That's exactly what research scientist Marian Creighton has always believed about her father's quest, even if it does stem from a desire to save her sister Ellen from the genetic disease that stole their mother from them. But when her father falls into a coma after drinking a vial of holy water believed to contain traces of residue from the Tree of Life, Marian must question all of her assumptions. He's left behind tantalizing clues that suggest he's crossed back in time. Insane. Until Marian tests his theories and finds herself in the Middle Ages during a dangerous peasant uprising.
William Durham, a valiant knight comes to Marian's rescue and offers her protection . . . as his wife. The longer Marian stays in the past, the more she cares about William. Can she ever find her father and make it back to the present to heal her sister? And when the time comes to leave, will she want to?
Bestselling author Jody Hedlund is your guide down the twisting waters of time to a volatile era of superstition, revolts, and chivalry in this suspenseful story.
My thoughts: I like time travel style stories, so this book caught my eye. At first, I thought it was more of a time slip style story, where there are two different time lines with different characters. That wound up not being the case, since instead it is about a young woman trying to save her sister from an illness without a cure. How far would you go for love? And what will happen when things aren't as cut and dried as Marian originally planned?
Over all, I liked this story and the interesting historical details that Marian uncovers when she goes back to the 1300's. I was surprised at just how focused the story was on attraction. I got a little tired of the talk of how attractive muscles rippling was, but that is just me. I also would personally find it hard to contemplate staying in another time period, since I would miss the medical care we have now a days.
That said, this was a fun story to read and I look forward to continuing the adventure in the next book!
I received this book from the author. This is my honest review.