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The Time Baroness: Book One of the Time Mistress Series (The Time Mistress #1)

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A romantic, time-travel adventure set in Jane Austen's England, The Time Baroness is the story of Dr. Cassandra Reilly, a scientist from the year 2120 who embarks upon a journey to England of 1820. Her purpose is to conduct an experiment: living for a year in the guise of a wealthy widow and interacting within the Regency world. Though she has painstakingly prepared for th ...more
Paperback, 304 pages
Published August 6th 2011 by Createspace (first published March 27th 2011)
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Diane
Well, i realized I had screwed up my birth control pills and had forgotten to take one for three days and so, on the fourth day (when I realized this) I figured it made no sense to try and "double up to catch up" four days of pills and I instead decided to just not take any and let the cycle run its course. Which means (since I was only in the second week of pills) that I had a period ten days after I just had a period. That should fully explain the hormonal state that led me to be reading a boo ...more
Lynne Stringer
The Time Baroness was an interesting book to me because it combined three of my favourite genres - science fiction, historical fiction and romance. I enjoyed reading about Cassandra and her travel back in time to experience life in Jane Austen's England. She isn't expecting to fall in love, but she does, and although the relationship is one Miss Austen herself wouldn't have approved of, there were only a couple of scenes that detailed sexual encounters, so there wasn't too much of it (I prefer f ...more
Julia Miele Rodas
The current hesitation to blog probably erupted around the time I started getting free Kindle books from Pixel of Ink. Initially, I thought this would be a great thing, but much of what I've downloaded has proved to be dreck of the lowest order. One book--Bright of the Sky by Kay Kenyon--proved absolutely unreadable. By the time I was into the third chapter, I was already anticipating the shame of having to report that I'd read it. Another book, The Time Baroness by Georgina Young-Ellis--I am no ...more
Sarah
Jul 07, 2013 Sarah rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
There wasn't much to this book. I got it because it was only 99 cents on Kindle. I also got her other two books, The Time Heiress, and the Time Contessa. Cassandra Reilly, a 22nd century scientist, goes back in time to 1820 England, posing as Cassandra Franklin, a wealthy American widow. She leases a manor house in Hampshire near where Jane Austen lived. Her goal is to experience a life similar to that Austen had lived. It's a good premise, but very little happens in the story. There are a lot o ...more
Susan
Oct 25, 2015 Susan rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2012, time-travel
I am disappointed to not be able to rate this book more highly. The sequel to this book, The Time Heiress appealed to me much more, although having read that one first, it may have colored my opinion of this first-of-the-series.

Cassandra Reilly is a historian and part of a time-travel project, and it's finally her turn to "travel". She has been working towards this point in her career for decades, and has received approval to spend a full year living in Jane Austen's world, arriving there a few
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Linda
Mar 22, 2012 Linda rated it liked it
The second half was better than the first half.
Kelly Wagner
Jul 18, 2012 Kelly Wagner rated it liked it
Another time travel romance. Past period is Regency, my favorite among historical romances, but the author didn't quite get all the details right - even though she has her heroine study the Regency extensively (this is deliberate time travel rather than accidental as most are) there are still usages that I doubt are correct - she has the Regency characters using "maybe" instead of "perhaps" and a few other odd bits. It's not bad, though - better than some of the mass market stuff that gets churn ...more
Karen
Apr 19, 2012 Karen rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a new-to-me author and while I enjoy reading a time-travel romance, this one was a bit outside of my usual choice. It reminded me slightly of Quantum Leap, a TV program I watched faithfully every week. The story is set in 2120 with Cassandra being the time-traveler taking part in a controlled time travel experiment being sent to a particular place and time in history. The object is to spend time there, passing as a new resident of the local community. Being a fan of Jane Austen, Cassandr ...more
Adrienne
Jan 05, 2012 Adrienne rated it liked it
First of all, I usually enjoy anything to do with time travelling. On the other hand, I tend to cringe when I see yet another novel has been written about Jane Austen and Mr Darcy. I just wish authors would let her work be. Surprisingly, the combination of time travel and Austen fetishism in this novel kinda worked. Yeah, it's not a perfect piece of literature but it was an enjoyable read nonetheless. I just wish the main character Cassandra had a better motive for wanting to travel to Austen's ...more
Revital Shiri-Horowitz
With a stable painter hand and great imagination, Ellis-Young is taking readers on a fascinating time travel journey from the year 2120 into the year 1820. Both years are being drawn with words in such a precise way, that you actually feel you are seeing, feeling and experiencing those times. The story is focusing on Dr. Cassandra Reilly, a scientist that is involved with time travel projects. Very well prepared to be launched to England 1820, she finds herself involved with romance and adventur ...more
Donna Thompson
Apr 23, 2014 Donna Thompson rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Love a time travel in disguise

I enjoy this author's books, and her approach in getting her main time characters there. it's a more complete way of entry into the time period and ability in exiting. Plus, an excellent historical fiction!!
En
Dec 05, 2012 En rated it it was ok
While I love a good time travel novel, I prefer the author to have done basic research concerning her subject material. Example: The time travel in this book was to the year 1820. Amelia Bloomer was born in 1818 and the term "bloomer" was not coined until 1850. Additionally, one did not yank down her drawers unless she totally disrobed! Drawers, chemise, stays/corset, corset cover (if worn), then dress. To use the facilities, a woman would merely open the split crotch in her drawers.

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Barbara Silkstone
Sep 19, 2013 Barbara Silkstone rated it it was amazing
Dr. Cassandra Reilly is a classic Jane Austen heroine. Georgina Young-Ellis is more than a gifted storyteller, she casts a spell that takes the reader back to 1820 Regency England. The sights, the sounds, the textures, and the smells embrace you. I had to shake myself to remember what century this is as I clicked the last magical page of The Time Baroness.

The writing is exquisite. The story of a mother struggling to rescue her son in another century, in a culture where women were seen and not h
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Elaine Mcdonald
Initially it was hard to get into this book. I like time travel and thought the story would be interesting. I did finish it and liked it, but it really didn't get even mildly interesting until she met the bachelor that purchased the house next to her. As a woman from 2120, she wanted to go back to three years after the death of her favorite author and see what life was like in her time.

Her son decides to go back and check on her, which complicates things for her.

The H/H fall in love. Time travel
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Cara Bertoia
Jul 22, 2011 Cara Bertoia rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I must admit that I love the UK, my husband is Scottish and has a Beatle collection, I collect royal memorabilia. That is why I search out books set in Britain. Mix that up with two of my favorite genres, history and science fiction, throw in a romance, some great food, a surprise ending and ‘The Time Baroness’ makes for a great read. Cassandra travels back to Jane Austen’s England, but not from this century but from the next, so the author has to invent the world of the future and the past, and ...more
Kristin R
Jan 11, 2015 Kristin R rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015
tHis was an emotional time travel novel set in 2120, with an 1820 regency romance thrown in.
Ey
Aug 21, 2011 Ey rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I truly enjoyed this book. Don't know if I would have visited an era of time where there were none of the modern conveniences, but Georgina totally pulled me into the story. What an awesome picturesque author she is. The idea of time travel is very appealing and Cassandra, the heroine, kept me on pins and needles. I worried about her keeping in character, both in propriety and morals and when her son popped in from the future....the real thrills began.The story went from enthralling to heart sto ...more
Lyns
Oct 25, 2015 Lyns rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very good. I like the mix of classic regency and time travel.
Victoria Gaile
Jun 23, 2012 Victoria Gaile rated it liked it
Shelves: science-fiction
This was a very odd combination of time travel SF, gadget SF, and regency(ish) romance. I liked most of it, but was disappointed by the ending: [spoiler]on her return to the future, the protagonist seems to shed everything that happened to her in the past like a snake sheds her skin.[/spoiler] It all got tied up too quickly and thoroughly, as if more because it was the end of the book than for any in-story reason that seemed believable to me.

It was reasonably entertaining but not good enough for
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Erin
Feb 17, 2012 Erin rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this book. I almost didn't make it through some of the lengthy descriptions, but I'm glad I forged ahead.
Not the ending I expected. Not what I would have expected in a romance novel, but I kept wondering throughout the book, would it be wise for her to stay? Or for him to come to the future? I don't think either of those outcomes would have made me happy, so I was satisfied with the ending. I need to check out Georgina Young-Ellis' other books to see if she did anything more with thes
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Joanne
Feb 10, 2014 Joanne rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved it.
Holly
Apr 15, 2013 Holly rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a fun read. I picked it up for free a while back and finally got around to reading it. I purchased the second book in the series as soon as I was done. The author races through some parts of the book I feel she could have elaborated on a little more, while dragging on too long on certain things (mainly the music)....but overall I really enjoyed it. I thought it would have one of those predictable endings but I was wrong, it was a nice twist.Can't wait to start book 2.
Sara Weather
Sep 15, 2011 Sara Weather rated it it was ok
Shelves: won
I want to first thank goodreads and Georgina young-ellis for letting me be able to win this book.

I like how the author made the characters realistic to the time period. I also like that the romance in the story is built. The ending left me feeling like there should have been more somewhere.I liked the book but felt that it left me underwhelmed.
Rebecca Dosick bernzweig
Very light reading but I ended up really enjoying the story. I love a bit of time travel and this went into both the past and future, making it more yummy to me. The romance read like a teenage soap opera, but the other parts were better. I won't rush to read another in the series, but maybe someday I will.
Tommy Howell
Aug 01, 2012 Tommy Howell rated it really liked it
This was a good time travel story with some exploration of consequences. While I haven't read Jane Austen, I enjoyed this author's interpretation of that era from the viewpoint of a future historian. I wasn't 100% satisfied with the ending, but most of the characters got an acceptable conclusion.
Robin
Dec 30, 2012 Robin rated it it was ok
Shelves: couldn-t-finish
Has to be one of the most boring books I've read this year. It's a vaguely disguised romance novel. Very little else moves the story forward. There is also the problem of anachronistic portions in the Regency period. I couldn't finish it. It was just too tedious.
Julie
Apr 18, 2012 Julie rated it really liked it
Very good book! I liked the fact that it dealt with both the past and the future. That made it very interesting to me. I'm quickly on to reading the second book in the series.
Anna
May 15, 2011 Anna rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I was attracted to this book because I am a sucker for time travel stories. Just okay. But I did finish it!
Stacy Sties
Feb 24, 2012 Stacy Sties rated it liked it
This is a nice book but not Outlander is Jane Austin's time. It fell flat for me.
Lisa Howard
Sep 14, 2013 Lisa Howard rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The ideas in this book about time travel are fascinating. Very detailed and fun to read.
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