It should have been a woman
I a huge fan of romance, but I love time travel and history. Put them all together and I am sold.
I wish I could have given it more stars. I really wanted to love it. I loved Winter Sea so much and seeing a revival of some of that story delighted me! There were parts of this book (the end) that were moving and satisfying, but for the most part, I didn't care for the modern day story involving actual psychics and Nicola's mission to help the sick girl. I felt this major plotline was underdeveloped and therefore almost forgotten making the entire point of the story easy to forget.
It FELT to me like a strain to try and replicate Winter Sea but didn't work
For the first half of this novel, I could not take the buds out of my ears! I was certain that I would assign 5 stars when I reviewed it. I loved the way it jumped from the past to the present and back again. I began to love the characters.
Later, the novel seemed to lose much of it's spark and took a left turn towards Depressing Town. Yes, the plague that ravished most of Europe in the 14th century is certainly a morose topic, however, I felt disappointed that the mood of the book seemed to change so.
This book was entertaining but I thought it was one of those rare circumstances where the movie was better than the book.
This book was truly magical and fun. I really enjoyed recognizing much the symbolism and foreshadowing but it was not too obscure or too in your face. I would recommend this book to anyone.
Loved this book! It was exciting almost the whole way through. It combined a great story with my favorite supernatural aspect- TIME TRAVEL!! Short review because that's the long and the short of it!
Love the Scottish thing and I really loved this book. Excellent twist at the end. All I kept saying to myself was "WHY NOT?!!!!
I love historical fiction when it is done right. This novel was great in that way. True historical events happen to and around the fictional characters. I hear a deep and complex story of interwoven families; live and grow with them. All the while, they are impacted by the current events around them. The impending Civil War. I like to learn a little bit while I am being entertained!! I only left off a star because there was no one particular character that I fell in love with.
She plays keep-away, the he plays keep-away, then when they both stop playing, the story finally happens in the last quarter of the book. It's not the books fault, but I thought I was getting a historical fiction/time travel novel. There is almost no history and the time travel is minimal and barely a side story. This is a romance novel.
Oh, an it definitely should have been read by a woman. The man's voice was distracting and weird.
I wish I could suggest that you see the movie instead, but that was boring, too. Bummer, I had high hopes for this one.
I am a Sherlock Holmes fan and really liked this alternative way to see the man.
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