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A Recondite Matter

3.24  ·  Rating Details ·  21 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
Francis is an Edwardian gentleman who prefers the quiet life. When a mysterious gift from a more adventurous friend, Sir Desmond Rivest, transports him a hundred years into the future, Francis needs to use every wit he possesses to fit into a world of smart phones, fast cars, and paper plates. Simon, an antiques dealer, seems uniquely equipped to help Francis adjust, and t ...more
ebook, 50 pages
Published July 11th 2012 by Torquere Press (first published July 10th 2012)
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Cole Riann
Review posted at The Armchair Reader.

This is a story of two halves and as such, I'm of two minds about it. On the one hand, the first half was a wonderful fish out of water story. On the other, the turn towards sudden romance then no follow up and sudden ending left me disappointed.

We meet Francis on the doorstep of his very good friend Sir Desmond Rivest, a gentleman adventurer of Edwardian London. He is dying and Francis is only barely able to see him one last time, barred from the home by the
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Lucy
Jul 12, 2012 Lucy rated it liked it
Reviewed for Hearts On Fire Reviews

I disagreed with the blurb a bit. Sir Desmond Rivest certainly was an adventurous person, but where it mattered the most – in adventures of the heart – he failed. Francis isn’t just a friend, Francis loved Sir Desmond, deeply and completely. Sir Desmond is a married man and keeps Francis as just a friend. Granted, the time they lived in made it dangerous for them to be together, but still. It is due to Rivest that Francis gets propelled forward 100 years, to me
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Sarah
Jul 18, 2012 Sarah rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this time travel romance - I would have liked to read more about Simon and Francis.
Ereader
Jul 14, 2012 Ereader rated it liked it
Really good premise, but the story was too short. It stopped just as things were getting interesting.
Hearts On Fire Reviews
Reviewed by: Lucy
Genre: M/M Time Travel
ISBN 13: 9781610403344
Rated: 3 Hearts

Check out the review on www.heartsonfirereviews.com
Vio
3.25 stars
*Sigh* It started off so well. I am not sure if the author ran out of time because it ended rather abruptly, what a bummer and just as it got interesting too.
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