“The premise of this novel was very interesting. Time is likened to a river, constantly flowing onwards to the ocean. These time jumpers are collected by an organization called the Guild, who gives them the money to set themselves up in the future in which they find themselves. However, Nick Davenant, nee Lord Blackdown of the early 1800s, has spent his ten years in the 21st century entirely unaware that he had the power to return in time. He had been living the life of a lothario in New York City. Then suddenly, he is pulled into the war between the Guild and Ofan, the latter being renegade time jumpers who seek to change the future by events in the past. Julia Percy is Nick’s love interest, a woman of the Regency period who discovers she has always had the ability to transform time, something she had always attributed to her grandfather, not knowing it was she herself who had the power. Very good book; however, the ending was very abrupt, and I felt as though I was left behind. ”Alethea wrote this review 4 weeks ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Good story but slow to get going then ended very abruptly! Sequel?”Alisa S wrote this review Friday, September 27, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Time travel, historical fiction, and romance. Pretty good combo. First third of the book is pretty slow. Once nick and Julia finally meet up, the story picks up as well. Will read the sequel. ”Peaches D wrote this review Saturday, September 14, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This book has so, so much going for it (in my opinion). But then I love time travel and I don't find them often. This is the story of Nick (about to die on a battlefield in Spain however finds himself in the early 2000s), Julia (pretty young woman in 1815 not yet a spinster at 22 but unable to enjoy the "season" because of the death of her beloved grandfather), the Guild, the Ofan, and a cast of minor characters. By the time I was reaching the final chapters of the book I was thinking there weren't enough pages to finish the story. I was right, there are too many unanswered questions for it to be a stand alone novel. ”Susie V wrote this review Thursday, September 12, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Too much going on.”Shannon C wrote this review Sunday, September 8, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Time travel and a love story rolled into one. Nicholas is transported from 1815 to the current day. He lives in our time for 10 years, all the while thinking of a girl that he knew from his own time. One day, the people who helped him cover up his time travel ask him to pay them back by travelling back to 1818. His entire family thinks he has died in the war and he claims amnesia during the time he was gone.
He finally meets the girl he's been thinking of all these years, Julia, and she's going through the biggest crisis of her life.
Nick begins to fall for her, all the while knowing that he is expected to travel back to the current day after finishing the favor he was asked to do.
Very enjoyable. I'm wondering if it's going to be a series.”
“I'm loving this. I am usually not a big fan of time travel themes in books. they Time travel is usually treated as a gimmick to sell the book. But, this one comes closer. the explaination of the concept of time is very good. I liked the idea that the ending is open. perhaps a sequel??
“Loved it! Better than outlander series”Anne W wrote this review Sunday, August 4, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I find myself struggling to come up with an appropriate rating for this book. I love the concept of time travel and thought the author's approach was really great, but I really, really disliked the characters up until a little more than half way through the book. I found absolutely nothing likable about Nick especially. In fact, I thought he was an egotistical jerk. Thankfully, personalities become a bit more likable later through the story. So, I didn't love this book, but I might pick up the sequel out of curiosities sake.”Annie wrote this review Friday, August 2, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“It started out well and the story had an interesting premise-time travel. However, about halfway through, the storyline really dragged. I made myself finish it, but wish I hadn't wasted the time. ”Karen K wrote this review Wednesday, July 24, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No