- File Size: 5017 KB
- Print Length: 302 pages
- Publisher: Fiorenza Publishing (February 27, 2014)
- Publication Date: February 27, 2014
- Sold by: Amazon.com Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00IPZ59W6
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #48,967 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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About the Author
Most notably, however, Nichole is an acclaimed photographer, winning over thirty international accolades for her work, including Portrait of the Year from WPPI in 2007. (Think Oscars for wedding and portrait photographers.) Her unique photography style has been featured in many magazines, including Rangefinder and Professional Photographer. She is also the creative mind behind the popular website Flourish Emporium which provides resources for photographers.
All that said, Nichole has always been a writer at heart. With an MA in English, she taught technical writing at Brigham Young University for ten years and has written more technical manuals than she can quickly count. She decided in late 2013 to start writing fiction and has since become an Amazon bestselling author.
Nichole currently lives in Utah with her husband and three crazy children. Though continuing in her career as a photographer, Nichole is also now writing romance novels on the side. She is known as NicholeVan all over the web: Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, etc. Visit NicholeVan.com to sign up for her author newsletter and be notified of new book releases. Additionally, you can see her photographic work at photography.nicholeV.com and nicholeV.com
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This book was such a fun and delightful read. I was super exhausted when I started it and went on vacation for the holiday weekend that it took me a little bit to get into. I really wanted to read but when I finally had a moment, I'd read one paragraph and find myself falling quickly asleep. So after slowly getting a handful of pages into the book, I finally got some sleep and rest, and tah-dah, read and finished the book. I've heard lots of good things about this series and after reading this author's other series I finally came and started this one. The last book, #5, is sitting in my pile of review books so I really didn't want to start at the end, although I have heard it works as a stand alone. So I found a moment in between review books and dove right in(well after getting some sleep).
I honestly was highlighting like crazy. I love that I can highlight on my kindle and color code it. The funny quotes, the more thoughtful quotes and most definitely the sweet and swoony quotes. When I was looking back over my highlights there was a good mix of all the colors. And I have to say lots of funny moments in this book. Oh the whole play on words, you know when in America a phrase or word means on thing but in England(or any other country) it means a whole different thing. I was dying over one passage talking about a character having health issues and after a day of traveling and activities everyone was discussing her being over done with exhaustion. Ok, I didn't say the phrase used so you'll have to go find it yourself. Ha! I was very tempted to include it in my quotes but didn't want to spoil the hilarity of that moment. It was pretty funny. And 'Alter Emme' cracked me up at that scene.
Alter Emme is super funny and I loved her little asides...who is Alter Emme? She is merely Emme's subconscious or mental thoughts and added lots of fun to the story. Instead of too much of my thoughts for a review on this book I decided to share several quotes with you that I loved. Not all of the quotes that I highlighted, but a handful. There were too many to share and all of them were great.
Emme and James...sigh. Just great! Loved them lots! I loved the setting and the secondary characters as well. At least the main secondary characters. There were a few I felt I could take em or leave. I'm sure you'll know who and why and feel the same way when/if you read this one., although I reserve the right to change my mind the further I get into this series if I'll continue to feel the same about those characters. The jury's still out.
Nichole Van can definitely create an amazing and enjoyable story with wonderful prose and complex characters. I can't wait to dive into the next book in the series. Watch out for the swoony moments, the snorting/giggling moments and the moments of contented bliss.
"There are moments in life that sear into the soul. Brief glimpses of some larger force. When so many threads collapse into one."
"Mr. Knight laughed, an enigmatic expression on his face. He gave her a long, measured look. 'I assure you, madam, I would most certainly remember if we had met before." Emme blinked. Indeed."
"He was utterly shameless. You mean utterly magnificent, right? Alter Emme sighed. Emme forced herself not to agree."
"Not mine! Not mine! He would pull his thoughts back and try to find that mental box again, to shut her away."
"'And zombies,' James deadpanned. 'Her ninja skills are also useful against zombies.' And, really, that did it. Any part of Emme that had not been in love with James thoroughly collapsed in that instant. She was his. Utterly and completely. The moment was beyond perfect. The most perfect of all her perfect memories."
"'I warned you,' he whispered, low and rumbly in his divine aristocratic accent. 'You are the one and only thing I cannot live without. I would follow you to the ends of eternity, my love.'"
"'I'm sorry to have alarmed you. Though, I must admit, it was remarkably funny. Does Emme know you scream like a girl when startled?' Marc threw back his head and laughed."
Content: Clean. Some kisses and a couple, more intense, kissing scenes but nothing further. A few scenes talking about where Emme comes from(she looses her memory after being transported back in time) and implied that she is a courtesan, also one character propositions her, nothing graphic or crude. A handful of mild swear words throughout.
Spoiler Alert: This lady spends her life looking for information on a man that lived in the Regency period, and now that she is there she conveniently has amnesia. She doesn't want to get close to the hero because of the picture of HIM in the locket with initials that don't match his name. THE PICTURE IS OF HIM!
This is a slow burn romance but in the non-traditional sense.
Emme has always been different. She’s a magic for catastrophes, has a best friend that is a bit of a mystic and is in love with a man she’s only seem in an old locket she found at an estate sale! But, it’s when she somehow portals back in time and finds herself with the mystery man and his family, that things freaky get weird.
James is a moneyed man in England’s 1812. His sister is dick, his youngest brother ones for a woman who can’t be his and he has a bit of wanderlust. It’s on his way home that he finds a woman, stranded and unconscious during a storm, that he finds the adventure he was looming for and probably the love he didn’t know to expect.
This is a sweet story of love and longing and wanting to do what’s right even if your heart breaks in the midst of it. I found the story touching, if not a smudge long, but e gaging enough that I’m interested in reading the next book in the series.
It was pretty cheesy. The reason for the mixup with his initial was downright lame haha.
And *SPOILER*, if we're getting into the concept of modern medicine on a time traveler from the past, it really bugged me to ignore all the mutated viruses and pathogens that their bodies wouldn't know what to do with. I've always heard that time travel from the past wouldn't work just because they'd likely die from our modern sicknesses--which I'm willing to suspend disbelief on, if medicine isn't part of the story, but it was!
And it got on my nerves that, while Emme had amnesia, the narrator kept using her name. Having to read so many variations of 'Emme didn't remember her name' kind of took me out of her head and forced some reader/character separation, which made it harder to feel what was happening to her.
I struggled to connect to the characters in general.
Anyway, the plot was really good! Active and clever--and you know it's good writing when you don't realize something is foreshadowing until right before/at the foreshadowed event. I love that!
It was worth the time to read, and I already have one of the sequels from when it was free, so I think I'll read more of this series.
Top international reviews
The characters are real!y engaging and one is drawn into the story straight away. Have just downloaded the next three books and can't wait to read them. Highly recommended
All the way through I was thinking will the hero's sister swap centuries to enable a cure for the consumption?.Will the heroine return to her own time?The book was well written and I am going to download the other three in the series. Well done.A very enjoyable book.I would give it 10stars if ten were allowed.
If you enjoy books written with a good sense of human, have adventure, mishap and love, then I would totally recommend this book is for you.
Definitely would recommend.
There are a few flashbacks at the beginning which i am not a fan of in books but they do help the story along.
Buy this book you won't be disappointed.