giovedì 11 febbraio 2016

Review & Giveaway: In Time For You by Chris Karlsen

In Time for You
by Chris Karlsen


GENRE: Historical Romance



While horseback riding in the English countryside, sisters, Electra and Emily Crippen find themselves trapped in a tear in time. Thrown back to 1357 England and caught by a local noble, they are in a place that is home but as frightening and unfamiliar as an alien world would be. With no idea how the tear in time came about, the one thing they do know is: they must stay together and stay near to where the event took place in hopes of discovering the way back to their modern life. That certain need to stay together is the first certainty taken from them when one sister is forced to remain in England and one is sent miles away to Wales by royal order.

There is one other hope for help the sisters don’t know exists. It’s Electra’s lover, Roger Marchand. A time traveler himself, he never told her of his past. When he realizes what has happened to the sisters, he enlists the help of a scientist friend to help him open the suspected passageway through time. Any effort to save Electra and Emily will likely cost him his life. This was the time Roger came from, a time when his country, France, was at war with England. If he is discovered on English soil while searching for the sisters, he will either be killed or taken prisoner of war. Any risk is worth saving the life of the woman he loves.

My Review:

I loved from the first pages this historic medieval romance with different time travel. There are two romantic love story, so many twists, action, adventure, humor.
Roger is a medieval knight. He has traveled in time and now is living in 2015 in England. He knows and falls in love with Electra  but has never been the courage to tell her the truth. The day he wants to propose to her, she mysteriously disappears with her sister Emily. They have ended in 1357. They are desperate, Electra without her cell phone feels lost. Soon he discovers what happened, Roger does everything to return to his time although it is extremely dangerous: he is a French knight on English soil during the war between France and England. Will he be able to save them and to save himselves?
All the characters are well defined and lovable, even the secondary. I loved the story of Roger and Electra but that between Simon and Emily is even more sweet and touching.
It's the fourth book in the series, can be read as a stand alone, I had no great difficulty understanding the story but I think to appreciate it better is preferable to read the series in order. I can not wait to read the first three books, I love stories with time travel.
The plot is perfectly constructed and well-developed, engaging thanks to continuous time jumps between the story of the adventures of the two sisters in the Middle Ages and attempts to Roger and his friend scientist in 2015 to find ways to reach them.
If you love romantic stories set in the Middle Ages and with time travel this is the perfect book for you



While she ate, the button on Electra's sleeve fell out of the frog loop. She didn't hook the button again, reaching for her wine instead. The sleeve pulled back from her wrist to expose her watch, which she hadn't thought to remove.

"What is that?" Simon asked and pointed to her Seiko.

"A watch." What a bizarre question. There wasn't a corner of the planet that people didn't recognize a wristwatch.

A frown slowly formed and he stretched across Emily and took hold of Electra's hand to tug it toward him for a better look. He turned her hand over and in a matter of seconds had the clasp undone.

He brought the candle in front of his trencher closer and held the watch under it. "What do the numbers mean?"

"It's a clock, a miniature timepiece you wear on your wrist."

From his expression, the explanation puzzled him. "Do they not have candle clocks in this Greenland you claim you're from?"

How to explain the abundance of various clocks to a man who apparently has no context for the anything beyond a candle clock or similar ancient means of telling time?

"Are you saying you've never seen a clock?" Emily asked.

"One like this? No, I have not."

Emily bent her head nearer Electra and whispered, "Are you thinking what I am?"

"Sadly, yes."

Simon ran his finger over the watch face. "These small digits, what is their meaning?"

"It's the date and year: 5.14.15."

He shook his head. "What year is 15?"

"2015, of course."

"You are mad. It's the year of our Lord, 1357."


AUTHOR Bio and Links:

I was born and raised in Chicago. My father was a history professor and my mother was, and is, a voracious reader. I grew up with a love of history and books.

My parents also love traveling, a passion they passed onto me. I wanted to see the places I read about, see the land and monuments from the time periods that fascinated me. I’ve had the good fortune to travel extensively throughout Europe, the Near East, and North Africa

I am a retired police detective. I spent twenty-five years in law enforcement with two different agencies. My desire to write came in my early teens. After I retired, I decided to pursue that dream. I write three different series. My paranormal romance series is called, Knights in Time. My romantic thriller series is Dangerous Waters. The newest is The Bloodstone Series. Each series has a different setting and some cross time periods, which I find fun to write.

I currently live in the Pacific Northwest with my husband and five wild and crazy rescue dogs. 




Chris will be awarding a $10 Amazon gift card, one print or ecopy of In Time For You and a SWAG bag, to one randomly drawn winner (international) via rafflecopter during the tour.

13 commenti:

  1. What is your favorite part about writing?

    1. I like the part where I have the characters interact with the support characters or the environment, when it's a time travel.

  2. I want to thank Mave for taking the time to read and review In Time for You. What a lovely review. It is much appreciated.

  3. Great review! Love the excerpt. :)

  4. I really enjoyed the excerpt and the review, thank you for sharing!

  5. Love Historical Medieval Books,well I love all books about the past and how they lived, and this book sounds great,can't wait to read it....

  6. I enjoyed the excerpt.
    Jennifer Rote

  7. Thank you for the amazing share and giveaway! :)

  8. Hello from a fellow Chicagoan! :-)


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