About the Book
Book: Forever, Lately
Author: Linore Rose Burkard
Genre: Time-Travel Romance
Release Date: October, 2019
Julian St. John needs a wife–and fast. An oath to his deceased guardian must be kept. Miss Clarissa Andrews, a vexatious beauty, has dangled after him all season but he has no intention of choosing such a she-devil.
Maine, present day
Author Claire Channing needs to write a bestselling book to salvage a failing career. She moves to her grandmother’s rustic cottage, but without the deed, the clock is ticking on how long she can stay. She thinks she’s writing St. John’s story, until an old prayer shawl with embroidered lovebirds transports her to his Regency world! She falls in love with him–a man she thought she created. But a jealous Miss Andrews would rather see Julian dead than in another woman’s arms!
Claire and St. John must beat the clock to prevent a deadly tragedy, but can love endure past the limits of time?
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Let my just say, I absolutely loved, loved, loved this whole concept of a time travel romance- and what a better era than the regency period!! I don't think there could have been a better match for a fiction than a regency/contemporary romance! The way the time travel was described truly transported you to our heroine's isolated cabin in the snow as well as the regency era ballroom and world. The clothing was one thing I really noticed was so beautifully described, and I found the prayer shawl to be such an interesting little tidbit to center the time travel around. I felt like there was a nice thread of faith, and very clearly described action and characters making the story truly clear in my mind. I really just swooned at this romance because although I found my life-long love in the present, I would so love to visit the regency era, or if I could convince my husband, transport us back to that time (maybe with some essentials like oreos and ibuprofen lol). I recommend this one for the historical fiction reader, contemporary romance reader, or those looking for a time travel novel that just depicts the experience perfectly.
I received a complimentary copy of this book, and all opinions given are entirely my own.
About the Author
Linore Rose Burkard wrote a trilogy of genuine regency romances for the Christian market before there were any regencies for the Christian market. Published with Harvest House, her books opened the genre for the CBA. She also writes YA Suspense/Apocalyptic Fiction as L.R. Burkard. Married with five children, Linore home-schools her youngest daughter, teaches workshops for writers, and is the Vice President of the Dayton Christian Scribes. Her latest PULSE EFFEX SERIES, takes readers into a “chilling possible future for America, while affirming the power of faith in the darkest of times.”
More from Linore
I wanted to write a Regency time travel for years. When I saw the movie “Kate and Leopold” I thought, Oh no! Someone used my idea! But I needn’t have worried. Leopold (Hugh Jackman) was a Victorian gentleman, not a Regencian. Secondly, though I enjoyed the flick, I kept thinking it missed many opportunities for humor. (Having written a screenplay since then, I now realize why it missed so many: tight scripts just don’t have room for all the scenes that could be fun.) When I wrote my story, however, I was able to include a lot of the humor scenes that had been floating around in my head for eons. It’s one of the reasons the book is a lot of fun to read—particularly when the Regency hero appears in the present. On a side note, I started this book and then dropped it—for years—mostly because I wanted to write it as Christian romance like my other Regencies. But I kept running into roadblocks. And Christian publishers weren’t interested. Finally I realized I had to let God out of MY box and write the story he was giving me, not the one I thought he should give me. After that, it came together remarkably easily and quickly. And, I think, in a very fun way. I might even do a sequel.
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