Saturday, October 18, 2008

TIME SHIFT by Christane France

Time Travel Romance
Amber Quill Press - Amber Heat
ISBN# 978-1-60272-088-6
eBook - Available now

Rating: 5 Enchantments

Mariette Joubert was excited about going back to Paris, France for her vacation. Her family had lived there before but after she was born they moved to America. Her grandfather told her stories about Paris and about the house at La rue Charles V Street that his family owned.

When Mariette learned that the house was for sale and she had a chance to go through it, she was so overwhelmed. After opening the back door, she stood at the threshold, remembering all the stories her grandfather told her about the house. With flashlight in hand, she walked through the first floor, amazed that parts of the house were still in good shape. She moved up to the second floor, where she finds what could be a secret door. After peeling away some old wallpaper, she finds a small door that she opens. She gets the feeling she is falling down a chute...only to wake and find herself in the house in the year 1763...

Philippe de Gaspard was captivated by the young woman who didn't look like the peasant girls that were usually here at this house of pleasure; she was so lovely. After he was able to take her to a small upstairs room, she began to realize what had happened to her. Philippe was so taken with her that he bought the rights to Mariette, but Philippe can't stop thinking that there was something different about her. He knew that he didn't want to let her go, but she was like few other people he had met. Was she one of the time travelers that seem to find him? Could he help her find her way back like the others, or would she choose to stay with him?

Ms. France is a wonderful writer. I love how TIME SHIFT flows, and keeps it pace throughout the book. Every detail is wonderful. She brings to life what it might be like to time travel back to France in the 18th century. Her characters are wonderfully written and it is a wonderful story to read.

September 2007

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