- Paperback: 270 pages
- Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (September 1, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1479222534
- ISBN-13: 978-1479222537
- Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.7 x 8.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 13.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 56 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,736,910 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Edge Of Time (Volume 1) Paperback – September 1, 2012
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About the Author
A Registered Nurse by night, Melissa battles the stresses of life and illness by enjoying uplifting tales of love and romance. A firm believer in true love united with an enduring fascination with history has prompted her pursuit of romance writing. She lives in beautiful Big Sky Country Montana with her husband and children.
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The plot is extremely interesting, about a nurse from 2012, who is sent back to Civil War times, in the year 1863. Being a registered nurse myself, I found the nursing aspect very interesting. This story kept me engaged from the very beginning and moves at a nice, quick pace. I was loathed to put the book down whenever I needed to perform some household or parental task, and finished it in just over a day.
Marissa is a 21st century nurse who gets sent back to the past. Upon her arrival, the first person she runs into (quite literally) is the sexy Craig Langston, Captain and Doctor in the Confederate Army. Marissa is an interesting character. She's smart, intelligent, cool under pressure (as you'd expect from an ER nurse) and sweet. I liked Marissa, but I LOVED Craig. Craig is sweet, sexy, smart, and loving. I loved the way HE loved Marissa! The connection between Marissa and Craig is instant and electric.
As I read the story I was totally convinced that Marissa was sent back in time FOR Craig, because he was her destiny. I agree with other reviewers who said the whole murderer in the woods sub-plot seems a bit contrived, but that didn't bother me in the least. As a matter of fact, it added a bit of mystery to the plot which I liked.
The cast of characters is varied and delightful, especially the effervescent Genie, and her daughter Carolyn. There is a romantic rival for Craig's affection who will stoop to any level in order to win Craig and his money. This woman, Kirsten Jamison, is a selfish, vain, mean-spirited creature, who causes Craig and Marissa untold misery until she is finally dealt with.
I, personally, was not satisfied with the ending of the book as far as Ms. Jamison was concerned.....I didn't think she got what she deserved. But then, I have a vengeful streak that's a mile long, and since I only get to exercise it through my reading...well you can imagine. LOL
There were a number of times the book made me LOL, especially when it came to the things Marissa says and thinks with regards to doctors. For instance, at one point she thinks to herself, "Nurses had methods of steering obstinate doctors to their way of thinking. Craig Langston would never know what hit him." I was like "hell yeah" when I read that, being able to totally relate. (Sorry, it's a nursing thing. LOL)
All in all, this is a great book. It's extremely romantic, with a touch of intrigue and suspense. It does need some work in order to give it some polish, but I loved it and highly recommend it. Kudos to you Nurse Blue!
I finished this book 2 days ago, and I don't remember any typos, grammatical errors (although I am not a expert in that field) or the mix up of characters names or parts of the story that was not resolved (at least to my way of reasoning).
I enjoy reading time travel stories along with historical fiction or romance mainly for the historical aspect. and the finding of love,
(women are real suckers for that.) If I could have had my history class with lessons provided by reading these types of books I would have ACED it.
I also found the medical procedures used in the civil war really lacking, but was heartened by Marissa's determination to set as many things right as she could, being an ER nurse in 2012 she especially was aware that the absence of cleanliness in the hospital with bedding, floors and surgical implements, was driving the mortality rate even higher.
Mellissa Lynne Blue (pretty name!) I liked your book very much especially when Marissa was being accused of being a union spy, a traitor, a loose morals woman along with a few other bad quatlites and when Craig was almost killed (twice) !!.
I really didn't know where this all was going to end up. But you worked it out just fine. I am going to read about Curtis next, the preview of the book sounds really good!!!
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Seriously. Where the heck was the editor for this book? Was there an editor? I couldn't get past the second chapter.Read more