A Home for Helena (Lady P Chronicles Book 2) follows Helena Lloyd as she maneuvers life in London, a place where she always felt she was drawn. She had a Masters degree in British History, and that should translate to something awesome, right? She becomes an au pair for a well-off couple, one of whom keeps trying to catch her in a compromising position. When she's not dodging his wandering hands, she searches through antique stores for things that speak to her. She finds a painting she can't walk away from, but doesn't understand why. Things escalate at her place of employment and she finds herself sacked and homeless, and befriended by a gypsy who talks to her about time travel.
I am going to be perfectly honest. I normally turn my nose up at time travel books. They are usually contrived and somewhat silly. This book made me love the time travel concept! I couldn't put it down, and the first day I was reading it I considered being late for work so I didn't have to put it down. It is just that good. Susana Ellis has a great way with her characters. They have a depth to them that made this a believable story, one where the reader is powerless against wanting to be a part of the world that Helena found her way into, and to have a chance to jump into a different century. I highly recommend A Home for Helena to any reader who wants to go on an adventure and have a great time doing so.
From the Author
Lady Pendleton is a time-traveling Regency lady who first made her appearance in Treasuring Theresa's epilogue as the hero's aunt, and then on my blog, Susana's Parlour. She has resided on and off with me in Toledo, Ohio and central Florida. Eventually I succumbed and agreed to feature her in her own series, The Lady P Chronicles. The first story, The Ultimate Escape, is a novella featuring her eldest daughter that appeared in the Bluestocking Belles' Christmas anthology, Mistletoe, Marriage, and Mayhem (now available separately). Helena's story is #2 in the series, and a full-length novel. We have yet to agree on whose story will come next, although who am I kidding? She is not a lady whose will is easily crossed. Hmm.