THE BRIDE FOUND
Book 2 in the Civil War Brides series
TRACEY JANE JACKSON
Rating: 4 cups
Emma Wellington is mourning the loss of her sister Sophie and her brother-in-law Jaime who have been missing for a year and a half. In 2008 Portland, Oregon, Emma is doing the best to survive, but her sister’s library gives her the creeps.
Clayton Madden lives in Washington, D.C. in the year 1863 and works closely with President Lincoln. However, Clayton often finds himself in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania dealing with his drunken brother Richard and the messes the oldest Madden creates.
Emma finally works up the courage to walk into Sophie’s library and something happens to change her life dramatically. She winds up in Washington, D.C. in 1863 and finds out Sophie and Jaime were thrown back in time too. Meeting Clayton Madden causes the usually flirtatious and outgoing Emma to be flabbergasted. Clayton is behaving unusually also. He is actually enjoying the company of a lady and craving to be near her. Is it possible to find love through time travel?
I am a huge Civil War buff so I was very excited when this book landed on my desk. I have often wondered about time travel and Ms. Jackson handled it with complete perfection. I laughed at the sisters, Sophie and Emma, as they combed through Emma’s shopping bags that followed her through the portal. Iphone, hairspray, and a Julia Quinn novel in 1863…can you imagine? This is the second in the series and while there are details that may be easier to understand if you had read the first one, it is not necessary. I thoroughly enjoyed being able to step into Emma’s shoes for the duration of the story without having to give up my own comforts in order to experience life in 1863.
Reviewer for Coffee Time Romance & More