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September 27 2013 @ 04:41 pm
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.
Jo Ann: Out: Jamie in costumeyeuxdebleu on July 12th, 2014 12:04 am (UTC)
How does it compare to the Outlander books? They kind of have spoiled me for anything else in this genre. Oh! I finally started MOBY. I'm still in Part I though.
Jill aka Jo: Stock: Cookiesireesanwar on July 12th, 2014 05:56 am (UTC)
I guess because it is more intelligent that most romance stories. It has that English aspect to it and the hero has a sense of honor and duty to protect.

I think something I loved about it most is it was almost a glimpse into what it would be like for Jamie to come to the future even though it wasn't Jamie but a British officer from the Revolution.

Sleepy Hollow actually reminded me of this book at times.

It isn't exactly like Outlander or anything but I class it with it because of the intelligence of the writing and the story being more than just two people falling in love.

There is intrigue and mystery to this story.
Jo Ann: Garfield: Thumbs up seal of approvalyeuxdebleu on July 13th, 2014 01:58 am (UTC)
Sounds good. I think I'll give it a go.

I love "Sleepy Hollow." It's such a unique concept and I think Tom Mison is gorgeous. He really needs some new clothes though. LOL
Jill aka Josireesanwar on July 16th, 2014 10:07 pm (UTC)
I will say I like Tom in Sleepy Hollow. I don't think I've ever watched him in anything else where I really liked him or gave him a second thought.
Jo Ann: Tom Mison/Ichabodyeuxdebleu on July 19th, 2014 03:08 am (UTC)
I don't think I've ever seen Tom Mison in anything else either. He doesn't look at all like Ichabod in real life.
Jill aka Jo: Books: Calvin & Hobbs Another Day in Parsireesanwar on July 23rd, 2014 10:53 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I've seen pictures. Not at all.