A Chance In Time (Native American Romance 0.5)
One time traveler...
Two lonely hearts connecting for a moment in time...
One day Penelope Jordan finds a man who’s on the brink of death and nurses him back to health. Over time, he brings out the woman that the harsh prairie made her forget she once was, and soon she falls in love with him. But will he stay with her...in her time...or will he return to the futu...more
Good, but too short. I really liked the sweetness of Cole and Penelope's story, but I wish we got to see more of thier interaction with Etu and Yepa the two Mandan Indian children they end up adopting.
Since I read books 1-3 first, I know that in book 3, there is some focus on the children and their love for Penelope and Cole, but we never get the full picture of what happened to their Indian parents, how they were killed and who found them and took care of them in between. I ...more
The main characters, Penelope and Cole, have more than being born in two different centuries standing in their way. They have an unknown past! We do ...more
Moreover, although it started well, the novel needed ...more
That's pretty harsh from me, as I LOVE this type of book, but this one wasn't well written or researched at all.
When they fed the horses STRAW, well, that was the final STRAW for me. Horse eat HAY, straw is what's leftover from wheat and it's used for BEDDING...horses don't EAT it.
It's like this author had a che ...more
I liked this one much better, even thought is mainly an afterthought, meant to let you know what happened to Cole. You really have to read the first book as this is NOT a standalone. I thought the writing in this one was more polished and had a better flow to the dialog. Good read.
Warning: contains very graphic sexual scene. I skipped over it (I just DO NOT read such things), but my eye landed on the 3-4 pages I skipped enough times to feel like it was mental porn. If such things bother you, read this book till they get married, then just tell yourself that they lived happily ever after, and move on.
If it didn't contain that scene, I'd recommend it to a lot mo ...more
From riches to rags.
(view spoiler)[From wealth herself but refusing to marry a wealthy man complete with mistress Penelope finds herself responding as a mail order bride and heading off to the wild west to marry yet too soon she finds herself a widow. A year after her husband’s death she finds and heals an injured man who is not who he seems in fact he’s from the future. A barely solvent scientist who stole a time machine from his employer to go back in time, grab some gold from the gold ru ...more
Time Travel Series Book 2
You will definitely want to read Meant to Be first to fully understand what is happening in this book. In the first book Cole Hunter steals a time machine gadget he helped create, his life was going down the tubes and he wanted to go back in time, get some gold and be back to replace the gadget by Monday. Only his co-worker found out and four people end up in Fargo, ND 1898.
This book begins where Penelope, a widow living alone in the mi ...more
First it was the descriptions that felt slightly off. At any point I didn't completely buy Nordin's version of year 1899. Not even when there was time travel involved.
Then there were the characters. Penelope was off to a good start as a widow who had survived on her own for a year on the prairie, but when Cole enters she's a tad too happy to slip back into the obedient wife mode and succumb to his male leadership without a fight. The fixing of the barn r ...more
While I appreciate Penelope's matter of fact attitude with the situation with which fate as placed her, she seems to develop her attachemnt to stranger Colt rather quickly.
But what really brought my rating down is the fact that some potentially interesting avenues where gl ...more
This story was ok. The time travel element just didn't really work for me. If it had been ...more
Author: Ruth Ann Nordin
Recommended for: fans of romance novellas
Even though this was a short story....it definately had the potential to be a full length story. I read the Kindle version and found it to be rather confusing when it kept switching the view points. The author didn't expand on the characters personalities so we didn't really get a feel for what they were like so we could relate too them.
The end of the book was completely different to the rest of ...more
sorry this sounds brutal but there was no story to this story...... no flesh/filling to explain anything........I mean why would a woman just believe her new 'love' come from the future no questions asked... IS SHE A DITZ OR JUST IDIOTIC..... and why would he come back to the past to live with very little technology or resources when he left the future stealing this stuff, wh ...more
Overall, a fail as a romance, fanta ...more
Though the story of Penelope had a beginning and end, Cole's story had a beginning but nothing followed. No mention of the time travel thing. How he gave away his orb to Blake...nothing. That was disappointing.
It was as if there was deadline and those many pages n ...more
This is the one with the Indian woman in it (I believe she has her own bo ...more
Cole has invented a time travel device and used it to go back in time. He ends up in the middle of nowhere, in 1898. Penelope is a young widow who came out west as a mail-order bride, found love, then lost it only a year later when her husband died. She finds Cole, unconscious, severely sunburnt, and dehydrated. She nurses him back to health. The book would be more aptly titled A Second Chance in Time, as they each have a second chance at love, but can they overcome some treme ...more