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A Different Time

3.96  ·  Rating details ·  80 ratings  ·  44 reviews
Keith Nolan falls in love with a remarkable young woman from the past, talking to him on a home video she recorded in 1989. To keep their conversation going, he must find more of her tapes—while forces work against them both, and time is running out.
Kindle Edition, 200 pages
Published July 2nd 2019 by Tangent Press
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Aug 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
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I did not hear of this book before, I do not know the author, I did not know anything about it until Dave contacted me and asked if I wanted to be a part of The ultimate blog tour. It was short, it had a good cover, the synopsis sounds interesting and the rest is history.

The synopsis kind of gave me “Your name” vibes if you know that anime movie and it is a really great one so check it out, this kind of had a more simple but similar synopsis, a girl and a
Scarlett Readz and Runz....Through Novel Time & Distance
I'm mush.

Lindsey lives with her mother after her parent's divorce. For a lack of financial resources, her mother remarried quickly to give them some stability, but the guy is a scumbag and Lindsey doesn’t care for him much. Not really sure how she will go about pursuing her passion in the arts, she is sort of in slump about her future and hasn’t made real friends yet since their move. Her mother envisions her to study accounting or some such that leads to an orderly profession and keeps tabs on
Lili  Marcus
Aug 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
Guys, I can’t even tell you how happy I am that I’m part of this blog tour. Yeah, I am not in the list of bloggers above due to miscommunication, I guess I can just call it a miscommunication. hehe. But I have the book and The Write Reads, the host of this #UltimateBlogTour, told me I can post my review today. But anyway, oh my God, this book!!! I didn’t expect the feelings it brought me. I cried!!! I fre*kin’ teared up. So please keep reading. I want you all to know more about this book.

A Voracious Reader (a.k.a. Carol)
I only shelve this under Sci-Fi because there's a sort of time travel involved. It's complicated. lol


Book source ~ Tour

It’s 2017 and 22-year-old Keith Nolan is just living his life, working a job he dislikes to pay the bills and haunting flea markets and stores trying to fill out the last of his Uncanny X-Men comic collection as a tribute to his dad. On the day he finds that final edition he needs he also picks up a home video from one of his regular vendors. In the excitement of finding the
Sep 08, 2019 rated it liked it
3.5 Stars.

This is a short and quick read, and an equally sweet read.

The plot follows the two main characters, Keith and Lindsey. One lives in 2019, the other, Lindsey, thirty years ago in 1989. They communicate through VHS tapes that Lindsey recorded as a young woman and Keith purchased from a local flea market.

I liked A Different Time a lot.

It failed to make me emotional, however, probably because it's too short and there aren't enough pages to fully develop the characters or the time they live
Surbhi Das
Sep 06, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2019-arcs, 2019-reads
A Different Time is a sweet and poignant book about finding love against all odds. The theme itself isn't common for the genre but the presentation of the story is something which kept me hooked from the beginning to the end. Honestly, I kind of had a hard time wrapping my head around this story at first, because there are certain things in the plot which is a departure from reality and probably not possible at all. However, the unbelievable aspect of the story is what makes this book unique ...more
Esmée van der Weide
Sep 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Be kind, rewind.

I have received this book for free from TheWriteReads & Michael K. Hill in exchange for an honest review.

I want to start with that this is the kind of book that fits new adults in the year 2019. The characters themselves, what they love and how they act is so close to home that it actually feels like I am reading about a person I could become friends with right this day. I never thought I'd need this, but now I do and I just need more.

Keith is one of the main characters and
Aug 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
I started this book last night because I need to read it for my blog tour but omg! I’m reading it again, this book is short yet packs so much of a punch it hurts. THAT ENDING killed me so heart warming but sad. Keith and Lindsey instantly have a connection, they are both trying to figure out what they want to do in life, how they want to spend it and Keith is determined that he will spend it with Lindsey. He just needs to find her. If you love time travel books and romances that will tear you ...more
Lel Budge
Sep 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Keith spends his spare time trawling flea markets for an elusive comic book to complete his collection. On one of his trips he sees video recorder tape with ornately decorated and he gets an emotional tingle and pops it into his pocket (with the stall holders permission). But this is quickly forgotten when he finds the comic he has been searching for….

One day, at a bit of a loss, Keith comes across the tape and decides to play it….a young woman is doing a video diary, he makes a comment and
Kelly Van Damme
Aug 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
There’s a girl in 1989, Lindsey, and a guy in 2019, Keith, and they fall truly madly deeply in love with each other. Please note that the trailer makes it sound a lot more sci-fi than it actually is. There is of course a fantastical / sci-fi element to it, but I would classify this more as a romance story. If there are any fans of Sandra Bullock and/or Keanu Reeves in the audience today: this is like The Lake House but with videotapes instead of notes. Lindsey makes tapes like a sort of visual ...more
Kaili Taghon (Entertainingly Nerdy)
Loved loved loved this book. It made me laugh and made me cry. The only thing that I wish was different is that I wish Keith's friend aric had more of a role in the book. Especially with an ending like a different time had.
Stephen Donovan
Sep 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
I forged an effortless connection with this book almost immediately, which remained unbroken until I reached the very end. What begins as an original and fascinating concept, becomes something supremely thoughtful, heart-rending, and utterly enchanting all rolled into one.

It is a story that moves along at a fast pace throughout, but at the same time it packs a lot in. I felt like it encompasses a range of genres; as well as the romance, there are also sci-fi/paranormal elements, and the
Sep 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Coming in at only 200 pages, this heartbreakingly beautiful story left me a gushing puddle of tears.

At the age of 16, Lindsey was forced to relocate to California from Hawaii following her parents divorce with her mom. Her mom quickly remarried as a means for financial stability, but Lindsey’s stepdad just rubs her the wrong way. Now, its 1989 and 19 year old Lindsey has graduated high school, but she’s no closer in figuring out what she’s going to do. Lindsey’s mom wants her to go to college
Aug 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
MY RATING: 4/5 stars

So it’s the 5th day of #thewritereads #adifferenttime #ultimateblogtour and I am so excited to be sharing the Review of ‘A Different Time’ with you guys!!! Thanks a lot Dave from TheWriteReads and the Author- Michael K. Hill, for giving me this lovely opportunity and providing me with a free e-book copy of ‘A Different Time’ in exchange for an honest and unbiased opinion.

‘A Different Time’ is a beautifully written love story which will certainly prod your lacrimal glands and
Sep 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
TheWriteReads Ultimate Blog Tour Review

I received this book in exchange for an honest review through this blog tour event.

I have so many things to say about this book but also I can’t say too much or it will give too much away. I can say that this is one of my favorite books that I’ve read. This book should be read by everyone, it should be loved by everyone. It had such heart, that pulled me right in. It’s an interesting plot, when I heard of it I did think of that movie “The Lake House” but
Sep 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
Oh, my heart.

Two characters, Lindsey and Keith. Separated by time, space and circumstances. They could not be more different, yet so much about them comes together to be right.

Lindsey lives with her mother and step-father in the past. Lindsey is right out of school floundering about what she wants to do and who she wants to be. Family dynamics complicate things and make her home life uncomfortable. With no one to talk to, Lindsey pulls out a video camera and records a video diary to have
Sep 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2019-reads
3.5 Stars!! (rounded up to 4 on goodreads)

I thought this was a really nice book which had a unique story. It was easy to read with great characters. I particularly liked Lindsey as she was inspiring and I thought the themes with her discussing wanting to pursue her dreams or get a stable job were absolutely great.
It was an emotional read which was delivered really well.
It did have a bit of insta-love and one goal mindset but still enjoyable to read and I would recommend it.

Thank you for the
Shayney Hardcastle
Aug 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
This book follows our two of our main characters, Kevin and Lindsey, and is told through their perspectives. They are perfect for each other and understand each other other, which is seldom to find, however there is a problem. Just a little something that stops them from actually meeting each other and being together. I'm not going to spoil this by giving away spoilers, as the less you know the better I would say!
This book is so much more than the synopsis would lead you to believe. I didn't
Nicola mckenna
Aug 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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Nora Eliana
You can find my review here on my blog

Dini Kamayana
Sep 08, 2019 rated it it was ok
I read this book as part of TheWriteReads Blog Tour for Michael K. Hill. You can check out my review that's up on my blog here.

Thanks to Dave @The_WriteReads for organising this amazing blog tour and thanks to Michael K. Hill for sharing a free copy of his book in exchange for an honest review.
Catarina Pimenta
Aug 03, 2019 rated it liked it

A Different Time is the type of romance I usually fall in love with. A contemporary romance with a dash of sci-fi and fate that gives meaning to an unpredictable relationship. It reminded me a lot of the movie In Your Eyes (featured in my 20 must-watch romance movies post!

Keith is a comic book nerd, with no meaning to his life, that comes across a VHS tape. That tape is a recording of Lindsey, a girl who lives in 1898 and, surprisingly, they can communicate
Kerry Robinson
Sometimes, it doesn't matter how much we are expecting from a book, we still aren't prepared for it when it completely sweeps us off our feet. This is exactly what this book did to me. I knew it was going to be good (more than good) but I just wasn't read for how breathtakingly beautiful and exquisite it actually was going be.

Keith is at a bit of a loose end. He lives a quiet life with a seemingly similar routing and while he isn't all alone, he seems to missing something from his life. A chance
Alyssa Janine Busia
A Different Time shows me that there is always light in the dark.

Keith Nolan and Lindsey Hale are both interesting and lovely characters. They both had no plans for their future. So, when time interconnected the two of them, they found themselves engaged on talking with one another using the home video Lindsey had recorded in 1989. But, with every happy day, there will always be a sad day. Keith needs to find more of those home videos if he wants to keep on talking with Lindsey.

This is the
Aug 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
I'm always so unsure of reads that are outside my preferred genres, not usually attracted to emotive reads this one reeled me in with my heartstringsand left me shockingly broken - I didn't think it would because like I said it's shaky genre ground for me, it took me a while to embrace it but once I did, you better believe I steamrolled through Different Time and I was so glad that I stuck with it.

It takes something special for me to binge read a book and Michael injected this one with such an
Anthony ➳ KeepReadingForward ➳
This Review was first posted on Keep Reading Forward. If you want to see more, check out our other locations as well as here.

Thank You Michael K. Hill and TheWriteReads Tours for a copy in exchange for an honest review.

When A Different Time was brought to my attention, something grabbed my attention. Maybe that the story was dealing between two different characters during two different time periods, yet somehow are able to communicate to each other. I was mostly interested on how seemed to
The Coycaterpillar Reads
Sep 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Thanks to Dave @ The Write Reads for my spot on The Ultimate Blog Tour for Different Time by Micheal Hill. Thanks for a copy of the book. My thoughts are all my own.

This book is why I hail the Indie writers. I’ve reviewed and rated a couple of 5 star reads this year, but this is topping the scale. It takes all the biscuits, all the stars, it takes the motherfucking yard stick. This story is so blinking different and unique it made my soul happy and broken all at the same time. It’s no lie that I
Sep 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
The book starts off with Keith Nolan. Just going through life living the norm. Working in a job he hates lives in an apartment he doesn't really care about. His only enjoyment in life is looking for comics to complete his collection which his late father started many years ago. Keith goes to market stalls looking for these illusive comics to finally complete his fathers collection.

On his mission he stumbles upon these cassette tapes which don't really seem interesting. He buys them and just
Sep 11, 2019 rated it liked it
I enjoyed this piece of time-displaced romance.

Keith falls in love with Lindsey, a girl thirty years in the past. It all begins when he picks up a VHS cassette at a flea market, while looking to expand his X-Men collection (which, by the way, definitely made him initially likable — true X-Men nerdhood is something to bond over!). The cassette is the video diary of a girl Keith’s age at the time of recording, back in 1989; what shocks Keith is that, as soon as he speaks aloud, the girl hears him…
Kate Avery
Sep 18, 2019 rated it liked it
Rating 3.5/5

It’s safe to say that I was super intrigued by the blurb of this book, it sounded like an interesting but also complex premise and I was curious to see how the author handled that.

I have to admit at the start of the book I wasn’t 100% sure I was going to get through it, the writing to me felt a little formal and overexplained, at times there was a lot more telling than showing, which didn’t help with getting to know the characters because I felt like I wasn’t being given the chance
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Michael K. Hill is an internationally published writer of fiction and non-fiction. His short story collection, Anansi and Beyond, is available now. His novel, A Different Time, publishes July 2, 2019. He lives in Connecticut with his wife, kids, and 7 rescued animals.