Source: I received a free e-copy in exchange for an honest review.
Genre: Fiction, Historical Fiction, Time Travel
Publication Date: October 21, 2015
In the wake of a tragedy caused by her husband’s affair, the newly widowed Susan, Amanda, her daughter, and Elizabeth, Susan’s mother, head to California for a little R&R. When Elizabeth hears of a lecture in which Professor Bell is presenting his theories on time travel, she persuades her daughter and granddaughter to attend with her. After the lecture, Amanda and Susan are not convinced that time travel is a reality; however, Elizabeth manages to convince them to speak to Professor Bell after the lecture.
Professor Bell manages to convince Susan and Amanda that time travel is possible, and the trio chooses to go back to 1938. They make plans for a cross-country road trip to Princeton so that Elizabeth can reconnect with the family that disowned her after she married her husband.
Upon arriving at Princeton, it does not take long for the women to realize how difficult it is to restrain themselves from altering the time-line as they find themselves entangled in relationships that could threaten life in the U.S. as they know it.
I enjoyed the appearance of some historic characters in the plot; they are a nice touch, and I think that they add even more realism to the story. I am finding it very difficult to avoid spoiling the surprise because I thought that the appearance of one famous character was really cool, so I am going to stop discussing this topic before I end up spilling the beans!
Finally, the book’s plot had a couple of very interesting twists in the end. They took me by surprise, and I am glad that Heldt has not fallen into a predictable pattern in his storytelling.
Nicholas Hamilton was not in the market for a wife and family until his parents made him an offer he couldn’t refuse. If he married Moira, the girl who his philandering twin brother had gotten pregnant, they would give him the money for his software startup company.
Marrying a woman and claiming her child as his seems a small price to pay for the business of his dreams until he finds himself attracted to his new wife.
Moira can’t believe that one night of bad choices means that now she has to marry a perfect stranger. If she can get Nicholas to invest half as much time in their marriage as he does in his new company, they might just have a chance at happily ever after.