While on a genealogical research journey through the Midwest, Molly Hamilton impulsively buys a 100-year-old Victorian house in the middle of a cornfield, and falls in love with the house’s owner…the original owner, that is. Can he be a ghost? The handsome, intriguing attorney certainly feels solid—and somehow her soul knows she has always loved him.
Darius Ferguson has no idea how he has come to present-day Iowa. The last thing he knew, the year was 1880, and he had just buried his fiancée, who happens to look exactly like Molly. He cannot separate the two women in his heart—to him, they are one.
In spite of being drawn to him, Molly thinks Darius is unhinged. Darius wonders if he has joined his fiancée in purgatory. If time travel is possible, will love be enough to build a future together?
This love story is woven between a swoony 20th century heroine and a true blue 19th century ‘gentle’ –man. Does this description make you smile or cringe? A bit of both to me! These days (maybe I’m turning into a bit of a cynic) I don’t handle swoony heroine that well but… Molly is just one of those likeable female and her swoony-ness is written in such a way that it’s more sniffy funny than roll-the-eyes-here-we-go-again type of swoons. And seriously, having a gorgeous gent ready to catch you when you fall… which one of you will not fall for him, hhmmm?
I have really enjoyed this light-hearted romance which reached through time. I just can’t get enough of time travel! There was one thing I really liked about this book which I can’t mention just cuz it’ll spoil it for you :(. For a novel where it’s just the two of them most of the time (most other characters flow in and out pretty quickly), it was Not boring… Her modern-ness and his old-fashioned-ness provided more than enough amusement plus the uncertainty of their future together (when, how, if ever…) certainly drew me to the story.
A perfect beach read #amwishing #atthebeach
Bess McBride made her first serious writing attempt when she was 14. She shut herself up in her bedroom one summer while obsessively working on a time travel/pirate novel set in the beloved Caribbean of her youth, but she wasn’t able to hammer it out on a manual typewriter (oh yeah, she’s that old) before it was time to go back to school. The draft of that novel has long since disappeared, but the story is still simmering within, and she will finish the adventure one day soon.
Bess was born in Aruba to American parents and lived in Venezuela until her family returned to the United States when she was 12. She couldn’t fight the global travel bug within and joined the U.S. Air Force at 18 to “see the world.” After 21 wonderful and fulfilling years traveling the world and gaining one beautiful daughter, she pursued her dream of finally getting a college education. With a license in mental health therapy, she worked with veterans and continues to work on behalf of veterans. She writes romantic suspense, contemporary, light paranormal/fantasy and time travel romances and currently has eight novels published. She can be contacted through her web site at http://bessmcbride.com/ or blog at http://willtravelforromance.blogspot.com/.
Bess is generously giving away the winner’s choice of a backlist eBook to one commenter at every stop, and a $25 Amazon gift card to one random commenter during the tour. Do check the tour schedule to visit & comment on all stops!
PS: Sorry, folks, it appears there are some technical glitches that I can’t see! Everything seems to be fine from my view but I’ve heard that the links aren’t working for basically everyone elses & you can’t leave comments either. I’ve tried clearing up my cookies & caches & even changed the theme, in case there was an issue with the earlier theme (which I’ve only changed to a couple of days ago). I’ve logged a ‘help’ post with WordPress but for now… Sorry!!
Thank you so much, Tien, for your review. I loved it! And thank you for hosting me on your blog today. 🙂
Thank you, Bess, for your lovely book!
Thank you for hosting today!
I love the premise of this story. I really would like to read it. It sounds awesome. I loved the blurb.
Thank you, MomJane, and thanks for stopping bt Tien’s blog to make a comment.
Thank you, MomJane, and thanks for stopping by Tien’s blog to make a comment.
Very nice review.
Thanks bn100 – thanks for stopping by 🙂
Thank you for stopping by Tien’s blog today, bn100. 🙂
I keep thinking how the characters would have so many questions. I’m interested to see how the story unfolds.
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