I love the idea of being able to slip through time to Jane Austen’s world - provided I could slip back whenever I felt like it - which is why I found this story so engaging. What would it be like to suddenly be in Regency era England and not know how you got there or how to get back to the present day?
This was a charming and fun read, and Ms Jeremiah clearly knows her characters well and her love and knowledge of both the era and all things Jane Austen also shines through her story.
Beginning on a twist of fate - if only Cassie Taylor had accepted Ted Hamilton’s invitation to coffee when they met in a bookshop, he wouldn’t be lying in hospital fighting for his life - Cassie soon has even more on her mind, such as how she came to be living on a grand estate, masquerading (with some success due to her knowledge of the era and its customs and strictures) as a Regency young lady, and how she can help her new friend, Isabella. Things couldn’t get any more complicated, could they?
I’ll say no more to avoid spoilers, other than to say, yes of course they do!
Ms Jeremiah has written an intriguing story (be aware, it is not fully concluded in this story but continues in the sequel, By Time Divided), with engaging characters, a beautiful love story and lots of twists! As someone who loves the subtle nods to Jane Austen and her world that are sprinkled throughout the book, I look forward to reading more of Cassie’s adventures through time.
Elaine Jeremiah’s latest novel is her best yet. The author’s love for Jane Austen is evident throughout, as twenty-first century heroine Cassie is transported to Regency times where polite society, grand houses and a fabulous array of characters are skilfully brought to life on the page.
Once in Regency times Jane Austen-obsessed Cassie is in her element and so too is the author as the story sparkles – the dialogue sounds authentic, the characters are well-drawn and the story reminiscent of an Austen classic with the wonderful twist of a thoroughly modern heroine and the complicated love story hinted at in the title.
Fabulously fun and well written, Love Without Time will undoubtedly appeal to fans of Jane Austen, and is the perfect mix of character-driven romance with a splash of drama and a huge helping of time travel. Wonderful!
*I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
I've read a number of Elaine's books and this is by far my favourite. The author has really found her genre here - the writing is skilful and intuitive and I particularly like the way she moves seamlessly from Jane Austen's era to the present day which is brilliantly reflected in the dialogue and language. It is a beautifully told love story which literally does transcend through time and I really didn't know how it was going to end. I know the author has more works like this planned, and I cannot wait to read them. A really lovely read.
*I received an advanced copy in exchange for a fair and honest review*
This novel is an enchantingly engaging read based on the novels by Jane Austin. A perfect book for those who love the works of Austin and the era of romanticism. The description of staying by the sea was particularly vivid and I thoroughly enjoyed the step through time which I thought was extremely well thought out. The love interest was also complicated yet immensely appealing. To say more than this would spoil the read so I will let the new reader enjoy the wonderful discovery...