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Tuesday, July 7, 2009

It's About Time by Andee S. Davis

It's About Time by Andee S. Davis
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Genre: Romance-time travel
Length: Short (66 pages)
Heat: Sweet
Rating: 4.5 Books
Reviewed by Snapdragon

A summer in England was meant to help Meg Sutherland grieve her father’s early passing. The last thing she expects is to be thrown back in time to an era where her everyday knowledge of health and medicine may save two lives threatened by old-fashioned ignorance. How can she convince handsome Mr. Ellingsworth that her meddling will save his children’s lives when her twenty-first century confidence only increases his resistance? Aided by three spinsters and a cat, Meg weighs her choices between a lonely, independent life of modern freedoms and the possibility for love.

Californian Meg Sutherland is utterly charmed by the park-like surroundings in a off-the-beaten path part of the English countryside. From the weeping willows over the lane, to the rich scents in the little greenhouse, Davis manages to bring the sights and smells right to us. Each is perfect, as is the effortlessly charming Charles Ellingsworth.

Nothing can be so simple as our heroine finding home though, and love: for it is all in the past, in a time Meg is a complete foreigner to. She steps back in time as if it were no more than stepping across a threshold.

And life in the seeming perfection of the Cotswolds is not perfect. The local doctor is less than one might wish, and Meg recognizes his failures – and the danger he presents – but then must somehow find the credibility , and confidence, to intervene. She must risk love, in order to intercede… she must risk a life she so desires, but cannot quite believe.

Descriptions throughout are simply perfect; you will feel you are there. The story, indeed, is entirely charming, and a joy to read. There are the odd plausibility points – wouldn’t Meg be more surprised to find herself whisked back in time? But the descriptions and dialogue – each and every person, is so utterly charming, the reader doesn’t dwell on what might have been different, but simply enjoys the story as it stands. 4.5 books.

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