He’s from 1892 England, she’s in a small library in 2017. And that's just the start of their troubles.
Emme never meant to stay in Maine. She'd come only to find a librarian for her Gram's library, a custodian for the collection of mysterious books she'd promised to protect. On a dark, wintery night, alone in the library, she takes her first glance into one of the antique novels and finds herself transported to 1892 England staring into the eyes of handsome and dashing hero Jack Ridgewell. As each chapter passes she learns you can truly fall in love with a character in a book, that book boyfriends are real and Emme must choose between the real world, and his.
When the last page is read he's gone and Emme feels the cold loneliness of lost love. Will she find Jack again, or will their love be forever lost? The answer lies within the pages…
Genre: Historical Fiction
Author: Christy Sloat
Paperback, 230 pages
Published June 17th 2017
Publishing House: CHBB Publishing
This was such a darling sweet story! Added with time travel and a magic library, voila! Heaven!
Emme enjoys her college life. She is a runner, organizes fundraisers, is well liked with friends and she does not date seriously. She grew up with her grandmother in a sleepy town in Maine and left that life to explore the world. When a call comes in from her childhood friend that her grandma is in the hospital on life support, she does not understand right away how serious the situation is and that her gram is on her death bed.
Arriving just in time, gram is bestowing her with the responsibility of running her library back in Maine. This changes everything for Emma, as her grandmother left her a trail of breadcrumbs to follow, that lead her into becoming a magical library historian.
As Emme takes over the library and moves permanently into gram's place, she discovers secret books and a ring that were left for her to help her document history. The first time she time travels into the year 1892 England and meets the most handsome and respectful gentleman she has ever encountered. Jack Ridgewell. He is about to journey to the New World and follow his father’s footsteps. As Emme is figuring out how all this new magic works, she is revisiting Jack a few more times and inevitable changing his future. They fall in love madly, but Emme has to find a way to set things right. In her present time she finds out what happens to Jack, and she can hardly bare being responsible for his altered path.
Can she be the one that resets time? How will she fare in the brink of losing love?
This story reads swift and easy. It is utterly delightful. Seemingly predictable, there are unexpected surprises.
I am not a reader of romance, and picked this book for the premise of time travel, history and my love for libraries. If romance appears in books I read it is fine, but I don’t seek it. But this sweet, sweet heart fluttering love in here is simply darling. Many firsts, chivalry and grace to sweep the reader away. If you are a romantic, you will love this novel. I may have to reconsider my book choices…perhaps I do need some romance in my life!
In all, simply lovely. Now read it you lovely people!