Named a Notable Fiction Book of 2013 by The Washington Post

“An engrossing adventure, with mystery, romance, humor, and impeccable historical detail.” –The Boston Globe
Devon, 1815. The charming Lord Nicholas Davenant and the beguiling Julia Percy should make a perfect match.
But before their love has a chance to grow, Nicholas is presumed dead in the Napoleonic war.
Nick, however, is lost in time. Somehow he escaped certain death by leaping two hundred years forward to the present day where he finds himself in the care of a mysterious society – the Guild. Questioning the limits of the impossible, Nick is desperate to find a way back to the life he left behind. Yet with the future of time itself hanging in the balance, could it be that the girl who first captured his heart has had the answers all along? Can Nick find a way to return to her?
April 23, 2013  |  465 pages
(Rated on Sep 10, 2013)
Grade: A+    (switch to numeric scale)
L/E Ratio: 60% Literature, 40% Entertainment
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Movie Potential:
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Sequel Potential:
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This is one of THE most fun reads I've had in years. YEARS. I loved catching the literary references (and I'm sure I missed many). I was fascinated by the ideas that drive the plot forward. The writing is fluid, beautiful, funny. This is a book to enjoy. Take a break from books that add angst to your life. I enjoy a good romance with characters that aren't cookie cut, this is reading pleasure that is still smart. So rare! Bring on the next one!  (+6 votes)