"Wonderful! A mesmerizing time travel romance."

When The Lilacs Boom enchanted me. I read it from start to finish. A romantic read reminiscent of film from Hollywood's golden era.

Emily Foster returns to the old Victorian home where she grew up. Still replete with memories as well as the tales of star-crossed lovers Nicholas and Elinor, it draws her into near constant thoughts of the ill fated pair. Eventually those thoughts lead her back to their time of 1897 where she finds herself in the body of her ancestor Elinor. Later, she returns to her own time only to realize that she must return in order to save the lovers' lives. This was wonderful. I cannot recall the last time I was so mesmerized.

Leann "Buzzy" Arndt / May, 2000
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Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted March 24, 2002


Emily Foster returns to the old Victorian home where she grew up hearing the stories of star-crossed lovers Nicholas Langford and Emily’s ancestor, Elinor Foster.

Emily becomes increasingly obsessed by thoughts of Nicholas, and she is pulled back into his time in the person of Elinor.

Upon returning to her own time, Emily learns from a local soothsayer that she needs to go back to 1897 to right a wrong and save the lives of Elinor and Nicholas.


When the Lilacs Bloom
by Linda Colwell

Avid Press
January 1, 2000
Available: November 9, 2006
ISBN #1929761309
EAN #9781929761302
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