"Regency time travel with great characters"
Alicia Cransworth, in an attempt to escape her marriage,
gets a gypsy woman to "switch" her with her match. Alicia
has been sent by her husband, Richard Cransworth, the
seventh Earl of Saybrooke, to Saybrooke Hall. Alicia, who
has flaunted her lovers in front of her husband, has
finally been sent into exile in the country. Alicia
suddenly takes ill and slips into a coma.
Alaina Sawyer wakes up with a pounding head in a very
strange place. She discovers that she is now in Regency
England and is thought to be Lady Saybrooke. Her strange
behavior is explained by her recent illness and all the
servants like the new Lady Saybrooke.
Lord Saybrooke arrives at his country seat to find a
greatly changed wife. His wife, now, is kind to everyone,
intelligent, and shows affection for their son. He doesn't
know whether he can trust this "new" wife and is suspicious
that she has some hidden agenda. She, also, takes an
interest in his study of Roman artifacts. Alaina, who has
a doctorate student in Greek and Roman literature, feels
that Richard is a kindred spirit.
TIMELESS DECEPTIONS is one of the best time travel books
that I have read. I love the regency period and TIMELESS
DECEPTION captures the feel of this time. This is well-
written book with great characterizations. Richard, who
has been greatly wounded and is afraid to trust, must
overcome his fear in order to find happiness. Alaina, a
kind and intelligent woman, must adapt to this new time and
help Richard to see her true self. Richard's family, who
has been affected by Alicia in a detrimental way, must
learn to trust Alaina and accept her good intentions. If
you are looking for a great time travel book, give TIMELESS
DECEPTION a try.
Reviewed by Marlene Breakfield
Posted December 3, 2002
Waking up in 1816 as the Countess of Saybrooke, Alaina must
convince the man of her dreams that she is cut from an
altogether different cloth than his unfaithful wife
The Earl of Saybrooke must come to gripes with his wife's
sudden descent into virtue. Is it wishful thinking on his
part or is she now his and his alone?