Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Story Time . . . SEASONS IN THE MIST by Deborah Kinnard


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Seasons in the Mist
by Deborah Kinnard

It's been a long time since I've read a time-travel romance--long enough that I'd forgotten how much I enjoyed them. And a Christian time-travel? Not sure I've ever read one of those. But when I sat down with Deb Kinnard's Seasons in the Mist it only took a few pages for me to know that this was going to be an amazing book.

Bethany Lindstrom is a graduate student who has planned her whole life down to the last detail, all revolving around her studies of the medieval period. She's read all the literature, studied all the languages, and when a new plague pit is discovered in England, she knows it's the perfect opportunity to validate her theories and write her thesis. But when a visit to one of the oldest houses in England ends up sucking her back to 1353 Cornwall, knowing her history isn't all that much help. Why couldn't the textbooks have told her how to deal with this?

Though her faith had been only nominal at home, this simpler time, which leaves her with so many questions, brings her quickly back to the Lord. Then the Lord leads her to Baron Michael Veryan, and new questions spring up. He doesn't hesitate to offer her his protection and to entrust her with all that is his . . . but can it really be the will of God that she entrust Michael with her heart?

Seasons in the Mist is, simply put, phenomenal. Deb Kinnard has written a smart, fun story that combines what I love most about history with what I love most about contemporaries. We still get the voice of a modern woman, and hearing her describe medieval things in modern terms is sometimes hilarious and always eye-opening. What both Bethany and the reader quickly come to see is that, no matter the year you're walking in, people are still people. Some will trust you quickly, some will betray you. Some will make your skin crawl, others will endear you to them with a single smile. And through it all, God is in control.

This is a book that will teach you about the period, make you wonder how you would respond if God chose to toy with time on your behalf, and make you fall in love, too. First with the heroine who tells the entirety of the story, and then with the baron who makes is worth reading.

I'm excited to recommend this book to romance lovers in general and history lovers in particular. You're going to get a blast out of this trip through time and be amazed at the conclusion that comes out of the mist. Bravo, Deb! Can't wait for more!

5 comments:

  1. Sounds great! I'll be sure to look for it!

    Blessings
    Michelle V

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  2. I think the only (adult) time travel I've read is The Time Traveller's Wife. I'm excited to check this out!

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  3. Ooooo I'm a lover of history, romance, AND time travel stories so I'll bet I would love this...guess that's why it's on my wishlist LOL! Thanks for sharing your thoughts on it!

    XOXO~ Renee

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  4. Wow, what a great story line. Can't wait to read it:) Thanks

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  5. After reading Deb's Angel books, I'm not sure how much better she can get - but I definitely want to find out. Sign me up!
    lisalickel-at-gmail-dot-com

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