My Secret Santa book arrived today!!!!
I was beginning to get a bit worried and had contacted LibraryThing to find out what had happened and what happenned was that the book was out of stock at Amazon and so they had reorder the book before they could send it to me.
And the book is.....Winter's Tale by Mark Helprin, which apparently fits my request for anything in the way of "romance, history or fantasy" as the book is a historical romance that also transcends time and and space - or so I am told!
I look forward to reading the book and letting you all know what I think of it, particularly as all the reviews that I have come across are so very mixed.