In "The Show," we finally get to see what happens from Grace's point of view. She follows Joel into the future and finds herself in the year 2000. TheIn "The Show," we finally get to see what happens from Grace's point of view. She follows Joel into the future and finds herself in the year 2000. The two love-birds are reunited, marry, and have children. They spend two wonderful years together. Unfortunately, their happiness is cut short when a simple trip to the bathroom ends with Grace being transported to the year 1918.
Thankfully, Grace is able to adapt to the change. She works hard to make a new life and new friends. She believes that life with Joel will never again be possible, and slowly moves on without him. In the process, she becomes involved with a very handsome Army captain who has just returned from war. Even though Grace moves on, she continually mourns the loss of her family and seeks to find a way to return.
I won't spoil the ending for you. You'll have to read it. I will say that the rest of the story will keep you on the edge of seat. I cried a little. I laughed a little. Overall, this was a wonderful story.
The author did an amazing job of weaving historical facts and events into the story. He did so in such a way that they enhance the story and its characters, rather than weigh it down with information. The emotions in this book are also very well-written. You are thrilled when great things happen and feel their sadness when things go wrong. If I could pick one great talent of John A Heldt, the creation of characters would be it.
Not only that, but the book takes time travel to a whole new level. I hate time travel, but I would read these books any day. ...more
**spoiler alert** I really wanted to like this book, but unfortunately I did not. First off, I didn't read the prequel. Perhaps if I had the relations**spoiler alert** I really wanted to like this book, but unfortunately I did not. First off, I didn't read the prequel. Perhaps if I had the relationship between the two main characters would have made better sense. I wasn't convinced that the two really loved each other. They sure tried really hard to stay apart. I was also put off that Rose married another man. I understand the reasoning, but really? That is not romantic. Plus, killing off the man she married was a bad idea. I actually ended the book feeling sorry for the poor dead guy and hating the two main characters.
I did enjoy Julianne MacLean's writing style. I like that the book was told in parts. It helped us to understand the timeline better. I just didn't feel like it was a very authentic love story. ...more
**spoiler alert** At first I thought, "A ghost? Haunting a house? With romance? Weird." Surprisingly, I really liked it. Ursula and Damien ended up be**spoiler alert** At first I thought, "A ghost? Haunting a house? With romance? Weird." Surprisingly, I really liked it. Ursula and Damien ended up being very interesting characters, and I found myself completely engrossed in what was happening. Anyone who loves the paranormal would enjoy reading this.
The story as a whole is very well-done. There is romance, there is a paranormal twist, and there is even mystery. I immediately wanted to find out about the ghost haunting the house. Why was he there? What did he want? What happened in the past to get him stuck there? Seeing the two main characters try to solve the mystery, deal with Damien's strange possessed behavior, and fall in love all at the same time kept you on the edge of your seat. There were times where I was yelling at the screen - "Don't go down there! What are you doing?"
The author also did a really great job of describing the setting. The old house is hidden away from everyone and surrounded by rain and fog. It made the setting spooky. I only wish the story was longer. It would have been nice to see the relationship between Ursula and Damien be more developed. There was a bigger love story than what was shown here.
And thank God someone knows how to write a true romance without them banging every two pages. Love it!...more
I absolutely loved this book! I know some people have mixed feelings about the way it goes back and forth between past and present, but I was able toI absolutely loved this book! I know some people have mixed feelings about the way it goes back and forth between past and present, but I was able to follow along just fine. The characters were very well written. I felt their emotions. It even made me tear up in a few parts. The emotional connection is what makes the book so good. I love how the author shows the two falling in love without them even realizing it. The build up is steady and shown in a way that makes perfect sense. Very, very well done. ...more
I hate to say it, because I adore Liz Carlyle, but I couldn't get into this book. It starts off really slow. The romance started to pick up, but thenI hate to say it, because I adore Liz Carlyle, but I couldn't get into this book. It starts off really slow. The romance started to pick up, but then dropped off somewhere in the middle of the book. The side stories and scenes seem to overshadow the love story. I really, really tried to like it. It just didn't work for me. The last 1/4 of the book was ok, but overall I didn't like the characters very much. Liz Carlyle is great though. I figure one dud in a list of masterpieces is allowed. ...more