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Recommended Romance Read by the YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK Librarian
One of the Best Kindle Books of 2013 --Digital Book Today
Finalist 2011 Spring into Romance Contest
This is one of the best series of romance novels that I have read I suggest this to anyone who wants to read about love and family and can daydream about the areas that the book takes place in. ---Cheryl Killian
I read all 5 of the "Yellowstone Romance" Series books and loved them all. If you like adventure and romance coupled with history you will like them too. These were page turners from the very first page. I liked the time travel aspect of the books, however, if you do not like time travel books, it really doesn't distract from the story. --M. Kendrick
I found that this was one of those series that as soon as you finished one you had to start the next. Each story stands alone, but the weaving of characters through the series is great. --Jenn Cameron
Loved the background of historic Yellowstone in the series and enjoyed the relationship of all the characters --Barb H
This series has great characters and plot. They're a pleasant read. Also a nice way to learn about the history of Yellowstone National Park. --Deborah Mulford
This was a brilliant series of books that I just didn't want to end.---Susan Horsnell
From the Author
- ASIN : B006SS09A4
- Publication date : January 2, 2012
- Language : English
- File size : 1877 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 302 pages
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #2,454 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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This is the first book in the series. I can’t wait to read more in this series.
This book is a time travel story and I love reading time traveling stories that seem real.
It starts off with Aimee Donovan who is a nurse in LA in 2010 talking to one of her patients about her love of being in the wilderness mostly at Yellowstone Park. Her patient Zack told her he was a time traveler, of course she didn’t believe him, I mean really time travel is for real? Well the next things she knows she is in the wilderness. Zack had told her where she needed to go and to find Daniel. Well Daniel found her. Her start on this journey didn’t start out too well.
What I love was their story and of course how different Daniel and Aimee are since their life styles are 200 years apart. Aimee traveled back to 1810. She is a tough woman, who isn’t afraid. This area in 1810 didn’t have many white people let alone a white woman who wanted to learn how to live in the wilderness. It is not easy to live back then. There are many predators, Indians, white men who haven’t seen a woman in a long time, plus the animals. So much to learn.
This book is a 5-star book. I love how well it is written, how the details in the story are so precise. I know for a fact I could not live in the wilderness in 1810. This is a perfect story to read if you love historical romance and time travel. Over all just a fun book to read.
I greatly enjoyed the male character, Daniel, and his chemistry with Aimee. He was the diamond in the ruff. The great guy who loved one woman with everything he had, would never take advantage, but would expeditiously kill any threat in your path. He's the guy who shows up when you need him. Perfect. Except he kept leaving her alone all the time, which was dangerous during this time period. I also took issue with him turning his rescue of Aimee into some kind of duel. He had every opportunity to just shoot the men planning who kidnapped Aimee and planned to rape her. Bows and arrows are not, in fact, superior to rifles, so I didn't get that either. In any case, he had a clear shot. Instead, he warned them, giving one of them time to put a knife to Aimee's neck. Francois could have just as easily said, "I'm taking her with me!" while slitting her throat, and that would be that. This was a type of war, and you don't give an enemy the time to grab your loved one and threaten to murder them. If his plan hadn't worked, and one of them shot him, then there would have been no saving Aimee. As a mountain man, he would have understand that, and simply killed them. Two quick arrows, and no one would have put a knife to her throat. If Aimee hadn't known self defense, what was his plan on resolving the hostage crisis he created with giving them advance warning?
I enjoyed how Aimee took charge in medical emergencies, confidently handling the situation. Frankly, she contaminated her lidocaine by double dipping, and why wasn't she wearing sterile gloves? She would have packed them. Without the gloves, she would have numbed her own finger, and been unable to feel the arrow.
Her constant demands to be informed of all details before compliance grated upon my nerves. If Arnold Schwarzenegger says, "Get down!", you don't ask, well, tell me first if it's an intercontinental ballistic missile, bullets, throwing knives, a flamethrower, a flying chair, a bomb, a predatory alien hunter, a terrorist...I mean, what am I ducking here? Because it is ESSENTIAL that I know before I remove my cranium from danger.
She kept wandering off by herself. This is 200 years back in time, and she doesn't carry so much as a sharpened stick with her. It is a very rapey time of human history, globally. There are accidents, grizzly bears, French trappers, hostile Native Americans...Anything could happen. With Daniel gone all day, it would be hours before he knew anything was wrong.
I expected to see a culture clash with her modern sensibilities, but she often came across like a petulant child. You don't get to tell me what to do!!! (Like, when death is on the line.)
I have an interest in history. Frankly, her behavior would have raised suspicions that she was a prostitute. Women could be arrested for wearing trousers, and sometimes were, in frontier towns. They got away with it in some parts of the country. News articles at the time made it clear that trousers showed off so much of the female body, that it would be the equivalent of walking around in pasties on a public street today.
Her behavior would be perceived as bold and bawdy. She cussed, talked about sex, refused to discuss her past, dressed in form fitting pants, had no fear of being alone with a man in a cabin with one bed...even her eye contact and manner of address with a stranger would be highly suspect. A middle class girl's reputation could be ruined forever by a single compromising situation and the rumor mill. In fact, Emma's duplicity would have impacted her own reputation. Daniel would have been labeled a wanted man, and a bounty would have eventually drawn someone to him. He would have an aversion to white women, because society talks. Word of the accusations would have traveled. A match would have been closed to him.
Brad was a caricature. All he did was complain for months how unfair it was that Aimee wouldn't get back together with him. He was just annoying.
I passionately hated Zach. He is an example of how great evil can be wrought without evil intentions. First, time travel saved the life of his newborn son so...he thinks time travel is a really bad idea. He keeps its knowledge secret from his son. However, as soon as his own health fails, he goes right back to time traveling again to benefit from modern health care. Again, he says nothing to his son, and does not allow him to know this benefit is available.
During one of these trips, he tells...not his son. Nope. He tells a total stranger, and offers to dump her off in the middle of Yellowstone, days away from his son's cabin. This makes no sense. He would know of the dangers of this area. Know she wouldn't pack in any seriousness. Why in the world wouldn't he offer to take her with him? They could have gone for an afternoon, shown her around, and then returned. What kind of lunatic or woman hater would abandon a 21st century woman in an area known for various rapists, grizzlies, hostile tribes? She fell over a cliff her second day. Obviously.
Why does time travel make Aimee pass out and be groggy for hours, but seem to not affect Zach at all?
Why did he send her back for 3 months? Why did he assume his son would host her that long? Most people would have immediately taken her to the nearest trading post and arranged passage back to civilization. Then she would be lost somewhere in early America with no way to get back.
Zach's behavior was truly villainous. He put Aimee in extreme danger for an inexplicably long time. He sent a beautiful, good person back to his son to spend 3 months with him, alone in his cabin. Then, he showed up to send her back with no explanation to Daniel, because he didn't want his heart to break if she died in the mountains. So...disappearing without a trace, presumed dead, was better how? When she said they loved each other, he didn't even take a minute to ask Daniel what he wanted. He had so little respect for his only child, that he made major decisions for him without consulting him. His son was frantic with worry, and he could have made it all better in a moment. Instead, he made his only child believe that the woman he loved had callously used and abandoned him. Everything that Zach did appeared designed to ensure Daniel lived alone and childless, never to have a family of his own. Daniel was college age before his father took him to Philadelphia. It would have been impossible for him to be academically prepared to qualify for, let alone attend college. He made sure his son would never be comfortable among people, outside of one tribe. Over and over again, Zach took his son's choices away from him, and ignored the hurt he caused.
Why would he wait until he was on his deathbed to explain how he lied about Aimee? He had heart disease. He probably would have dropped dead from a heart attack splitting wood.
What also really burned me was this premise that time travel was bad, so the device must be destroyed. Time travel saved Daniel, twice, and extended Zach's life. It gave people living in 1810 access to medicine in 2010, anytime they wanted. Why did Daniel and Aimee buy into this? Aimee is a nurse, but when she went back for good, she brought zero medical supplies with her. This was the 1800s! Most people died of accident, infection, or illness. Most families lost children. In reality, her husband would have died from some injury that either she could have fixed, if she had supplies, or a hospital could. She would have lost children, perhaps all of them.
What, exactly, was the down side here? There were no paradoxes. No one was changing history. The entire argument was that it was bad to live in two times at once, and you had to pick. Um, why? Your family could be trapped inside your burning cabin, surrounded by enemies, and you could whisk them all to safety. Throwing away the chance to save someone made so little sense, I was actually offended.
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Aimee is keeping a secret from him, one involving his father Zach, who she met in 2010. Oh I forgot to say, the year is 1810 and the setting is Yellowstone Park. How and why Aimee has gone back in time is something I will not reveal, after all you will want to read the story.
Definitely a worthwhile read. I don't usually like time travel books as I find the modern heroine aggressive for the time she goes back to, but Aimee was different. Yes she had a direct approach and mentioned certain subject matter unusual and inappropriate for the time period, but it was done sympathetically by the author.
The story is of a simple romance between a man and a woman, except that Aimee is from the 21st century and Daniel is living in 1810. Daniel does not know the truth about Aimee and if she told him, would he believe her? Add to that that Aimee's visit to Daniel's time is only a short one; now that they have found each other, could they bear to be apart again?
I cannot say enough how much I loved this book and am ashamed I have let it sit on my Kindle without reading it for so long. Needless to say I will soon be fixing this by reading the rest of the series very rapidly! Read this, you will not be disappointed.
So yes, this is a romance but it is well written, with a time travel element to make it even more interesting. The story is set in Yellowstone Park (I'm sure you can read about the plot in other reviews) I have never been to Yellowstone Park but the place is so beautifully described, that I wish I could go there and see for myself. The characters are well developed and likeable. The romance was steamy in some instances and sometimes a bit predictable, but, hey, this is a romance.
I really liked the end. The surprising ending is beautiful and very moving.
Give this book a try, even if you don't normally read romances. You might be pleasantly surprised