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Christmas Past (Entangled Ever After) [Kindle Edition]

Susanna Fraser
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)

Kindle Price: $1.99
Sold by: Macmillan

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Book Description

Time-traveling PhD student Sydney Dahlquist’s first mission sounded simple enough—spend two weeks in December 1810 collecting blood samples from the sick and wounded of Wellington’s army, then go home to modern-day Seattle and Christmas with her family. But when her time machine breaks, stranding her in the past, she must decide whether to sacrifice herself to protect the timeline or to build a new life—and embrace a new love—two centuries before her time.

Rifle captain Miles Griffin has been fascinated by the tall, beautiful "Mrs. Sydney" from the day he met her caring for wounded soldiers. When he stumbles upon her time travel secret on Christmas Eve, he vows to do whatever it takes to seduce her into making her home in his present—by his side.



Product Details

  • File Size: 1009 KB
  • Print Length: 39 pages
  • Publisher: Entangled: Ever After (November 25, 2013)
  • Sold by: Macmillan
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00GET8RV0
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #548,668 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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3.0 out of 5 stars A quick sweet read November 27, 2013
This is a really sweet quick read. I am not always into time travel romance, they get too science-y at times. But this was a really nice read. Sure, things take a turn into science-y at the very end, but the real meat of the story already happened so, it was easy to skim.

I really liked Sydney and Griffen getting together, although they seemed to be very naive and trusting folks. If somebody told me they were from the future with a time machine I would need serious proof. It would take a lot to convince me, even then I might still have doubts.

This is a sweet romance with a hint of steam, not one of my down and dirty reads, but a really lovely warm read!

This is a new author for me but I am definitely going to checkout her other books!

*Disclosure - I received a copy of this book in exchange for a honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.*
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4.0 out of 5 stars Short and sweet February 12, 2014
By DivaC
When a time traveler from the future gets stuck in the past because of a broken time machine, she copes as best she can under the circumstances. She even gets an eventual ally who also learns her secret and basically wants her to stay. Sydney the time traveler was really likeable and you wanted her to get back to her time and if she could take back sexy captain Miles Griffin with her. A nice read with wit and charm and short enough you’ll enjoy it.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Time Traveling Goodness December 28, 2013
By PamM
Sydney is on her first journey as a time traveler. She has went back to 1810 to get blood samples and what should be an easy journey has become something more. Her machine has quit working and now she is trapped in that time. She knows protocol says she can't interfere or talk much to the people in the time. It could effect the future if she does. She is supposed to destroy the machine and herself. Miles is a captain with the army and has been keeping an eye on Sydney who he is very attracted to. When he finds her on a Christmas Eve and her time machine he knows he has to keep her for all time his time. He just has to convince her she needs to stay with him and not worry about the future.

This is a short story but I loved it. Sydney is a wonderful character that is torn in many ways. She wants to go home, she knows she should do what she has been told to do in this situation and she also has fallen for Miles and wants to stay with him. I know it had to be hard for her either way she went. Miles is amazing. He is from a time when woman didn't do or act the way Sydney does. He doesn't care but wants her any way. She tries her best to tell him as little about the future as she can but does tell him about her Christmas with her family. He does everything he can to get her to stay. They may be from different times but they are perfect together. If you like a love story, one about time travel or just want a quick great read pick this one up.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Christmas Past December 23, 2013
A fun time travel romance to read during the Christmas season. I enjoyed reading about the couple who remained together despite the differences of living in their different centuries.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Christmas Past December 20, 2013
By Angie
Christmas Past is a delightful holiday novella with a Science Fiction twist! Sydney is a time traveler who studies diseases from the past. On her venture to 1810, her time machine breaks down and she's stranded. According to the Protocol, she's suppose to destroy her time machine (disguised as a wagon) and down a fast acting poison. This is all to prevent changes to the past that may alter the future. However, as Sydney is about to take the pill, Miles Griffin stops her. He's seen the inside of her time machine and the iPad, so he believes her story, but can't bare to let her kill herself. He convinces her to spend Christmas with him, and hopes that he can woo her into staying with him.

I loved the way time travel was explained in Christmas Past. It's a simple explanation, since this is under 40 pages, but it makes sense. Miles understands it, too, for the most part, and why Sydney can't tell him anything about the future. They spend a fun Christmas Eve dinner together with friends, and then get some alone time afterward. Griffin quite enjoys how forward women of the future are. Of course, Sydney decides to stay but not until she realizes something very important about her time machine. I quite liked that little twist, and can't help but wonder: who did it and why?! Dun dun dun!

*Disclaimer: I received this book from the publisher through NetGalley for review. No compensation was offered or accepted.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Love time-travel romance & the holiday season? December 18, 2013
When it comes to time travel romances there are a lot of places and times I'm just not interested. That almost kept me from reading CHRISTMAS PAST but I'm really glad it didn't. While simplistic and plenty easy to pick apart when it comes to the pseudo-science of it, CHRISTMAS PAST is one of those short and sweet stories I thrive on this time of year.

Sydney is a modern woman trapped in the past when her time machine stops working. She was only there to observe and take samples, time travelers are scientists with a strict code to follow should anything prevent them from returning. Set on following the code to prevent making changes to the past by being there beyond her mission she is discovered by the handsome captain, Miles Griffin. She's been very attracted to Miles and finds that the feeling is mutual. Could sharing one night—a lonely Christmas Eve—destroy the future as she knew it?

Yep, a simple and short story of love discovered under impossible circumstances, on Christmas Eve. It's terrific in that Fraser doesn't dwell too much on the details of the time, nor the details of the science of time travel. She covers just what we need to know in order to understand the situation then focuses the tale on Miles and Sydney. While he's not as well developed as I'd have liked it suits the short format and would make for a nice got-the-shopping-and-wrapping done treat to get you in the holiday spirit.

Notes: ARC received via publisher.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars An enjoyable and quick holiday read
I loved the premise of this story. Intelligent woman from one century falls for understanding man from another. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Authorlady08
5.0 out of 5 stars A Must-Read for Christmas Romance fans
So much fun! For every historical romance fan who've put themselves into the story, this time-travel Christmas tale is for you! Read more
Published 8 months ago by R. Harris
4.0 out of 5 stars A Perfect Christmas Tale
I've mentioned time and time again that I'm not a big novella or short story fan but I'll let you in on a little secret, the ones I'm almost always guaranteed to enjoy center... Read more
Published 8 months ago by Kimberly
4.0 out of 5 stars Sydney grabbed my attention because she seems like a very strong...
I got this book as a gift in exchange for an honest review.

Sydney always follows the rules when she goes on a mission. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Bre
3.0 out of 5 stars Short But Sweet
Very enjoyable story. I'm not always a big fan of time travel but this one was good. Just the type of story you want to read during this busy time of year.
Published 8 months ago by Ann Lorz
3.0 out of 5 stars Christmas Past
Christmas Past is a sweet time travel romance. When Sydney finds herself stuck in 1810 after her time machine breaks, she must make a tough decision on what to do next. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Jasmyn A. Dieck
3.0 out of 5 stars Cute
I received an ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review

I love reading all types of romance, and I'd have to say this was my first 'time travel' novel. Read more
Published 9 months ago by wendidawn08
5.0 out of 5 stars Go or Stay
***Received from Entangled Publishing for an honest review***
(This is a short story/novella. This review is not based on story length but story content as length has very... Read more
Published 9 months ago by M. Smith
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