In the spring of 1685, Lord Hugo Everly, ardent supporter of the Protestant upstart the Duke of Monmouth, vanishes without a trace just before the Monmouth Rebellion, leaving future generations forever baffled as to what might have become of him.
In 2013, while visiting Everly Manor as part of her job as a location scout for a film production company, Neve Ashley stumbles onto a secret passage that leads her into the 17th century and straight into the path of the ill-fated lord. Neve is able to return safely to her own time, but she can't forget the man she met or the fate that's about to befall him. Against her better judgment, Neve decides to go back and warn Hugo of impending danger, not realizing that she's walking into danger herself, for history is never straightforward, and people's motives not always what they appear to be. Taken hostage by the very man she was trying to save, Neve is trapped in the 17th century, her fate now intertwined with that of her captor, and the future something that neither one of them could have envisioned.
©2015 Irina Shapiro (P)2017 Tantor
Good story, held my interest. Not my favorite narrator. Main character sounded haughty and superior, not someone I could warm up to and feel for. I found myself repeating every line in my head to soften up voice. i suspect I would be very eager to start the next book in the series if the quality of the narration matched the quality of the writing. I haven't checked yet, but if it is the same narrator I think I will have to pass.
I enjoyed how the story seamlessly blended the main character of current year with past history. I like how strong and capable Neve is in the current and the past.
I think Eva Kaminsky did a great job with the entire narration.
This is a multi-book series. I really enjoyed this audio book and was curious about Neve's future so I bought the second in the series.
"Good story, uneven narration"
Not if she puts on a cod English accent, unless she learns how to do it properly. Her acting is fine, but her pronunciation is painful.
Neither. It was entertaining.
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