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In Another Time

3.80  ·  Rating details ·  996 ratings  ·  193 reviews
Love is worth the fight

It’s 1942, and Maisie McCall is in the Scottish Highlands doing her bit for the war effort as a Women’s Timber Corps lumberjill. Maisie relishes her newfound independence and her growing friendships—especially with the enigmatic John Lindsay.

As Maisie and John work side-by-side felling trees, Maisie can’t help but feel like their friendship has the
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Published August 28th 2018 by HarperTeen
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Creel Unbelove'D I agree with Lissa. It is never overtly stated, but two of the women eventually buy some of the retired WTC's land and work it as a riding camp togeth…moreI agree with Lissa. It is never overtly stated, but two of the women eventually buy some of the retired WTC's land and work it as a riding camp together. They are very close friends throughout the story and there is a relief by one that the other isn't injured in the accident that is that of a significant other. (less)

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 ••Camila Roy••
Aug 16, 2018 rated it really liked it

ARC provided by Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review

I haven’t read a lot of historical fiction- which is weird because I love history- but lately I’ve been motivated to explore the genre more.

”O my love is like a red, red rose that’s newly sprung in June 
O my love is like the melody that’s sweetly played in tune
So fair art thou, my bonnie lass, so deep in love am I
and I will love thee still, my dear, till a’ the seas gang dry.”

I loved the poetry bits that were included❤️

I don’t
Lindsay (pawsomereads)
2.5 ⭐️

I have mixed feelings about In Another Time. I really appreciate what the author was trying to do by creating a historical fiction novel about World War II that was from a unique perspective and about a facet of the war that is very rarely discussed in the context of history. It was definitely interesting getting to learn more about lumberjacks and limberjills and their efforts to support their countries in the war. This was a part of history that I had no idea about before but I wish ther
Feb 07, 2018 rated it liked it
I enjoyed the setting and main character: Maisie, a 17 year old Scottish girl who joins the Women's Timber Corps to help the war effort and gain independence. I found myself skimming pretty heavily through the love story, although the idea was interesting. She falls for a lumberjack with PTSD, and I thought his PTSD was thoughtfully depicted.

I think I would have enjoyed this more as an adult novel.
Sep 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book was so good! I don't read a lot of books set in a war. But this book was so good! I'm a little sad I finished this book. I loved meeting all the lumberjills and they were some bad ass women! ...more
Have you ever spent an entire book wishing that it was told from a side character's perspective instead of the main character's? Because I just did that with this book.

I don't have anything against Maisie at all, although her romance with John became tedious (more on that later). But the story I WANTED to read here was Dot's story. (view spoiler)
Jul 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: books-i-own
I am officially done with my 2020 reading goal. Woohoo!!
I wanted to give this one 4 stars, but there was a lot more romance than history in this historical fiction novel, and though it was nice and innocent (YA), it was still a little much for me. I don't mind a bit of romance, or even more if it is necessary to the plot, but I would have liked more of the history side. I had never heard of the lumberjills! It was amazing to read about how strong and capable they were, especially at this time in history. I would have liked a little more of the story ...more
Penny Linsenmayer
May 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Leech has penned another coming-of-age novel set in Scotland during WWII, and Maisie McCall is as delightful and spunky a heroine as Lorna Anderson in Leech’s debut novel, Wait for Me. Maisy makes a bid for independence and a chance to pitch in for the war effort by enlisting in the Women’s Timber Service at the age of seventeen. The rigor and challenges of the brutal physical labor suits Maisy, as does the opportunity to form new friendships with the other Lumberjills and perhaps a romance with ...more
Oct 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this book! I probably wouldn't have bought this on my own so I'm grateful I step out of my comfort zone with book subscription boxes! This was in The Once Upon A Book Club YA selection and has 4 gifts you unwrap as you read the story. Makes the reading experience extra fun! ...more
Christy (TheReaderBee)
In Another Time is the second book that I’ve read by the awesome Caroline Leech, and I have to tell you that I enjoyed this book SO much! I read Caroline’s first book, Wait for Me, last year and really enjoyed the story, so I absolutely couldn’t wait to dive into this new book. I just knew that I would love it, and I DID!!

Like her previous book, In Another Time is set during World War II, but this book was all about the Women’s Timber Corps, which was an organization created during the war and r
Aug 23, 2018 rated it liked it
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Mar 21, 2018 rated it liked it
One of the reasons I read historical fiction is to learn more about people and places that may have been forgotten about. I had no idea about the Women's Timber Corps so I was quite fascinated to learn about them in In Another Time. I enjoyed the story as a whole but I didn't feel as emotionally connected to the romance in this one. Both Maisie and John were solid characters but I just wanted to feel their chemistry more. In Caroline's first book, I was so invested in their story that I was move ...more
Madison McQuary
Feb 21, 2021 rated it really liked it
After reading Caroline Leech’s WWII book Wait For Me I knew I had to read In Another Time and it didn’t disappoint. I’m always inspired by the stories of the many women during WWII who contributed t the war effort. The Women’s Timber Corpse was a group I wasn’t to familiar with, so getting a leak into this fictional story inspired by real women was enjoyable. The story was a little slow to begin with, but once I got hooked I couldn’t put it down. There were so many great takeaways about strength ...more
Jan 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
When I saw Elizabeth Wein's complimentary blurb on the cover of this WWII historical novel, I knew I would love it. And, of course, I did. Yet another little known women's wartime contribution--"lumberjills"--women who worked in the Scottish Highlands for the Women's Timber Corps when lumber wasn't available from the European continent because of the Nazi occupation. An authentic historical romance that addresses the emotional and physical repercussions of war. ...more
Donna ( Momsbookcollection )
2.5 Stars

what i liked
The empowerment of women during the war, i mean what they can do as a lumberjill.
PSTD reference speically during the war.
Anything about the past and war always calls my name.

what you dislike
Romance felt a little to much, or maybe not enough.
Felt like the mean girl was trying to hard then simply disappeared... i can't even remember her name.
The lack of the family issue.

who is your favorite character?
Dot & Maisie

how did the book make you feel?
I felt that this book was okay, i
Feb 26, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I don't typically read historical fiction, especially in YA (unless there is magic involved :) so when I picked this book up I don't really know what I was expecting. If anything I wished that the Women's Timber Corp. was talked about more, I just had so many questions about that organization in general that as soon as I finished it I went online and looked some stuff up...really fascinating!
Maisie was a good character; struggling to find herself and her self worth after leaving a home that was
Apr 18, 2018 marked it as dnf
While I liked Caroline Leech's first novel, I just couldn't get into this one. Could be my mood or that I wasn't connecting with the characters. The book seems well-written and researched, though, and I think fans of historical YA will likely enjoy In Another Time. ...more
I was initially excited to read this, given I adored Leech's other novel Wait for Me. However, this book fell flat for me. And it was surprisingly frustrating.

While I understand this is a journey of self discovery, it's a tale of human relationships and an exploration of PTSD in a soldier who lost one of his legs in Dunkirk, then was sent to be a lumberjack where he meets the main character, a lumberjill. The first love story, while sweet in the beginning, quickly soured and frustrated me as a
In Another Time is not alike any other historical fictions I’ve read. The novel proves to have a somewhat unique plotline. The story is filled with both heartwarming and many heartbreaking experiences, leaving me wanting more. The story follows the life of a Scottish girl, Maisie McCall. She wishes to run away from her heartless parents to start a new life as a Lumberjill, but in reality Maisie is only running away from her problematic past. Maisie later abandons her younger sister, believing it ...more
"Love is worth the fight."

That line from this book's blurb adequately summarizes Maisie and John's story, and I absolutely adore both of them and this whole book. 

In Another Time has everything Wait for Me had - sweet, first romance, well-researched historical foundations, creative authorial fill-ins - but what puts this one ahead of its predecessor is its balance. 

In Another Time wasn't just about Maisie and John's fight to be together, it was also about Maisie and her lumberjill friends, and M
May 11, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: zz2019, audiobooks
This solid historical fiction selection tells the story of the Women's Timber Corps, a group that was formed in Scotland during World War II. As with the Women's Auxiliary Air Force (WAAF) and other initiatives that women undertook during the war, the WTC members were trained as lumberjills and deployed to areas where they were needed. Main character and narrator Maisie initially enrolled because the WTC was the only service branch that would take her before she turned eighteen, allowing her ind ...more
Carmen Liffengren
Feb 05, 2020 rated it liked it
I love learning about small facets of WWII and this novel explores the Women's Timber Corps in Scotland in 1942. Maisie McCall wants to do her part and she defies her parents to become a lumberjill. What's great about this novel is that Maisie grows into herself, gets physically strong, and makes lasting friendships. Being a lumberjill made Maisie very capable and independent. War has a way of making everything so poignant and important. When Maisie meets John, the Canadian lumberjack, she's ins ...more
Sep 28, 2018 rated it liked it
I received this book as part of my Once Upon a Book Club box. The story was interesting and something I have definitely never read about before. However, I was disappointed that this was a love story because I think it would have been much more interesting if it was not. The story and the Lumberjills alone were way more interesting and engaging than the romance and I think it took away from my enjoyment of this book. Especially because I really didn't understand why the main characters liked eac ...more
Adriana (SaltyBadgerBooks)
It was okay...

I really wanted to like it more, but the pacing was off! Like really off, and the romance aspect, although very cute, was kind of all over the place.

I really liked the fact that it's in Scotland which was really different for most WWII books! I also like that it didn't have to do with the frontlines. But the only thing is I didn't like that it was mainly focused on the dance aspect. The whole thing about the lumberjills sounds so amazing and could have been developed and dug more i
I really love the settings (and covers!) of Leech's books—I hadn't heard of WWII 'lumberjills', so I was eager to learn a bit more. And...I still love the setting, but errrrrrgh I wish there'd been a little less romance and a little more, you know, tree-felling. I'm not sure how much I really did learn: what does Maisie's day-to-day life as a lumberjill really look like? When does she wake up, what does she eat in the morning, how tired is she, what are the rules and regulations like? There's a ...more
Amy Giles
Jul 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Caroline Leech is a master of historical fiction! I loved Wait for Me and her sophomore novel does not disappoint. Leech once against transports readers to a time and place off the beaten path: The highlands of Scotland during WW2. Maisie's strength, both physical and internal, is the highlight of the story for me. At seventeen, Maisie enlists in the Women's Timber Corp to help in the war effort while also breaking from her family’s expectations. Amongst the lumberjills and lumberjacks, she find ...more
Kennedy Parrish
This started really strong and I was really starting to like John, but I found Maisie a little insufferable and all of their conversations were so painfully repetitive. The only actually THING that happened apart from dialogue in the book was given away in the book jacket blurb, and that was like almost 200 pages in ... so.
Jessica Tobin
3.5 stars- I must say I was hoping for way more lumberjill story line instead of the love story. I loved the setting and reading about the friendships formed in the Women’s Timber Corp. I wanted much more of that over the focus on John and Maisie’s love story.
Melissa Buron
Oct 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Loved this book! Great historical detail and the strong, smart protagonist makes this a great read for everyone over the age of 12. Can’t wait for Caroline Leech’s next book!
I picked up In Another Time kind of on a whim. I find that I enjoy specific periods of time for historical fiction and this setting isn't always one I prefer. However, Holly read and liked a previous book by this author and so that was a plus for this book. But the biggest thing that drew me in was the description. I've never even heard of the Women's Timber Corps so this story had an utterly unique draw.

In a time when feminism is being pushed and women's equality is being fought for, a story ab
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Caroline Leech is a Scottish writer who has lived in Houston TX since 2007. She writes novels for teenagers, and her debut novel, WAIT FOR ME, was published by Harper Collins/Harper Teen in early 2017. Set in Scotland towards the end of World War Two, the book won the 2014 Joan Lowery Nixon Award at the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators in Houston, as well as the YA categories of ...more

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