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Reunited with her sister at last, Louisa settles in colonial Virginia, but an unexpected visitor throws life into turmoil once again by offering Valerie and Louisa an opportunity to return to the future. Before the sisters have a chance to make a decision, the unthinkable happens, ripping the family apart and scattering them over continents and time itself. 

No one is spared as child is torn from parents, sister is parted from sister, and a devastating famine threatens the colony. The Whitfields and Sheridans must fight for survival and face challenges they never imagined as they are cast a world apart.

©2013 Merlin Press LLC (P)2020 Irina Shapiro

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Delightfully entertaining

The story does a good job of holding your attention and keeping you anticipating the next events. Irina Shapiro, again, weaves a tale that is satisfying and interesting with twists and turns that make the reader want more. The narration could have been a little more interesting with distinction between the characters. It was more like having a story read by a librarian. In spite of this, the tale is captivating.

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Another engaging tale

I have enjoyed this Hands of Time series. Traveling from one century to another is such a fantastical idea and Irina Shapiro brings in detail of each year where her characters land. The family continues to have adventures wherever they are. My only wish is that the sex wasn’t quite so graphic.
The narrator has a sweet voice however does not distinguish between characters well especially males.

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💜💜💜💜💜

So well written! The challenges they face year them worlds apart but each find their own happiness. Loved the story and loved Fiona’s narration!

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Wonderful!

I loved this book. The storyline and the details made the characters and their time period come to life

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One of my favorite series

I have loved the hands of time series! It is by far one of my favorite series and is read by my favorite narrator of all her books. Of irina Shapiro’s books my favorites have been this series, the inheritance, the wonderland series, house on the hill and haunted ground.

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Great Plot Twist!

I enjoyed this book much better than the 2nd one, this one had a lot more love story, and a lot more thrilling adventure, a major plot twist and even a few tears. The 2nd book seemed to be a bit more "filler" we learned a lot about the characters, but I could put it down more easily. This 3rd book was harder to put down as I wanted to find out what happened next, and there were quite a few life-altering challenges for all the characters! I thought the ending was a bit hurried and abrupt though, not a cliffhanger but it could have not rushed so much through the ending and epilogue, but it looks like there may be some more books in this series coming? so maybe we will get a more in-depth "epilogue" later on!

The narrator Fiona Small was OK, but in this book in particular I did have a much harder time distinguishing between the characters since we "heard" from a lot more characters POVs this time, the first book was mostly Valerie, Finn and Alex with the 2nd book adding a bit more with POVs from Louisa and Kit. In this 3rd book, however, we also start to hear from "little" Louisa and "little" Alex with very little to differentiate between them all, but she was pleasant to listen to.

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wonderful story! wonderful series!

I loved this book and didn't want it to end. I hope there will be more in this series. the narrator was one of the best Uve listened to. Irina Shapiro is a wonderful author. I read or listen to everything she writes and have never been disappointed.

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Love, love, love.

This is one author on my list that always gets an automatic buy. It doesn't matter what she writes i have loved it all. I really like her writing style and I can't wait for more.