Seasons in the Mist by Deborah Kinnard
Sheaf House Publishers, 2010
Reviewed by Marian Baay
Awesome Time-Travel Romance!
In this time-travel novel Deborah Kinnard writes a story that I liked in all aspects.
The main character Bethany Lindstrom is a student in medieval history. For her studies she travels from the US to England. There she meets the friendly Sheila who offers Bethany a place to spend the night in her historical house.
When Bethany wakes up early she is going to explore the house a bit and stumbles on a time portal that transports her back in time to the 14th century.
It’s a shock for Bethany to discover she has traveled back in time. But as a historian she also enjoys to see real life in the 14th century.
Bethany makes new friends, but also enemies. She comes to fall under the protection of Lord Michael Veryan and together they travel to king Edward’s court. Bethany is trying to guard her heart, but nonetheless finds herself falling in love with Michael.
This journey back in time brings Bethany on her knees and she finds God again. What does He want her to do? Can she stay in the 14th century, or does she have to travel back to the 21st century? She doesn’t know what she should choose. She is missing her mom, but she also doesn’t want to leave Michael.
Travel with Bethany through the ages and find out if there’s a future for her and Michael!
This novel is full of historical facts and colorful descriptions of life in medieval times. I enjoyed the author’s writing-style and liked the use of old English in the conversations. I appreciated the Christian theme and how it was portraited. Wonderful job, Deborah!