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The Carriage

3.81  ·  Rating details ·  26 ratings  ·  13 reviews
A teenage girl enters the carriage in Central Park and disembarks in Victorian, England. Cursed by her sister Brooke, Alexis Powell arrives in the Victorian Era where she meets Ezra; a man recently murdered by an assassin his brother Amos, hired. A supernatural creature, Ezra sees into Alexis mind with a touch and Intrigued by her memories, offers his help only to be ...more
Paperback, 240 pages
Published February 16th 2015 by Jena Baxter Books (first published February 15th 2015)
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Holly (Holly Hearts Books)
Siblings don't normally get along, right? Well that's the case for Alexis and Brooke. Except there relationship goes a little more extreme. While annoyingly arguing in the first 5 pages, Alexis and Brooke enter a carriage in the middle of modern day Central Park. Suddenly Brooke gets so angry at her sister that she disappears while sending the carriage and Alexis through time to Victorian England, 1870. I guess bickering leads to sending your sister through time these days..

So let me start by
Mar 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book was given to me by paranormal romance and authors that rock in exchange of an honest review.

I give this book 5 fangs (loved loved loved it and can't wait for the next one)

The year is 2014.
Alexis is a rude, self centered young lady that is constantly mean to her sister Brooke. Alexis is meeting her sister for a carriage ride through Central Park arguing nonstop one thing leads to another and soon Brooke is uncorking a small vial and saying some weird words Alexis has no idea what's
Feb 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Follow Alexis as she discovers just how unforgiving Victorian England was first hand when she is thrown back in time from a curse in Jena Baxters The Carriage. Shunned as an outcast and starving, Alexis tries to steal food only to be caught and thrown into an asylum. Ezra met Alexis when she first arrived in London and offered his hospitality but Alexis was to naïve and stubborn and refused until she landed in the loony bin. With Alexis safe under his roof, Ezra finds himself drawn to her ...more
Kimberly Vanderbloom
Nov 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I was impressed with this book. The story flowed effortlessly. My mind was sent to London in 1875. I could clearly picture the sounds and smells. It was incredibly written. The dual point of views was amazing. I enjoyed reading the thoughts of both Ezra and Alexis. I couldn't imagine how hard it would be to travel back in time and try to adapt and live. I thought Baxter did a great job telling the struggles one would have. It was a sweet love story as well. My favorite moment was when Ezra saved ...more
Heather Peet
Apr 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was a great book about a teenager who is thrown back in time to 18th century England by her sister.

While stuck there she learns a lot about herself and falls for Ezra who is unusual and has problems with his sinking.

Just as she becomes happy with where she is at, things change....I loved the ending
Kerr-Ann Dempster
Jul 21, 2019 rated it liked it
I looooved Ezra.
Aug 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I really loved this book. Jena Baxter brings the characters to life. This is a YA paranormal romance that has time travel too. I don't usually read this kind of romance but really enjoyed the story of Alexis and Ezra. Alexis is a spoiled rotten teen who is sent back in time to the 17th century by her sister Brooke. Once there she meets Ezra and although he wants to help, she refuses and is going to go it alone. Well that doesn't work out so well for her, there are lots of things that go wrong. ...more
Elle Klass
Jun 06, 2016 rated it really liked it
I listened to The Carriage back to back to another time travel book but each author had a very different story to tell. This story is about a teen girl who gets into a carriage with her sister for a short ride in modern day New York. She ends up in the Victorian Era Paris. Talk about culture shock. The girl who I think was a brat has a rude eye-opening experience. She faces a lot of adversity while there and hoping to get home and meets a young man and a mutual attraction blossoms. I won't say ...more
Barbara Lieberman
Oct 14, 2015 rated it really liked it
I was anxious to read this book, as I do enjoy a good time-travel romance. The premise is unique, where the time travel is concerned, and the main character is quite believable in her inability to easily fit in the past. It never works for me when a character is thrown into another time and just carries on without missing a beat. The love story develops naturally with believable discomfort and 'fits and starts', in an unnatural and challenging setting, and there are nice twists to their story. I ...more
Jenn Sut
Aug 09, 2015 rated it really liked it
Alexis and her sister Brooke do not get along. I don't mean in a normal sibling way. after Alexis keeps making fun of Brooke, Brooke curses her sister in a carriage. The Carriage finally arrives in London in the Victorian Era (without Brooke). Alexis knows no one, is dressed inappropriate , and has no way to blend in to this society. She meets Ezra who offers her a home and clothes. Ezra has secrets of his own. Neither of them fits in to this society. this book is a very entertaining love story. ...more
May 09, 2015 marked it as to-read
Thank you Goodreads for sending me this book. An enjoyable read. This is a young adult paranormal romance which follows Alexis as she is thrown back in time ti Victorian England from the present day. It follows her relationship with Ezra. The author captures the feel of Victorian England quite well with descriptions of buildings, clothes and life in general, including a mention of Charles Dickens.
Mar 07, 2016 rated it liked it
I had a hard time getting into this book, I even started it over twice. I found this story to be confusing and difficult to follow. It is a love story with time travel. At times, I enjoyed the story, but I kept getting lost and having to replay several parts. The author, Jena Baxter has the right idea, but need to fine tune this a little bit better. The narrator, Melissa Chatwood did a decent job on the delivery.

I won this audio book in a book event party.
Oct 31, 2015 rated it really liked it
It was a good book about how sometimes love comes unexpected. I liked the Victorian Era stuff, it was very realistic.
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Jena Baxter has always loved fantasy, history and time travel. As a child she liked to read, and often wrote poetry as a stress inhibitor while growing up, but like many other writers, she dreamed of writing a novel. So, she enrolled at the UCLA Writer's Extension, to gain the confidence and skill to move forward with that dream.

Today Jena has a middle school/YA fantasy novel, as well as a

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