Reviewer: Laura J. Davis
Once Beyond a Time by award-winning author Ann Tatlock should come with a warning - "Once begun you will be unable to put it down." I loved everything about this book. The characters were real and well developed, the settings clearly described and the story was incredible. I loved that each chapter would be coming at you from the point of view of a different character. For instance, how did Meg feel about Sheldon's marital infidelity? We find out. How did Sheldon feel? He tells us in his own words and their teenager, Linda? Well - she has some serious issues to deal with.
I thought this was a time-travel novel at first, but it is far more unique than that. The characters find themselves living in a house where all time intersects - The Eternal Now. Whoever lived in the house in the past or future can appear at a moment's notice - like a ghost. And the relationships that develop between the Crane family and those from the past and future will keep you reading long into the night.