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Across Time

(Parallel #3)

4.50  ·  Rating details ·  1,017 ratings  ·  217 reviews
In a dangerous time before her own...a dangerous attraction.

Amelie Besson is on the cusp of attaining the life she’s dreamed of—until she finds herself stuck in pre-war France, fifty years before her time. The country is about to be under German rule, but her most immediate problem is Henri Durand, the arrogant and infuriatingly handsome vineyard owner upon whom her surviv
Kindle Edition, 312 pages
Published December 12th 2019
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I am in LOVE with this series! From the moment I opened the book until the very end, I was hooked! The writing is smooth, flawless and easy to follow. I love the creative mind behind this story and it was executed with precision.

At the beginning of the story Amelie is a pushover, somewhat of a doormat. Through her experiences and the love from the right person, she flourishes into a strong and self-confident woman. I appreciated seeing her blossom into a brave and fierce woman. Henri is a man an
Maria Luis
Dec 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
War is coming, but his biggest battle right now? Her.
Free in KU:

"No one's ever threatened to kill me before."

He turns toward the room just past the kitchen, which I assume is his. "With the mouth on you," he says, "I find that very surprising."

Parallel and Intersect are two of my favorite books of 2019. I shouted my love from the rooftops, foisted the duet on all my friends, regardless if they read romance or not.

I truly thought nothing could to
Nov 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Omg!!! Seriously my favorite read of 2019! Ok, first a few things. This was my first ARC ever. I won a giveaway, which I don't think I've ever won anything besides a T-shirt at camp in 4th grade. Second, this ends in a cliffhanger! So anybody who's so turned off by cliffhangers they lower the rating of a book, do your research first.

Ok, the goods. I don't even know where to start! The book starts out with 21 year old Sarah leaving New York in 1987 in search of a woman in 1938 France. She's been
Athena D.
Nov 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 5 STARS

I adore time travel romances, and Across Time was superb. The pace of the story and the character development was incredibly written that it ignited a feeling in me like slow burning, yet comforting fire. The mystery and intrigue are addicting.

If you read Parallel and Intersect, you'll surely enjoy this book since it is another EPIC read from this author. Across Time by Elizabeth O'Roark will join the ranks of the BIBLIO-ARISTOCRACY!!!
~**Anna**~ A Romance Reader
Apr 07, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
Really liked it!

This story will keep you entertained from the first page. I love time-travel romances and this one was a hit! It starts a little slow but I was never bored. I really liked that there's a mystery that keeps you on edge, but the heart of this book is its beautiful love story. Amelie and Henri are true soul mates. When they first meet they don't like each other, but as time goes by you can tell that they love each other deeply.

Overall this is a great time travel romance that I hig
Tia Louise
Dec 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Just finished Book 2/ACROSS ETERNITY... it is, hands down, the best duet I've read in a while. You can pre-order AE now, or get it when it's Free in KU:
Trussssst me... you are going to LOVE. IT.

I CAN'T EVEN WITH THIS BOOK!!!! It is SO GOOD... And now it's LIVE!!!!

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*FREE in Kindle Unlimited!

Oh my heck, I was awake all night reading... What a treat. From Elizabeth's gorgeous writing, the super sexy Henri, the histori
Jennifer Kyle
Nov 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs
3.5 Stars ⭐️

*ARC provided in exchange for an honest review*
Anne OK
Dec 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
WOW! This story -- I think I'll end 2019 on top with a winner, and call myself a lucky reader. I don't think I can top it. Besides very few, I'm not a big time-travel fan, or I wasn't until I discovered Elizabeth O'Roark. No spoilers coming from this reader -- just praise for how good it is and beautifully written. Every reader should experience every minute on their own. I loved these characters and the entire journey from start to finish. And after that cliffy, I'm going to be counting the day ...more
Oct 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
BEST ROMANCE OF 2019!! Thanks to Elizabeth for providing me with an ARC of this amazing book!

Elizabeth O'Roark has always been one of my automatic reads, but this book is my favorite to date. Her new time travel series (Parallel) is fabulous, and this book is an wonderful addition to that world.

This story revolves around Amelie, who is from the 1990s, and Henri, the man she meets when she travels back to France in the 1930s. Amelie is haunted by dreams of Kat, her dead sister. Each dream is the
Sep 09, 2020 rated it liked it
the whole concept of the story is so different and unique. Its about a girl name Sarah who can time travel but she hates it, but unfortunately she has to travel back in 1938 because she had a dream where her dead sister Kit says Sarah to save “ them” now when Sarah travels back in time she meets Marie and Henri. Marie is a time traveler too while Henri is just protecting his sister. At first Henri and Sarah argued a lot but they eventually fell in love. Did i mention that this story takes place ...more
Apr 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing
ARC kindly provided in exchange of an honest review.

“Across time” is a book about time travel and about a romance that seems quite innocent in the beginning, but turns really hot in the end.

Amelie and Henri are the main characters of the book. Amelie’s time is 1987, but the majority of the action takes place in 1938, just before the II World War and as you may have guessed it’s the time when Amelie meets Henri and Marie (Henri’s sister). Along the way, the three of them form a really strong bo
Nov 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arcs, favorites
I couldn't wait to read this book once Elizabeth O'Roark made the announcement that there would be a story taking place in historic France. After reading Parallel and Intersect, I couldn't get enough of this world of time traveling women, particularly regarding a mysterious character whom the reader didn't have the opportunity to get to know, but very much wants to and has so many questions for her and her past. This book did not disappoint and carried the same vein of romance, angst, wit and su ...more
Nov 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Loved loved loved this story. This book is further proof that Elizabeth O’Roark is some sort of magical literary unicorn. I’m not typically a paranormal fan, or a historical fiction fan, really, but she made me one with Across Time. I was so invested in the story and can’t wait to see how it comes together!!!
Not a fan of this schtick. The cheating wasn’t justified. The heroine is the only to suffer and if that wasn’t bad enough the author throws in the “heroine can’t have kids and now is stuck raising the baby born form her husbands cheating” plot line. There is just no saving this crap.
Christine (Shh Moms Reading)
Dec 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2019-top-fave
Omgggg she’s done it again! I’m a crazy mess but it’s such a glorious feeling!!!
Henri and Sarah ... the feels... the angst... the tension... DELICIOUS!
Across Eternity is my most anticipated read of 2020 and I CANT WAIT!!! Gahhhhhhh
Kimberly Ann
Oct 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2019-books
Across time, is a book that will defy time. Once you pick it up, you won't know where the time went. It is hard not to read this story in just one sitting. It has that perfect balance of slow burn and intrigue that makes it impossible to set down. The depth of characters in this story will have you feeling and fall in love with the characters as they find their way. For those of you who loved the Parallel duet, this one will absolutely blow you away.
Elizabeth O'Roark's superior depth of characte
Oct 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Received an ARC in exchange for an honest review. Elizabeth knocks it out of the park again!! Couldn’t put it down. What continues to impress me is her beautiful writing and how much more advanced her plots and style are than most other novels in this category. Can’t wait for her next one!!
Kandi Steiner
Dec 12, 2019 marked it as to-read

“Henri Durand might be a bit of a bad boy, but he's also so full of swoon-inducing love, compassion and fierce protectiveness that he makes me want to time travel back to 1938 so I can witness all his hero yumminess in person.”—Book Addict
Nov 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
First of all, this cover, y'all! He looks like even more of a bad boy than James Dean. Henri Durand might be a bit of a bad boy, but he's also so full of swoon-inducing love, compassion and fierce protectiveness that he makes me want to time travel back to 1938 so I can witness all his hero yumminess in person.

Amelie Besson gets to experience all things Henri, but it takes a while for him to show her his good side, and that’s certainly not why she traveled from 1987 back to 1938. Her deceased si
4 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 1/2 Stars! Time travel romance. I loved it! I read the parallel duet by this author and decided I had to read this one too, because they were excellent and a definite most read. I read this one, but I should have waited until the 2nd book to release before reading this, because, this book ends on a gigantic cliffhanger. I won’t get relief until April 2020, that’s so far away!

Henri and Sarah are beautiful together, they have great chemistry. I loved them fighting in the beginning. Thi
Wickedly Sweet & Synful Book Blog Synclare Moss
I’m in love with Elizabeth O’Roark’s writing.
Across Time is unlike any contemporary romance.
I read it straight through and was left with a major hangover.
It has time travel, mystery and the romance.
Characters that are unforgettable. Intricate storyline that leaves you guessing.
I’m a history buff so this one really tripped my trigger.
This is part 1 of a duet.
Plot~ 5/5
Main Characters (hero/heroine)~ 5/5
Secondary Characters~ 5/5
The Feels~ 5/5
Pacing~ 5/5
Anna Green
Dec 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Reviewed on behalf of KindleFriendsForever

This is book one of a duet and a prequel to the author’s previous books Parallel and Intersect. Henri and Amelie will surely captivate your heart and stir your imagination.

Young Amelie Besson, an eighteen-year-old girl goes back fifty years in time (1938) and meets Henri Durand, a protective and moody Frenchman. And yes, you got it right, Amelie is a time traveller albeit a reluctant one. I don’t want to go into too much detail to avoid any spoilers but
Amanda Carpio
Nov 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
GUYS! To say that I was 100% prepared to not like this book is an understatement. I adored the Parallel Duet so when I signed up to review this ARC I was beyond ecstatic.. Until I read the first page of the first chapter. The 'present' time is set in 1987 and our protagonist, Amelie is 21 years old. I read that and instantly disconnected. I don't know about you all but I relate more to people who grew up in the 90's-2000's. I text my friend and said well i'm obligated to review this book now but ...more
Dec 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Another spellbinding and spectacular story by the very talented Elizabeth O’Roark. The story itself is so eloquently written, it’s captivating and it’s absolutely mesmerizing. It has that perfect balance of slow burn and intrigue that makes it impossible to put down. The depth of characters in this story will have you feeling and falling in love with the characters as they find their way. I absolutely loved the Parallel duet, and this one will absolutely blew me away.

I loved this story. It was a
Danni Moore
Oct 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Looking forward to this prequel to the Parallel and Intersect Duet which I loved.
When is the release date expected?
Joanne Ragona
Apr 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Another fantastic time travel book. I was hooked from the very first page. Elizabeth O’Roark weaves an intricate and romantic tale that introduces new characters, including a swoony and broody hero who completely captured my heart. I was intrigued throughout the story and the end left me holding my breath. I’m so glad Book 2, Across Eternity is out because I’m jumping right in. I *need* to know how this story will conclude. I have no doubt Elizabeth O’Roark will make my heart pound, make my emot ...more

Oh my word is right!!!!! Now on to the conclusion!
Dec 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
4 stars

I really enjoyed this book, a historical-ish, time-travelling romance with mystery, intrigue and a chemistry-filled slow burning love story. It’s beautifully written with fantastic characters, and I loved it.

This is a spin-off from the Parallel Duet - a prequel (of sorts) that tells the story of Sarah, who was briefly referenced in the Parallel Duet. It can be read as a standalone, but there’s not a lot of background given to the time travelling element of the story. I’m not sure whether
Dec 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I don’t think Elizabeth O’Roarke knows how to write a bad book and I would honestly read the phone book if she wrote it. I must say I I loved, loved, loved this book!! I was so eager for more backstory after the Parallel books and did not think I could love this book more, however I did. This is the store of Amelie/Sarah and Henri and how she travels from 1987 to 1938 to help Henri and his sister due to warnings from her deceased sister. The way that the loves develops between Henri and Amelie i ...more
Dec 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I've been anticipating this latest time travel romance from Elizabeth O'Roark, time travel and anything outside of your normal contemporary romance usually isn't my thing however this author me intrigued ever since I read her Parallel duet.

First I loved that Amelie's story wasn't set in present day 2019 but dated back to 1987 and she jumps to pre-war (WWII) France where she is "sent back in time to help a woman she only received bits and pieces about in a dream from her deceased sister.

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Elizabeth O’Roark lives in Washington, DC with her 3 children. After many years spent writing scintillating brochures about amniocentesis and heart surgery, she is thrilled to have found a job that allows her to just make s*** up.

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