Book Review: A Bridge Through Time by Jennae Vale

A Bridge Through Time BTitle: A Bridge Through Time

Author: Jennae Vale

Genre: Time Travel Romance

Age Group: Adult

Rating: 4 stars

Purchase: Amazon

Ashley Moore’s life in San Francisco has hit a few snags, not the least of which involves sightings of a mystery man around every corner.  Is she losing her mind or does he really exist?   Her search for this grey-eyed stranger leads her to  Scotland. There she meets a witch with a secret, a vindictive English knight who is bent on revenge, and she crosses a fog shrouded bridge into the arms of a 16th century Highlander.

Cailin MacBayne is no stranger to beautiful women, but has always managed to stay one step ahead of commitment.  That all comes to an end when he meets Ashley.  He doesn’t care where this beautiful, yet unusual lass came from, he’s just happy to have found her.  Ashley cannot resist the handsome Scot and finds herself falling hopelessly in love.  In the process, a secret is revealed, a battle is waged and Ashley must ultimately decide whether to return to her own time or give up her 21st century life to stay with the love she has found in the past.

In A Bridge through Time, we meet Ashley Moore, who has hit a few rough spots in life, and who starts seeing a mysterious man all of the sudden. She starts to wonder if she’s losing her mind, or if the man is real. Her quest leads her to Scotland, where she crosses a time-warp bridge and ends up in sixteenth-century Scotland. There she meets Cailin MacBayne, a handsome man who although no stranger to women, has for some reason always managed to stay out of commitment. That changes when he meets Ashley though – she awakens a fire within him he thought has long since perished.

The book combines a lot of storylines, and does so in a seamless way, that makes it look a lot easier than it probably was. Sixteenth-century Scotland is filled with an intriguing list of characters, among them a witch hiding a secret, a knight out for vengeance…then there’s also a war going on, the whole time travel thing. It’s a lot, but the author introduces all parts of the story nicely, and it forms a coherent plot.

The characters were engaging, both in their own way. They went through a lot of emotional turmoil. It was easier to connect with Ashley than to Cailin though, but that seems normal considering he’s from the sixteenth century.

A highly enjoyable novel, recommended to fans of time travel and romance.

Book Tours: Starter Day Party A Bridge Through Time

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I’m hosting the starter day party today for the book tour for time travel romance “A Bridge Through Time”. The tour runs from November 16 to December 16. I’ll be reviewing the book on December 6. Stay tuned for the review and in the mean time, visit the other tour stops.

Tour Schedule

November 16th: Starter Day Party @ I Heart Reading

November 16th: Book Excerpt @ Indy Book Fairy

November 17th: Author Interview @ Cassidy Crimson’s Blog

November 19th: Book Excerpt @ Undercover Book Reviews

November 21st: Character Interview @ The Book Daily

November 23rd:  Book Review @ Cassidy Crimson’s Blog

November 24th: Book Excerpt @ Sunshine Book Promotions

November 25th: Author Interview @ The Single Librarian

November 27th: Book Excerpt @ The Book Gazette

November 29th: Character Interview @ Bedazzled Reading

December 1st:  Book Excerpt @ I’m an Eclectic Reader

December 2nd: Book Review and Excerpt @ SimpliRead

December 3rd: Book Excerpt @ Forever Book Lover

December 5th:  Character Interview @ Hollow Readers

December 6th: Book Review @ I Heart Reading

December 7th: Book Excerpt @ Bookish Madness

December 9th:  Author Interview @ Majanka’s Blog

December 10th: Book Review @ Books, Books and More Books

December 11th: Book Excerpt @ 365 Days of Reading

December 13th: Book Review @ PRATR

December 15th: Book Excerpt @ The Reading Guru

December 16th:  Author Interview @ Editor Charlene’s Blog

About The Book

A Bridge Through Time BTitle: A Bridge Through Time

Author: Jennae Vale

Genre: Time Travel Romance

Ashley Moore’s life in San Francisco has hit a few snags, not the least of which involves sightings of a mystery man around every corner.  Is she losing her mind or does he really exist?   Her search for this grey-eyed stranger leads her to  Scotland. There she meets a witch with a secret, a vindictive English knight who is bent on revenge, and she crosses a fog shrouded bridge into the arms of a 16th century Highlander.

Cailin MacBayne is no stranger to beautiful women, but has always managed to stay one step ahead of commitment.  That all comes to an end when he meets Ashley.  He doesn’t care where this beautiful, yet unusual lass came from, he’s just happy to have found her.  Ashley cannot resist the handsome Scot and finds herself falling hopelessly in love.  In the process, a secret is revealed, a battle is waged and Ashley must ultimately decide whether to return to her own time or give up her 21st century life to stay with the love she has found in the past.

Author Bio

Jennae was born and raised a New England girl, just outside of Boston, Massachusetts, where her imagination was always bigger than she was. Her large, extended Irish and Italian families were a great source of support, inspiration and humor.  Laughter, love and food were never hard to find in her home. Jennae grew up surrounded by nostalgic, historical landmarks, which fed her love of history and creative writing.

She has worn many hats over the years.  From owning her own typing service and horse training/boarding facility, to operating an embroidery/t-shirt business, her entrepreneurial spirit was strong and thriving. Determined to do something she truly loved, her vivid imagination took over again and she decided to follow her literary dream of writing stories that tapped into her love of magnificent people and places.

 Jennae now lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband, where they’ve raised two beautiful and talented children.  Along the way they’ve gathered a menagerie of pets, including one dog, three cats and 4 chickens to make the family complete.

You can contact Jennae at her website: www.jennaevaleauthor.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/jennaevaleauthor

Twitter:  @jealil

jennaevaleauthor@gmail.com

Links

Amazon http://amzn.to/1wxZs6v

Barnes & Noble: http://bit.ly/1vy9Pp4

Kobo: http://bit.ly/ZCxatt

Apple:http://bit.ly/11kciZd

Book Tours: Starter Day Party for Globaloonies

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I’m hosting the starter day party today for a children’s travel book “Globaloonies”. I’ll be reviewing the book on October 28. Stay tuned for the review, and in the mean time, visit all the other tour stops.

Tour Schedule

October 10: Starter Day Party @ I Heart Reading

October 10: Promo Post @ Domestic Chanteuse

October 12: Book Excerpt @ I’m an Eclectic Reader

October 13: Promo Post @ Bookaholic Ramblings

October 14: Author Interview @ The Single Librarian

October 16: Book Excerpt @ Endazzled Reading

October 18: Book Review @ Forever Book Lover

October 20: Promo Post @ The Book Gazette

October 22: Author Interview @ Majanka’s Blog

October 23: Book Excerpt @ Inspired Writers

October 24: Book Review @ I’m an Eclectic Reader

October 26: Book Excerpt @ Cassidy Crimson’s Blog

October 28: Book Review @  I Heart Reading

October 30: Author Interview @ The Book Daily

October 31: Book Excerpt @ Hollow Readers

November 2: Promo Post @ Bookish Madness

November 3:  Book Review @ Endazzled Reading

November 4: Book Excerpt @ The Reading Guru

November 6: Author Interview @ Editor Charlene’s Blog

November 8: Book Review @ PRATR

November 10: Promo Post @ 365 Days of Reading

About Globaloonies

Globaloonies1_EbookTitle: Globaloonies

Author: Max Candee

Genre: Children’s Picture Book, Time Travel

“Joey Papagopolis is your typical 10-year-old.

Like most boys that age, Joey has a pet chameleon named Larry and a mysterious Big Red Button that can transport the two of them through time and space to the far reaches of the planet…

Hey, wait a second, that’s not typical at all! In fact, that’s pretty amazing — which is why you will want to follow along as Joey and Larry set off on their first Big Red Button adventure.

An absent-minded wish and an accidental pressing of the button land Joey and Larry smack in the middle of a conflict between a Native American tribe and some English settlers. Yikes!

Are their lives in danger? Can Joey resolve the conflict? Will Larry teach them all how to line dance? Does Larry even know how to line dance?

The answers to these questions and more await you in the fun and fantastic adventure of THE BIG RED BUTTON.

65+ illustrated pages (may vary by device).
Humorous illustrations by Anne Zimanski.

Includes a professionally crafted audiobook. Look for the link inside!“

Author Bio

Max Candee is a dad of three curious kids. He writes books for children together with twelve-year-old Ivan, seven-year-old Naomi and five-year-old Maya, who all share their passionate opinions and creative ideas. They even draw in Max’s manuscripts, and they love it when professional illustrators build on their suggestions.

In fact, Max only publishes those books which his children loved and wanted to share with their friends.

Links

Website: http://maxcandee.com/globaloonies/

To buy at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00DE0CG1O

 

Mini-Review: Timepiece, My Dead Friend Sarah, Dead Man’s Hand

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Time for some mini-reviews! What are mini-reviews, you ask? As the title suggests, these are short reviews, consisting of one paragraph tops, about a book. It’s a way to catch up on the books I’ve read a while ago, but never got around to reviewing.

Timepiece

Title: Timepiece (Hourglass #2)

Author: Myra McEntire

Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal Romance, Time Travel

Rating: 4 stars

Purchase: Amazon

A threat from the past could destroy the future. And the clock is ticking…

Kaleb Ballard was never supposed to be able to see ripples – cracks in time. Are his powers expanding, or is something very wrong? Before he can find out, Jonathan landers, the man who tried to murder is father, reappears. Why is he back, and what, or whom, does he want?

In the wake of Landers’ return, the Hourglass organization is given an ultimatum. Either they find Jack and the research he’s stolen on the people who might carry the time gene, or time will be altered – with devastating results for the people Kaleb loves most.

Now Kaleb, Emerson, Michael, and the other Hourglass recruits have no choice but to use their unusual powers to find Landers. But where do they even start? And when? And even if they succeed, it may not be enough…

Review: I actually preferred Kaleb’s POV as opposed to Emerson’s POV in the first novel. The story is as original and endaring as in the first book, and the story is full of action, fast-paced and suspenseful. A solid YA read for time travel fans.

Dead Man’s Hand

Title: Dead Man’s Hand (The Caden Chronicles #1)

Author: Eddie Jones

Genre: Young Adult, Mystery

Rating: 3 stars

Purchase: Amazon

It’s All Just a Show…Right? ‘This is an authentic old west ghost town, son. Around these parts the dead don’t stay dead.’ Nick Kindle’s vacation at Deadwood Canyon Ghost Town takes a deadly turn toward trouble when the fifteen-year-old finds himself trapped in a livery stable with the infamous outlaw Jesse James. The shooter whirls, aims and… vanishes. Great theatrics, Nick thinks, except now he’s alone in the hayloft with the bullet-riddled body of Billy the Kid. And by the time the sheriff arrives, the body disappears. Soon Nick is caught in a deadly chas—from an abandoned gold mine, through forbidden buffalo hunting grounds, and across Rattlesnake Gulch. Around every turn he finds another suspect. Will Nick solve the murder? Will his parents have him committed? Or will the town’s infatuation with Hollywood theatrics conceal the real truth about souls, spirits and the destiny that awaits those who die.

Review: When Nick and his family go on a holiday to an old west ghost town, they stumble upon a mystery that put Nick’s sleuthing abilities to a real test. I liked the set up of this novel – it was fairly original. Nick’s behavior is authnetic to teens, and the murder mystery was complex enough to hold my interest.

My Dead Friend Sarah

Title: My Dead Friend Sarah

Author: Peter Rosch

Genre: Mystery, Thriller

Rating: 4 stars

Purchase: Amazon

Mere months into recovery, Max, an alcoholic with twisted control issues, meets Sarah – the same woman that for years he’s habitually dreamt will die after a botched abduction. “Doing the next right thing,” a popular AA phrase he’s picked up in the rooms, means befriending Sarah long enough to warn her and hope she takes him seriously. But when Sarah falls in love with Max, his newly sober thinking drives him to choose his overly devoted wife, and he abandons Sarah – even when it condemns her to death. When Sarah goes missing, the NYPD suspects Max’s dream may have been a pre-crime confession. The truth, all of it, lurks inside of Max, but only by drinking again does he recapture the nerve and clarity vital to free his wife, sponsor, and himself from a life imprisoned by lies.

Review: Reviewers either seemed to love or hate this book – I definitely fall in the “love” category. This book was great, dark, and gritty, and with a lot more substance than I thought at first glance. It wasn’t at all what I expected, but it had a few interesting twists and characters. A solid read.