In The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde, it’s 1985 in the fictional world that is parallel to our own. Someone is kidnapping literary characters. It’s the job of Thursday Next, the occupant of our world but the detective in the Literary Detective Division, to find the culprit and stop them before it’s too late.
Every book claims to be like the work of a bestselling author. They’ll up the ante saying that the work is by an author who is the modern version of the author to whom they’re likened. Usually, they could not be less like the author whose name they use to promote themselves. In the case of Fforde, it would be in no way inaccurate to liken him to Douglas Adams. It would also not be inaccurate to say that they are nothing alike. Fforde and Adams share a well-defined imagination with a lightness of being. Their worlds are intricate. Fforde is extremely well-read. The characters created by others in his story are wholly within character. The description of the fictional world is beautiful and complete. Continue reading The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde
Nina has never been comfortable in her own skin. When she finds herself in another world reliving the pains of the past where everything seems off, will it all be too much for her? Will things work out for Nina?
In Just in Time Cowboy by Jillie Rivers, When Kelsey starts her day in Mule Stop, Wyoming in 2014 and ends it in 1892 she is understandably confused. Not so confused is Peter Jackson, the young cowboy that finds her. It seems the Sioux foretold her appearance. Peter has an outlaw on his heels determined to steal his claim so taking care of Kelsey is near the bottom of his list. Can Kelsey find her way home and will she want to once the scope of her purpose in the past is discovered?
In the novella, The Golden Key Chronicles by A.J. Nuest, Rowena Lindstrom is a modern-day antiques dealer and art restorer based in Chicago when she tracks down and buys an armoire to which she seems to have a familial collection. Inside the armoire, she finds a mysterious golden key that seems to unlock a parallel dimension containing a deliciously dashing Prince. What tie does the key have to that world and once the veil is crossed, will Rowena ever make it back to the modern day. With evil forces plotting her demise, will she survive in the realm of Prince Caedmon? The Golden Key Chronicles brings together four originally released novellas along with a new bonus prequel.
In Life II by Scott Spotson, Forty-two-year-old, Max Thorning finds a mysterious book written in a number of languages regarding time travel. It becomes his obsession and he tracks an alien named Dr. Time to Athens, Greece. Dr. Time shows Max a method of time travel that he would never have imagined existed and offers him the rare chance to live his life over. When Max returns to his 16-year-old self how will he live his second chance at life?
In Janelle’s Time by Dayna Leigh Cheser, Janelle’s father, Gerard, dies in a terrible accident leaving her to inherit his properties and great fortune. Richard Grayson, the youngest son of a duke, sees Janelle and falls for her instantly. Together they encounter a strange light by which they travel back in time and to the English estate of Richard’s ancestors. Will everything change for Janelle and Richard or will their love conquer all? Janelle’s Time does indeed cover a lot of time.
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