. . . a fantastic story geared to keep the reader entertained and on the edge of their seat . . . I adored every single bit of this. [As] both a lover of historical fiction and young adult books, I think she has scored a home run here. This one easily rates a 5 out of 5 stars for me. . . .
(Reviews from the Heart)
"In this sequel to Time and Again Deborah Heal has takenpieces of real life history and woven them [into] a fantastic story geared tokeep the reader entertained and on the edge of their seat... I adored everysingle bit of this. It has the perfect blend of history and action-packedsuspense to keep young adults glued to the pages...
I think she has mastered a home run here. This one easily rates a 5 out of 5stars for me...and I hope it will work its way to the top of the best sellerlists for young adults." -
(Pirate2240 "Kat"Amazon Reviewer)
From the Author
I think of this series as History-Mystery, or to borrow a term from a fellow writer--"Faction." The time travel aspect immediately puts it in the science fiction category, but don't expect to find aliens. The stories are firmly attached to the real world. (BTW, it's only virtual time travel, because I didn't want to mess with the whole space/time continuum thingy. You're welcome.) They are also historical fiction, taking the reader back to real people and events. Their biblical themes make the stories appropriate for the Christian fiction category, although I tried to use a light hand here. I don't believe secular readers will feel bludgeoned.
The main character in the first three books, starting with Time and Again, is college student Abby Thomas, and the series is suitable for adults and older teens. A couple of times reviewers have suggested the trilogy for "Tweens," presumably because of the 11-year-old girl Abby is tutoring in the story. Although the series is a squeaky clean read, the themes and topics are heavy (especially in Unclaimed Legacy and Every Hill and Mountain), too heavy--in my opinion--for pre-teens.