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Daughter of Time: A Time Travel Romance (The After Cilmeri Series) Paperback – October 1, 2011
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The completely fresh storyline of a Daughter of Time is one of the strongest aspects of this story ... a sweetheart style romance in that the sexual scenes take place off stage, and an enjoyable look at chivalry in a way that explains how functional it was for the time period, and not just a cliché romantic notion modern readers have about knights in shining armor.
Overall, I give this book 5 stars and recommend you grab a copy or at least download a sample for yourself.
From the Author
The After Cilmeri Series:
Daughter of Time (prequel)
Guardians of Time
Masters of Time
The Gareth and Gwen Medieval Mysteries:
The Lost Brother
The Renegade Merchant
The Lion of Wales series:
The Oaken Door
Of Men and Dragons
A Long Cloud
Frost Against the Hilt
The Last Pendragon Saga:
The Paradisi Chronicles:
More About the Author
With 400,000 books sold, Sarah is the author of 21 novels and 7 novellas. She makes her home in Oregon.
Please follow her online at www.sarahwoodbury.com or https://www.facebook.com/sarahwoodburybooks
Top Customer Reviews
The dialogue was painful. There was no flow - it was inconsistent, confusing, and sometimes just made no sense. There were so many characters, with poor explanation of who they were - I had to look up the actual history on the internet just to figure out what the heck was happening. The chapters alternate between Meg's perspective, then Llywelyn's - which would have been interesting, except that Llywelyn's "thoughts" were laced with modern-day colloquialisms, much like Meg's- so I wasn't sure who was speaking. Llywelyn speaks of going to his "office." Did medieval princes really call it an "office?" Then later, when trying to correct Meg's way of addressing him, he states, "....if you can just tack `my lord' on there at the end...." Isn't that modern-day phrasing? I got so confused I wasn't sure if it was Meg or Llywelyn who traveled back in time.
Realism - there was none.Read more ›
DAUGHTER OF TIME a stand-alone novel in the world of the After Cilmeri Series. - A TIME TRAVEL NOVEL
I'll start by saying I've never read a time travel novel, so was half waiting for Dr Who to appear! Needless to say, he didn't, but a young widow named Meg and her daughter, Anna, did. Freed by the death of her husband from a violent marriage, Met and her daughter have gone out for the mundane buying of ice-cream when their car skids on some ice. When she wakes up, Meg finds she has flown through some kind of time curtain and is in thirteenth Century Wales, having been rescued from her swamp-sinking vehicle by Llywelyn ap Gruffydd, the Prince of Wales himself. It doesn't take long for the pair to fall in love.
Thanks to her previous study of Welsh history Meg is able to save him from a premature death. They go through a peasant's form of plight-troth and become man and wife. But love can't conquer all, not in this world. Many dangers beset them from Llywelyn's jealous brother, Dafydd to warring Marcher lords, and which, through them, threaten Wales's very independence from an increasingly voracious England.
I very much enjoyed this book. I found Sarah Woodbury wove a telling tapestry of thirteenth Century Welsh royal life.. She had me caught up in the tale and in believing it is possible to pass through centuries to an earlier time. She has persuaded me to try more in this genre. Heartily recommended.
I like the concept, take an apparently beloved historical figure (and I Wiki'd him online because I'd never heard of him), Llywelyn the Great, Prince of Wales, and combine his story with a "romantic" tale of time travel.
The characters were flat and most of the time pretty uninteresting. They didn't change or grow. They were static and forgettable. The point of view shifted from chapter to chapter between Meg and Llyweln. I didn't have a problem with the first person narrative, but the pacing was pretty slow in many places, especially during the long diatribes about military strategy and planning. There were so many characters all with unpronounceable Welsh names, it was hard to keep them straight. Who was the main villain? What was the main conflict? I was lost after a while, there was just too much, but not enough. I didn't know where the author wanted my attention.
I don't see how this is classified as a romance. There were a couple of kisses. And literally, that's about all that was said about them, "he kissed me." I don't understand why these two people would want to be together, why the Prince of Wales, in the Middle Ages, would let a strange woman be privy to all his military strategy.
And the time travel aspect. Ugh. It felt like a gimmick. It didn't work. You could have cut out the entire time travel and have a more focused historical fiction novel. A young woman from the 1990's suddenly travels back in time to the Middle Ages. She's pretty accepting of everything, so are all the people she meets. She drives (drives!Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I enjoy historical romance with a bit of time travel added. An engaging story. Held my interest.Published 3 days ago by AccordionLadyMI
I got to 14% (page 45 of 337.) The story didn't draw me in. I had trouble with the Welsh names - there is even a pronunciation guide in the book. Read morePublished 4 days ago by Persk
I recently read 'Daughter of Time' on my Kindle. I enjoyed it very much, became involved with the characters and look forward to reading more books by Sarah Woodbury. Read morePublished 6 days ago by Amazon Customer
Daughter of time will intrigue you from beginning to end because you have to know what happens to the two main characters. However, this is definitely more of a young adult novel. Read morePublished 20 days ago by Pj
This book was free for me, so I was amazed that it turned out to be a really long, amazingly rich story! It wasn't fluff with a cliff hanger ending that left the story incomplete. Read morePublished 26 days ago by Voca Matisse
I love the After Cilmeri Series. I can't wait for the next book! They are the best time travel books that I've read. I highly recommend reading this series.Published 1 month ago by J
I enjoyed this very much. The author develops her characters nicely, and has a tremendous grasp of Welsh history and geography. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Voracious Reader
Terrible characters, terrible plotting (tries to be another Outlander but fails miserably), dialog doesn't fit the time or the character. One star is a gift.Published 2 months ago by GH Grannie
I really wanted to like this book, so I downloaded the audio portion as well. I got through 2/3 but it was just too slow for me. There wasn't much historical context or details. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Soul Searcher