Saturday, April 13, 2013
Author: Beatriz Williams
Paperback: 496 pages
Publisher: Berkley Trade (April 2, 2013)
Amiens, France, 1916: Captain Julian Ashford, a British officer in the trenches of the Western Front, is waylaid in the town square by Kate, a beautiful young American. Julian’s never seen her before, but she has information about the reconnaissance mission he’s about to embark on. Who is she? And why did she track him down in Amiens?
New York, 2007: A young Wall Street analyst, Kate Wilson learned to rely on logic and cynicism. So why does she fall so desperately in love with Julian Laurence, a billionaire with a mysterious past?
What she doesn’t know is that he has been waiting for her...the enchanting woman who emerged from the shadows of the Great War to save his life.
A lovely guilty pleasure time traveling romance. Great bits of humor which I always believe is so important to balance out the mushy stuff.
The only thing that I believe would improve the story is if the two involved parties stopped being so mysterious with each other. I know that it was integral to the plot that there be a mystery - the hows and whys of time travel, etc., but because the lovers continued to be so closed mouthed at points it became an aggravation instead of a mystery as to what was going on. Something to the point of, "You just boinked and declared undying and deepest love, talk already!)
But the dialogue tended toward warm, witty and amusing and it is your quintessential romance novel. I would read more of Beatriz' books.