Forever, Lately: A Regency Time Travel Romance
Move over, Poldark! Julian St. John is our new English heartthrob!"
Lisa K. Simonds, Author, All In
"Such a fun read! I do believe it is my favorite of your books!"
Debbie Lynne Costello, Author, Sword of Forgiveness
A delightful roller coaster ride of a book! Had me reading nonstop.
Donna J. Shepherd, Children's Author, Book Reviewer
Julian St. John needs a wife. An oath to a deceased guardian must be kept. Miss Clarissa Andrews, a vexatious beauty, has dangled after him all season but he has no intention of choosing such a she-devil.
Maine, Present Day
Author Claire Channing is desperate to write a bestseller to save her failing career. She moves into her grandmotherʼs abandoned cottage to write the book, but a local resort baron wants to raze the place. Without the deed, the clock is ticking on how long she can stay. She thinks she’s writing St. Johnʼs story. But when she discovers an old prayer shawl and finds herself in his Regency world, she falls in love with him, a man she thought she invented! Miss Andrews, however, is also real—and she’d rather see Julian dead than in another womanʼs arms!
Claire must beat the clock to prevent a deadly tragedy, but can love beat the limits of time itself?
Plot/Idea: 5 out of 10
Originality: 5 out of 10
Prose: 4 out of 10
Character/Execution: 4 out of 10
Overall: 4.50 out of 10
Plot: There is an interesting meta-like overlap between the storyline of the author and character Claire's professional and romantic struggles, as well as that of St. John's.
Prose/Style: While the plot is intriguing, the sentences here are clunky and do not successfully set character or environment moods.
Originality: The use of introductory quotes per chapter is unnecessary and does little to add to the text.
Character Development: Miss Andrews physicality aptly portrays her rambunctious nature, while Claire is consistently portrayed as insecure and skeptical, which is what is largely responsible for her predicaments.
Date Submitted: August 27, 2019