|Somewhere in Time|
by Barbara Bretton
Genres: Science Fiction, Romance,
Paranormal, Historical Romance
Emilie Crosse is a historian who specializes in fashion, making her living mainly as a consultant in movie wardrobe departments. She is thrown for a loop when her ex-husband shows up at her door asking her to authenticate the civil war uniform that has been in his family for generations. After a night of passion, she tries to leave it as a one-night stand but Zane has other ideas. They manage to find their way to a time warp that is worthy of Bermuda Triangle theories and are transported back in time. Emilie feels instantly at home in the era while Zane is out of his element for once. As can be expected, the experience brings them closer as they learn to live within the technologically deprived year they are stuck in and attempt to find their way back home.
I'll admit that I downloaded this book because it reminded me of one of my favorite movies with the same title that was based on Richard Matheson's book Bid Time Return. This book wasn't even close in storyline of course but it still gave me that cozy feeling of familiarity. While the plot was fairly easy to predict it still was an enjoyable read. There is an enigma in this book though, where things come full circle ... a bit too full almost. And definitely gives the mind some food for thought, to the point where I flip flop back and forth between it being a very fascinating concept and yet quite disturbing on several levels. This portion of the plot alone would make this book an interesting group read as I imagine it could provide fodder for an stimulating discussion.