With the country under the threat of war, a group of time-traveling government agents devise a risky plan to keep their families safe. But transporting hundreds of years to the past and blending in may prove much more dangerous than they expected.
Cyber Criminal Enforcement Agent Christine Stewart has been to the past before and thinks she knows what to expect. She couldn’t be more wrong.
Life in the eighteenth century is anything but ideal, especially when they learn a rogue agent with plans to strike it rich follows them back in time. Armed with a modern-day weapon, the agent may disrupt the timeline in the most disastrous way and alter history as they know it.
Now they’re refugees in their own homeland, and how they proceed will determine their fate. Will they crash and burn in their race to stop the defector before it’s too late?
Christy Cooper-Burnett is an award-winning author based in California with a degree in Administration of Justice. After retiring from the new home construction industry she now divides her time between northern and southern California.
She has a grown son who inspired her to write her debut novel, No Way Home. Although she began her writing career later in life, once she started she couldn't stop.
Her work focuses on creating relatable stories and characters that transcend genres and encourage her readers to imagine what they would do if thrown into the unique, imaginative situations her protagonists end up in.
Christy's debut novel, No Way Home, was the recipient of the 2020 California Author Project award in the Adult Fiction category, and the 2020 PenCraft Award in the Science Fiction category.
Her second novel, Finding Home releases June 17, 2021, and early praise has garnered several five-star reviews.
The third book in the Christine Stewart Time Travel Adventure Series, Escaping Home, is set to launch on November 18, 2021.
I just finished this entire series in two days of forced bedrest. I have been thoroughly entertained and truly enjoyed this saga of time traveling through hundreds of years, even centuries. I think it's difficult to pull off a series as complex and intricate as this without maybe losing a tiny bit of historical symmetry or making a tiny bit of detail fit in to the narrative without clumsily taking a huge risk of forced inclusion. I found this series just enchanting and adventurous. I also think it's well constructed and truly inspired. So for me this is a huge hit. Now, having said that I want to challenge a couple of reviewers who rudely criticized the first story of the series, mocking the story as juvenile and inaccurate. All the fuss about when tea ( Yes, TEA) became a common beverage in England or the precise year the black plague arrived to decimate the population. Nitpicking by the unpublished and rather snooty, overly aggressive and mean spirited persons who couldn't come close to imagining and writing any better fictional adventure. Hiding behind the internet anonymity and rating merely 1 or 2 stars. I would dare those few readers to produce any thing better. This series is a wonderful romp through time with satisfying action, mystery, and suspense. It's fun to read, the characters pull you into their world and leave you with a happy ending as well. Granted there are a couple inconsistencies but I noted with satisfying clarity the author addresses the few fussy comments directly and with certainty at the beginning of the second book. I love an author who can stand up to the nitwits who scream about historical inaccuracy with dignity and hard cold fact. So don't let a few muggle reviewers stop you from reading this series. It does everything you want in fun fiction from an imaginative and skilled writer. It serves its purpose, which is to entertain. One caveat: Nice touch on the "epidemic/pandemic crisis. Very appropriate for the present state of world health issues we are now facing. Read the series. Form your opinion. I thought all three were terrific. Thanks to Ms. Burnett for a very pleasant way to pass my time with an entertaining story. So much better than staring at the television.
Escaping Home, the third and final installment in the Christine Stewart series, finds the protagonist and her family and friends in an escalating period of chemical warfare in the year 2072. Unsure what life holds for them in the present time, they devise a scheme to seek safety in Alexandria, Virginia in 1790. Christine had visited this time period before and thought she knew what to expect, but the dangers were more numerous and treacherous than anticipated, one of them coming from her own timeline.
You know you love a series when a manuscript arrives in your inbox, and you feel a burst of happiness. Having read and reviewed the first two novels in the series, I looked forward to the next phase of Christine’s adventures. The author didn’t disappoint me. Again, she delved into not one, but two historical eras, giving the reader an inside look into life and events from the past. The author strived for perfection with her research of historical events and everything surrounding the time periods. The action scenes were intense and suspenseful, and at times, heart-wrenching. This was a well-written, satisfying, and bittersweet conclusion to the series. Will this be our last sighting of Christine Stewart? I hope not, but if so, I’m sure this author will come up with another worthy protagonist in her next work.
Sublime Line: “Escaping Home is a brilliant, well-written conclusion to an exciting and addictive time travel series – well worth grabbing all three books.”
To begin, I didn’t know that this was the third in the series because it was not mentioned in the description. I would have preferred to have read the other books to get a better overview of the characters before reviewing this book. Escaping Home is a decent stand-alone novel, but the ideas have been done before, and I felt that it lacked originality. The author has researched the material well and crafted her story nicely, with a variety of colourful and interesting characters. The book's dialogue is realistic, and the settings are well described. There were exciting action sequences and twists and turns to the storyline, some unexpected. But for me, Jodi Taylor's Chronicles of St Mary's series has been the benchmark for all things time-travel/time police, and Escaping Home failed to reach those heights. Saving families, stopping crooks, foiling get rich quick schemes have all been done, and disrupting the timelines, have all been part-and-parcel of the scenario. Where Jodi Taylor's work has humour, with added emotion, passion, romance and excitement, Christy Cooper-Burnetts lacked the fun factor and the thrill of the chase. Escaping Home by Christy Cooper-Burnett is an interesting read and fans of Jodi Taylor might like it.
The last installment of The Christine Stewart Time Travel Adventures, Escaping Home, by Christy Cooper-Burnett is a whopper of a finale. These characters go through the wringer, and there is non-stop excitement and surprise on every page. The emotional roller coaster is exceptional.
I award Escaping Home a full 5 out of 5 stars. You can certainly read each of these three books as standalone novels, but I do recommend the entire series. The way the three novels come together as a whole is subtle but incredible. There really is something for everyone in these books. The future world feels so real, and the past has so much research involved. There is even a little romance at play here. But, I must warn you, several truly tragic moments had me sobbing until I couldn’t catch my breath.
I was given a copy of this book with a request for an honest review.
An amazing end to an amazing journey. If you enjoyed No Way Home and Finding Home, you are going to love how this narrative ends in Escaping Home. The gang you have come to know and love are back together for one last hurrah, and they have brought their families with them. The challenges they must overcome would have tried the bravery and resourcefulness of Peter Pan and his lost boys. And this fine author ties everything up in a believable bow at the end with a deserved flourish that sets the world to rights and leaves everyone where they should be. I read it in one sitting, so pick a lazy Saturday, turn off your cell phone and enjoy this experience. Kudos Christy Cooper-Burnett!
Escaping Home, a story where time travel has never been so hard. Surviving the 1790’s without modern technology seems tough. Doing it while trying to stop others with no regard for changing history seems impossible. Cooper-Burnett takes you on an adventure of the real struggles of time travel and the fragility of life in the past.
I am so sorry to see this series of books end. It has been a wonderful, exciting story that became totally engrossing as the story progressed. Absolutely everything was wrapped up just beautifully by the end of the three book series but I am still sad to say goodby to these exciting characters.
I received this ARC to provide an honest review. I really enjoyed this concept of time travel where individuals are traveling to the past to escape the problems of their future. The book was well written and has piqued interest in other books in the series.
This book was just as good as the first two. I absolutely loved reading. The author has a real grip on the story line of this trilogy. If you have not read any of her stories I suggest you do, and real soon too. They are all awesome.