Dr. Rita Woods thought she was going back in time to save the children. She didn’t count on falling in love.
Rita Woods—retired physician, widow, with a granddaughter about to be married—misses her patients. She’s tired of knitting. She wants to do something that makes a difference again. When Max Ballard and his time-traveling conservatory pop in to her life, the voice of Dr. Josiah Jones’ diary calls. The voice who’d inspired her vocation. The last line of the diary haunts her quiet moments:
“…the children succumbed in the night…”
In 1769 Dr. Josiah Jones has a good life. His practice is thriving and, except for the the guilt he carries over the death of his wife, life couldn’t be any better. His biggest worry is the zealous match-making activities of his best friend…that is until a hurricane throws an unexpected guest on his doorstep.
Can Josiah trust a woman from the twenty-first century to save the only grandchildren he’ll ever have?
Is it possible for two people living 250 years apart to have a second chance at love?
My thoughts: This is a fun, unique story that explores some fun aspects of history. I love a good time travel tale, and this one checked all the boxes for me. I can only imagine what it would be like to go back in time as a woman and professional and see how one would be treated back then. I appreciated the historical aspect of the story and loved how things developed in the story. This is an enjoyable, quick read 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 the footprints of history in coastal Virginia. She lives there still with her fabulous husband in a house brimming with books.
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After I finished Garrett, who worked really hard to hide his contemporary origins when he slipped back to 1769, I thought it would be fun to have someone actually take some technology back to 1769. I also felt bad for Olivia’s grandmother who makes her first appearance in Max. She is a retired physician knitting away and helping out Olivia and Garrett as she can. I thought it was time she had an adventure of her own. And since I love historic areas, and Yorktown has become one of my favorite places, I knew I had to go back at least one more time.
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I'm glad you liked Rita! Thanks for hosting me today :-) Izzy JamesReplyDelete
I love the time travel aspect; thanks so much for your review!ReplyDelete
This sounds like a fantastic read.ReplyDelete
Rita sounds like a book that I really want to read and I love the cover, thanks for sharing it with me!ReplyDelete
Thanks, Inklings and Notions, for sharing your thoughts!
Have a marvelous day!