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Where We First Began

4.57  ·  Rating details ·  28 ratings  ·  24 reviews
When Aubrey Harrison wrecks her truck on the side of a dark Texas highway, she wakes up in the year 1836, in another woman’s life—someone who looks just like her. Struggling to understand her new reality, Aubrey connects with Tapley, a handsome cattleman with a tragic past.

As Mexican soldiers begin to fill the small settlement, Aubrey recognizes the first sign of a deadl
Kindle Edition, 221 pages
Published July 9th 2019 by Red Adept Publishing, LLC
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Aug 22, 2019 rated it liked it
History student, Aubrey Harrison, has been dividing her time between studying to get into graduate school and keeping her demanding boyfriend happy. But when a horrible car crash leaves her unconscious and fighting for her life, Aubrey finds herself waking up in the past as the beeping from her heart monitor fades into her subconscience. The year is 1836 and the battle of the Alamo is on the horizon. Does she warn the people she is coming to know and care for and potentially change the course of ...more
Annemarie Guertin
Jul 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I could not put this book down. Ms. Elise’s storytelling is masterful. A perfect balance of heartbreak and hope. I highly recommend this book!
Vikki Vaught
Aug 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
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Sep 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
WHERE WE FIRST BEGAN by Rebecca Elise is a tender love story with time travel mixed in to make it a book I devoured in just two sittings. (It would have been just one if life hadn't gotten in the way, sigh...).

Aubrey Harrison is headed back to college one evening after the Chilifest party when she has an accident trying to avoid hitting a deer. She hits her head, then blacks out. When she next opens her eyes, she is not under bright lights in an ER, but on the ground after falling off a horse. S
Jul 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Enduring, powerful, funny, and filled with great quotes!

This book was wonderful! A love story for the ages with realistic issues and a super funny main character, too. As I was reading I thought I knew what was going to happen then BAM! the ending totally surprised me.

And it's such a powerful quote worthy book. Here's a few of my favorites:

"He would even put Maverick to shame if you put him in a flight suit and gave him a motorcycle. Danger zone."

"Nothing has ever felt like this before. It’s the
Sarah Ashwood
Sep 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
I haven't read much in the time travel romance genre, but this book definitely has me interested in it! I really enjoyed the two main characters and how their stories wove inbetween the present and the past. I loved, loved the history woven into the plot. I loved the setting of the Alamo--it was nice to see a less used time period. My favorite part was seeing historical characters like Davy Crockett brought to life. In short, if you enjoy romance, time travel romance, Texas/ western history, or ...more
Kelsey Yost
Jul 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing

A lovely blend of history and romance, and reminded me just why I love this genre! Sweet characters, wonderful plot, and a love story that you can’t help but hope is the real deal! Brilliant debut novel!
A Voracious Reader (a.k.a. Carol)

Book source ~ Review copy. My review is voluntary and honest.

Aubrey Harrison is a student at Texas A&M. The night of Chilifest she leaves the party to head home and swerves to avoid hitting a deer. Ok, side note here from Auntie Carol: never swerve to avoid hitting an animal unless you have plenty of clear space to do so AND you are not traveling at a high rate of speed. Because of this very reason - she runs off the road and flips her truck, ending up in the hospital and in a coma. Seriously
Jen KD
Feb 23, 2020 rated it really liked it
Remember the Alamo!

I never really thought I was into time travel books, but this is written in a very creative way. The characters were likable and I found myself rooting for them throughout the story. Aubrey struggles to figure out why she woke up in 1836 surrounded by “family” who are strangers to her. She fakes her way until she figures out what is going on and finds that she is in love with a familiar face. Some people are meant to be together, no matter the obstacles. I think you’ll enjoy t
Oct 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
Have you ever explored somewhere and it just feels so familiar and you can't explain why? Aubrey Harrison is on the fast track in life. She is studying hard for her Graduate Record Exams, has a great best friend in Paige, boyfriend Porter who is full of himself, and sometimes just finds herself overworked. Top that off with a good looking classmate, Lee, who takes her breath away.

Aubrey is still trying to figure life out when she finds herself launched back into February 1836, a month before th
Jamie Jack
Oct 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Time-Slip Romance at the Time of the Alamo

What a well-written story, and what a twist at the end! I would love to know how Aubrey and Tapley’s story continues after that! I'll admit that I tend to pick up most time-travel or time-slip romances because I love both history and romantic tales. This one was definitely different but in a good way. The heroine is a modern-day Texas college student. A truck accident somehow pulls her back 1836 before the infamous Battle of the Alamo. She has assumed, a
Dec 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed the story. When I read romance, it's often historical romance, or a story taking place in both the past and the present. So, this seems to be my kind of story.

I've never read a story set at the Alamo (mainly because it's such a tragic event). I like the way this book works the Alamo into the story, without it being THE only plot.

The pros: Nice story, well-written overall. I liked the voice of the protagonist, Aubrey, and I liked the main male character, Tapley. There were a few surpris
Lillian Cummings
Aug 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
Aubrey just wants to do well on her college tests but her boyfriend Porter has other ideas and his one stupid act will change her life forever. After being involved in an car accident she wakes up in the past and she has no idea what has happened. She knows there is only person that she can trust she doesn't really know Tapley but she knows that they had something once. She is been pulled in two different directions as she hears the beep of the machines in the hospital and she knows that she nee ...more
Alda  Delicado
Aug 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I started this book with high expectations and I must say that I wasn’t disappointed. A great time travel book, well researched, that encompassed one of the more important events of American history never losing sight of one of the best romantic stories I have ever read.

Aubrey is a college student in Texas and one day on her way home from a music festival she has a car accident and suddenly wakes up in 1836 in the middle of the American-Mexican war. She is also the daughter of a rich landowner w
Bonnie DeMoss
Oct 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I received an advance review copy from Book Sirens for free and am leaving this review voluntarily. This is a solid romance with time travel and a little American History thrown in. Aubrey is a typical college student with a busy school life and some issues with her boyfriend. A car accident literally changes her world when she finds herself thrown back in time to Texas in 1836, just prior to The Alamo. There she must learn to adjust to a different way of life, cope with her knowledge of what is ...more
Rebecca Sousa
Sep 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Where We First Began is really a beautiful, tragic love story that blooms into hope. It has everything you could hope for in a great book relatable characters, adventure, tragedy based on real life events, mystery and romance as well as paranormal phenomenons such as past lives, reincarnation and soul mates finding their way back to each other. I really loved this book it was perfectly balanced between discussing the historical events that took place at the Alamo and weaving in fiction and origi ...more
Oct 10, 2019 rated it liked it
I enjoyed the unique take on time travel in this book, and I very much enjoyed the main characters Aubrey and Tapley.

I didn't rate this higher because I'm really not a fan of the insta-love romance trope. Nor am I a fan of the trope where strong, intelligent women are in love with misogynistic dirtbags (even if in the past we don't know if the original Aubrey actually loved Robert).

I did enjoy the storyline otherwise. It definitely made me want to read more about the actual history of the Alamo.
Anna Holmes
Sep 29, 2019 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this story! It was a bit short, but it did have an ending, and I felt it was a happy one. Aubrey is a student. She meets a boy named Lee in her class and he makes her feel things she shouldn't. Especially since she has a boyfriend. After a party one night, she has a wreck and while in a coma starts reliving in the past. She meets Tapley along the way. Tapley and she fall madly in love, but all these bad things happen. They end up at the Alamo and you just love this couple and kn ...more
Donna Munoz
Dec 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Very, very cleverly written! It's a unique take on time travel and of course, a beautiful love story that literally surpasses the ages. The book was very well crafted and the detail lovely. The history was done very well, too. Loved it! ...more
Oct 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Here, There, and Here again!
Aubrey Harrison is in college and not really enjoying it much she gets knocked down by her boyfriend because she feels she needs to study and not play around and her chose of classes well Porter is all over that. Then Porter does something really stupid and Aubrey is upset nowhere is the lesson never drive when you are upset! Now pop she is in the past engaged to someone she does not like and in love with someone else. A brilliantly written time-travel romance I reall
Aug 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I LOVED, LOVED this novel. My initial attraction to the novel was the idea of time travel, but what kept me hooked was the tender underlying love story. I think that fans of American history, like myself, would love this novel because it takes place during the lead-up to and eventual massacre that took place at The Alamo in San Antonio, Texas. The ending was a bit of an unexpected surprise and leaves the reader with hopes of a sequel.

I received a free advance review copy and this is my honest re
Oct 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is the first book by this Author that I have read. A time travel book with a twist. This is Aubrey R. Harrison and Tapley Holland and everything that happens for them to get their happy ending. I will say keep the Kleenex handy. I received a copy of this book through Hidden Gems and I am voluntarily reviewing.
Rosie Greenwell
Sep 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Wow! What a storyline. If you like a little romance mixed with some time travel, this is for you.
Aubrey has a car accident and awakens in 1836. Definitely worth a read.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author through voracious readers

Angela Dawn
Sep 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A great time travel romance that takes place during the Texas revolution. Be prepared for lots of drama! Historically accurate and the author’s attention to events is impressive. I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.
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