Welcome to my tour stop for In Time for You by Chris Karlsen. This is a historical romance with time travel and is out now. Check out the tour page for the full schedule.
I’ve always enjoyed a tale of time travel. I’m not sure what it is about the idea that fascinates me so much, but I’m captivated just imagining being in the here and now one moment and the next, being thrust unceremoniously forwards or backwards along time. Would I be able to survive? Would I know enough about the history of the place (if, indeed, I were sent back in time and not forwards) to make a go of it? Or would I just sit down and cry? Author Chris Karlsen tackles many of these same questions in In Time for You.
Sisters Electra and Emily are out for a picnic with Electra’s boyfriend, Roger, when the two women are suddenly pulled from 2015 to the mid-1300’s. At first, they don’t understand; their minds spin tales of an elaborate movie set or reality television program. But, soon enough, Electra and Emily are forced to accept what a part of them have known since the beginning: they have traveled through time. They aren’t the first in their family and circle of friends to have such an experience; but what Electra doesn’t know is that the man she is in love with has also traveled through time. In his case, Roger came forward and now he’ll find a way to return to the time he first came from in order to get Electra back.
For fans of historical fiction, In Time for You is a goldmine. There are tons of period descriptions and details to delight and fascinate. The story has plenty of plot points for all readers – action, history, adventure, romance, and more. I felt at something of a disadvantage because In Time for You is actually the fourth book in a series, “Knights in Time.” Many references are made to past experiences and characters that, I assume, are introduced in previous stories. It was a little difficult to follow and understand, so I would recommend that readers interested in this book go back and start the series from the beginning – I’m certain doing so will only enhance the experience.
While horseback riding in the English countryside, sisters, Electra and Emily Crippen find themselves trapped in a tear in time. Thrown back to 1357 England and caught by a local noble, they are in a place that is home but as frightening and unfamiliar as an alien world would be. With no idea how the tear in time came about, the one thing they do know is: they must stay together and stay near to where the event took place in hopes of discovering the way back to their modern life. That certain need to stay together is the first certainty taken from them when one sister is forced to remain in England and one is sent miles away to Wales by royal order.
There is one other hope for help the sisters don’t know exists. It’s Electra’s lover, Roger Marchand. A time traveler himself, he never told her of his past. When he realizes what has happened to the sisters, he enlists the help of a scientist friend to help him open the suspected passageway through time. Any effort to save Electra and Emily will likely cost him his life. This was the time Roger came from, a time when his country, France, was at war with England. If he is discovered on English soil while searching for the sisters, he will either be killed or taken prisoner of war. Any risk is worth saving the life of the woman he loves.
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