Plot: Crowens's novel is wildly imaginative and suspenseful. Readers will find themselves finishing the book in record time.
Prose/Style: The prose is crafted well, which makes the articulate plot flow nicely to an exciting ending. Chapters that are just letters are am an interesting stylistic choice, too.
Originality: Crowens's novel about time travel and a hint of spookiness is highly original. It starts off with a peculiar character named John Patrick Scott, who is just one of the many interesting people readers are introduced to.
Character Development: What makes Crowens's characters interesting to the end is the use of both real and fictional characters. Readers will love the courageous main character, John Patrick Scott.
Date Submitted: May 08, 2019
A Pocketful of Lodestones is a head-spinning thrill ride through time, space, and history, featuring intrepid time-traveler John Patrick Scott, who is caught in the trenches of the Western Front, circa 1916. And it's a horrible, frightening, brutal and strangely beautiful place. But he has friends from other times and places, real historical friends in fascinating places, and they are part of the story, too. So suspend your disbelief, let your imagination loose, and follow Elizabeth Crowens, wherever she takes you. You'll be glad you did. Grand imaginative entertainment.
William Martin, New York Times Bestselling Author of Back Bay, The Lincoln Letter and Bound for Gold
See information under book listing: The Time Traveler Professor, Book One: Silent Meridian