- File Size: 392 KB
- Print Length: 152 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1509205179
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: The Wild Rose Press, Inc (December 9, 2015)
- Publication Date: December 9, 2015
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B017OME8Y0
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,761,967 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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In 1692 Isabeau was going to be burnt at the stake until she cast a spell which saved her life but took her forward in time. The curse has trapped her in Lobster Cove: if she tries to leave the town lines, she gets sent into a different time.
Isabeau meets Stan when she finds herself in the twentieth century. He helps her find a job and home and they become good friends. However, when he dies his nephew Grayson, makes an unexpected visit to her shop.
Will Grayson believe the rumours about Isabeau being a gold digger? Will Isabeau's ever be free of the curse that keeps her trapped in Lobster Cove?
This was a short, romance book with a small aspect of time travel and witchcraft. This was an enjoyable read and I liked the characters. I loved Havoc - his bond with Isabeau was definitely unique and sweet.
Over the years Isabeau became friends with Grayson Wright’s uncle who knew her secret but now that he has passed away Grayson has come to town to finalize his affairs. Isabeau and Grayson find themselves attracted to one another but will Grayson ever believe the secret that holds her in this small town?
Echoes of the Past is mostly a romance read with a touch of the time travel and witch aspect to it. I would have liked to have seen more of those but with this being novella length I can understand why there wasn’t more expansion to the story.
It took me a while to warm up to the romance side of the read while I was hoping to touch on the witchcraft and time travel but after it got going I found myself still enjoying this book and the characters. I think fans of romance will probably enjoy this romance novella with a bit of a twist.
I received a copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
I guess I didn't realize it's a novella, and was disappointed when the story ended, but if you go into it with the proper expectations, it's a wonderful tale.
Isabeau Munier is a witch who was able to escape being burned at the stake in the 1690s by transporting herself through magick away from the flames. Unfortunately, her spell twists so that instead of leaving her small town, she leaves her time period and ends up almost 300 years into the future, landing in the 1960s. Isabeau eventually realizes that she can't physically leave the borders of the town now known as Lobster Cove, or else the time travel spell is triggered and she ends up hurtling into another era once again.
After fifteen years of bouncing through time, she's come to terms with that limitation - hey, better than burning at the stake - and is at peace with her life, until a new man returns to Lobster Cove and turns her emotions inside out.
Grayson Wright (Mr. Right? LOL!) is immediately intrigued by the sexy blonde renting his uncle's property - property that has now been passed down to him. As Isabeau's new landlord, he finds himself oddly curious about the woman and her relationship with his uncle. Sparks fly between Gray and Isabeau, until it becomes too hard for her to keep her secrets from him.
Will he - can he - believe her story?
I whipped through this book in a few hours and enjoyed every minute. I would have loved to see the whole tale slowed down and drawn out - maybe even include a few more scenes from other time periods. But for a novella-length story, it was well-plotted and engaging, leading to a satisfying conclusion. I loved Isabeau's strong-willed character (although I truly hated her name) and while I would have liked some more development of Grayson's character as well as his Uncle Stan, I liked the way the author dealt with all of her characters. There were enough loose ends that it left me wondering about a lot of things and wishing there was more to read. A sequel maybe? Or a long-version of this same story? *sigh* I also felt like the cover didn't convey the tone of the story as well as it could have - I mean, yes it starts with a witch about to be burned at the stake, but the general tone of the story is more of a slow burn than the whirlwind suggested by the cover art.
If you enjoy time travel romance, I totally suggest giving this quick read a try. Enjoyable, intriguing and filled with romantic tension, this made for a great evening of summer reading. 4.5 stars of fun time travel romance.