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Publisher's Summary

Will is my fiance. The shy man I met years ago in college. The person I'm supposed to spend the rest of my life with. This is the life I've always wanted until finding a picture of four men changes everything....

Étienne says he's my husband and the year is 1912. He can't stand the sight of me, but I don't know why. Oh, and he's one of the men from the picture. 

I've done the impossible and have become trapped in time and I know Étienne is my key to going home. 

The more time I spend with Étienne, the further I fall for him until I'm questioning which time I belong in and if the life I left behind is the one I truly desire. 

All I know for certain is I need to survive time. I need to survive love. 

And I need to make it out on the other side alive. 

Contains mature themes.

©2018 Calia Read (P)2021 Tantor

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Worst ending ever...

Sex, historic Charleston, interesting characters for the most part, But the male narrator didn't sound Southern AT ALL...maybe Western? and the female narrator didn't know that a newborn horse is a FOAL,...not a FOWL. hmmmmm I enjoyed listening until the very end, and then NO EXPLANATION. Truly, I understand the cliffhanger device, but this wasn't a cliffhanger. It was a mess. If the author wants us to buy the other books in the series, keep us interested, and make sense of the first book.

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One of my favorite series

This series is truly one of a kind. I've read this series multiple times, and I could not wait for the audiobook. I think both narrators did a fantastic job, but they both sounded so much older then the characters portrayed in the series. It's like the voices I heard in my head weren't the ones I heard while listening. Etienne to me screams book boyfriend, and the narrator sounded like a 60 year old grandfather. I do think they did a great job though. The story is amazing, and I loved listening to it even though I didnt like the voices much. I think it must be hard to get the perfect voices to match everyone expectation of what they portray in their minds. I do hope they continue to record the next two books to this series. The second book is my favorite of the series, and I'm totally looking forward to listening to it. I'll keep my fingers crossed! 10 stars for the story itself! I absolutely live this authors work!

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Good but Room for Better

I am enjoying the story. It could be a great one but there are too many holes and unanswered obvious questions which may or may not be addressed in the sequels. I could not become immersed wholly because my curiosity nagged about the loose ends (and was not satisfied in this volume). I felt the geneology became too detailed, something which is confusing even to those who are dedicated to discovering lineage. Names, dates, relations all flew over my head, and I had to trust it would all be tied up neatly somehow. It wasn’t.

The story is a good one, though.

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The sample scooped me in!!

I was pulled into the story instantly! Grea
t narration, great premise but I had two problems I could not get past.
1) a woman who sells antiques and is a history buff absolutely refuses to Immerse herself into the culture, the time and place and clothes she now find herself. She acts like a total idiot and it annoying
2)the use of “d*ck and p*ssy” in the sex scenes was terribly cringy.

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  • 06-08-22

repetitive bumbling time travel romance

narrator did a good enough job. dramatizing the awkward story that convinced me to listen to the end. Many repetitious phrases jarred the story.
intriguing concept but not well developed to be believable. steamy sex scenes seemed to be afterthoughts tossed in to the mix for seasoning.
Disappointing!

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great story

loved this story. The narration was fabulous. The story kept me guessing all the way to the end

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I loved the story but hated the ending

I actually liked the story very much but felt the ending left me feeling as if I listened to the book for nothing. I want to know what happened to the characters. I felt like I were dreaming and awoke up to nothing. Loved the story until that point.

Revised. Maybe I should have looked to see that the other books follow the story. No more wondering what happens.

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Beautiful

I absolutely Loved this story can’t wait to read what happens next. Anyone who loves time travel loves stories with a mystery will love this.

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Timeless captivating book!!

This book is one of my all time favorites. I’m so happy I came across it on audible!! The story is woven so perfectly and the descriptions of 18th century Charleston make me want to go back in time!!

At one point in this series Selene goes to the Lacroix house in real time and the house she lived at (18th century) is now in ruins which was so devastating because the story pulls you into the time period that much. It is a historical romance at heart but such a good book all round!! The performance was great as well but I do wish the voices were a bit younger, as others have mentioned.

I have a long list of books I enjoy but it’s rare to find one that’s truly impactful. This is one I would read again and again. I would recommend this book!!

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Timeless

This story is heartbreakingly beautiful! The narration is also wonderful! I have never cried so much from a story!

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  • 07-20-21

Great story

well written and well read although some might find it a bit graphic in places

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  • Busy_reading_london
  • 03-27-21

Love this book!

I lost myself in this book. Time travel, love, romance, angst, steam... what’s not to love. Can’t wait for part 2!

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  • christine
  • 10-18-21

Time travel at its best

Loved this book

Well written by the suture and well read as I loved the voices
Had me hooked from page 1