Tuesday, 14 November 2017

on April 14, 2016  
As a fan of historical novels, I found this book held my attention from start to finish. It's a long book, about 500 pages, so value for money and I like a book of substance. The plot is winding, fast paced and crammed with great characterisation. Historically, it is pretty accurate and very well researched. I've read a lot about this era, and of Lewis Powell, and the author captures him perfectly. What little is known of him she's taken and woven into a highly believable troubled, strong, courageous young man who simply went off the rails due to misguided idealism and personal damage from the Civil War. The romance between him and the main character, Leigh Boswell, is very well done, and builds nicely in both passion and sexual tension.

Characterisation is good, and you actually finish the book yearning for more. There's a twist ending that I genuinely didn't see coming. I'd highly recommend this book if you like a realistic, gritty yet humorous and passionate read, with a touch of the supernatural for added spice. There's also a karmic spiritual element in this novel that warms the heart and again, it's not overdone but very subtle. I really can't fault it. A great read.

on July 18, 2016
Do NOT get this book unless you have a 7 hour stretch of time to read it! It's near impossible to put down! It's very rare I give a book 5 stars but this one deserves it. The author must have been in love with Lewis in another life. Her love of all the characters comes through. One of the best books I've read all year. Google Lewis Payne and check out some of the photos online of him. One of them is used in the cover. A very handsome man of his time. He'd be easy to fall in love with, regardless.

on January 2, 2017
If you are a fan of historical novels , you wont be able to put this book down. Its a big book with 500 plus pages, so its value for money.I had to research a bit to understand the plot well, as this was completely new to me.The Author has done a great job in capturing all the characters.
Its an excellent read and would recommend to those who loves romantic historical fiction.

on August 14, 2017
This is an exceptionally beautiful story. I wouldn't classify it as a story to time travel but a story of unrequited love. A romantic yet mysterious story that in my case I found hard to put down. I loved the way the author wove a contemporary issue of emotional and physical abuse into a historical step back in time. It's unique, thought-provoking and modern...yet set in the past. Brava for an excellent book. I highly recommend this exciting novel.

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