Gwyneth Shepherd's sophisticated, beautiful cousin Charlotte has been prepared her entire life for traveling through time. But unexpectedly, it is Gwyneth, who in the middle of class takes a sudden spin to a different era!
Gwyneth must now unearth the mystery of why her mother would lie about her birth date to ward off suspicion about her ability, brush up on her history, and work with Gideon--the time traveler from a similarly gifted family that passes the gene through its male line, and whose presence becomes, in time, less insufferable and more essential.
Together, Gwyneth and Gideon journey through time to discover who, in the 18th century and in contemporary London, they can trust.
I had this book recommended to me back when I was finishing the last of my querying for my own (shelved) time-travel book. I finally managed to read it, and overall, I enjoyed it. The world-building and twists and turns were great! Lots of little family details spun in there, although by the end of the book, I wished more had been explained (I guess there are two more books to do that, though). Anyhow, some small issues I had with the book: Gwen herself was pretty thin as a character. Honestly, I liked her best friend more. She fell victim to one of the problems that can happen with first-person, in that the author was so busy explaining everything around the MC, she kind of forgets to say what the MC is thinking/feeling/etc. This makes it a little hard to identify with her. On the rare occasion when the MC's voice did come through, she was a lot of fun--hopefully we'll see more of her next book. Other issue? The romance that concludes at the end of the book. Totally didn't buy it. Wish I could have, but I didn't. *Sigh* Anyhow, this was a fun read, and if I can get my hands on the next books, I will, but I have read better time-travel novels!
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