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A Time For Us Mass Market Paperback – September 1, 1998


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Product Details

  • Series: Time Passage Romance Series , No 15
  • Mass Market Paperback: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Jove (September 1, 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0515123757
  • ISBN-13: 978-0515123753
  • Product Dimensions: 6.6 x 4.3 x 1.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,963,607 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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When nineteen year-old Ailith deCotmer is pressed by her liege lord, Preston Claybourne, the Earl of Radford to become his leman, her parents begin looking for a way to help her escape. Her father, who serves as Preston's astrologer, believes that he can send his daughter forward in time to safety. Unfortunately, his inventions are more comic than functional, and Ailith seems doomed to spend her life as Preston's mistress until she stumbles into a magician's tent and touches a mysterious orb. The orb propels her to modern-day New Orleans and into the tent of ren-fair organizer, Joshua Kenley, a descendant of the earl and his mirror image. Joshua thinks the middle French/English speaking wench in his tent is merely a talented ren-fair participant. He sends her on her way, but she finds her way into his house and hides in his closet. After a few days of hide and seek, Joshua discovers Ailith and assumes she has amnesia. Unfortunately, Joshua's prudish, snooping mother arrives for an extended visit, so keeping Ailith hidden won't be easy. Ailith confides all, and Joshua agrees to help her discover how the orb works so they can travel back in time and rescue her parents, even as they fall hopelessly in love. Despite inconsistencies in dialogue, I really enjoyed this debut novel by this mother/daughter writing team. Ailith was refreshing and the snooping mother, as well as Joshua's annoying fiancée' - who quickly becomes his ex-fiancée', added touches of humor. I think I would have enjoyed this book even more if Joshua's character had shown more growth. I really wanted him to stand up to his mother and set some limits. But all in all this was a lovely first novel and I'm certain time-travel fans will enjoy this adventure.Humorous and romantic, A Time for Us will entertain and delight readers! Christine Holden is a refreshing new voice in the realm of time-travel romance! From Medieval England to Modern day New Orleans, Ailith and Joshua will have readers clamoring for more adventures from the pen of Christine Holden! Phoebe Imel -- Copyright © 080198 Literary Times, Inc. All rights reserved -- From Literary Times

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 23, 1998
Format: Mass Market Paperback
In 1413 England, a person does not defy their liege without expecting dire consequences. Astronomer Galen de Cormer worries about the lecherous demands of their lord, Preston Claybourne, who nonchalantly decides to make Galen's gorgeous daughter his mistress. Desperate to protect his beloved child from their cruel master, Galen embarks on a dangerous scheme that ultimately propels Ailith into 1998 New Orleans.
Joshua Claybourne Kenley enjoys the live recreations of the medieval times put on by his club. When Ailith lands in his tent, he figures she is just another player, but he is irritated by her disturbing his serenity. A frightened Ailith manages to hide inside Joshua's large house, but ultimately he finds her. He denies her claim of time travel, but cannot deny his attraction to the young lady. As he begins to realize that Ailith is telling the truth, he falls in love with her. She reciprocates, but feels that she must return to the past in order to s! ave her parents from the wrath of Lord Claybourne.
Fans of time travel romances need to make time for Christine Holden's delightful debut novel, A TIME FOR US. Both eras are intelligently described and the characters are all interesting. Though, Ms. Holden falls into the common trap of this sub-genre of having the chronological traveler expeditiously adapt to a radically different world (after all this time, this reviewer still has not adapted to the net), fans will devour this novel and look forward to more works from a skillful newcomer.

Harriet Klausner
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Fruit Loop VINE VOICE on August 6, 2004
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...even for fiction. Hard to accept that someone could be so heavily into astrology, etc, in a time when people were being burned at the stake for this. Also that someone could be zapped 500 years into the future and accept the radical changes so quickly. I love time travel romances but it's easier to enjoy and accept when someone is snapped back rather than forward.
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