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Out of Time (Time Series #1)

3.59 of 5 stars 3.59  ·  rating details  ·  1,542 ratings  ·  215 reviews
Kathleen Findlay is married to a cad, her mother is driving her crazy and her life is falling apart. Then her uncle dies, leaving her the family’s Revolutionary-era home and, she believes, an escape from her chaotic marriage. But one afternoon, while searching for a rake, she discovers a man in her garden shed — and a free fall through the centuries.
As her life spins wild
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Kindle Edition, 309 pages
Published (first published July 10th 2011)
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Cookbooksareme
so far I am LOVING this book! It's right down my alley with historic value mixed in with a budding romance. Pulled it as one of many free-kindle-books and I'm so glad I picked to read it first!

Just finished the book and LOVE LOVE LOVED IT!

This is my favorite kind of read - time travel period piece with tons of interesting history built into the plot!

I'm a huge fan of fictional period pieces that I learn in the process of enjoying a love story intertwined between centuries. This one delivers on a
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SheLove2Read
Who would have thought that this little unassuming freebie with the pleasant looking but otherwise generic cover would house such a wonderful read! Several passages literally took my breath away with the stunning impact of its words. This is one I'll read again.

4.5 stars
Traci Lawrence
I can’t praise this novel enough! It has all the elements that inspire me: time travel, discreet romance, mystery, and Revolutionary War trivia. I have always been a history buff, so I enjoyed this sweet novel. It’s the story of a modern-day woman, Kathleen, who falls into a relationship with Robert, a man from the Revolutionary War Era. They sort through dysfunctional relationships on both sides, cultural differences, and various mysteries.

Ms. Truscott superbly blends light humor and history.
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Suzanne Williams
I love, love, love this book. I have read several books with time travel elements in it and past one particular series, it is at the very top of my list. I cannot speak enough about how well the author pulled off the plot and had me believing in it, hook, line, and sinker. I was on the edge of my seat to reach the ending. The romance was fabulous. Never in my thoughts have a fictional couple more needed to be together than Kathy Lee and Robert. I simply could not put this book down. The dialogue ...more
Jen
I enjoyed it. Thought the book was a fun, light read and liked the history bits woven throughout the story. I knew it was a romance going in so it wasn't a shock the main characters fell in love but when they started with this destiny, schlocky, made for each other stuff I lost a little bit of interest and rolled my eyes. I kept going because I wanted to see how the story ended and the plot was wrapped up, but skimmed through any of the lovey dovey stuff (and I don't mean sex scenes - the book w ...more
Skye Taylor
What a delightful book. A mystery to unravel, a heroine you really cared about and a hero to touch your heart, and a love story to heal so many wounds. I was especially taken with the idea that a man from 1777 traveled to the 21st century instead of the usual where the heroine falls back in time armed with all kinds of knowledge that the world she lands in doesn't have access to. This was a great story with good pacing, humor and real people to cheer for. I look forward to Ms Truscott's next boo ...more
Jilly
Such a great book. The idea is pretty familiar but the difference is that typically the heroine of the story is flung back in time to find her hero. In Truscott's book it is the hero who is flung forward in time from the late 1700s to the present. This creates many interesting and amusing senarios with Kathleen trying to explain modern inventions and conveniences to Robert.

Another aspect I loved is that from the start of their encounter there weren't sparks flying between our characters. They we
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Krissy
I was craving a time travel story and found this on Amazon at a reduced Kindle price. The reviews for it were good, so I tried it.

It was okay, but almost more of a romance than a time travel, which wasn't what I wanted. There were so many frustrating things about it regarding time travel and the lack of curiosity in the main character. For example, the time traveler and the lady go to the public library to research time travel on the internet and yet, never think to look up the dude or what happ
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David
I've always loved stories about time-travel. Something about the idea of travelling through time really fires my imagination. I've had the pleasure of reading some well-written stories along this theme lately, and this book is definitely among them. To be honest the story starts a little slow. I was just starting to wonder if this book was really for me. Then the inciting moment happened and from that moment, the book became a joy to read. Deborah Truscott clearly had a lot of fun writing this s ...more
Blossom
This book was free for the Kindle so I grabbed it and read it in a night. I didn't realize it was a 'romance', which I detest. Fortunately this isn't terribly heavy on it but even so it certainly didn't need what it had. I enjoyed the book to a point: a lot of historical references and descriptions. It was drawn out in quite a few scenes, filling space needlessly, and in some parts the language was out of place. One scene they would be talking like laymen, the next they would be using technical ...more
Dawn
Kathy Lee is in an unhappy marriage. With the death of an uncle she inherits a house. Robert is a British revolutionary officer who falls through a rip in time and lands on her door step. Robert is a wonderful character, humorous and interesting. Kathy Lee needed to man up a bit and make a decision for herself. Good story...had some intrigue and some mystery. The ending was a bit predicable but was happy!
Brick ONeil
Downloaded as a free kindle ebook in my cozy mystery period. I'm a lover of all things paranormal and thought the premise was cute. Loved the mystery of time travel, the unexpected arrival, confusion and confession. Trescott does a great job with characterization, wording/wordsmithing of the new arrival. You get a mix of gentlemanly behaviour and modern chic mixing and matching.

You travel with both characters to the coast, you meet a great melting pot of people, each with a different agenda, so
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Meredith Stoddard
I found this book through some of my Outlander pals, and it sounded like an interesting time travel romance. What history nerd doesn't like a good time travel romance, right? Imagine my surprise when I started reading only to find that part of the book is set in my hometown of Fredericksburg, VA, even more so when the main character's mother lives a "few miles up the Rapphannock" on what is probably the same road I grew up on. So, my review might be slightly biased from familiarity alone.

I will
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Nat
I have read quite a lot of time travel books in my time and was hoping that "Out of Time" would be one of the better reads. I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed this book. Sure there were times when I got a little bored, but Deborah Truscott picked up the dragging threads time and time again. Loved the history aspect of the story and her characters come true to life, however I would have loved for the author to describe both characters in more physical detail as all I knew was that K ...more
Errin
FINALLY IT IS DONE HAUGHBLGHLBDHSA
Judy
Intelligenly written, thought-provoking and different! Usually our modern person travels into the past, but this book brings a visitor from the Revolutionary War into the present! Relationships believable and nicely developed, and the characters seemed like real people. I'd recommend this!
Donna
A time travel story where the person travels from the past to the present. Very enjoyable read. By the last third I was very fond of the two main characters and I felt that the characterizations were authentic. The author hit her stride in the last 50 pages.
Peggy
This was a Kindle freebie so I tend to read a lot of these. Most are not the best, but this was really a great read. Quirky-but really enjoyed this book. Would recommend this to others
Sandi Blaylock
This book was simply wonderful. Plenty of twists and turns. I was on the edge of my seat not knowing how it would end!!!! I truly give it four and a half stars!!!!!!!! Wonderful book!!!!!!
Heather K (dentist in my spare time)
This book was a cute summer read. The story was nicely written and kept me reading all day. Not super memorable so that's why only three stars.
Jani Brooks
A very well written, believable time travel. Kathleen is unhappy - her cheating husband just wants her around to promote his reputation, her mother is working on her umpteenth husband, and her kids are growing up too fast. When Kathleen inherits her uncle's house in Pennsylvania, she travels there from Virginia to prepare it for sale. But the sudden appearance of a British soldier (i.e. a Redcoat!) at the stone wall changes everything. Robert Upton was with General Howe's Army and now he's in 21 ...more
Robespierre Cat
Jul 28, 2012 Robespierre Cat rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: people who like romances and time travel
Recommended to Robespierre by: amazon
Out of Time was enjoyable as a summer read, but I suspect I'd like it in fall, winter. The premise is that a woman, Kathy Lee (Kathleen, Kitty)-my only real teeth grate was the use of the name Kathy Lee- inherits an old house. When she is escaping her marital issues from a pending divorce and the two children she loves, and her mother, she goes to that house and through a trip in a garden shed it presents her with a portal into another time -not that she travels-through which comes a man from Re ...more
Debra Chapoton
What's better than a good sci-fi time travel story? A time travel story that makes sense, has a slow burn to the romance, and invites you into a mystery that makes you keep turning the pages.
Kathy Lee inherits an old house where she retreats to brood over a failing marriage. The man who appears in her shed is either a lunatic, a stalker, or . . . a real honest to goodness 18th century English soldier, Colonel Robert Upton, who has fallen through some kind of rip in time. As the two parry and thr
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Maria
My scoring star scale:
5 - Absolutely loved it and would read it more than once (if I have it on my Kindle, I would also go out and by a hard copy of the book to share with others)
4 - I really liked it. The story stayed with me; it surprised me in a good way; it made me want to read the story in one sitting; high possibility of being read again
3 - Average rating. There were parts of the story that I loved and other parts that I did not; the story kept my interest but did not grab me (to the point
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Megan Cutler
I have a soft spot for romances that include a touch of the whimsical and this book fit the bill perfectly. It's a bit on the predictable side, but when you pick up a romance novel you usually do know what to expect.

"Out of Time" drew me in right from the start. I loved Kathy Lee, the quirky narrator. For the most part, the writing flowed well, making for an easy read. There are some editing errors scattered throughout the book where the occasional word seems to be missing. Most of them are easy
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HerbieGrandma
One of my favorite books ever is a time travel book. (The Mirror by Marlys Millhiser.) There have been others, like Outlander, that have been good, but most miss the boat somewhere. Out Of Time kept me going and did not cause me to roll my eyes every other chapter.

Kathleen Findlay has separated from her unfaithful husband and is living in limbo. Her mother, Lila, is trying to help, but marriage is not her expertise, divorce is. She's had several of them. Kathleen is doing her best to keep her
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Nicole
I like a good time travel romance when I'm looking for something light and fun, but they're hard to do well. Obviously, there's a suspension of disbelief you need to enjoy this type of story, but it can be hard to make the rest believable enough in that context--the characters, their experiences, and the eventual resolution where they either stay together or part ways. She did a good job of believably bringing them together and keeping them that way and of helping him learn his way around a mode ...more
Vicki
Spent the weekend reading and enjoying "Out of Time". I liked this book very much. Romance and mystery with a touch of history, and as the title implies, time travel.

The romantic relationship of the two main characters is built at a believable pace. There was not a rush to the bedroom which in my opinion enhanced the story line. The sex scenes were romantic, but not explicit, leaving the details to the reader's imagination. There were enough twists and turns in the plot to keep me interested in
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Rowan
I found this story about time travel and the affect on the main characters' lives well written and enjoyable to read. With the exception of a few minor "speed bumps" the story flowed very well.

There was a bit of dragging regarding Robert's "education" and his fascination with modern gadgets and some of this could have been edited out. Then there could have been more time devoted to Kathy and the end of the story. It wrapped up a little fast.

One other small plot line regarded Robert trying to con
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Sanela Jurich
This book is a little deceiving. When I first read the backmatter, I had an impression that the book would be a wild ride going back in time: “…she discovers a man in her garden shed — and a free fall through the centuries…”
As it turns out, the main character (the narrator) does not go back in time at all. Instead, she is stuck with a man from 1800’s who somehow ends up here in the 21st century. She is teaching him all about our time… in detail. So you find yourself reading about Google and pho
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