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Out of Time by Deborah Truscott

Title: Out of Time
Author: Deborah Truscott
Pages: 361
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Book Description:
Kathleen Findlay is married to a cad, her mother is driving her crazy and her life is falling apart. Then her uncle dies, leaving her the family’s Revolutionary-era home and, she believes, an escape from her chaotic marriage. But one afternoon, while searching for a rake, she discovers a man in her garden shed — and a free fall through the centuries.
As her life spins wildly out of control, Kathleen finds her heart and in the process, her own place in time.

My Thoughts About the Book:
Such a great book. The idea is pretty familiar but the difference is that typically the heroine of the story is flung back in time to find her hero. In Truscott's book it is the hero who is flung forward in time from the late 1700s to the present. This creates many interesting and amusing senarios with Kathleen trying to explain modern inventions and conveniences to Robert.

Another aspect I loved is that from the start of their encounter there weren't sparks flying between our characters. They were comrades in arms (or rather as victims to time travel), friends and then their romantic relationship blossomed. It was a slow process but didn't lack for other entertaining parts to the story as they are plagued by the idea that Robert didn't "travel" alone, Kathleen's wayward husband and helping Robert learn enough about modern times to blend in should his visit be more permanent.

The conflict from the story comes from the husband Kathleen wants rid of and from Roberts past and iffy memory.

Despite the typos in the the text the book was well worth reading and one I think would capture the imagination of time travel book lovers including the Outlander fans of the world.
Tags: books, books: reviewed, genre: contemporary, genre: drama, genre: fantasy, genre: romance, genre: time travel, ~author: deborah truscott, ~rating: 4
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