***A short novel. This is a novella of approximately 20,000 words.***
From present day modernity to medieval France.
When a thunderstorm transports software expert Rose Waldman to thirteenth century France, she meets hunky stonemason Julien, who is secretly creating a gargoyle in defiance of his master mason. Can independent gadget loving Rose trust her life and heart to Julien, and can she really never go home again?
(review request submitted by the author for an honest critique)
Time travel stories are fascinating because an author can take you to virtually any date and place in history. Rose managed to teleport to 13th century Scotland where a very muscular man found her buck-naked in a field.
Even though Julien admired her body, he was respectful toward her, probably because he was betrothed to another.
When Rose was lucid, she made advances at him several times despite his commitment to another. I wasn’t a fan of this, but it all worked out in the end. True love conquered marriage by obligation.
I found it comical and realistic how she failed so epically to fit into the new time period. I was mildly shocked she didn’t brainstorm or have meltdowns on how to get back home. I’m not sure if I’d been as resilient as Rose. I’d probably scream or hyperventilate before I succumbed to the realization this was my life now.
After all the drama, this novella ended as I predicted.
It was a sweet ending to a not so sweet start.
Heart Rating System:
1 (lowest) and 5 (highest)
Beth Barany writes magical tales of romance and adventure to transport readers to new worlds where anything is possible.
All the Books in the Touchstone Series:
All books are stand-alone, yet are connected.
Touchstone of Love (A Time Travel Romance) (Touchstone, #1)
A Christmas Fling (A Christmas Elf Romance) (Touchstone, #2)
Parisian Amour (A Fairy Tale Romance) (Touchstone, #3)
A Labyrinth of Love and Roses (A Fairy Tale Romance) (Touchstone, #4)
A Cupcake Christmas (A Christmas Elf Romance) (Touchstone, #5)