My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Source: Purchase on Kindle
Genre: Clean Time Travel/Romance
Book Description: Time is not a river. It is a vast cosmic sea. Where each life exists as rippling circles on its surface, past and future being eternally present. And occasionally, one expanding ring intertwines with that of another, weaving the lives of two people together...
In 2012, Emme Wilde can’t find the right guy. She wants to feel that swept-off-your-feet dizziness of true love. But so far, her dating life has come up short. Star Trek geek? Nice but too serious. Hippy artist? Cute but too vulnerable. Instead, Emme obsesses over the portrait of an unknown man in an old locket. Granted, a seriously dreamy guy with delicious, wind-swept hair she just itches to run her fingers through. But still. Dead men may be great listeners, but they are not exactly boyfriend material. Emme travels to England, determined to uncover his history and conquer the strong connection she feels.
In 1812, James Knight has given up finding the right woman. All he wants is someone to share his love of adventure. Instead, his life has become a Shakespearean drama. His brother languishes in a tragic star-crossed romance. His beloved sister clings to life, slowly dying of consumption. But then he finds a beautiful mystery woman, dripping wet and half-dead, beneath a tree on his estate. Now if he can uncover her history, perhaps adventure—and romance—will find him at last.
My thoughts: I enjoyed this time travel book. The concept is that all time is being played out at the simultaneously. Some people have a connection that is not dictated by time, somehow they will find each other.
For Emme the connection took hold when she found an antique locket with a miniature of a man who was familiar and called to her. She became enthralled by him and went to England to research who he was. The time period of her search was 1812. She narrowed down time and place by the artist who painted the picture.
A horrible storm, a time portal, and she finds herself without memory in 1812. Who would rescue her? Of course, fate wanted her to meet the mystery man.
I think my favorite part of the book was the alter Emme, the sarcastic voice she heard inside of her head while she suffered memory loss. Very well done. While she was adjusting to life during the Regency period many points of society were explained. I loved how things that mean one thing to us, had a different meaning then. I chuckled often.
There are more books about people introduced in this one. It would be fun to read them. The author has a witty writing style that appeals to me.
You can get kindle copy for 99 cents!