans of other time travel stories with strong historical elements, such as Outlander. It gets five stars from me – a totally engrossing read!
Historical, Suspenseful and Romance that will pull at your heartstrings. It has been a while since I have cried this much, while reading. This is Maggie and Will’s dramatic story. So much happens and that is what will keep you reading. As you will not find a safe stopping point. You will have the need to find out what happens next. I could not put it down, nor could I stop the tears. I recommend you start with book 1 in this series. Just to get to know the characters in this series. This Author has an eye for details, as well has knowledge of the past. There is so much more I could say, but that would involve giving you Spoilers. No Spoilers in this review! I am looking forward to reading the next book in this series. Please Hurry, Author!
A historical romance but not your typical historical romance as it is steeped in paranormal. I have said it before, but this series reminds me of Outlander in so many ways. This time travel tale is full of passion and interesting facts. As with the first two books there is plenty of action and danger, murder, and mayhem, angst, and suspense. Make sure to read the books in order so as not to miss out the background and history of our characters and how they have gotten where they are.
Just when we thought things were settling down for our couple Maggie and Will find themselves once again in trouble. Maggie is once again on the run to another century with the help of Dylan, but Will is left behind. Will they find a way back to each other or are they doomed to be a part forever?
Reviewed by @jennadb
I jumped on the band wagon in reading this amazing series. I must say I certainly received more than I bargained for! The story itself in this specific installment was full of emotion and other feelings associated with it. I did realize how deep these feelings would go, it was a powerful read start to finish!
I loved the concept of this story! I have read the second book in the past, and actually from reading that one read the first, and I am back with a finished 3rd in the series. I must say the toll of emotions in this one defiantly continues on in a intense way in this one! Will and Maggie are true troopers, they endure a lot, as much as everyone else character wise. There was a lot of feelings of pain and hardship I found with his one, I felt I was living in the moment as well as the suspense and agony Will and Maggie faced! That’s what I loved especially in this novel, the realism was there, and it was certainly felt!
The way the story flowed was a good quick speed, and it kept you guessing and wondering what would come next with the words that were written! I had a lot of concern going as I read this novel. I would say that is the magic of this amazing author, they know how to keep you guessing and wanting more. The whole story is beautiful and full of its own special impact. I can never get enough of this series. I am already dying to know what will take flight and happen in the next! I love this series so much!
This book for me was the bet in the series yet, you really know the characters and things they have gone though, and you really have a strong build of a relationship with them! The feels as I have said got to be very real in this one! I would say defiantly look this author and series up if you have not already! The author and series is a must read! I will also add, this book alone is a must read, not one to be missed!
This is not my first book by this author but it is one of my favorites. This is the third book in this series which I highly suggest reading the previous two books to help your enhancement of this series and this author. I enjoy how her writing style brings her stories to life and make them feel realistic. Her characters are not only connectable but keep you wanting to know more. I enjoyed being pulled into the story by them. This is a suspenseful mystery about Maggie and Will. But what will happen when Will needs saving? Dylan is faced with going back to the past one last time to try to save him in time. What happens next I highly recommend reading this book to find out. It is a great adventure that was hard to put down. It is worth the pick up for sure. I highly recommend this book.
Review by @bjwagner
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Andrea Matthews is the pseudonym for Inez Foster, a historian and librarian who loves to read and write and search around for her roots, genealogical speaking. In fact, it was while doing some genealogical research that she stumbled across the history of the Border reivers. The idea for her first novel came to mind almost at once, gradually growing into the Thunder on the Moor series. And the rest is history, as they say. Andrea is a member or the Romance Writers of America, Long Island Romance Writers, and the Historic Novel Society.
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