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This is an alternate cover edition for ISBN 1480242233 (ISBN13: 9781480242234)

All Hannah needs is a nice and quiet vacation after her first year of teaching French at a high school. She joins her brother Ben for the summer in their mom’s log cabin in Arizona. There, she meets Josh again, Ben’s childhood friend from the Navajo reservation. The little boy from the rez has
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Published January 1st 2013 by CreateSpace (first published December 12th 2012)
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Feb 10, 2013 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
First, a quick note.

Jen Minkman sent me a review request, asking that I read/review Shadow of Time. After reading the blurb, and a few reviews, I thought it sounded like something I would really enjoy!

Once I started reading, I found I just couldn't get in to it. So I emailed Jen, and asked if she would rather that I post an interview on my blog, than a negative review. This is her (wonderful) response:
I've been thinking a bit today about your opinion on Shadow of Time, and since I asked for
Adela Cacovean
Originally posted on my blog.

Bilingual Review: ENG/RO



Ever since the very first pages, I felt incredibly hooked by the story. I usually know right from the beggining if I like a book or not, and it seems that I was right this time too.

Hannah is a lovable character right from the start, with her shyness, sense of humour and insecureness. She is very dedicated in everything she does, and will not back out when it comes to the people she loves, even if she is in mortal danger.

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Frk. Hyms
I received the book from the author in exchanges of an honest review.

I wasn't fully aware of what genre Shadow of Time was before I started it. Fantasy or chick-lit?
First half of the book is definitely chick-lit and I loved it! I adored Hannah; she's funny, independents og ready for a great summer. No teenage insecurity, but a young woman capable of standing on her own two feet and she doesn't need a man to have fun. Her brother Ben is amazing and almost as fun as his sister. Josh is fantastic
Jan 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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I absolutely loved Shadow of Time. It was one of those rare books that leaves you on the edge of your seat waiting to see what else the author can throw at you and loving every minute of it. I was immediately sucked into the story that Jen took such great care to create.

Hannah has got to be another one of my favourite bookish heroines. She's just so likable and I love the inner strength that she radiates even though she's actually really shy and awkward. But the best part about her was that she
Nov 20, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I love it when I come across a book that sounds interesting upon reading the summary but then becomes so much more when you actually read the book. The writing was excellent, story line unique and very well researched. This book incorporated clean romance, Native American spiritualism (specifically Navajo), supernatural/paranormal content, historical references, and included characters that don't fit the normal 'type'- which was quite refreshing to me, however some may be uncomfortable with ...more
May 27, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shadow of Time has quickly become one of my all time favorite paranormal books. It hooked me from the very beginning, and had me fully engaged and captivated until the very end, which isn't common for me. In a nutshell, it's the story of a young woman who goes on a summer vacation to a log cabin in Arizona with her brother. There she meets up with Josh (her brother's childhood friend) who quickly develops into her love interest. The story is fueled by this burning desire along with her recurring ...more
Jan 27, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, paranormal
When I turned eighteen, I dated a twenty-five-year-old. To be honest, nobody said anything about the age gap, but to me, it didn't feel right. There were too many differences. He wanted someone who could move in with him and cook; I wanted to go to school and party. So when I read that Hannah was twenty-three, and Josh 17. I thought "no way will this work out!"

But then, Jen Minkman's magic began to work on me. Her writing is energetic and flows without awkwardness. The relationship she build for
Apr 20, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shadow Of Time by Jen Minkman



To be honest, this is my second novel to the world of paranormal.
I’ve read several novels before laying my eyes on this one, But this was the second paranormal novel I’ve ever come across. And I must say, I am NOT Disappointed. I can’t believe I left this genre obsolete till now.
What a fantastic read this novel was.
I’m deeply impressed with Jen Minkman’s story and stomped on the decision to write this review with a wide grin on my
My rating: 3/5 stars
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Our main character is Hannah, who is on her way to Arizona, where she's suppose to meet her brother, Ben. Before she gets there, she runs into a hot stranger while fueling up. She's blushing like an idiot, but manages to somewhat get over it, until she realizes The Hottie is Josh, his brother's best friend. He's the guy who used to call her "big sister". And he still is only 17!
Hannah tries her best to get over his
This wasn't a bad read at all. It was very quick. My only complaint was that the main character was 23 but she never came across being that old. She wasn't a terrible person it just seemed like she was a lot younger. This is one of those books that leaves you hanging at the end so I will interested in reading the next book.
Sandra "Jeanz"
Dec 17, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I was given this book in exchange for my honest opinion and review.
The cover makes a lot of sense when you read the book as it is a scene from within the book. I tend to favour covers that are a scene from the book as you know your minds eye is on the same wavelength of the Authors imagery. The cover depicts Hannah and Josh, or maybe even Josh and his wife in a former life in a Navajo cave.
The book is well written and descriptive in such a good way you can see the places Jan is
Apr 29, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: first-reads
A magical Native American story packed with supernatural ambience and heartwarming poignancy.

An exquisite paranormal romance wherein the central focus is actually about friendship and loyalty rather than just irrevocable, impassioned love. The customs and unique culture is well-researched and beautifully detailed adding to the story’s authentic feel. The writing is compelling, touching and deeply beguiling professing the author’s uniquely identifiable style and accomplished ability with putting
Angel Leya
I have to say, this was not what I expected when I picked up the book, and even my first impression did not quite prepare me for the book.

Hannah is back at her parents' log cabin for her summer break from teaching, and her and her brother Ben have the place all to themselves. But her time off is anything but relaxing. Seeing her brother's childhood friend, Josh, all grown up puts her in a tizzy. He's handsome, sensitive, and has earned a special place among his Navajo people, but he's burdened
Aimee (Getting Your Read On)
Shadows of Time was a very interesting book. There were all kinds of different elements and genres thrown into one. First you have a sort of historical element going where we learn about the Native American people who live (lived)in the area, along with words and customs. Then we have a romance in there which, if left alone would maybe be a historical romance. But no. We have reincarnation, time travel of sorts and suspense thrown in as well. Crazy.

For the most part, I enjoyed the story. It was,
Apr 19, 2014 rated it liked it
Reading a book by someone you know is always perilous - what if you don't like it? But from the first couple of pages from this book, I already knew I had nothing to worry about.

Jen has a beautiful writing style that is both captivating and deeply professional. Her mastery of the English language is amazing, especially considering it's not her native tongue. (I can only dream of having a vocabulary like hers, and will from now on be consulting her when I do anything in English, ever.) The
Jun 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I listened to the audio version of Shadow of Time, which is an excellent story about maintaining close friendships and love throughout the ages. It includes Navajo folklore, romance, humor, reincarnation, spiritualism, and history. It’s hard to classify this one, but it’s all bundled together to great effect. The supernatural aspects of the story really drew me in, including animal spirit guides, a wise medicine man, and skin walkers.

The story begins when high school French teacher Hannah goes
Dec 06, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I have to be honest and say that I didn't warm up to the story or the characters instantly, but it didn't take too long for me to become engrossed in the mystery and romance, and by the end the love story gave me a lot of fuzzy feelings.
My favorite part of the novel is the Navajo lore. The setting, the language and the rituals added a new dimension to the novel. Jen Minkman merges the paranormal with a romance that transcends time, and throws in a mystery that kept me guessing until the end.
Kate Flynn
I was given the book in exchange for my honest opinion and review. The book is descriptive and rich in the Native American history. I loved Hannah and being able to see into her mind. I went through stages with Josh, sometimes I wanted to smack him and say, "What are you doing?" and other times he would redeem himself seeing what an idiot he was being with Hannah. When Hannah and Josh were together I would forget he was 17 and not older, Hannah seemed to have the same problem too. It did feel ...more
Kim (Bookishly Me)
Dec 02, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: pnr
With Shadow of Time Jen Minkman has written an amazing and original love story. Shadow of Time is a very good read and I enjoyed every minute of it.

I have not yet read any books that revolve around the Native Amarican culture and Jen Minkman knows how to explain the culture and mix it great into the story without just smacking some information on the pages. She paid lots of attention to the rituals and traditions.

'It's all in the details' and you know what that is so true for this story. The
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Plot/Book Description:

All Hannah needs is a nice and quiet vacation after her first year of teaching French at a high school. She joins her brother Ben for the summer in their mom’s log cabin in Arizona. There, she meets Josh again, Ben’s childhood friend from the Navajo reservation. The little boy from the rez has grown up fast, and
May 31, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I absolutely adored this book <3 Definitely my favorite by Jen so far! The setting, the friendships, the Native American history, the romance ... I was enthralled from page 1 to 340! You can vaguely tell it was inspired by Twilight, but this story explores some wholly different mythologies and dynamics so it's very subtle. The author must've done TONS of research because every little detail about Navajo life seemed spot on. There's just one "minor" thingy that royally pissed me off (this book ...more
As an avid reader of paranormal romance, I sometimes think I’ve seen it all. I’ve read numerous books on angels, demons, shapeshifters, vampires, and the rest of them. Even if the plot is original, it’s always the same paranormal creatures making an appearance.

Then, every once in a while, something else comes up. Something unique and original, and about ten times as enjoyable as the generic paranormal romance books. Shadow of Time is one of these unique books with an original concept that tries
Dec 06, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The summer is here and that means schools out. After her first year of teaching Hannah is off to visit her brother up in Arizona. After finally finding a gas station and scaring off a guy there she heads back on the road. Hannah enjoys it up there, the cool shade of umbrellas outside restaurants, getting to explore Navajo nation, and more. She and her brother still have childhood friends there. Once there, Ben helps her to unpack and they quickly start off. They talk about going out to eat, ...more
Apr 13, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shadow of Time follows the story of Hannah during her summer vacation when she returns to her mother's summer cabin after four summers. She reconnects with her Navajo friends and finds out her past is connected to the Navajo. The book was a bit of a slow read for me because I didn't really get into the story, although once I finished I thought it was cute, as paranormal romances go.

My review below contains minor spoilers.

Some of my biggest problems with this book are due to my own preferences
Jan 05, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shadow of Time is a historical paranormal romance. This book was given to me by the author and Paranormal & Romance Authors That Rock for an honest review. Hannah Darson is the main character in this book. Hannah is a 23 year old teacher who just completed her first year of teaching. She is returning to her mother's cabin in St. Mary's Port, near Page, Arizona in the Navajo Indian reservation region for the summer. Her younger brother, Ben is already at the cabin for the summer break before ...more
Kathy Cunningham
Jen Minkman's SHADOW OF TIME is billed as a YA Paranormal novel, but it's actually more YA Romance (with hints of the supernatural). Hannah is a 23-year-old teacher who decides to spend the summer with her younger brother, Ben, at their mother's cabin in Arizona. When she meets 17-year-old Josh (a Navajo boy she knew years ago, when he was only 13), she can't understand her strange attraction to him. He seems more mature than most teenagers, and he just doesn't look seventeen. There's something ...more
Neysa (Papier Revue)

"You were my ray of light."

When I first read about Shadow of Time's blurb, I really didn't know what to expect. What I know was the last sentence of it totally hooked me, and that would be about something unfinished in the past. Sure, it really was about something unfinished int he past, but I really didn't expested it to be lovers story that transcended time. And I have to say, that wad a pleasant surprise.

Shadow of Time told
Becca Mills
Dec 07, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reviewed
Disclaimer: Jen Minkman is an online acquaintance of mine; she reviewed my first book last year.

Okay, I'm just going to come right out and say it: SHADOW OF TIME is my favorite paranormal romance ever! What did I like so much about it? Its seriousness.

I don't mean to make SHADOW OF TIME sound like a bore. It's not in the least. It's an involving, well written story with characters I cared about and rooted for at every turn. It's exciting, with threads of mystery and action/adventure underlying
Sheri (Tangled Up In Books)
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I received this book from Jen Minkman in exchange for an honest review. It feels good to say this for a change but there was so much good in this book I'm not even sure where to begin. Starting with one of the biggest parts of this book, the Native American aspect. It was brilliant and you could really tell Jen did her research. And the way she wrote the book it was like teaching you things about the Navajo and their culture in a way that didn't
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