03 July 2012

Review Seasons in the Mist by Deborah Kinnard

Seasons in the Mist by Deborah Kinnard
Sheaf House Publishers, 2010

Reviewed by Marian Baay

*5 stars*
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!

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  1. Really great review, MARIAN, and your love for this book really shows! Thank you for introducing another "new to me" author.

    I can't enter a comment on OTT since yesterday, unless I got to Google Chrome. My browser completely stops working when I come here, and closes the page. :( But I can enter a comment on any other blog. *sigh*

  2. What a wonder review! I adore medieval stories, especially time travel, and you just don't find those in CBA. This looks to be a great book!

    sherrinda (at) gmail (dot) com

  3. Thanks DIANA!
    I always use Google Chrome for blogs. I can never leave a comment using Internet Explorer.

  4. Thank you SHERRINDA! If you really love medieval stories, then you have to read this one! Good luck in the drawing!

  5. Now internet explorer decides to start working again after a day of shutting down! This book sounds really similar to Lisa Bergren's time travel books, but I'm sure there are alot of plot differences. Just like all of the Amish books...similar settings and time frame, but different characters and (sometimes similar, but unique, too) storylines.

  6. The time travel might be similar to Bergren's books, but the storyline is VERY different.

  7. WOW MARIAN I might have to start reading about knights now and give the pirates a rest. LOL!!!

    Thanks for the great review! :)

  8. TERESA, pirates or knights... they are both very exciting! LOL

  9. Thanks for stopping by, MELODY! I hope you'll get the chance to read the book.

  10. This is a great review! I will be putting this one on my to read list. Please enter me into the giveaway. :)

  11. thanks for chance to win a copy of this book.

    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

  12. APPLE BLOSSOM, thanks for coming by. We will enter your name in the drawing!

  13. Love time travel stories! This sounds like a lot of fun.


  14. We will enter you in the drawing, BRENDA. Maybe you'll win!


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