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Touchstone (2. Family at War) - a time travel Blitz story [Kindle Edition]

Andy Conway
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)

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Book Description

A moving novella which packs an exciting mix of time travel, historical adventure, a dash of mystery, and the beginnings of what builds to a memorable love story over the series of books…

Dealing with the catastrophic fallout of their previous encounter with Amy Parker in 1912, Rachel now finds herself pitted against Danny during the Second World War in Birmingham.

But she has a mysterious ally in the shape of Charlie. A dashing young lieutenant who knows everything about her and her mission to get her life back. In fact, it was her future self who sent him to this exact moment in 1940 to help her.

As every night the Blitz fills the sky with fire, as every night the German bombs rain down, and as every morning the people of this quiet corner of an English city clear up the horrifying aftermath and count the dead, a hesitant friendship blooms. And the first stirrings of a romance that will span a hundred years.

“For the price, you won’t be better entertained, and soon, you too will be as hooked as I am.”

“A very good short book that kept me riveted through the whole story — I never wanted it to end.”

“A wonderful read… I believe it’s one of the best series of its kind.”

LENGTH: 20,000 words / 100 pages

KEYWORDS: time travel, science fiction time travel, teen & young adult time travel, urban fantasy series, low fantasy, historical adventure, time travel romance, historical fantasy, Birmingham, Blitz.

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More About the Author

Andy Conway is a prolific novelist, screenwriter and self-publisher who secretly time travels to mine story ideas for his Touchstone series. His first feature film, Arjun & Alison, a campus revenge thriller, toured film festivals around the world and was released in UK cinemas in spring 2014. His second, Long Dead Road, another revenge thriller, is currently in pre-production and was released as a novel in summer 2014.

He teaches screenwriting at Birmingham City University and runs the Shooting People Screenwriters Network bulletin, which goes out to 11,000 writers worldwide every weekday.

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4.0 out of 5 stars Good read 26 Dec. 2013
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I am sorry, but I cannot give a review based on this book only, as I read them all together...
Basically, its a wonderful read - I just love these time travel books, whatever shape or form they have. This one was special, because although I did care for the characters, I didn't particularly find myself in them (I tend to do that) - so no special connection between me, the reader, and the characters was formed. BUT (it's a big but) the fact that I wasn't so close to the subjects allowed me to look closer in other areas - like secondary figures, entourages, historic environment. At this part I think the author excelled (at least in my opinion) as I felt never closer to the periods described as when I read these books. Charlie, the perfect supporting role, is so much more endearing than Rachel, I thought.
As a conclusion, I belive it's one of the best series of its kind, nothing major in terms of literary performance, but a good story able to keep you plugged in it up until the end.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great series 6 Mar. 2014
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I've thoroughly enjoyed every bit of this series. So many twists and turns, just when I think I've sussed out what's happening, there's another twist and I was wrong. As soon as I've finished one book I instantly downloaded the next - but, arrrgggghhh! Andy is still writing No.6. How am I going to wait? Should be out this month though so I've had to go on the mailing list and wait like everyone else.
Anyway, the point I'm making is that this is an incredible story. If, like me, you love time travel novels, you'll love this. I'm a sucker for history novels and time travel, so this is perfect for me.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Short but sweet 16 Sept. 2014
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This book is short, and will only take an hour or so to get through, but on the end of the first book you'll definitely be reading it. Here we meet some new characters, and parts of the overall story arc are hinted at.

Despite the length, I enjoyed reading this book - I'm part way through the third now, as it's virtually impossible to stop reading when you get to the ends.

If you read the first book, you should read this one.
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initially thought it purely for children, but pleasantly surprised by the authors convincing style and obvious research into the time period concerned, half way through the third book set in world cup fever in London in 1966, hope he ties all the loose ends up in a believable way as I understand that is the last book in the series, all in all much better than expected, will be looking out for more by this author.
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4.0 out of 5 stars This is a well crafted story, which is both ... 17 Mar. 2015
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This is a well crafted story, which is both richly detailed in terms of the settings in Birmingham and also in its development of the main characters. Its slant on the device of time travel is also interesting, and in the cases of its main characters quite unusual in the manner of their interactions.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Too short 24 July 2013
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It's much too short, but it was a great read. I purchased part three along with part two so I can begin that now.
I mentioned in my review of part one, that I would have liked more of a depth to the characters, I feel we have that in this episode. So kudos to the author on that.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Onwards with the page turning 29 Dec. 2013
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The historical detail in these books is fantastic, found myself wanting to know more about the area and the Times.

I used to read a lot of Graham Greene, he had different classifications for his books. These would sit in the "Entertainment" category.
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4.0 out of 5 stars contiuing saga 7 Jan. 2013
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On it's own, the plot of this book is rather weak and lacking action. However it does continue the story from book one and I look foreward to further episodes.
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