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4.19  ·  Rating details ·  31 ratings  ·  20 reviews
When Beth Abbott receives a surprise inheritance from her birth mother, she travels to the family’s nineteenth century mansion in Old Louisville, now a bed and breakfast. There she meets the resident ghost, a little girl whose crying scares, but intrigues guests. Beth sets out to discover the identity of the ghost and why she appears happy to Beth, not sad.

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Kindle Edition, 133 pages
Published September 15th 2013 by Turquoise Morning Press
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They say things happen for a reason, when they are supposed to happen. Is that fate? Something else? Timeless by Jan Scarbrough is a story of acceptance, inner growth and the connection of love. Beth knew she was adopted, knew she was loved, times were tough for her and her mother, both emotionally and financially. When a man claiming to be the attorney for the estate of Beth’s recently deceased birth mother shows up saying she will inherit her wealthy
Aug 30, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

Imagine being adopted and having anger towards youre birth mother for putting you up. Then one day find out youre birth mom left you a legacy! Our heroine get this and must move into the family home and learns about a ghost plus feelings for an employee. Twist and turns ghost mysterious dreams and reincarnation. Great gothic novel highly recommend
Pat Raab
Aug 24, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A touching story of a connection between two people that has survived through the centuries. And a ghost that many people have seen - but why does she cry for some and is happy when she appears to another?
Patricia Young
Jul 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved this book from the very first page. A story of love and tragedy over a century. Reincarnation and ghosts. Highly recommend it
Alison Jansen
Dec 16, 2013 rated it really liked it
+I received a copy of Timeless in exchange for an honest review as part of this Blog Tour+
This was such a quick lovely heart warming read. I love books that make me think about life, and what our purpose actually is in this world, and this story was one of those books. I don't really want to go too much into the story line, as I want the book to be a surprise, although there are hints in the synopsis, I don't want to spoil all the fun!!!

Beth the main female character is a bit of a misfit. Given
Sep 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved this book! From the beginning the story grabs you and keeps you entertained through to the last page. It is not a time travel romance as I thought it might have been. Do you ever meet someone or find yourself in a circumstance and you feel as if it was daja'vue. That is what is happening in this book. Beth Abbott has known she was adopted for as long as she can remember but she has always wished to meet her birth parents. She finds out it is too late, her Mother has a lawyer come to see he ...more
Jan 05, 2014 rated it really liked it
Jan Scarbrough has crafted a unique story with an intriguing blend of the paranormal and gothic that brings two lost souls together after lifetimes apart. Though the story moves at a slow pace and has an overly obvious villain whose ending isn't near satisfying enough, I still found this a compelling read that brought the past into the present courtesy of a dead little girl with a heart of gold.

Beth grew up knowing she was given away and felt resentment towards this unknown woman for being aband
Sabrina Olteanu
Dec 18, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I received this book in exchange for my honest review. Thank you Itching for Books and Jan Scarbrough for the opportunity of reading Timeless.

First, I would like to say the cover fits perfectly the story and I love it! Second, this is a great book that has the best ingredients: romance and mystery. For me it was an incredible read, the characters are well formed, the story flows well and the twists were incredible. This story made me think about life and what purpose we have while we live. What
Nov 21, 2013 rated it really liked it
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Timeless by Jan Scarbrough is part mystery, part romance and 100% well worth the read.

Beth is a hard working waitress and part time student doing her best to help her mother who is recovering from breast cancer. At the very beginning of the book we find out that her parents are divorced, that she is adopted, that her north mother recently passed away and left beth a historical Bed & Breakfast and a trust fund in her will. There are stipulations in the will, however, that require her presence
Skye Hegyes
Dec 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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I have never been a real big believer in reincarnation, but my husband believes in it, so I tend to listen to his stories of our past lives to humor him. The problem is that his stories often coincide with dreams I have had that he doesn’t even know about, so our relationship is much like that of Beth and Jeff, which is… you know… Kinda weird and awesome at the same time.

This story was cute in more ways than one. Beth is a lovable heiress with a past for connecting with bad men – literally. Spli
Colleen Estep
May 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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I couldn't put"Timeless" by Jan Scarbrough down once I read the first page. Meet Beth Abbott who was adopted at birth and never knew who her birth mother was. At 26 she works as a waitress and goes to college nights. Beth lives in Bowling Green, with her ailing and divorced adopted Mom and she is mostly content with her life. Returning home from work to their small apartment one afternoon Beth is surprised to find a attorney, setting with her Mom. She is stunned when he informs her that her bir ...more
Nov 19, 2013 rated it really liked it
Disclaimer: I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.


This is one of those books that, while I did enjoy reading it, I felt was missing something. And that something, in this instance, was length. We jump right in to the plot feet first, which in some ways, yay plot! But in others…I just didn’t feel like we knew our main character, Beth, well enough to sympathise with her when everything started happen
Dec 31, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
When Beth Abbot receives a surprise inheritance, she travels to the family’s 19th century B&B in Old Louisville and encounters a resident ghost…

Reading Timeless, I was reminded of the old Barbara Michael’s novels. Gothic mansion. Young, plucky heroine. A ghost story to unravel before disaster strikes. And of course, a dour, handsome caretaker thrown into the mix.

I miss curling up with those old stories, so it was a treat to immerse myself in this one. But this is the 21st century, so the sex
Janice Hougland
Oct 02, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Jan has hit another homer with this book. This story was completely different from any of the stories in Jan's Kentucky series and was totally unexpected. But I was surprised by joy as I read it. It is not a paranormal, though many who read it might be of that opinion. To me it is a spiritual story, a story involving Beth's vivid dreams about a long ago time that eerily seemed real because of their connection to the visible ghost that inhabited Beth's inherited bed and breakfast mansion. The dev ...more
Jun 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I thoroughly enjoyed Timeless by Jan Scarbrough. This isn't simply a romance of boy meets girl and falls in love. It is so much more! This touching story embraces the metaphysical world and delves into reincarnation and past lives without making it feel like fantasy. On top of this we have the mystery of a resident ghost, Grace, who will make you smile, cry, break your heart and mend it all at once. As if this isn't enough, we also experience several emotions as Beth discovers and adapts to seve ...more
Rick Polad
Dec 20, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I’m a mystery guy. Timeless is my first romance and I loved it, probably because it’s not just a romance—it’s also a bit of a mystery. Jan Scarbrough builds tension and keeps you guessing with flashbacks to a 19th century Louisville mansion, danger, suspense, and—of course, romance. An interesting cast of characters, including a ghost, make this a fun read. Timeless is a well-written, well-crafted story that I highly recommend.
Jan 11, 2014 rated it really liked it
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First, I would like to thank the author Jan Scarbrough for giving me this book for an honest review. I enjoyed the story, it is a paranormal - gothic Romance. The characters are well developed and I liked the mystery of the story. Jan Scarbrough is quite good at her craft, I look forward to reading more of her work.
Kim Gorman
ghost stories and romance

I love ghost stories and romance. I only gave this a 3 star rating because I guess there wasn't enough "ghost" in it. I did like the characters and there is nothing more romantic than love that transcends time. I would recommend this book to a romantic minded person and anyone who loves the south.
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May 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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I honestly could not put it down when i started it. It took me about 5 hours to read. It had me hooked.
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A technical writer by day, Jan Scarbrough spends her nights writing romance. She is a member of Novelist, Inc. Jan has written for Kensington and ImaJinn Books, and currently has contracts with Turquoise Morning Press and Resplendence Publishing. She lives in Louisville, Kentucky, and rides American Saddlebred horses for fun and recreation.
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