Wednesday 4 August 2021

Book Review: Come Back to Me


From the Back:

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 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?

My Reflections: 

I am usually not the time travel type, but I adore Jody Hedlund's work so much that I went for the leap. I was pleasantly surprised at how this book transformed my previous assumptions. Her spin on time travel was unique and certainly nothing like what I have read before.  

"Come Back to Me" revolves around the medieval time period of 1381, England and the present time. Will Derham a handsome and chivalrous knight, rescues Marian Creighton from an upcoming beating. In return for his protection, he offers her his hand in marriage. The thing is Marian needs to locate the vial of holy water in order to heal her father who is in a coma and save her sister who suffers from a genetic condition. Then there is the small fact that she is travelling in a different time period. Marian must act quickly as her father's and sister's very lives depend on her. Confused by her growing attraction to Will and her quest for the holy water, Marian must make some hard decisions.

Hedlund has certainly done her research for this novel. Moving seamlessly from present time to 1381 is no small feat I'm sure! The Historical details made the book jump to life and her characters were spot on for both time periods. This was such a fun book to read. Even though I normally don't go for this type of genre Hedlund masterfully weaves an unforgettable tale sure to please.

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