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.
©2014 Nichole Van Valkenburgh (P)2015 Nichole Van Valkenburgh
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5 out of 5 stars
By Patricia on 28-12-15

Engrossing and entertaining..

I loved this story . The plot was unpredictable and the characters engaging. I enjoyed the touches of humor when the siblings teased each other. I still chuckle when I picture a person from 1812 plAying AngryBirds.

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4 out of 5 stars
By kestergayle on 13-11-15

lovely, funny time travel romance

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This is a bit off the beaten path of your usual time travel romance. So many of them have been obvious rip-offs of Outlander. Plaid and highlanders everywhere you look!

But this story is almost believable, (except for the magic of course!). The h has been obsessed with a miniature portrait of a man in an antique locket. She finally figures out who painted it, and goes to England to research the artist and hopefully find out who was the subject of the portrait. She rents a cottage, there's a time portal, and suddenly she's in the past of 200 years ago. She also has amnesia, and except for a snarky running commentary in her subconscious, she has no connection to who she actually is. But then there's that darn locket...(which turns out to be very, VERY important!)

I loved the love story in this book. The H and h fall in love, but in much the way they might have done back in that time. No clinches, no kisses, not even any real handholding. I normally like erotic content in my romances, but here it serves the story best for that element to not be there. They are abiding by the mores of that time and their station in and women were not permitted those liberties. This is a very well-written book, fast paced but detail-rich. The characters and situations are mostly believable, and there's a wonderfully evocative feeling of being there.

I don't want to give the story away, but I loved this one, and I'll recommend it to friends. I'm very much looking forward to the rest of the series to be available on Audible.

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