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Abandoned at birth, eighteen-year-old Emilie hopes to one day find her family. The search for answers draws her to a family reunion in rural Alberta, but before she can find out the truth she's transported back in time one hundred years to 1913. Emilie's attempts to get back to the future and unravel the clues to her mysterious beginnings are quickly put on hold as she bec ...more
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Published September 29th 2017 by Renee Veillet
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Following a girl called Emilie as she digs through her family history and inadvertently falls back in time to 1913, I’ve dubbed this one as a less dense version of Outlander – but Canadian. Although, come to think of it, you do still get a Scottish guy, so…

Reading this on a train journey home, I found myself whisked into a history I hadn’t previously seen much of. It’s not often you find books set in Canada, and it made a nice change compared to the u
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Lana Shupe
Nov 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
In my opinion, Calgary has a new and bright shining star. Author Renee Veillet's debut novel is a richly engaging time travel novel. Set in Alberta (past and present), Renee has done her research to bring Alberta and Calgary to life in a bygone era. Perfectly paced and beautifully descriptive. I loved passages in the books that are staying with me. Lines like "a childhood stolen with a father's last breath" are so evocative of a time when death came early in so many families. A time when very yo ...more
Gaynor
Dec 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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A captivating read. The story moves along at a quick and exciting pace with descriptive writing that brings to life its characters so very well, making for a page-turning adventure.

I found particularly interesting the turn of twentieth century (1913) Alberta homesteading setting and the lifestyle details. I think younger readers would find this glimpse of historical period of value and worthy of discussion.

I loved the ending (despite needing a minute or two to realise that I loved the ending).
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Katie
Feb 07, 2018 added it
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I don't know how to rate this book. It was sold to me as a shorter, ya Outlander set in Canada. It was that but simpler; Outlander is much more intricate. However, there were also a couple misprints and as someone who is reading to procrastinate grading papers, they jumped out at me. Then, as I got toward the end, I realized it wasn't a stand-alone book and my mind went - noooo! I have fallen out of reading series, but I do want to know what happens from here...
Penny
Nov 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Great book! The story moved at at a quick pace which made it hard to put down. I loved the historical facts and trivia which made me feel like I got a lot more out of the book than an entertaining escape into another time. Great ending to lead into the next book!!
Christine Belway
Feb 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A wonderful debut novel about time travel and life in Canada in the early 1900's. Fast-paced and engaging with great characters! Can't wait to read the next book in the series!
Shauna Roth
Mar 22, 2019 rated it liked it
I tried very hard to enjoy this novel but I struggled with the story. One of my favourite genres is Historical Fiction, and I was thrilled to be reading about my beloved Alberta. One of my least faves is romance....and Harlequin-type Romance. I found a few too many flaws in the story to believe it.
Mary Lou
Mar 16, 2019 rated it liked it
This story is about time traveling back to Calgary in 1913 so it was interesting but a bit simplistic
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