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A Murder in Time: A Novel
A Murder in Time: A Novel | Julie McElwain
When brilliant FBI agent Kendra Donovan stumbles back in time and finds herself in a 19th century English castle under threat from a vicious serial killer, she scrambles to solve the case before it takes her life200 years before she was even born. Beautiful and brilliant, Kendra Donovan is a rising star at the FBI. Yet her path to professional success hits a speed bump during a disastrous raid where half her team is murdered, a mole in the FBI is uncovered and she herself is severely wounded. As soon as she recovers, she goes rogue and travels to England to assassinate the man responsible for the deaths of her teammates. While fleeing from an unexpected assassin herself, Kendra escapes into a stairwell that promises sanctuary but when she stumbles out again, she is in the same place - Aldrich Castle - but in a different time: 1815, to be exact. Mistaken for a lady's maid hired to help with weekend guests, Kendra is forced to quickly adapt to the time period until she can figure out how she got there; and, more importantly, how to get back home. However, after the body of a young girl is found on the extensive grounds of the county estate, she starts to feel there's some purpose to her bizarre circumstances. Stripped of her twenty-first century tools, Kendra must use her wits alone in order to unmask a cunning madman.
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Julia Harris
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Genres: Science Fiction, Mystery, Historical Fiction, Fantasy Fiction

Started: Nov. 20th, 2019

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How did you choose the book: Is it a series of Julie McElwain books.

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chaoticgoodhufflepuff
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So, definitely not going to make 24 hours before Monday. BUT. I‘ve never done one of these before. And I‘m doing much better than I thought I was going to! 😊

#TeamSlaughter #Scarathlon #24B4Monday @Clwojick 10 points for finishing tagged book for a theme read + 2 for during #readathon + 1 participation (281 total)

Clwojick You‘re doing great! ♥️ 2mo
Andrew65 That‘s a great time, well done 👏👏👏 2mo
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chaoticgoodhufflepuff
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Lucy is doubling as a foot warmer and a book holder. 😂

#catsoflitsy

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sblbooks
A Murder in Time: A Novel | Julie McElwain
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#7days7covers #covercrush Day 6
@InnerSavvy Would you like to share 7 of your favorite covers?

CrowCAH I love the consistent cover art! 3mo
Nute I‘ve never seen the entire set. So beautiful! 3mo
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Skeeterisme
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Most beautiful #7days7covers Day 4

Julia Harris Seems like a interesting book can't wait to read it 2mo
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robinb
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@gradcat be careful what you ask for...😂😂 Here are all four covers of the In Time series, similar but also a little different each time. 💜 them all!

Chrissyreadit I love these books! I have them in ebook and want them in real life! 3mo
robinb @Chrissyreadit I agree...those covers make me covet the actual books. Unfortunately I borrowed all of them from my library, and don‘t own any of them. I need to rectify that...😆 3mo
gradcat Thanks for posting these, Robin...I really like seeing sets like this...really pretty. ♥️ 3mo
robinb @gradcat you‘re welcome! 💕 3mo
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Chrissyreadit
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#letsgetlost in time....with a book. Gratuitous plug for my #staycationintimeswap and article about why we get lost in books https://www.bustle.com/articles/48494-heres-the-scientific-reason-why-you-get-lo...
#wanderingjune

Cinfhen Woohoo!!!! #GratuitousPlug 🤩🥳 6mo
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ads0123
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Walter says it‘s waaaaaaaay past his bedtime, and mine too, for that matter. But I don‘t want to put this one down!!! I need to know what happens next!!!!
#stayedupwaytoolate #bedtimereading #gladimoffworktomorrow

QuietlyLaura Walter in a cute little sweater! 13mo
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📕 Murder in Time (Julie McElwain)
📗 Sarah J Maas 👑
📘 The Martian
📙 Mac & cheese

#manicmonday @JoScho

JoScho 💙😊💙 1y
Suzze I almost picked the same book. Have you read the others? I read the second, and have the third on my shelf. 1y
ofclumsywords @Suzze I actually just finished book three last month and loved ever single moment of it! 1y
Suzze @Ofclumsywords oh, goody! 1y
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AprilMae
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Thank you sooooooo much @BookwormAHN !! It looks super interesting ❤ Loved the #justabookswap ,Thanks @TheBookKeepers

BookwormAHN Your welcome. I hope you enjoy it 😺 1y
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lauraleebc
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This one‘s tricky. I really liked it, read it quickly, and have the next one already checked out from the library. But it was annoying in a lot of ways. (An absurd backstory and REALLY bad attempts at writing dialect come to mind.) But I like time travel novels in general, which by nature requires a certain tolerance for nonsense. I‘m hoping that the next in the series was written with a little more finesse, but prob not. I will read it anyway.

RaimeyGallant I appreciate the review. 1y
lauraleebc @RaimeyGallant Thanks! 😊 1y
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Crewgurl
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This was a fun read. The audiobook was well read but I kind of wish I could have just plowed through at my own speed. The main character was a little rough but relatable. I‘m going to check out the next in the series.

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Christyco125
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An FBI agent lost in time. I don‘t usually start series books but I think I might give the second one a try. There was a lot included in the story but it was a good world building book and a decent mystery. #2018christyread

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ofclumsywords
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This book was an impulse read for me after bailing on another book and I am so glad I picked it! Time travel has always been a favorite of mine and the 1800‘s another so instantly I knew its right up my alley. Not only the time travel but the characters are also amazing too and I loved every second of it and am going to impatiently wait for my holds on the second and third books. 5/5⭐️

BlueStockingReviews Love the cover 1y
ErinSueMreads I wrote a novel length story one time about time travel to the 1800‘s. Have loved that kind of stuff ever since!!! So glad I saw this one on your feed 1y
ofclumsywords @ErinSueG Oh thats so cool, that is my favorite kind of fiction novel! You will love this book then it is so detailed and well written . 1y
LoverofLit I really enjoyed this too! It was very Criminal Minds meets Downton Abbey meets Doctor Who! The twist at the end got me! 1y
ofclumsywords @LoverofLit yeah that twist got me too! And I got a little anxious while reading the suspenseful parts too! 1y
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Chrissyreadit
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I enjoyed this book. Another perfect read for a not feeling good day. Especially if you like time travel and historical fiction.

robinb I really liked this one too and the second one even more! Looking forward to the third coming out next month! ❤️😊 1y
Chrissyreadit @robinb I started the second one instead of writing a paper! It was so hard to put down! Excited there is one more! 1y
robinb @Chrissyreadit 🤣🤣 Yes, I‘m happy there are more too! 1y
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LoverofLit
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I originally chose this because of the pretty cover (I mean look at it 😍) but enjoyed it so much more than I expected! The present day scenes felt a little obligatory but the dialogue and mystery were SO good. I didn't see that twist coming until it hit! Definitely Dr. Who meets CSI meets Downton Abbey. I'll be reading the next one for sure!
#pop18 #popsugarreadingchallenge #abookabouttimetravel

sammisho Knew you would love it! 2y
LoverofLit @sammisho I did! This book would make a great movie too 2y
RealLifeReading Sounds fun! 2y
LoverofLit @RealLifeReading It really was! 2y
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LoverofLit
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"Language, she reflected ruefully, was a lot like a living organism: words were born, they thrived, sometimes died or evolved into new words, new meanings."

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LoverofLit
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"For a horrifying moment, she envisioned being a lady's maid for days, weeks....years.
No fucking way."
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LoverofLit
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6 chapters into this book and there's been no sign of any wibbly wobbly, timey wimey action yet....sigh. Patience is not my virtue! ⏰ ⏰ ⏰

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LoverofLit
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Here is my #junelineup 📚 Anyone read these, liked or did not care for, want to read yourself?
#junetbr

LoverofLit @whatshesreadingnow I have heard such good things about that one! 2y
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LoverofLit
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2 First Impressions 1 Chapter in...
1. This cover is gorgeous 😍
2. Good, freaky first chapter starting from the villain's POV!
#pop18 #abookabouttimetravel #popsugarreadingchallenge

sammisho I loved this! 2y
LoverofLit @sammisho I'm reading it because of your description! Was it downton abbey and doctor who meet? Or something like that! 2y
sammisho And a dash of Criminal Minds! 2y
LoverofLit Haha perfect! @sammisho 2y
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Deborah42
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In this time travel murder mystery, Kendra Donovan is a brilliant FBI agent. After a raid goes wrong, she is determined to deliver justice to the man who betrayed her team. But she stumbles into a hidden stairway and emerges in 1815. Before she can figure out how to return to her own time, the body of a brutally murdered young woman washes up on the river‘s edge. Kendra can‘t resist hunting for the killer.

Fast-paced plot that kept me guessing.

RaimeyGallant Sounds interesting. 2y
Deborah42 Trigger warning for sexual violence. 2y
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Saknicole
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@Kimberlone pushed me to read this because it has some of my favorite tropes: time travel, historical, and romance! It was enjoyable, but Kendra violates the number one rule of time travel all the fraking time; try not to constantly bring attention to being out of time. I suppose at least it is the 19th century so she can't be accused of witchcraft like Claire. In fact Claire could give her some pointers! #timetravel #romancy #outlander #1800s

Kimberlone Agreed, Kendra‘s habit of making pop culture references and constantly bringing attention to her strangeness is almost too much. Also the accelerated timeline. Like everything happens in 2 weeks? 2y
Saknicole @Kimberlone haha I hate those crazy fast timelines, it always makes the romance seem a bit weird, like it's the 19th century, have some chill. That other time travel series I read Ruby Red, all three books take place in like a month, it drives me crazy! 2y
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sammisho
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FBI agent Kendra Donavan, inexplicably travels back in time to the year 1815, and finds herself heading an investigation for a serial killer.
This book was Pride and Prejudice, meets Criminal Minds and Doctor Who. Very well written, fast paced.
#abooksetinacountrythatfascinatesyou #pop18 #popsugarreadingchallenge

LoverofLit I went to tag you in this to see if you've read this only to realize it was you who wrote the review! 😂 2y
Cheshirecat913 That combination definitely sounds like fun. 2y
sammisho @LoverofLit 😂😂😂 It was totally my kind of book! 2y
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sammisho
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So far Spring Break has been rainy and cold, thankful for local community center. Kids can burn of energy at the pool and Mama gets some time to read.

Reviewsbylola Win win for everyone!! 2y
Tamra I never realized how vital community play places are until I had energetic kids! 2y
sammisho @Tamra they are a lifesaver! Especially with my 5yo son!!! So much energy! 2y
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sammisho
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Want me to read something? Put a pretty dress on the cover and make it about time travel. Hope this is as good as it looks!

MarriedtoMrT Pretty! 2y
tpixie I‘m glad u posted this again. It‘s on my TBR!! 2y
sammisho @tpixie This is my first time posting about this book. Are you thinking of? Similar concepts I think 2y
tpixie @sammisho fun!! I‘m checking out Libby, etc to see if I can find it!! 2y
tpixie Lol while I‘m touring on a Hop On/Off bus 🚌 in New Orleans!! 2y
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Read66
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A fun time travel mystery with a few too many story flaws to totally work for me. My main hesitation is in the main character who is supposed to be a genius but is incapable of trying to fit in so she can make her own life easier until she gets home to her own time. So she is either arrogant or just stupid - both possibilities annoy me.

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aschermetz
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Back to work tomorrow for me, which means one last vacation night to enjoy! Started this one yesterday as my first pick of 2018...it came to me in my #halloweengoespostal package if I remember correctly! I am joining in the #unreadshelfproject over on Instagram to try to get my TBR list waaaaay down this year. This is one of many reading goals of mine this year—what are yours?

Happy New Year, Littens...I‘ve missed you!

aschermetz Also yes, we are a “Christmas decorations don‘t come down til Epiphany” household. 😂🎅🏻🎄🙌 2y
TheLibrarian Great book. Enjoy! 2y
Lcsmcat @aschermetz Yes! I‘m glad there are a few of us left. 😀 2y
Hollie I enjoyed this book much more than I thought I would! 2y
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BellaBookNook
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I really enjoyed this audiobook. I‘m lousy at figuring out who‘s sone it so I am probably not a good judge but I didn‘t know who did it until close to the end. The voice talent was great and I‘m definitely on board with the next book! #audiobooks make me happy too!

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BellaBookNook
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Enjoying this audiobook so far. #audiobooks

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raeintheworld
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Mehso-so

This book definitely sucked me in and was, especially toward the end, suspenseful, but there were just too many things attacking my suspension of disbelief and one glaring inconsistency that I can't let go.

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EvieBee
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Was listening to the GET BOOKED podcast while making these fajitas, and this book sounded right up my alley. When I went onto to Amazon to see how much a Kindle copy would cost, and realized I purchased it earlier this year! Winning! #BookAndDinner

MicheleinPhilly CAN I COME OVER FOR DINNER???? 2y
vivastory What @MicheleinPhilly said. I'll bring the drinks! 2y
britt_brooke Yum! 2y
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Donna_sBookMinute Everything looks good. And the guac! 2y
Buddys_Momma Delish!!! 2y
EvieBee @MicheleinPhilly You sure can!!!! 2y
EvieBee @vivastory I‘ve set your places at the table! 2y
Matilda I love this series. 2y
LeahBergen Oh, yum. You're killing me! 2y
Tamra Yum!! 2y
raeintheworld I'm reading it right now! 2y
MamaGina Love when that happens!🤓 2y
EvieBee @Matilda I am so glad! I love reading about time travel period. 2y
EvieBee @LeahBergen Lol! Come on over! 2y
EvieBee @Tamra 😄🇲🇽 2y
EvieBee @raeintheworld Seriously?! Think I‘m going to read it next. 2y
EvieBee @MamaGina I do too! My memory is awful and I have too many books. So at least I know I stay true to what I enjoy reading. 🤗 2y
Chachic Yum! I wish I was having this meal now. 2y
MamaGina I'm with you on the too many books and awful memory-I often have to check my kindle before buying or borrowing books🙃 2y
minkyb Thank goodness Amazon keeps track! 2y
EvieBee @Chachic I have a feeling you‘ll make that happen this week, and I want pictures! 🤗❤️ 2y
EvieBee @minkyb Yes! Although sometimes it‘s a different version of your same Kindle book so it won‘t always let you know. I‘ve made that mistake before, lol! 2y
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Laughterhp
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#StuckInThePast 2 great books about women who get sucked into the the past and have to quickly adapt to their surroundings. #FallIntoBooks

[DELETED] 3803335244 I'm reading outlander! ❤️❤️❤️ 2y
Laughterhp @ForeverNerdy it‘s so good! 2y
[DELETED] 3803335244 @Laughterhp it is! I'm 400 pages in! I have to finish with my book club by next week ❤️ Have you watched the shows? I haven't yet & wonder if they ruin the books? 2y
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Laughterhp @ForeverNerdy I haven‘t. I wanted to watch it, but I don‘t watch a lot of tv. 2y
[DELETED] 3803335244 @Laughterhp me neither, I hear you on that. I asked for the DVD's for Christmas so I hope if hubby buys them they are worth it! 2y
Laughterhp @ForeverNerdy Ooo I‘m sure it will be! I‘ve heard a lot of good things about it! 2y
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tracy_anne8
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I think #timetravel is becoming one of my favorite themes in fiction. The mystery was good and even though I guessed the villain correctly, I was only half right. There was enough twist and turns to keep me interested and I'm looking forward to the next one. This is also book 4 on my #tbrbingo card. #historicalfiction #historicalmystery

MinDea I have been wanting to read this one! 2y
tracy_anne8 @MinDea I enjoyed it. There are a few spots that were a little slow but it was still good. Everyone tells me the 2nd one is even better than the first too. 2y
tracy_anne8 @robinb I just realized we didn't discuss this one!🙊 I'm so sorry!😔 2y
robinb @tracy_anne8 that‘s OK, I‘m just thrilled that you liked it too! I agree about the slow spots. I actually thought it could‘ve been a little less lengthy in lieu of those. It was my first time travel, and I loved the second one even more than this one! ❤️ 2y
tracy_anne8 @robinb I'm looking forward to the 2nd one (once I finish my 4 current reads 🙈). It sounds good. Time travel is starting to become one of my favorite themes in fiction. It's so much fun if done well. 2y
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tracy_anne8
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Today my #bookandpjs are my books and coffee sweatshirt, paint stained yoga pants(seriously the most comfortable pair of pants I own) and my kindle. #autumnreads

robinb Great book! 2y
tracy_anne8 @robinb I'm only a little more than 1/3 through, but I'm enjoying it so far. 2y
robinb Would love to discuss a little when you're done.... 2y
tracy_anne8 @robinb That sounds great! 2y
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Jennivardier
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A time traveling FBI agent solves a murder. I'll admit, I wasn't sure about this one at first, but once I started reading it I was hooked. It's less about the time travel, and more about the agent's ability to adapt to completely unfamiliar circumstances and accomplish her goal without any of her usual resources, all while trying to get people to take her seriously without any of her credentials. Excellent read!

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tracy_anne8
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#coffee is always my go to for #favehotdrink, especially when reading. I enjoy #tea also as the weather cools down. #autumnreads

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tracy_anne8
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I told myself I wasn't going to start another before finishing my #currentreads this month (again), even if they do mess up my #tbrbingo, but damn it, I really want a bingo. So that thought went down in a flaming giant heap.
That being said, I have been wanting to start this book for a long time but being such a huge fan of Outlander, I was afraid this would fall short for me. After seeing it got good reviews however, I'm going to start it.

ScientistSam I enjoyed it! Hope you do too. 2y
robinb I enjoyed this too! Thought it a bit too long but otherwise great. And I actually enjoyed the second one even more than this one. Hope you like it! 😊 2y
tracy_anne8 @ScientistSam @robinb Thank you😊 I will read it with an open mind! 2y
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Eridau
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Started this one a few days ago but haven't been able to post till now. It's interesting, and I'm enjoying the premise of the story. Also using a new Prisma filter called "Raccoon" on this pic today.

Suet624 Raccoon. Hmmmm... 2y
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LitDrivenGirl
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My customer was right! For Criminal Minds fans, for Downton Abbey fans, and Outlander fans! The first seven or so chapters were a bit slow going, but now I want to read and read. I'm about three-fourths of the way through and I am ready for BBC to pick this up for a mini series 😁. I also love the cheekiness of my bookmark and wish I had more opportunities to read in public with it. #bookmarks #customerrecommended #bbc #murdermystery #morereading

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Keliz
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The writing left a lot to be desired. It was downright unbearable in the beginning, but it got better once Kendra went back in time. The mystery is delightfully entertaining, and I couldn't put it down towards the end. I know a lot of people will probably bash it but it was a fun read if you can turn off your critical eye.

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tracy_anne8
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I'm looking forward to reading this book. I'm starting to find more books with a #timetravel storyline that I'm interested in reading. #sizzlinsummerbooks

MallenNC It's good! 2y
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MallenNC
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This is a fun #TimeTravel series. A modern FBI agent tracks a suspect to a castle in the U.K. and somehow ends up in the 1800s. While she's stuck there, murders occur and she has to try to solve the case in a time very different from her own. There are two books so far and I'm hoping for more. #sizzlinsummerbooks @Tiffy_Reads

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LitDrivenGirl
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When a customer gives you the venn diagram for a book you pay attention because you love graphs and diagrams. You REALLY pay attention when they say, "This book is Outlander meets Downton Abbey meets Criminal Minds." SOLD! This arrived with a book order for the shop today. I can't read it yet because I have to finish another first, but you better believe it is next!?! ??? #tbrpile #customerrecommended #venndiagram

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Bookish_B
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I love this cover ❤️ I really enjoyed the book too. The writing was not necessarily great and there were things not having to do with time travel that required suspension of disbelief but it was just the right kind of book at the right time for me 😊

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I really hate being an adult when I have 30% left to read in my book. Happy reading!!!

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empreske
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Kendra developed so naturally, slowly allowing herself to trust those around her and let them in and to show her true emotions. The Duke was a perfect balance of eccentricity and authority. The badassery of Lady Rebecca cannot be compared. I only really struggled with Alec's development because I felt that he switched a little too quickly in the last portion of the book in regards to his attitude and feelings toward Kendra.

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Laughterhp
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This book was so great! I couldn't put it down! It was such an intense story, I couldn't wait to find out who the killer is. A time travel story, with a little romance, but it wasn't the main focus of the story. I'm excited that the second in the series is already out and available! 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻

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Lauren.Archer
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This was a fun book. It some fun elements, though this is billed a mystery, I found that felt not as important. It was light for the genre and will probably read the 2nd one.

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