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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 Publishing, LLC (Select Historical)
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Joanna Lloyd
Jul 17, 2012 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 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
Aug 17, 2012 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
Elizabeth
Sep 27, 2012 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 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 more...in 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
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Les Romantiques
Feb 07, 2015 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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Reviewed by Rinou
Review Copy from the Publisher

A story about a time traveler who must fix an error done during a previous travel, that looked promising. A Stolen Season is a republication, and if I had done a bit more search I would have found the review posted in 2012 on the website Smart Bitches which sums up my opinion, with much more details (okay, so it’s not a summary, but you understand what I mean). At the moment I must have a rotten luck with
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Kerry
Nov 06, 2012 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.
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
wrecked_life
Feb 22, 2015 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
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Melanie
Dec 11, 2012 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
Cecilie
Jan 12, 2013 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2013, first-reads, own, 2015, 2018
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
Mei
Oct 02, 2012 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
Amelia
I was in the mood for a light read, conveniently forgetting that although I enjoy the whole idea of time travel romance, most time travel romances I've picked up are not that great. This one was no exception. On the plus side, the plot swam along pretty well, and the romance between the main characters was convincing and heated. On the down side, I have a longer list. The dialog was stiff and unbelievable, and I could not believe that the heroine wouldn't have done more research or trained a lit ...more
Kiltsandswords
Feb 16, 2015 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
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Jessica
Jun 03, 2016 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This book being historical romance was...very different and you must keep an open mind to get through it completely. Oddly, it's not even the time travel concept, it's the noticeable slip ups of speech, the scandalous behavior of Sarah, the very little chemistry of Eric and Sarah, and the dramatic change in personality of Sarah's dad in the end. It wasn't a terrible story as it was a good idea and there was much work put into it but it wasn't a great story because there were many inaccuracies th ...more
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
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Rozzie
Jul 24, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book by Ms. Tamara Gill initially surprised me how can I say that when I read so many books especially in the fantasy world of time travel romance so I think I am a little bit well versed in the subject well at least I think so. Plus how every time I read a story especially time travel I like the differences in how the protagonist whether it is male or female travels to a different time. I think I will always like the idea of time travel even though I have yet to understand it which in this ...more
Vicki
Feb 10, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Also posted here: http://lilmissvixreads.blogspot.com/2...

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
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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
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
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Amy Alvis
Feb 14, 2015 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
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Danielle Urban
Feb 22, 2015 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
Jasmyn
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
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Rosemary K
Feb 24, 2015 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
Megan
Jul 06, 2016 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I guess it wasn't the worst book I have read but it was a struggle to read the 173 some odd pages and it was free. The main character is supposed to be from the 21st century and an archaeologist. Yet she comes across as a woman that couldn't find her way out of an open bag.

The plot is beyond vague. They work for some corporate time travel company. She lost a modern gizmo, by page 70 we still don't know what it is, and who cares. It factored into the story about as much as the reason that humans
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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
Kyjuliano
Feb 23, 2015 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
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Laura
Feb 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Cherna
Dec 09, 2012 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
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Simone
Feb 22, 2015 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
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