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LEGEND LOVE: A ROMANTIC ADVENTURE IN TIME
JOAN GRAMMER
ISBN#: 9780692005200
September 2010
48Hour Books
www.48HrBooks.com
e-book
$10.00
185 Pages
Time Travel Romance
Rating: 3 Cups

Legend Love

When precocious Heather is twelve years old she falls out of an immense tree and somehow lands back in 13th Century England. Surprised, Heather revels in the wondrous adventure and adapts quickly to her new life until the day that memories of her real life return and she unwillingly travels back to her own time.

Young Lord Ranaulf of Braunwythe Castle is overjoyed when he discovers the child abandoned in his heather fields. The lonely boy is happy to have a new friend. He adores Heather and thinks of her as a beloved younger sister. Heather and he soon become inseparable friends.

Devastated by her disappearance, Ranaulf searches many years for her, convinced that she will return to him. Ten years pass. By chance, Heather sees a documentary about Braunwythe Castle one day on television. Memories come flooding back and she quickly makes plans to visit the ruins of the old Castle. After an arduous journey she finds that she is able to step back in time once again. Ranaulf and Heather find that they are attracted to each other more than ever this time around. Despite the conniving, malicious attempts by Ranaulf’s step-mother Elaine to keep them apart they make plans to marry.

This is a fun, fast read. The dialog is well-written in a manner intended to capture the actual speech patterns and dialect of the old England. I fell into the story easily and was able to pick up the written dialect quickly. The story is told in a straight-forward, rather spartan manner that I found refreshing since I was able to paint in the details myself as I read. I particularly recommend this sweet story for Teens and Young Adults.

And So It Begins…

As a bonus in the book, this prequel explains how a few selected individuals became time travelers. The first adventure belongs to a young archaeologist named Lena. She accidentally discovers her gift after picking up an ancient artifact.

Lena travels back in time to 9th Century England where she serendipitously encounters the dashing Lord Edwuard Brigton. Edwuard is enamored of the lovely Lena but finds her disappearances and strange ways perplexing.

Lena tries to refine her time traveling abilities through the process of trial and error. Inevitably, as she flits through time, unexpected results occur and she finds herself in some tricky situations where she prevails only by using her wits and innate intelligence. It is also fortuitous that she gets some help from some unexpected sources.

This was an engaging, pleasurable story. The author did a very nice job constructing the story and I found the dialog of the 9th century peoples fascinating and easy enough to understand after just a few conversations. Readers should enjoy this charming story particularly suited to older Teens and Young Adults.

Laurie
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