Saturday, January 26, 2013

What would you miss the most?

What modern day convenience or necessity would you miss most if you suddenly found yourself plopped smack dab in the middle of the past? I’m talking way back. Like over six hundred years ago?

I’m not sure what I’d miss the most. Probably toothpaste and my electric toothbrush. I’m a bit OCD when it comes to smooth, clean teeth and replacing the stale after-taste of my last meal with minty fresh breath.

What about you? What would you miss the most? Read on to find out Trish’s picks.

~Trish Sullivan from A HIGHLANDER IN HER PAST:

Deodorant. Tampons. Toothpaste. Steaming hot showers. Grape soda. And ice cream. What she wouldn’t give for a humongous bowl of tongue-tingling butter pecan ice cream. Which item did she miss the most from the future? Hard to say. Probably a three-way tie between tampons, the shower, and ice cream. Leaning forward on the window ledge, she gave herself to the velvety blackness of the starless sky. She caught her breath, a sudden feeling of claustrophobia wrapped around her and squeezed. The black of the night reached out like an endless, suffocating blanket. Strange how dark the night seemed when there wasn’t any sort of manmade lighting piercing through its folds.

Sometimes even soul mates need a push in the right direction, especially when that direction crosses centuries.

How bad could one little spell be?

Trish Sullivan, archeologist and favorite aunt to the MacKay children never thought she'd regret those words until Ramsay, eldest MacKay lad hurls them back to the 1400's with a botched transportation spell. Now she and Ramsay must find a way back before accidently altering the past and unknowingly changing the future. That is, if Trish can survive the first trip across time without losing her life...or her heart.

What harm could come from a little soul-binding?

Proving his Highland honor alive and well, Maxwell Sullivan agrees to bind his soul to Trish's in order to save her life. But Highland honor isn't much help when Maxwell loses his heart to the sassy woman headed back to the future.


26 comments:

  1. If I was a Lady, not much. If a peasant woman, I guess a washing machine.

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    1. Ha! Yes. Toilet paper would be a LUXURY!

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  3. I'd miss a word processor. My handwriting is so bad even I can't read it.

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    1. Absolutely! I have the same problem. My husband has to decode anything I put on the grocery list. :-)

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    1. THAT would be a big one. Hauling buckets full of water would be a pain.

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  5. I love time-travel stories and this one sounds great. I think I could live without running water as long as I had a basin of CLEAN water. I could live without a toothbrush and toothpaste as long as I had a clean cloth and mint leaves to freshen my breath. I've had a hysterectomy, so I don't need feminine products. But like Anny Cook, I could NOT live without toilet paper. The thought just makes me cringe!

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    1. HaHa!! I agree, Lilly. I've read stories where there was nothing to use for toilet paper but a handful of leaves. Yuck!

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  6. Hot showers. Coffee a close second. And let's face it, without antibiotics not too many of us would last long enough to miss anything. Ditto for birth control. Many of us wouldn't have made it though childbirth six hundred years ago.

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    1. Sometimes I think we don't realize just how great we've got it, Miriam. :-)

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  7. Gosh all good answers... I think central heat. I imagine those fires didn't shed heat but so far into those drafty old homes. I would imagine maybe the regular folk would have had it better with their houses not so large. Being past the child bearing age.. (clearing throat)I wouldn't have that worry. However the idea of mail hearing from love ones far away would be hard. Not picking up that cell phone to make a check when you get that Momma intuition that something is wrong.

    Tessa

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    1. Absolutely, Tessa. I think I'd want to keep all my babies close just so I could watch over them!

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  8. Too many things to narrow it down. I like modern day conveniences too much.

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  9. I guess we're spoiled because my list would be long. The top three...two of which have been said...toilet paper, heat, and....Coca Cola. Yep, I'm addicted and would miss it, much like Trish missed ice cream. (Loved the book, Maeve! Guess I'd miss my Kindle, too)

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    1. LOL! Thanks, Charlotte. And I admit --I'd sorely miss an ice cold soda too! :-)

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  10. Indoor plumbing without a doubt and toilet paper! I always have a set of plumbing plans on me at all times just in case I get transported back to the past. :)

    Books would be next.

    MM

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    1. LOL! What a wise woman you are MM! If I ever get tossed into the past, I'm taking you with me. :-)

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  11. Wow, I'd miss a lot of things, but I'd also have to say indoor plumbing and toilet paper.

    I've camped outdoors enough to know how important those things are. lol

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    1. HA! You and be both, Susan. My idea of "roughing it" is in an air-conditioned RV with full hook-ups and satellite tv. Yes. I am spoiled. :-)

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  12. Books! They would be so scarce and probably too ecclesiastical if I came across any!

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    1. Absolutely, Nancy! We'd be lost without our books. :-)

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  13. I'm not sure what I'd miss most, although I've narrowed the list down to the personal hygiene items! Thanks for reminding me, Maeve, how lucky I am to have all those conveniences!

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  14. Listening to my favourite music.

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