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Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Book Review: Somewhere in Time, Book 1 of The Crosse Harbor Time Travel Trilogy, by Brabara Bretton

I enjoyed the American Revolutionary history in this time travel romance.
by Barbara Bretton

  • File Size: 497 KB
  • Print Length: 352 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Barbara Bretton (June 24, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008ELA6VK
Genre: Time Travel Romance
My Rating: 4.25 of 5.0

Book Description
Publication Date: June 24, 2012


Reviewers Choice Award - Best Historical Time Travel
--Romantic Times

Historian Emilie Crosse dreamed of a love that would last forever
Who knew she'd have to sail across two centuries to find it?

When her ex-husband Zane Grey Rutledge showed up at her door with a Revolutionary War uniform that was part of his grandmother's estate, neither one suspected that their lives were about to change in ways they couldn't possibly imagine.

Swept back in time to 1776 where a nation is struggling to be born, Emilie finds herself torn between two men: Zane, her ex who still holds the key to her heart, and Andrew McVie, the Patriot hero of her long-ago dreams . . . .

Emilie is a historian and although independent and strong minded she seeks security and safety in life and love. There was great passion with her ex-husband, Zane, but he was too impulsive and mercurial for her to believe he could be a “forever” love.

Zane loves his rich toys, fast-paced and jet-travel lifestyle. He loved Emilie and impulsively married her but their divergent goals caused her to walk out on the marriage. When his grandmother dies he is left with the Rutledge mansion as an unwanted responsibility. He decides to donate it for a museum but before he walks out the museum director makes sure that he takes ‘the package’ that his grandmother insisted he have. Inside the package is a Captain’s uniform supposedly passed down in the family since the American Revolution.

Before he leaves for Tahiti, Zane takes the uniform to Emilie for an expert opinion regarding it’s authenticity. The chemistry between them is as combustible as ever and Zane thinks he can convince her to go traveling with him. But the next morning she sneaks out to take a balloon ride to the town festival. The event includes celebrating the brave actions of Andrew McVie who saved George Washington from an assassination attempt in 1776. Zane commandeers the balloon and a freak wind dumps them out in 1776.

Imagine yourself sent back over two hundred years with none of the technology, or even household facilities-bathrooms, refrigerators-that you are accustomed to! Emilie is rather thrilled but Zane is convinced they will return to their own time. Things become emotionally confused and complicated when they meet Emilie’s patriotic hero, Andrew McVie. Would Emilie prefer steady, strong, family oriented Andrew over the passion and joy she has with Zane?

I really liked Emilie’s character and Zane and Andrew are good contrasting, likeable, strong, men. I love the time travel elements and enjoyed reading and thinking about the difficulties Emilie and Zane face in the past, trying to fit in not only with action but in speech too. The way the author weaves in changes in the hearts and dreams of Emilie and Zane is very engaging. The combination of emotional conflict and historical interest makes for a very satisfying romance read.

I received this title, for an honest review, from the author through Bewitching Book Tours.

Somewhere in Time is currently free for download from iTunes, Amazon, Smashwords. It can be downloaded in all formats from this Smashwords link.

Please see the next post for an interesting Author Interview and Giveaway to win an audio copy of Somewhere in Time.


  1. I love time traveling through books! And I enjoyed your review of this one. I'm glad this story has two equally desirous men. Choosing the one I like best always makes for a deeper commitment to the characters. Going to have to search this one out.
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  2. Martha, thanks so much for hosting me today. I had a great time.

  3. I love historical romance and time travel books, especially set during the American Revolution. Emilie seems like a very strong and independent woman. I am looking forward to reading this book. Thank you very much for the free download.

  4. I love the sound of this story. Its been a while since I read a time travel story. I used to read them all of the time when I was in high school and a few years after high school. I'm looking forward to reading this story.

  5. Very nice review! I enjoy time travel in books, and this one sounds great. Most of the time travel books I've read have been YA, so I'm definitely interested in reading this one!!

  6. Interesting types of characters


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