- Publisher: Books To Go Now; First Edition edition (2011)
- ASIN: B007XK4RQI
- Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (43 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #12,718,856 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Journey in Time Paperback – 2011
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Top Customer Reviews
While the males in this story are a highlight, I was a bit disappointed in the heroine. Shakira is an outspoken woman in the world of law and a musician. In the present those qualities are admirable and likable. Once in the past though a more unpleasant side of her comes out. She's only concerned with her well-being and angered that Alex adjusts so easily. She wants modern things immediately and to be treated in a modern way regardless of how it appears. During her time in the past I found her shrewish and overbearing. I'm sure that the circumstances of being thrown into the unexpected caused her unappealing nature and ultimately, once back in the present, she became more likable and worthy of the hero.
In most time-travel stories the cause of it is left unexplained for the most part. This story takes a different course and spends a bit of time debating the cause which felt out of place and was a bit too scientific.Read more ›
Once Alex discovers who Shakira is he pursues her in earnest. He decides to hire her to represent him in a malicious sexual harassment case when she expresses complete faith in him. This is good because he'll get to be near her but bad because her ethics dictate that she not become involved with a client.
Alex finally talks Shakira into a friendly visit and horse ride on his beautiful country estate. Unexpectedly they are caught in a time warp and find themselves in medieval England. Alex seems right at home as everyone greets him and he easily steps into the life of Baron Guy Guisard. Shakira is shocked and doesn't know how she could survive in this strange time without Alex there to help her. But if they don't return to the present she might lose him as the King plans to send him to France to fight in the battle of Poitiers. First though, they have to face the King's plans to marry Alex to a noblewoman and to give his `mistress' to a rich merchant in town.
Alex exhibits extreme, and unwarranted, jealousy and fierce possessiveness. He does not want to acknowledge any depth of feeling for Shakira and he has vowed never to marry. Shakira suffers physical danger, emotional stress and the pain of falling in love with a man who will never return the sentiment. Both of them make separate plans on how to escape the danger of Alex having to go off to war where he is likely to die.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Well written and conceived. I like that the characters are flawed and certainly more complex than the usual. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Livitrumps
I love the amount of research that Chris invests in her books. She isn't just shooting from the hip here, she's taken her time and found things out. Read morePublished on September 10, 2013 by J. Kimmel-Freeman
Loved this book. Alex/Guy and Shakira were wonderful. It was a little drawn out, coulda' been a lot less pages and still be enjoyable. Loved Seeing Ian/Basil and Miranda/Elinor. Read morePublished on July 20, 2013 by Trish R.
Very good story line and flow.
Every girls' dream is for a knight in shining armor (which is a good book, by the way)
I would recommend it to anyone with romance in mind.
I had read the 1st in the author's Knights in Time Series, Heroes Live Forever, and was excited to read the 2nd in this series. Read morePublished on April 17, 2013 by Linda Townsend
i was entertained by this book looking for a fun read then this is the book for you to tryPublished on February 25, 2013 by Denise
I liked it even more than the first book in the series. I came to this book wondering how Karlsen would top Heroes Live Forever. Read morePublished on January 28, 2013 by Amazon Customer