Author: Bee Ridgway
Source: from publisher for review
Summary: This was a great adventure story with a fun romance, but the time travel rules were silly and the ending was lackluster.
This is the second time travel novel I’ve read recently – unusual for me, because I know they’re unlikely to have internally consistent time travel rules that satisfy me. This book lived down to expectations in that regard. The time travel mechanics were a mix of totally nonsensical and non-existent. Fortunately, they’re largely irrelevant for most of the book except to allow the set-up for the plot. On a global scale, we have intrigue and mystery because different people want to use time travel in different ways. At the personal level, we have Nick who’s time travelled from from the early 1800s to 2013. In 2013, he’s been helped to settled in by the Guild, provided with tons of money and given several rules for time travel. He’s living very comfortably until the Guild wants to send him back in time to try to revisit his old life. This leaves Nick struggling to decide what he wants now that he has knowledge of the future, more present-day values, a second chance with a woman he was infatuated with, and the ability to return to the future if he likes. Read more »