“Do not hold yourself accountable for something only God can control.”
What an intriguing story. I have loved time travel for a very long time. I guess it is the possibility of doing the impossible. And it is the perfect escape.
Ms Hedlund wrapped me in a fantasy in 1381. Marian Ceighton, after a message from her father, finds herself back in historic Canterbury in the midst of inconvenience, hardship, a war and an unusual marriage of convenience. William Durham is the perfectly flawed and swoony hero who comes to her rescue. A widower, he is forced to wed Marian but resolves to be the best husband under trying circumstances with God’s help.
Ms. Hedlund has woven a tale that seems plausible and adventurous. The research was extremely well done and had me looking up ampullae and Canterbury Cathedral, wishing I could visit. The Cathedral is the oldest Church in England still in use.
In this story, Canterbury is a magical place with a legend of healing holy water and a beautiful stained glass story that is preserved today.
Well written, romantic and interesting I am glad there is more to the story. I look forward to reading about Marian’s sister, Ellen, and friend, Harrison, and of course the ability to travel back to 1811 once again.
* I received a complimentary copy of this book from RevellReads and Library Thing, on behalf of the author. I was not required to give a favorable review. All opinions are my own.* 5 stars and a solid faith thread.
The ultimate cure that could heal any disease? Crazy.
That's exactly what research scientist Marian Creighton has always believed about her father's quest, even if it does stem from a desire to save her sister Ellen from the genetic disease that stole their mother from them. But when her father falls into a coma after drinking a vial of holy water believed to contain traces of residue from the Tree of Life, Marian must question all of her assumptions. He's left behind tantalizing clues that suggest he's crossed back in time. Insane. Until Marian tests his theories and finds herself in the Middle Ages during a dangerous peasant uprising.
William Durham, a valiant knight comes to Marian's rescue and offers her protection . . . as his wife. The longer Marian stays in the past, the more she cares about William. Can she ever find her father and make it back to the present to heal her sister? And when the time comes to leave, will she want to?
Bestselling author Jody Hedlund is your guide down the twisting waters of time to a volatile era of superstition, revolts, and chivalry in this suspenseful story.