"A lovely tale of romance with some time travel thrown in to make it that little bit more special."
Beth Ormond has rented Quest cottage to get away from the
hassles of her life back home in the States. Pregnant and
alone she wants to take the time to think about her future
and enjoy some peace and quiet in the Cornish countryside.
Arriving late at night with a full moon shining high up in
the sky she makes her way to the cottage that will be her
home for the next month. As she hurries up to the cottage
with thoughts of food for her and her unborn child she is
stopped by a man calling out to her from the trees. Scared
and worried she faints and wakes the next morning safe and
in bed and without harm. Who was that strange man and will
he come back?
The last thing Alan Tremaine remembers it was the year 1800
and women wore corsets. Waking up in the forest he is
amazed to see his dead wife Elizabeth entering a strange
house that he hasn't seen before. After frightening the
woman he leaves but returns in the morning and convinces
her to listen while he tells her his strange story. A
story that can't be true unless time travel exists. Will
Beth believe Alan? What will become of the time traveller?
This story is immensely good. Hooked from the first page
this was a pleasure to read and it was wholly satisfying.
Beth and Alan were lovable main characters that the reader
can relate to. Everyone has had the feeling of being
alone, lost, in love, confused etc and this story plays on
all of those feelings and more. With some problems being
thrown in for the couple along the way this love story has
ups and downs for the characters. However the relationship
between the couple and their stories will leave you warm
There are a few small downfalls of this story. The
quickness of the relationship between the two characters
may make this story seem silly to some readers. Would any
woman really believe something so extraordinary so
quickly? Also the story does sometimes seem a little to
perfect. With everything falling into place so nicely it
does seem a little over the top at times. However it still
makes out to be a wonderful reading experience.
One thing that everyone hates is seeing that 'The End' too
soon. This story was certainly ended too soon. With so
many unanswered questions about the couple you grow to love
during this book it was annoying to see things not tied up.
The writer leaves you wondering what happens next and
hopefully the author will enlighten us at some point in the
A lovely tale of romance with some time travel thrown in to
make it that little bit more special. Worth cuddling up
with and devouring in one go. Thank you Anita Birt for
writing such a lovely story.
Reviewed by Amber Chalmers
Posted April 20, 2008