Author: Jody Hedlund
Genre: Time Travel Romance
Series: Waters of Time #1
Release Date: June 1, 2021
The ultimate cure that could heal any disease? Crazy.
That's exactly what research scientist Marian Creighton has always believed about her father's quest, even if it does stem from a desire to save her sister Ellen from the genetic disease that stole their mother from them. But when her father falls into a coma after drinking a vial of holy water believed to contain traces of residue from the Tree of Life, Marian must question all of her assumptions. He's left behind tantalizing clues that suggest he's crossed back in time. Insane. Until Marian tests his theories and finds herself in the Middle Ages during a dangerous peasant uprising.
William Durham, a valiant knight comes to Marian's rescue and offers her protection . . . as his wife. The longer Marian stays in the past, the more she cares about William. Can she ever find her father and make it back to the present to heal her sister? And when the time comes to leave, will she want to?
Reviewer: Laura J. Davis
I love dual-time romances, and Jody Hedlund has created a tale that will not let you go until the last page.
Filled with romance, danger and the impossible, Come Back to Me takes a unique approach to time travel filled with possibilities. What if holy water believed to contain traces of residue from the Tree of Life could not only cure you of all traces of disease but also transport you back in time?
Marian Creighton had more than a few reservations about her father's beliefs in holy water that contained restorative powers. But when he falls into a coma after drinking some, she is desperate to find out how to save him and where to find more. Her journey takes her back to a time no one would ever wish to visit - the Dark Ages. She meets and is rescued by a knight in shining armour, William Durham. This really is the most incredible fairy-tale romance you will read today. And I guarantee you will be swooning within a few chapters.
I loved how the author gradually introduces us to William and how clearly she describes what is happening as Marian transitions between her time and his. I loved the chemistry they had, the story and the shared urgency of finding more water. The details of the time travel itself are unique as well and something I had never considered before.
Now a word of warning. Some scenes are meant for adult eyes only. Many scenes involve kissing and caressing, so you have been warned if you don't like that. And while the characters did go to chapel, the lack of Christian content was disheartening. Hence the four stars.
Despite those things, I heartily recommend this book, and I look forward to the next one in the series!
I received a copy courtesy of Revell through NetGalley for my honest opinion.
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