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Hostage In Time Paperback – July 12, 2011
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Even when you make the best of a bad situation, it's still a bad situation. "Hostage in Time" follows Amanda Lloyd as she finds herself stumbling back to 1884... an insightful and riveting read that spins an original time travel story.
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As Amanda is exploring parts of the historical house that are suppose to be off limits to everyone Amanda is transported into the past. There in the past she meets a string of characters as she is accused of being a spy by Jonathan Brisbane who is worried for his friend Thomas Edison's inventions getting into the wrong hands. As Amanda tries to adjust to Jonathan's life so that he can keep an eye on her, his mom, friends, and his ex wife all have different agendas.
Hostage in Time is a historical romance that will warm your heart. Linda Lauren writes beautiful descriptions that make you feel that you are a guest in the Brisbane home in the year 1894. Amanda's reactions to the new world around her in addition to Jonathan's introductions to the future items such as Mace were both funny plus realistic. Her characters were witty, relatable, and constantly thinking of what to do.
The book was a fun light read. I was eagerly flipping through the pages at fast paces to find out what happened next between classes. I love the historical fiction, but I worry with other readers might have a little problem having an actual real historical figure such as Thomas Edison in a fiction book play out as he does later on in the book. The other issue that I had with the book is the change in Jonathan's ex wife's personality, Lavinia. Otherwise this book had twists that I was not expecting. Hostage in Time was a beautifully written story that will grab its readers, leaving them warm and fuzzy.
It allowed me to escape with Amanda and Carrie into what each of us secretly wishes for, a portal into the past, a chance to change history, and the time to find what really matters in life and go for it.
Lauren's writing grabs from the beginning. The plot was surprising and ultimately satisfying. The characters are people, not caricatures. I'd love to share a warm fire on a winter's day and hot chocolate with Amanda and Carrie in real life.
Seconds, please, Ms. Lauren.
I finished this book so quick, that I was a little sad. I was definitely left wanting more. I really hope Linda Lauren decides to write a sequel or at least have the book turned into a movie. Hostage in Time would make a great Lifetime movie. The title is even perfect for Lifetime.
What a wonderful book!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
You never know what you're going to find when jumping into a new book, yet alone a new author, but Linda Lauren has captured my attention with her book Hostage In Time. Read morePublished on September 24, 2013 by Andrew
Hostage in Time seemed to be geared for a young audience. I would recommend it to teenagers. It's an easy read.Published on January 15, 2013 by Jean
Hostage in Time is a fun & fanciful read, that really transforms its readers to a totally different era & time, through the mystical journey of Time Travel. Read morePublished on January 8, 2013 by Mary
I brought Hostage In Time along with me in my beach bag for the long weekend, and felt like I was transported through time just like the main character, Amanda. Read morePublished on June 4, 2012 by NG
A friend recommended that I pick up Linda Lauren's Hostage In Time and I have to say, I was not disappointed in the slightest. Read morePublished on May 20, 2012 by ML
I was swept away back in time and I felt very comfortable there. I did not want to return. WHAT A PAGE TURNER! Read morePublished on December 29, 2011 by Pat Falk Wrobel
Serious business for both the adventurer and the romantic. Don't even try to guess what's next, just enjoy this entertaining, funny, and heartwarming ride. Read morePublished on December 16, 2011 by Louis C. Klubenspies III