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Time Will Tell

4.47  ·  Rating details ·  104 ratings  ·  43 reviews
Eva Jordan's much-anticipated follow up to the bestselling 'All The Colours In-Between'. Writer, Lizzie Lemalf, and her loving but somewhat dysfunctional family are still grieving over the loss of a much-loved family member. Lizzie is doing her best to keep her family together but why does the recent death of a well-known celebrity have them all in a spin? The police suspe ...more
Paperback, 360 pages
Published February 14th 2019 by Urbane Publications
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Jul 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
You will need to have read the series
But this is not a problem because it is ace
We are thrown back into the loving world of 183 days with its sadness and happiness
But when a friend of the family is accused of murder what actually happened?
Mar 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
Having previously read the author's debut novel 183 Times a Year and then her second book All the Colours in Between, it was a pleasure to be reacquainted with all of the characters and getting engrossed and absorbed within their yet lives again, in this latest book Time Will Tell.

The story and its well written characters, draws you in and gets you engrossed right from the very first pages and keeps you ensnared within its grip right to the very last words of the very last page.

The story is ma
Susan Hampson
Nov 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Oh wow! What a tremendous story this was, my favourite of the three books that follow the life of Lizzie Lemalf and her family. If you get chance do read the first two books, which enrich this story although not essential. Recent events have pulled the family in many directions making them all suspicious of each other. There has been a murder and it would be easy to believe that a family member has a hand in it and not everyone has a rock-solid alibi for their whereabouts. It is hard to write a ...more
Katharine Johnson
Mar 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Time Will Tell is the third book in a series about the Lemalf family. If you haven’t read the previous two, I would recommend that you do as it will help you keep up with all the characters. However, if you do dive into this as the first it won’t be long before you find yourself immersed in their lives, piecing together their stories and intrigued by their secrets. Eva Jordan’s characters are believable, sympathetic and multi-faceted. I loved the whodunnit element in this instalment and the 1960 ...more
Jan 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction
This is the authors third book to feature Lizzie and her family. I would recommend reading All the Colour’s In-Between before reading this one though as think readers would benefit from having read it. It’s also a fabulous book.

I have been on so many highs and lows with this family and this novel was no different. What is slightly different though is that the story itself flicks between present day as well as the past where we get to know a lot more about Lizzie’s dad which I loved. I so adored
This is the story of family and the different generations and told mainly in the present over the festive period, and at times I was taken back to the era of the grandparents when they lived in london. There are elements of mystery and suspense that have made their way into this dynamic family. For Lizzie she finally starts to understand and learn what and who her family are.

In the present there is Lizzie, for me she is the link to the whole story. She is a daughter, a mother, a good friend, a p
Michaela in Bookish Wonderland
When Hunter Black is found dead in his home the police are far from short of suspects. I really enjoyed the constant 'who done it?'. The story is written from different perspectives which I really thought would help figure it out but I was completely wrong. I love a book that keeps me guessing!

The story switches between past and present. We have the Hunter Black story with a police investigation. And the life of Salocin who finds love and gets more than he bargained for when he starts a new job.
Mar 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Having read the first two books I was delighted to be given the opportunity to read book number three of Lizzie and her family and it didn’t disappoint. I loved getting to know Lizzies dad Salicon from his younger days along with her mum and aunt . A little bit of a whodunnit novel but more than that is a great story of family, love and trust . I hope this isn’t the end of lizzies tales as I have thoroughly enjoyed getting to know this family . My thanks to tbc reviewers and the author for my co ...more
Apr 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
It took me a little while to get into this book as it was ages ago that I read the first book - had to get reaquainted with all the characters and get up to speed again. Loved the Salocin storyline the most I think and how it fitted in with the current family dilemmas. Well written with some really great characters which brought the story to life. Thank you to the author and to TBC for the chance to read this title in exchange for an honest review.
Angi Plant
Jan 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is the third in the series of books by Eva Jordan about Lizzie Lemalf and her family. It’s a series that’s grown stronger with each book, as the characters grow and everyone has a real place, a story behind the story.
It was captivating in it’s telling of the story of Lizzies parents and aunt who had a very different story to tell than Lizzie’s own.
I really couldn’t put this down and greedily soaked up every detail of Salocin and his early/young life. I found myself always rooting for the
Gina Kirkham
Jan 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Time Will Tell is another wonderful novel by Eva Jordan. This is a multi-layered suspense story with relatable characters bound together by the haunting grip of the past. I loved the atmospheric writing of the 1960’s beautifully balanced with the present day. A highly recommended read and a very worthy 5*
Mairead Hearne (
My Rating - 4.5*

'You’ll be fine,
in time,
and I’ll be right behind you…’

Time Will Tell is the third and final book in this wonderful family saga by Eva Jordan. Published by Urbane Publications, Time Will Tell is like reuniting with an old friend, except in this case it is the fictional, but truly inspirational, Lizzie Lemalf. Having previously read book two, All The Colours In Between, I was really excited to find out what happened next to Lizzie and her delightfully dysfunctional and charming
Feb 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
When I saw the final part of this trilogy was going to do the rounds on a blog tour, I just had to be a part of it. Those of you who have followed my book reviews will know that I absolutely loved Eva Jordan’s first two books in the series, reading them back to back. You simply must read the first books before embarking on Time Will Tell as the novel continues directly from the second and there is a large back story to be aware of. Normally I write my own book summary, but in this case I am so w ...more
Feb 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
Time Will Tell is the third instalment of Eva Jordan's trilogy following the many ups and downs of Lizzie Lemalf and her family. It can be read as a standalone but I'd recommend reading the first two books, partly because they are very good but more so because you'll have a much better understanding of the family and all it has been through. I've read and enjoyed both the previous books but even then it took me a while to remember who was who. Lizzie's father always used to say "It's not life, i ...more
Michelle Ryles
Feb 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: galleys-read
Eva Jordan’s books are so full of warmth and colour that you feel as if you’re catching up with an old friend who envelops you in a big hug on arrival. I have absolutely adored, and frequently recommend, Eva’s books so I was delighted to be offered an early review copy of Time Will Tell that picks right up after the jaw dropping cliff-hanger ending of All The Colours In Between.

Our favourite blended family is back! Time Will Tell is like two books in one as Lizzie’s story continues but we also g
Victoria Weston
Jan 22, 2020 rated it really liked it
This is the third in the series and I couldn't wait to read it. I absolutely loved the first two books in this series and I highly recommend you read them first.

Book 1= 183 Times a year.
Book 2= All the colours in between.
Book 3= Time will tell

This story continues straight on from the second book. Lizzie  and her  family are still grieving  the loss family member. Lizzie as usual because of the person she is is trying to do what is best for everyone to keep her family together. But the death of o
Fany van  hemelen
Mar 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: lovebooksgroup
What a delicate and beautifully written book! You have to take your time to savour the depth and wisdom in it. The connection between everything and everyone in time is magical written .

Unfortunately this was my first book by Eva Jordan, but I promise you I will certainly read the first two in this series. What a beautiful journey of a family trough generation and time. We sometimes forget what is really important but these well-written story is telling us with a tender voice what we always have
Misfits farm
Feb 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Hunter Black is being reported as dead and one family are glad to hear the news as he attacked their daughter Cassie. Lizzie, Cassie’s mother lost her father a year ago and still misses him terribly. The family are questioned by the police and no one is quite sure where anyone else was on the day that he died. We learn a more about Salocin Lemalf (father and grandfather to the family) named after Nicolas Flamel who was attributed to be able to turn scrap into gold and knew the secret of immortal ...more
Anne Hamilton
Feb 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Time Will Tell is the final instalment in Eva Jordan's trilogy about the warm, slightly chaotic, and a bit eccentric Lemalf family. The characters are all, well, real characters - complex, funny, charming, real - and the plot that runs through the three books, but culminates in Time Will Tell, is intriguing and very well-thought out.

I hadn't read the first two novels when I heard about this one, but being a stickler for order, I bought those first - and ended up flying through all three. That sa
Denise Share
Mar 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
I found this to be an overall enjoyable and well-written book. However, it took a while to get into. This might have been because there were a lot of characters to place within the story (I since realised it was a follow-up book so, presumably, most characters would already have been known to the reader - I was reading it as a stand alone book). Then there were the devices of time and character flipping, which was rather confusing, especially at first, and added to the difficulty I was having so ...more
Sue Burrows
Apr 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is the third book in the series and it picks up straight away where the last one finished. The second book finished rather dramatically so I was glad I had inhaled book one and two and could move swiftly to book 3.
I would totally recommend you read the other two as this book really is the crescendo but I know others have read it as a stand alone..I think though because the characters are so well written that I wouldn't want you to miss out by not having the back story.
The story is all about
Joanna Larum
Aug 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is the third book in the Lizzie Lemalf series, which I've managed to read instead of the second one! My mistake, but once I'd started to read it I couldn't put it down. I shall read the second one next.
Lizzie is now an established author and her children are past the teenage stage, although they still need their mother's advice and support. Cassie, her daughter, was raped by a celebrity who is now dead. The whole family wonder which of them is the killer, with Lizzie right at the top of th
Susanne Baker
Feb 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I absolutely loved both of Eva’s first two books from this series featuring Lizzy and her family. I was excited to read this, to find out the conclusion to the story from All the colours in between that was left somewhat on a cliffhanger. I was not at all disappointed, I really loved the flash backs to the 60s, to find out the back story to Lizzy’s parents, and how that shaped the family that we see now.
I had always loved the character of Lizzy’s dad and so I found it extremely interesting to g
Rachel Bridgeman
Mar 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: february-2019
”It’s not a life, it’s an adventure”

This is one of the phrases used by the father of Lizzie Lemalk, Salocin (Nicolas, backwards, as in Nicolas Flamel, scientist and presumed alchemist).

In this , the third in the series by Eva Jordan, explores Salacin’s past in London of the 1960’s whilst in the present, Lizzie and her family are interviewed by the police in connection with the death of celebrity, Hunter Black.

Beyond family ties, what links these two time periods? Eva Jordan skillfully weaves a n
Mar 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
I jumped at the chance to read Time Will Tell by Eva Jordan the third and final instalment for the TBC reviewer group when I had the opportunity as I have loved the previous books in this series.

In this story the family are still reeling from the loss of a pivotal family member the previous Christmas and the events that had taken place in the lead up. I found this a cleverly crafted book that reminded me of key moments from the previous books whilst telling a new and different story by looping b
Jul 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I loved the previous two books in this series, telling the story of Lizzie Lemalf and her 'dysfunctional' family. Both books were filled with love, laughter, and heartbreak.
The ending of the second book - All The Colours In Between - was a shocking cliff hanger, and I couldn't wait to read this concluding part of the trilogy.
It was wonderful catching up with Lizzie and her family. We learned about the early lives of Salocin and Ellie, Lizzie's parents, in this book - which gave a whole new layer
Katherine Sunderland
Apr 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
I'm a big fan of Eva Jordan - her books are so readable and always bursting with the bustle of family life that feels so authentic. Jordan has created a great protagonist in Lizzie and, having followed Lizzie's journey through Jordan's two previous novels, it is great to be reunited with her and read this further story. I especially enjoyed the dual timeline and historical element as we are taken back to discover more about Lizzie's family history. As always, Jordan writes fluently, with a plot ...more
JC Williams
May 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
I've just finished 'Time will tell' by the lovely Eva Jordan, almost read it in one sitting!! My reviews normally end up giving away the plot, so I need to be careful, as I get so excited when I have read a wonderful book. And 'Time will tell', is a wonderful book. Written with intelligence and wit, drawing the reader in little by little, making them care for the characters' involved. Eva subtly and adeptly takes the reader from the present to the past and back again throughout the book, so we a ...more
Nicola Mitchell
Mar 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
Having read 183 times a year, which I enjoyed and All the Colours in Between, which I loved, I was looking forward to reading more about the Lemalf family. The first and second especially were emotional rollercoasters and this was not far behind.

It was lovely to read a little more of the back story. I especially enjoyed getting to know Grandad and his struggle to provide for the family we got to know first, in 183 Times a Year and now more about in this one.

I think it would be beneficial to re
Apr 09, 2020 rated it really liked it
The final instalment in Eva's books about Lizzie and her family. Took me a little while to really get back in to the story, especially with the time hopping from present day to the 60s where the story expands on Lizzie's mum and dad. But once I got in to it I thoroughly enjoyed it, especially the time hop back to Salocin and Ellie which had me gripped.
The book seemed to end very suddenly and I would have liked a little bit more after the chapter of 23rd December. I think Eva could have put anoth
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Eva Jordan, born in Kent but living most of her life in a small Cambridgeshire town, describes herself as a lover of words, books, travel and chocolate. She is also partial to the odd glass or two of wine.

Her career has been varied including working within the library service and at a women's refuge. She has had several short stories published and currently writes a monthly column for a local maga

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