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(History Interrupted #1)

4.08  ·  Rating details ·  390 ratings  ·  91 reviews
If you could change history, would you?

College graduate Josephine “Josie” Jackson answers ‘yes’ to the question on a survey while visiting an Old West tourist trap. The next morning, she wakes up in Indian Territory in the 1840s, where she’s given a mission to complete before she can return to her time: to reset history by finding and stopping the man responsible for a hor
Published December 1st 2014 by Lizzy Ford (first published October 26th 2014)
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I'm sorry guys, but I'm gonna review it later... After I'm over with all of the feels this book gave me :(
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One word: AMAZHANG

This book was a healthy dose of romance, mystery and time-travel, and it was absolutely amazing!

I loved Josie! She was courageous and determined, and a wonderful main character and narrator!

The book was really well-written and this book was a real page-turner. Looking forward to read the next book.

p.s: I hate you Carter
College student, Josephine (Josie), fills out a 3 question survey while on vacation. The man giving the surveys is identified by a nametag, ”Carter, History Interrupted, Inc.” After a night of heavy drinking at a bar, listening to his ideals (and he asks her - ”Are you weirded out”? ... She says ”No”, the drinking continues. Eventually, Josie ends up in his lab, and she feels like she’s in a dream. She keeps feeling Deja Vu, that she knows Carter from somewhere, that they’ve met before, a famili ...more
Alyssa (The Shady Glade)
Well, it certainly kept me going. This one kept me reading until 2:00am, something I have not done in several years. But I'm not sure how to rate this one because although I really enjoyed the ride, I was NOT happy how things ended regarding Taylor.

I'm going to have to process this one a bit before I decide how to call it.

Contact warning for those interested (because I wish I'd known going in):
1 F-bomb
1 several page descriptive sex scene
Multiple minor expletives
Kasia Burlakoff
Oct 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: september-2017
This book is very well written, with a fantastic plot full of twists and turns. Every piece of a puzzle is disclosed slowly, and a reader discovers along with Josie that there is more behind her situation that she had previously believed. The characters are complex and interesting, but some of them are not what they seem. The author is very good at writing disturbed personalities, there is a mentally ill serial killer, a sadist, a ruthless hitman and a few more twisted characters.

I enjoyed a mix
Apr 14, 2020 marked it as to-read
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🎁 The complete Series is free on iBooks today (4/14/2020)! 🎁 Book 1 is Free on Amazon too...
Tanja Glavnik
Jan 10, 2016 rated it really liked it
Three words:

What. The. BLEEP?

Let's back up.

I'm not a Doctor Who fan. I've never seen an episode of DW in my entire life. But, I read Ford's '0mega' a while back and did a little snooping, discovering she wrote MORE books. And this one, because I'm a history nut, appealed to me, so I picked it up.

I mean, the Old West? Intrigue? Potential murder mystery? Probably some handsome men added into the mix? What's NOT to like?

And, really, I liked it.

I'm still reeling about it, but I did like it.

Josie, co
Mar 10, 2015 rated it liked it
Oh man. The concept of this story sounded so good. When I got to reading the book, I found some parts super exciting and others boring. At times, I felt like I didn't really care about how some events were going to effect the story. It was very back and forth for me. Sometimes the story really worked and sometimes it didn't. The characters were great. I thought there was a very nice range of characters with different motivations and backgrounds. Also a few twists at the end that I wasn't expecti ...more
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The wild west, mixed with a dangerous romance. What's not to love?

Josie is a fairly typical modern college student, finding her way through a world a bit too big for her. When she fills out a random survey at a theme shop in a tourist town - more interested in the gift card prize than the actual survey - she never suspects it will change not only her life, but quite possibly, history itself. At least, the person hosting
Lauren - SERIESous Books
I was drawn to West for a number of reasons but the main two were (1) time travel and (2) new adult genre! While I mostly read New Adult Contemporary Romances, I'm always looking out for other non-contemporary NA reads. And time travel?! One of my favourites to explore because I love the delicious tension that it brings.

And this book definitely delivered on the tension!

There are a lot of things at play in this story and I love how everything weaves together. I loved trying to decipher what was h
Katherine Paschal
Oct 30, 2017 rated it really liked it
Josie is on holiday with her aunt and uncle when a stranger approaches her and asks her to complete a survey about history and the possibility of time travel. She feels a connection to the stranger so she agrees to his questions in the name of science and ends up having a few drinks with him before the night is over. When Carter tells her she has the chance to save history and she theoretically agrees, she has no idea that she would wake up 200 years in the past with no idea what is going on. Ca ...more
Elena Alvarez Dosil
Oct 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
During a visit to an Old West tourist attraction, Josie is requested by a man named Carter to fill in a survey in exchange for some money to help her pay her studies. Later on both go out for a drink and Carter tells her about the need to change the past in order to prevent a great massacre. Half drunk, Josie accepts, just to suddenly find herself appear in the 1940s. Why does everybody seem to know her? Will she have what it takes to change the course of history?

Despite the fact that this book
Nov 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This was an amazing book if you are a fan of Doctor Who you will love this book. Lizzy does an amazing job telling this story! We follow Josie who is from the 21st century travel back in time to the west and has no idea what is going on at first. Seeing the journey she goes on and solving the mysteries as she goes is amazing. We slowly start to figure out who Carter is and what he is about but are still left with questions about him. This book was beautifully written and had an amazing story lin ...more
Mari (Smut Duchess)
Sep 29, 2015 rated it really liked it
It's been years since I read and enjoyed the story. I got this audio for free and to that. I enjoyed the story just as much as I did originally. I thought the narrator, Lillian Yves, was very good and made the perfect Josie.
Jan 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Really loved the characters, plot, and climax. Can't wait for book 2! Totally left me wanting more. Author is a superb writer. Loved the time travel genre!
I enjoyed several things about this book. First, Josie is a geologist, newly graduated from college. However, she doesn’t get the chance to use her smarts too much in this book. She gets caught up in talking time travel with a handsome young man, Carter, and then alcohol is introduced, and Boom! She wakes up with some brain chips and is catapulted back into the 1840s. Yet she does have a modern-day cell phone that can be used to communicate with her time-travel handler Carter. So there’s a mix o ...more
Lilly Charysma
Oct 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Well, well, well! What do we have here? A different kind of story. If the other day I was mentioning in my other reviews that history has a way of repeating itself, now we have a different approach. Our main character is trying to change it. Funny thing is she has no idea how she ended up in all this.

Even since the beginning, I found myself having the same reaction as Josie. I mean, are you kidding me? Really ? Did that apparently (not) drunk guy sent me back in time ?! Now what? Now we have a g
Sep 16, 2020 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Da fuq

Why do people make MAIN characters ignorant as hell? From the beginning Josie was shown red flag after red flag and ignored ALL of them. Let's recap:

-weird dude already seems to know her name; she thinks it's strange, but cute.
-proceeds to get drunk with weird dude and then follows him back to his lab.
-she blacks out upon entering and 'ol dude does BRAIN SURGERY on her and tosses her back in time without preparing her and she STILL thinks she can TrUsT HiM.
-has the ability to read people (
Nia Ireland
Aug 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I think that this is the first time travel novel I've ever heard/read ) and it's broadened my horizons considerably! My concern was that I'd find the time travel aspect a little bit too silly and it would spoil the story for me - not the case. It's consistent and not too technical, what the main character does after time traveling is what counts, not how she got there.

This is the first book in the History Interrupted series, if the rest is anything like this one then I'll definitely be finishing
Sep 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: audiobooks
Wow…what a surprise. If you like time-travel stories this one is definitely worth your time and credit. It deserves more than 5 stars.

Bottom line it's a fantastic book and a great start to a series. It's a creative and complex, yet simple and unique time-travel scenario/world the author has created. It's well written, flows smoothly and pulls you in from the start and just keeps getting better as it goes on. It is the first in a four part series so be warned it does end in a bit of a cliffhanger
Josie is a college graduate that loves Doctor Who. One day, she is approached by a stranger named Carter that’s claims he has a time machine. He persuades Josie to travel through time to save a million lives. Josie agrees and finds herself in the Old West. She is to find two people - the sheriff and an Indian named Running Bear. As she locates these two men, she impersonates the lost daughter of a wealthy man. As she continues to fulfill her mission, she learns that Carter is hiding something fr ...more
Kaitlin Troy
Aug 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Ok I love this series! When josie does a bit to much drinking at an old west reenactment town with a strange yet some how familiar man named Carter she agrees to go back in time to right a wrong that could potentially save millions of natives. In her enibrated state she thinks this is all just a odd but entertaining conversation with an man who is equally so. Josie soon discovers this is all to real.

She finds herself in the real old west the daughter of a wealthy sick man who believes she is th
Sep 21, 2017 rated it did not like it
Why is this listed as romance in any kind of way? Unless you're Nicholas Sparks I don't understand why people write "romance" that doesn't have a HEA - even then no HEA still sucks. Very few authors can actually pull off a romance without a HEA. I don't think the romance should have even been peppered in the way it was in this story. Author needs to make up her mind what kind of story she wants to write. Frustrated that this is listed as romance with no fair warning there is no HEA. What a dick ...more
Oct 30, 2017 rated it liked it
I received this book from AudioBookWorm for the purpose of this review. All comments and opinions are entirely my own.

Riveting and exciting, West is a fast paced novel that wastes no time pulling the reader in and whisking them away from reality and into the wild west with some twists. For fans of Dr. Who, this one is for you!

First, the way this is written is absolutely perfect! There is not a wasted word in any sentence and the story progresses at a good fast speed, so there weren’t any lagging
Nov 02, 2017 rated it it was ok
I received a free copy of this audiobook in exchange for an honest review. The gifting of this audiobook did not affect my opinion of it.

I was excited to listen to this book, but my enthusiasm soon waned once I received it. It took a long time for the story to get moving. The author repeated things ("I was here to save a million lives") numerous times and seemed to only remember certain plot points when convenient, which was annoying. Once it got moving, it wasn't bad...except for the 10-minute
Jun 14, 2019 rated it did not like it
Within the first paragraph the main character shows herself to be an idiot. She declares she is flat broke which is why she decides to do the survey to get $50, and in the same paragraph tells us she has a bag full of overpriced water bottles she bought because she felt sorry for the beverage sellers.

I did decide to give it a couple of chapters, given I’d paid for the book: it was page two where things really fell apart.

‘I looked over, not expecting the stranger to be as stunning as he was’

Sep 13, 2017 rated it really liked it
If you have ever wondered how things would turn out if you could change the past, the premise of this book should draw you in. I quite enjoyed this book, despite some small flaws. The characters, while a little flat, are enjoyable to read about. The storyline kept me wondering what would happen next. Even in a novel that requires you to suspend your disbelief to be drawn totally in, there should be a bit more realistic reactions from characters than in this book. Overall, however, this is a good ...more
Dec 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This was an amazing story. I will admit that I didn't expect the sheer brilliance of this book. It is so well written that I was excited to learn what was going to happen as the story progressed. It built up scene by scene to a fantastic climax and has an extremely clever plot with hidden facts being uncovered all the time. Very strong main characters and a good supporting cast.
I loved what went on in the 'first night' after Josie and "the sheriff" got married. This steamy scene was tastefully w
Oct 20, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

I was intrigued when I read the blurb, I love time travel stories and I think it is a good start to the series. Not sure I would call it a romance, more like fantasy/scifi, even though it has a little bit of romance in it. Interesting mix of suspense, drama, old west & scifi. Josie made for a pretty good heroine the way she survived being thrown back into time despite having al the obstacles thrown in her way. I wish Taylor was not erased from history though. Lost one star becau
Mar 15, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2017-reads
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The Book Junkie Reads . . .
Depth. Pain. Sorrow. Madness. Suspense. Mystery. Loss. Deceit. Time-Travel. I did not expect the read that I got. It was interesting meeting Carter. Then Taylor, Running Bear, John, and Josie. Josie was a pleasure. She was strong, determined, smart, courageous, confused, loyal. The lure of being able to make the past a different place to affect the outcome of the years that followed. The read was on that was full of much and leads to more.

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