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If Only It were Yesterday

(A Season Passed #1)

4.65  ·  Rating details ·  37 ratings  ·  23 reviews
Liz Cooke has two problems in life: Her social media is filled with brewing political conflict and her idea of a perfect man seems to have gone extinct a century ago. Inspired by the contents of an antique trunk, Liz dreams she time-travels to 1885. As she sets out to enjoy the Victorian era in all its glory, armed with knowledge gleaned through historical novels and perio ...more
Paperback, 219 pages
Published September 4th 2018 by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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Amanda Tero
Aug 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Things were so much better in times before us... weren’t they? I’ve been as guilty as Liz Cooke in wishing for simpler times and fantasizing them. Liz learns a timely and much-needed lesson in here.

Yes, this is a time-travel book in a sense—through a dream. I thought the author did a fantastic job at keeping things realistic and interesting at the same time. I’m not a fan of time-travel, but there were absolutely no weird overtones in this book.

The spiritual message was solid and very applicable
Oh my, this book is incredible! Humorous, relatable, and just plain good, all in one package! Don't you just hate it when you don't know how to write your review for an amazing book? And you just sit there staring at the keyboard and computer scream like, "hello words, where are you??!!" :D

Liz was a blast! Her love for historical lifestyles, ways, and dressing was funny, especially when her friends didn't understand why she liked that stuff so much! She was such a fun person - I think I could ge
Aug 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
My mind was going in so many directions when I finished If Only it Were Yesterday. The heroine, Elizabeth Cooke (Liz) had issues to face and loved researching the past—especially the Victoria Era. A. M. Heath did a beautiful job with research of 1885 era and 2016 in Carroll, TN where Liz lived. I appreciate the quotes from “Alice in Wonderland” or Biblical Scriptures before each chapter. The adventures of Liz in her time travel were vibrant with description and I was in the moment. Will Liz find ...more
Darla Damron
Jul 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Wonderful story! Love the dream world and the reality of the real world. And how it all came back to Christ!
Kim Hampton
Jul 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I fell in love with this book and all its memorable characters. I think everyone has dreamed about traveling back in time to their favorite era. A.M. Heath shows us that it might not be exactly like we imagine! I'm looking forward to more stories from my favorite author. If you haven't read anything else by her, do yourself a huge favor and pick up her other books. I received a free copy of this book; my opinions are my own. ...more
Aug 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing

I don’t even know where to start. It will be hard for me to write this review because THERE WERE SO MANY THINGS I LOVED!
This story starts and ends in modern day 2016, in Carroll, TN but travels back in time to 1885 much the way Alice steps into Wonderland. But, the world and detail is so real and you are right there for the story. 26-year-old Elizabeth (Liz) Cooke and dear friend Scott are regular hangout pals. He is a gentleman in his own right, paying for movi
Aug 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
4 1/2 Stars!! A.M. Heath's latest book, "If Only It Were Yesterday," is the first book in her new series titled A Season Passed. Heath creates an intriguing story loosely based on the premise of Alice in Wonderland. In "If Only It Were Yesterday," Liz Cooke is disenchanted with decline in present day society and the political issues arising in our country that are ever so present on social media. She wished she lived in a earlier time period when men treated women with respect and problems in ou ...more
Becky Dempsey
Aug 01, 2018 rated it really liked it
I liked the little quotes from "Alice in Wonderland" and Bible verses that appear at the beginning of each chapter. I also liked the nods to various books and movies. Some of the ties to "Alice in Wonderland" were more obvious, like the uncle who was obsessed with his timepiece and even the story being set in "Carroll". While I was reading, I wasn't quite sure if Liz was experiencing something like in "Alice in Wonderland" or if it were more like "Somewhere in Time". I kept waiting for her to re ...more
Abigail Harris
Nov 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Genre: Historical Fiction, Christian Fiction, and Contemporary Fiction, Time-travel, (Yes, you read that right!)

My Rating: 5 Stars.

Recommendation: 13 or 15 up based on maturity.

My favorite character/s: Scott, he's adorable and sweet, and the right kind of guy for any love story, even if some characters don't agree! I really liked him, and would love to see more of his story!

My Verse for Scott is Psalm 37:34
Wait for the Lord and keep his way, and he will exalt you to inherit the land; you will lo
Alicia Ruggieri
Right off the bat, the Alice in Wonderland touches were wonderful. Many of the characters are directly inspired by characters in the book or movie, and it was fun to try to find them – almost like doing a “hidden picture” puzzle. I loved that – so much fun!

Liz’s own journey is well-worth taking with her, and I don’t *think* it’s spoiler-y 🙂 to tell you that her conclusion toward the end reminded me of the theme of another book/film that I love: The Lord of the Rings – “All we have to decide is w
Angie Thompson
Whew! What a ride!

I haven't read many books like this--time travel plots make me a bit leery--so I really appreciated the fact that this one was clearly presented as a dream, with no actual time travel going on (although of course Liz didn't realize it at the time). At least Liz's love of history left her a little more prepared for what she was facing than most time travelers!

Speaking of Liz's historical streak--I was rather amazed at some of the things she was ignorant of. Not so much the socia
Kathy Anderson
Aug 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A.M. Heath is one of my favorite authors. This is the first dual timeline book she has written.

A.M.Heath's research and knowledge shines through in Liz's experiences throughout the book.

An example is how the how the topic of civil rights was dealt with through the interactions between Elizabeth (Liz) Cook, Ruby Hillman and Ruby Hillman's maid Pearl.

One of my favorite quotes: "A person ought not to focus on their past, but, rather, on where they are heading" - Ruby Hillman.

This is the first book
Jul 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is a sweet story of finding one’s place in life and time. Liz Cooke is the owner of an antique store in a small Tennessee town. She’s also a contemporary young woman living in an era she deems as too crude for her tastes. She’s looking for a gentleman.

Liz often loses herself in historical heroes yet can’t see the guy waiting for her in her own time period…until she tries on a 19th-century dress. Her trip back in time is a lesson in “the grass isn’t always greener.” Confession: I related to
I received a copy of If Only It Were Yesterday from the author, A.M. Heath. All opinions expressed are my own.

Whew this was certainly something! I'll get into this more later but the romance was by far my favorite part. Anyone else love getting the warm and fuzzies when they read a romance? Because I do.

1. The plot. The storyline of this installment was particularly engaging. I haven't read many time travel novels and I clearly need to read more because they. are. my. jam. I will say that I didn
Kaitlyn S.
I had been wanting to read this since it came out....but I never got around to it until recently :) I was in the mood to read something a bit on the lighter side, but nothing too very frivolous, and this seemed like the answer. I really enjoyed this book, which I seldom ever will say with books that deal with time travel. But because of the ending.....which I won't mention so nothing is wasn't REALLY time travel =) Anyways. I could have so been Liz. I am Liz, as my friends know, t ...more
Karen Hadley
Sep 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I LOVED, LOVED THIS BOOK!! The best time travel/romance story I have ever read.

The thoughts and feelings of Liz and her love for books made me feel right at home the minute I opened the book. The author has an exceptional talent in her writings. The thoughts, actions and personality of the characters flow so seamlessly throughout the book in a beautiful way. It is like A.M. Heath was inside my head as she wrote this fun-filled, humorous yet intriguing and challenging story.

What I liked is - she
Sep 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
"If Only It Were Yesterday" by A.M.Heath was a joy to read from start to finish. It is a clean love story, a book about time travel and it also has Spiritual truths told within it's pages. It is loosely based on "Alice in Wonderland".

I really don't have much to say except that this book really kept me turning the pages I mean I had to know how and if Liz got back from 1885. This book shows that sometimes what we have right in front of us is all we need and sometimes life is better in the future
Anne Clare
Jan 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
When the main character finds herself transported to the past that she's dreamed of all her life, she thinks she'll find everything she's wanted. Like Alice, however, it may be that what she really wants is at home....
I enjoyed the way 'If Only It Were Yesterday' incorporated historical details into an "Alice in Wonderland" sort of story, without overdoing the comparison. The characters were likeable (even if the author did allow the main protagonist ample room to grow throughout the story :) )
Virginia Winfield
Sep 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is a very good time travel romance. Lizzie is disappointed in her time period of 2028. She feels that it was simpler in the 1800’s than it is today. She somehow goes back in time and learns that the past isn’t as simple as she thought. She learns some valuable lessons. I received a copy of this book from the author for a fair and honest opinion that I gave of my own free will.
Pam McCallister
May 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great book
Sep 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A great time travel book. I loved the way Liz goes back in time and the lessons she learned along the way. The reality that things are not always as grand as we think they are in different eras of life. I think sometimes we do fantasize living in a different time because we think it’s better.
Liz finds great romance and great friendship during her time traveling but she never forgets Scott and Betty in her “other” life. Can she live a normal life after she time travels? Can she be satisfied with
Raechel Lenore
Aug 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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*Happy sigh* This was a perfectly delightful read! The first I’ve read by this author, but it most certainly won’t be my last!

I read this as an e-copy, but I made quick work of securing a print copy for myself, because it was that enjoyable and I wouldn’t hesitate to read it again.

Main character Liz Cooke was real and quirky and lovely, and also very relatable. Starting in present day, we get to know Liz and see how she struggles with believing that times past would be a better place to live ins
Krista Noorman
Jun 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This was such a fun, sweet story with its nod to Alice in Wonderland. The characters and settings were wonderful, and this book has so many great lessons for readers to take away with them. I always know when I read a book by A.M. Heath that I will find wonderful spiritual themes that touch my heart. This book is no exception.
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Besides being an Indie Author, I’m a wife, mother of four, Sunday School teacher, sweet tea drinker, history fanatic, romantic, bubbly, lover of broccoli, and a retired cake decorator who has a soft spot for Christmas trees, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, and sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ.
What I’m not is a laundress (or at least not one who keeps up very well), a duster, tall, or patient in a d

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