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Out of Time

(Time Series #1)

3.66  ·  Rating details ·  2,078 ratings  ·  242 reviews
Kathleen Findlay is married to a cad, her mother is driving her crazy and her life is falling apart. Then her uncle dies, leaving her the family’s Revolutionary-era home and, she believes, an escape from her chaotic marriage. But one afternoon, while searching for a rake, she discovers a man in her garden shed — and a free fall through the centuries.
As her life spins wild
Kindle Edition, 309 pages
Published (first published July 10th 2011)
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Jan 31, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2015, best-of-2015
Who would have thought that this little unassuming freebie with the pleasant looking but otherwise generic cover would house such a wonderful read! Several passages literally took my breath away with the stunning impact of its words. This is one I'll read again.

4.5 stars
Traci Lawrence
Mar 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I can’t praise this novel enough! It has all the elements that inspire me: time travel, discreet romance, mystery, and Revolutionary War trivia. I have always been a history buff, so I enjoyed this sweet novel. It’s the story of a modern-day woman, Kathleen, who falls into a relationship with Robert, a man from the Revolutionary War Era. They sort through dysfunctional relationships on both sides, cultural differences, and various mysteries.

Ms. Truscott superbly blends light humor and history.
Jan 16, 2012 rated it it was amazing
so far I am LOVING this book! It's right down my alley with historic value mixed in with a budding romance. Pulled it as one of many free-kindle-books and I'm so glad I picked to read it first!

Just finished the book and LOVE LOVE LOVED IT!

This is my favorite kind of read - time travel period piece with tons of interesting history built into the plot!

I'm a huge fan of fictional period pieces that I learn in the process of enjoying a love story intertwined between centuries. This one delivers on a
Suzanne Williams
Jan 08, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I love, love, love this book. I have read several books with time travel elements in it and past one particular series, it is at the very top of my list. I cannot speak enough about how well the author pulled off the plot and had me believing in it, hook, line, and sinker. I was on the edge of my seat to reach the ending. The romance was fabulous. Never in my thoughts have a fictional couple more needed to be together than Kathy Lee and Robert. I simply could not put this book down. The dialogue ...more
Skye Taylor
May 29, 2013 rated it it was amazing
What a delightful book. A mystery to unravel, a heroine you really cared about and a hero to touch your heart, and a love story to heal so many wounds. I was especially taken with the idea that a man from 1777 traveled to the 21st century instead of the usual where the heroine falls back in time armed with all kinds of knowledge that the world she lands in doesn't have access to. This was a great story with good pacing, humor and real people to cheer for. I look forward to Ms Truscott's next boo ...more
Jun 07, 2012 rated it liked it
I enjoyed it. Thought the book was a fun, light read and liked the history bits woven throughout the story. I knew it was a romance going in so it wasn't a shock the main characters fell in love but when they started with this destiny, schlocky, made for each other stuff I lost a little bit of interest and rolled my eyes. I kept going because I wanted to see how the story ended and the plot was wrapped up, but skimmed through any of the lovey dovey stuff (and I don't mean sex scenes - the book w ...more
Sep 20, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: favorites
Such a great book. The idea is pretty familiar but the difference is that typically the heroine of the story is flung back in time to find her hero. In Truscott's book it is the hero who is flung forward in time from the late 1700s to the present. This creates many interesting and amusing senarios with Kathleen trying to explain modern inventions and conveniences to Robert.

Another aspect I loved is that from the start of their encounter there weren't sparks flying between our characters. They we
Aug 11, 2012 rated it really liked it
I've always loved stories about time-travel. Something about the idea of travelling through time really fires my imagination. I've had the pleasure of reading some well-written stories along this theme lately, and this book is definitely among them. To be honest the story starts a little slow. I was just starting to wonder if this book was really for me. Then the inciting moment happened and from that moment, the book became a joy to read. Deborah Truscott clearly had a lot of fun writing this s ...more
Jan 31, 2012 rated it really liked it
A time travel story where the person travels from the past to the present. Very enjoyable read. By the last third I was very fond of the two main characters and I felt that the characterizations were authentic. The author hit her stride in the last 50 pages.
May 11, 2012 rated it it was ok
Shelves: fiction
I was craving a time travel story and found this on Amazon at a reduced Kindle price. The reviews for it were good, so I tried it.

It was okay, but almost more of a romance than a time travel, which wasn't what I wanted. There were so many frustrating things about it regarding time travel and the lack of curiosity in the main character. For example, the time traveler and the lady go to the public library to research time travel on the internet and yet, never think to look up the dude or what happ
Jan 30, 2013 rated it it was ok
This book was free for the Kindle so I grabbed it and read it in a night. I didn't realize it was a 'romance', which I detest. Fortunately this isn't terribly heavy on it but even so it certainly didn't need what it had. I enjoyed the book to a point: a lot of historical references and descriptions. It was drawn out in quite a few scenes, filling space needlessly, and in some parts the language was out of place. One scene they would be talking like laymen, the next they would be using technical ...more
Jan 03, 2014 rated it liked it
Kathy Lee is in an unhappy marriage. With the death of an uncle she inherits a house. Robert is a British revolutionary officer who falls through a rip in time and lands on her door step. Robert is a wonderful character, humorous and interesting. Kathy Lee needed to man up a bit and make a decision for herself. Good story...had some intrigue and some mystery. The ending was a bit predicable but was happy!
Feb 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This was an excellent book, I couldn't put it down because I ouldn't wait to see what happened next. I would recommend this book to any one who wants an excellent read. I look forward to reading more of this authors work.
Jan 25, 2012 rated it really liked it
Intelligenly written, thought-provoking and different! Usually our modern person travels into the past, but this book brings a visitor from the Revolutionary War into the present! Relationships believable and nicely developed, and the characters seemed like real people. I'd recommend this!
Oct 28, 2017 rated it liked it
Lots of typos and not as well written as I’d have liked, but I enjoyed the story nonetheless.
Heather K (dentist in my spare time)
This book was a cute summer read. The story was nicely written and kept me reading all day. Not super memorable so that's why only three stars.
Sandi Blaylock
Oct 18, 2012 rated it really liked it
This book was simply wonderful. Plenty of twists and turns. I was on the edge of my seat not knowing how it would end!!!! I truly give it four and a half stars!!!!!!!! Wonderful book!!!!!!
Apr 02, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorite-fiction
This was a Kindle freebie so I tend to read a lot of these. Most are not the best, but this was really a great read. Quirky-but really enjoyed this book. Would recommend this to others
E. Nicholas
May 06, 2015 rated it it was ok
Jun 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I had started reading this book over a year ago but then put it down for some reason. I had not gotten very far into it at the time - only to the point where Kathy Lee first finds a British soldier from 1777 standing (very much alive) in the garden shed of the old house she has just inherited from an uncle, and despite believing him quite mad, brings him into her house for a cup of tea.

When I picked it up again recently, I began back at the same page and now the story quickly engaged me. It then
Nov 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
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Laurel Benson
May 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
Time travel is always interesting. It's not possible to cover everything the time traveler needs to know to survive in the new time. Seems that Robert is a quick learner as in about a week he's comfortable living in the 20th century. Needless to say, it was a good story and now I have to read the sequel ;)
Jai Brown
Apr 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
Very well written

I love that a lot of the book took place in my home state of North Carolina. Having actually been to some of the locations mentioned added so much to an already great story.
Bobbi Laratta
Nov 19, 2016 rated it did not like it

Didn't like this from the get go. It just wasn't very interesting to me. Maybe I'll try it again in the future
Jan 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Fantastic story. Well edited, except for a couple of places where a word was accidentally dropped. Great twist at the end, too. One of the few ebooks I'm going to hold on to for re-reading.
Oct 11, 2017 rated it liked it
This was a pleasant read with some history mixed in with a nice love story. Someone just needs to edit out the spelling errors.
Meredith Stoddard
Sep 12, 2014 rated it really liked it
I found this book through some of my Outlander pals, and it sounded like an interesting time travel romance. What history nerd doesn't like a good time travel romance, right? Imagine my surprise when I started reading only to find that part of the book is set in my hometown of Fredericksburg, VA, even more so when the main character's mother lives a "few miles up the Rapphannock" on what is probably the same road I grew up on. So, my review might be slightly biased from familiarity alone.

I will
Feb 05, 2013 rated it liked it
My scoring star scale:
5 - Absolutely loved it and would read it more than once (if I have it on my Kindle, I would also go out and by a hard copy of the book to share with others)
4 - I really liked it. The story stayed with me; it surprised me in a good way; it made me want to read the story in one sitting; high possibility of being read again
3 - Average rating. There were parts of the story that I loved and other parts that I did not; the story kept my interest but did not grab me (to the point
Robespierre Cat
Jul 28, 2012 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: people who like romances and time travel
Recommended to Robespierre by: amazon
Out of Time was enjoyable as a summer read, but I suspect I'd like it in fall, winter. The premise is that a woman, Kathy Lee (Kathleen, Kitty)-my only real teeth grate was the use of the name Kathy Lee- inherits an old house. When she is escaping her marital issues from a pending divorce and the two children she loves, and her mother, she goes to that house and through a trip in a garden shed it presents her with a portal into another time -not that she travels-through which comes a man from Re ...more
Sep 27, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2012, time-travel
What a wonderful read! I love time travel stories, time travel romances, historical fiction, American history, among other things, not to mention a dash of mystery - and this book satisfied on many levels across many items. I found it to be well written (and my kindle copy was well formatted and well edited), engaging, plot - characters - tempo - ancillary information all nicely balanced.

Kathy Lee, actually Kathleen, finds herself at the point of deciding what to do about a marriage that isn't
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