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A Stolen Season

3.94  ·  Rating Details  ·  123 Ratings  ·  48 Reviews
One small mistake in the past will change everything about her future...

Archaeologist Sarah Baxter just broke one of the biggest rules of time travel: leaving a piece of 21stcentury equipment in 19th century Regency England. Unfortunately, when she goes back to retrieve it, she makes an even bigger mess of things—resulting in the death of an English Earl. Now his brother i
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Published February 23rd 2015 by Entangled: Select Historical
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Joanna Lloyd
Aug 26, 2012 Joanna Lloyd rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This time travel romance grabs you by the throat from the first line and pulls you into the dangerous and exciting world of Sarah Baxter, an archaeologist who has committed the unforgivable sin of the Time Traveller: she has made a blunder and changed the future. Her father owns a company – TimeArch - which has revolutionized archaeological discovery. Instead of determining information from artifacts found in modern times, he has developed a device which takes the archaeologists back to when the ...more
Dy Loveday
Sep 02, 2012 Dy Loveday rated it really liked it
An archeologist is sent back to the 1800's to find a fragment of the Time Arch. The story starts immediately in a tense scene with a lot of stake and a sense of urgency. The antagonist is hard and unsympathetic which made me feel sorry for Sarah. There were some great sensory details that pulled me into the scenes. The pace was good throughout and the style engaging. The time shifts were dealt with very well and the period was obviously well researched. The story came to life with a deft handlin ...more
Deborah Cordes
Jun 22, 2013 Deborah Cordes rated it it was amazing
The time travel romance genre has a new star! A STOLEN SEASON is a wonderful novel. Beautifully written and well plotted, Ms. Gill has created a breathtaking adventure. I "devoured" this novel, loving every minute of Sarah and Eric's story. Ms. Gill followed one of the unwritten rules of time travel fiction; don't give detailed explanations of the actual time travel machine or mechanism. She also had a great hook at the end, that speaks to the "what ifs" of good time travel stories. I don't want ...more
Sep 29, 2012 Elizabeth rated it really liked it
A delightful story! I thoroughly enjoyed A Stolen Season. The juxtaposition of Sarah's modern sensibilities against nineteenth century social expectations was really fun. Especially cute were the modernisms Sarah occasionally drops (such as "talk your ear off"), much to the amusement or confusion of her Regency-era friends. Sarah and Eric's chemistry sizzles, and their love scenes are deliciously hot. I only wish the novel was a little longer, as the last 1/4 felt a bit rushed. Ms. Gill is a won ...more
Erin Grace
Oct 08, 2012 Erin Grace rated it it was amazing
As a lover of historical romance, 'A Stolen Season' offered me a tale with a twist. The story was delightfully unpredictable and the chemistry between the hero and heroine fairly sizzled on the page.

I enjoyed the fast pace of the writing and found myself finishing the entire book in just two evenings! It had me wishing there was fact, a sequel would not go astray.

If you're looking for a fabulous romance spiced up with a little intrigue and time travel, then 'A Stolen Season' is for you
Maria Rose
I really enjoyed this time travel romance! Right from the start of the story we are pulled in, with some action adventure scenes to start things off and set up the plot. Sarah has travelled back in time to retrieve something left behind that results in the death of the current Earl of Earnston, leaving his brother Eric to take over the family. When she returns again with the same mission having failed the first time around and with the guilt of inadvertent death on her hands, she now has to deal ...more
Nov 06, 2012 Kerry rated it it was amazing
Sarah Baxter will have you spellbound from the first page! An absolutely fantastic read that has passion, intrigue and deceit and keeps you reading into the wee hours! Well written and unpredictable until the end. Tamara Gill has certainly raised the bar with time travel romance.
Feb 23, 2015 wrecked_life rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A six out of five stars book! I loved it. It is a time-travel historical novel set in 1800s. The book is full of intrigue, romance and thrill. Sarah and Richard journeyed to the past to retrieve something but they made a mistake and now they must return to right their wrong. One season is all they get. If they failed history might change for the worst. So it is crucial that they retrieve that object and return home to the present.
I loved sarah's character and all other characters are well writte
Dec 11, 2012 Melanie rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed reading this book! The characters were believable in their world and were likable. There were a couple phrases that felt like they were a bit overused but nothing that detracted from the story. This was an uncorrected copy so that may even change, or perhaps it was just me. As a time travel geek, I wanted to know something about the how or the why of the time traveling "company" the characters worked for. Sadly I never found out. But this would probably have made for a really lo ...more
Nov 06, 2012 Mei rated it really liked it
Shelves: sf
Not really SF, but time-travel. Nice, even if the heroine seems and acts more like a woman of nineteenth then 21st century. Maybe it is a time-travel machine glitch... :D
Geeks In High School
3.5 stars of historical delight.

I liked this time travel regency romance. I jumped at the chance to read A STOLEN SEASON because I have read a few time travel romances this year and I have been well pleased. I also liked the idea of the characters being in control of their ability to time travel and it was not an unexplained fluke. Not that the ability of our heroine’s family to control time was explained at all!

That said, I enjoyed this romance. The chemistry between Sarah and Eric was sweet an
Carrie Slager
[Full disclosure: I requested and received a free ebook through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.]

A Stolen Season is one of those books that you can probably guess the ending right off the bat. It’s really just the journey to get to that ending that makes or breaks your enjoyment of the book. At least that was the case with me.

First off, let me say that Tamara Gill really is an amazing author. Her writing style is concise and yet flows in a manner consistent with the time period the ma
Mar 08, 2015 Vicki rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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First thing's first, I love the cover to this novel, it's just gorgeous! The time-travel romance genre is new to me, and it adds an interesting twist to the usual historical romance - it's a refreshing change to find a modern heroine in the regency era! From the very start of this book you are thrown straight into the heart of the action as Sarah tries to make her escape with the 'mapping device' that she let fall into the wrong hands - w
Feb 25, 2015 Laura rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Gigi staub
One small mistake in the past will change everything about her future... Archaeologist Sarah Baxter just broke one of the biggest rules of time travel: leaving a piece of 21stcentury equipment in 19th century Regency England. Unfortunately, when she goes back to retrieve it, she makes an even bigger mess of things—resulting in the death of an English Earl. Now his brother is not only out for revenge, but he also has Sarah's device. Which means an entirely different approach is needed. It doesn't ...more
Rosemary K
Feb 24, 2015 Rosemary K rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Sarah Baxter is a time traveler. She and her companion are in Regency England to retrieve a mapping device. When Sarah tries to steal it, she accidentally causes the death of Lord Earnston. Now his twin, Eric, is the new Earl. What will happen now that she's forced to return and find the device she lost? Sarah is an interesting character. It's not easy for a modern woman to adjust to the restrictions that society places on a young lady. I loved watching her struggle with these changes. She's a b ...more
Dot Salvagin
Sarah works for a time travel archeology firm run by her father, after leaving the “mapping device” in Regency England she and associate, Richard go back to retrieve it. Twice. The first time she causes the Earl’s death. The second time she falls in love with the new Earl. Richard seems a bit of an add-on, totally superfluous. I kept wishing the author would either write him in the story or take him out. The characters of Sarah and Eric, the Earl, were well developed and we could totally underst ...more
Feb 23, 2015 Kyjuliano rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc
I was given an ARC of this book for an honest review.

I don’t read a lot of Victorian Historical novels, however I like Ms. Gills writing so I was happy to try this one. I was not disappointed, the story grabbed me and by the time I was half way through I was anxious to see how the story would end.

The time travel element in this novel gave it a refreshing twist that allowed the heroine to be a feisty, naughty wench without the swooning and angst we typically see in a “debutante”. I enjoyed the in
Time-travel can be hard to write. Especially when the time-travel changes present day situations. Tamara Gill did an amazing job with the small details on this one. While most of the story does take place in the past - one of the most moving scenes is actually in the present between Sarah and her father. It was written beautifully and really helped make the story what it is.

Sarah has really managed to make a mess of things - and she continues to do so. Even though she really only has the best in
Danielle Urban
Feb 22, 2015 Danielle Urban rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A Stolen Season by Tamara Gill is the best historical romance I have read. Absolutely amazing story plot that grabs readers in from the beginning and takes them traveling to the past where archaeologist, Sarah Baxter finds herself in a new time period. Sarah has an object that changes her future and changes someone's past. Her object causes the death of an English Earl. But now his brother wants revenge for his dead brother's death. But, he doesn't know that the object he has within his possessi ...more
Marsha Spohn
First reviewed at Keeper Bookshelf

Four words. Historical. Romance. Time-Travel. I am in Reader’s Heaven.

A Stolen Season never got stuck on having to explain “how” Sarah did her time traveling – it was just an accepted fact. That matters to me because I don’t have to figure out how they did it – it just simply exists in this world and I’m fine with that.

I don’t like to give away spoilers in my reviews. To me this is just where I tell you my thoughts, not ruin your reading of the tale by giving yo
Feb 16, 2015 Kiltsandswords rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow. Just wow. Imagine if you could travel back in time. Where would you go? What would you do? Most importantly, what would you want to happen to you? Sarah is a modern day woman who must go back in time to right a wrong she has done. She heads to Regency England to find a lost time travel artifact that she lost – along with the life of an Earl.
I LOVED this book. I really and truly couldn’t put it down. I went and hid from reality until I had finished Sarah’s adventure. I loved everything about
Amy Alvis
Feb 14, 2015 Amy Alvis rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Sarah Baxter has made a huge mistake. Traveling back in time, she has left a piece of 21 century equipment in 19th century Regency England. When going back to retrieve it, she makes a mess of things. Not only did she not retrieve the device, but she inadvertently causes the death of an English Earl. Going back again is her only option. What happens when she finds out the Earl's brother is looking for her?

Eric, the new Earl of Earston, is determined to find his brother's killer even if it is the
Dec 10, 2012 Cherna rated it really liked it
Too many stories I've read recently let the hero and heroine fall in lust rather than in love. This story was different. I believed they fell in love (with a healthy dose of lust) and it was refreshing to see a hero who was not afraid to admit to his feelings and act accordingly.

The love story was nice and heartwarming. The writing was fluent and didn't distract me in any way from the story told.

The reason I stick to four stars instead of five is that near the end of the book the author lost me
Feb 25, 2015 Simone rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: books-read-2015
I received a free copy of this novel in exchange for my honest review.

Sarah is an Archaeologist sent back in time to retrieve a mapping device that she was unable to acquire during her first trip which led to the death of the Earl of Earnton. Now she must get close to his twin and get the mapping device no matter what the cost.

Time travel romances are one of my favorite genres and A Stolen Season doesn't disappoint! The era was well described, you could easily visualize yourself there. I felt dr
Inishowen Cailín
Feb 22, 2015 Inishowen Cailín rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another time travel romance that fans of the genre are sure to enjoy.
The novel begins at breakneck speed with a deadly, moonlit chase through the woods between Sarah and the Earl of Earnston. The suspense continues right up until the very final few pages.

Although charming and romantic, there is a certain sense of doom pervading through the story.
I couldn't help but have all fingers and toes crossed for Sarah and Eric as I progressed through the novel.
It was difficult to imagine how the author w
Alexia Adams
Mar 08, 2015 Alexia Adams rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Lillian Cummings
I received this copy in exchange for an honest review. I love time travel novels as they bring two different worlds together. Sarah leaves something behind in the past and she now needs to get it back that is the problem as the last time she was there someone died. Eric has been looking for her for over a year with no luck. Talk about bad luck he meets Sarah and sparks fly. Sarah needs to find the device so she can take it back but things don't go according to plan. Eric loses the woman that he ...more
Feb 14, 2015 Cecilie rated it it was ok
Shelves: first-reads, 2013, own, 2015
I won this book in a giveaway on Goodreads, liking the summary of a love story within a time travel story. However, the time travel is not really significant, neither is the reasons behind Sarah being in the past. I was a little dissapointed by this, having anticipated a more spacey, explanatory book, but I liked it anyway. A quick read that is hard to put down, and with no need to do so; the language and pace of the book sucks you in and holds you there till the very end. (Horrible cover, thoug ...more
I received this from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This is a regency time travel romance. I have only read a couple of these and just did not love those like I did this one. It was a really good read. I love how the couple grew in love. I kept waiting for the big fight scene between the hero and the heroine. It did not disappoint. I just loved everything about this story. I will definitely be looking for more from this author in the future.
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Tamara is an Australian author who grew up in an old mining town in country South Australia, where her love of history was founded. So much so, she made her darling husband travel to the UK for their honeymoon, where she dragged him from one historical monument and castle to another.

A mother of three, her two little gentleman in the making, a future lady (she hopes) and a part-time job keep her bu
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