Garrett Tyler thought he was leaving Ballard House for home, secure in the knowledge that love had finally won-out for his long-time friend Olivia. He steps out the door and into the past, 1769 to be exact. While finding his bearings Garrett stumbles upon a beautiful woman being attacked. He makes sure she gets home and because of his kindness, she allows him to stay in an outbuilding—even believing his time travel story—while he figures out how he will get back to his life in the future. The more time they spend together, the deeper friendship they build, but one thing is going to rip her world apart.
Mercy Hansford is a confidant, independent woman running her own tailor shoppe. Her world is shaken when she is brutally attacked after delivering one of her sought-after shirts. The consequences of this night could be more far-reaching than either of them can guess.
Should Mercy trust a man she barely knows?
My thoughts: I always enjoy reading time travel stories, so it was fun to pick this story up and go with Garrett back in time to the late 1700's. While this book does fairly well as a stand alone story, it does start a bit abruptly, so reading the first book might help with understanding what is going on from the start. Once the story settled a little bit, I felt like it was easy to follow. I enjoyed getting to know Garrett and Mercy as they get to know one another during a challenging time in history. This is a wonderful novella to pick up and enjoy!
I received this book from Celebrate Lit. This is my honest review.
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About the Author
Izzy James grew up in coastal Virginia. She lives there still with her fabulous husband in a house brimming with books.
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Why did I write Garrett?
While I was writing Max I was working through physical therapy prior to a lumbar fusion surgery. My physical therapist’s assistant was a young man named Garrett. He was intrigued that I was a writer and asked me if I would use his name in a book one day. So I had a name.
As I finished writing Max–who came forward in time from 1769–I started thinking about what it would be like for a young person of today to find himself back in 1769.
Garrett of the book bears no resemblance to Garrett of the physical therapy office! Garrett was fun to write. I hope you will enjoy reading it.
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