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Product Details

  • Paperback: 358 pages
  • Publisher: AuthorHouse (October 21, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1463474334
  • ISBN-13: 978-1463474331
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 5 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.1 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (81 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,406,341 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Barb enjoys reading as many Novels as her busy schedule allows. Home is in Pennsylvania, with her family. Barbara can be visited at her website, barbaramonahanbooks.com

Customer Reviews

I really liked this book, it was a fast read that kept you going from start to finish.
Debbie
I don't know if it was the author, or the publishing, but there were too many grammatical errors for my liking.
Melissa Lantagne
Normally, I get the sample before buying, but since this book was .99, I took a chance.
Stewart Jackson

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25 of 27 people found the following review helpful By Jetgirl on December 25, 2012
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I always read a book to the end also. This book was an exception. 57% of the way into the book I could no longer bear it.

I wanted to like the book, I truly did. I really tried. I love time travel novels so the plot of this one appealed to me at face value. However there were glaring plot inaccuracies, numerous editing or should I say lack of editing errors and complete lack of research on behalf of the Author and I just wanted to scream.

I finally gave up on continuing to the end of the novel when I read for about the twentieth time that they had returned to the 16th century which the Author claimed was 1610. Huh?? 1610 in is the 16th century? This is simply a case of the Author thinking she knows a topic and doesn't need to research it. I would have thought an Editor would have picked up such a glaring inaccuracy except that I doubt it was edited at all.

The plot itself was completely scattered. Something about Sun worshipping Angels trying to prevent the main female character was being married to an evil Merlin who had cursed her family in the 16th century which is really the 17th Century, that caused her sister to die. She arrives in Scotland from the USA meets an Angel disguised as a man who is actually her husband, moves in with him and they travel back to the 16th century which is actually the 17th century. Oh and her mother went back in time too, apparently from 1990, she has issues with how women are treated back then.

Simply maddening. Difficult to follow, inaccurate and poorly edited. Don't bother.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Stephanie Mason on December 11, 2012
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The author tried. However, there were so many holes in this story, too many grammatical and contextual errors to even consider keeping track of and numerous blunders in terms of language and era related information, that it was difficult to enjoy the story. The writing was repetitive in too many unimportant arenas and uninformative in others, which leaves the reader with the chore of trying to fill in the blanks. There were erroneous, obvious mistakes made that make one question whether or not any research was done before writing the book. For example, 1610 is in the 17th century. Also, the claymore was a two-handed sword with a longer double-edged blade. The broadsword, which had just came into use in the early 1600's had a shorter blade, a basket hilt and was primarily a one-handed weapon. It was also much lighter in weight, and sharp only on one side. Two completely different weapons, but the author uses the two terms to speak of one weapon. Overall, it was a nice try. Maybe more research, less trying to involve way too many different aspects and a proofreader and the next book will show much improvement in technique and a more organized thought process.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By D. Dias on November 15, 2012
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I always read a book to the end. That being said, this one was a chore and I couldn't wait to finish it. I do not understand the 5 stars reviews, that is usually a good way to judge book before purchase, not this time. The plot was a good one, the characters lacked depth, and some of the few historical references were incorrect.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Randi Vreeland on December 10, 2012
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This had to be the worst book I never finished. The female character was so idiotic, the conversations were so random and scattered you couldn't even tell who was talking at the time. The emotions were so over the top and descriptions were repetitive, I frankly can't believe this author found someone to publish this.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Lilla on February 11, 2013
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Anyone who rated this book with more than one star must have been a relative,or a friend of the author to give such a positive rating. I was very disappointed with the incomprehencible story line, poorly developed characters, bad grammer, lackluster research and bad editing which allowed for many inaccurate references. I could/would not recommend it to anyone and could not finish reading dispite the fact that I would have otherwise enjoyed the basic premise had it been better executed. Really needs to go back to the drawing board.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By M.Sally on January 15, 2013
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Although the story line had potential, the execution was very poor. The writing was stiff and the dialogue unnatural. The characters would ask the same questions over and over about things that they learned in a previous chapter as if it were all new to them. There was no character depth and I found that I didn't care about what happened to any of them. And, who knowingly plans a trip back to the 16th century wearing a halter top and shorts? I had to stop there (which was about half way through the book) and couldn't finish this book - it was just too painful to read.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Rachel on May 4, 2012
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Ok so this was a very good book. I liked the story line and the characters. But, there are a lot of typos that made me go back and wonder did I skip a page. They are not that bad but sort of annoying. All in all, I REALLY liked this book. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes a good story with a little fantasy and time-travel thrown in. I couldn't put it down. It moves fast and you can't wait to see what happenes next.
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This book was obviously never edited. The first book I had to reread whole passages and still didn't understand. The Characters are never developed. This could have been a great book...if someone else wrote it.
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