Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Review + Giveaway: Time and Again: Charlotte of Miles Station by Deborah Heal

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Time and Again: Charlotte of Miles Station by Deborah Heal
Find on: Amazon, Goodreads

About the book:


If Only the Walls of the Old House Could Talk. . .

Tutoring an eleven-year-old for the summer seemed like the perfect college service project for Abby Thomas. But that was before she found herself in a dilapidated old house in Nowhereville, trying to teach Merrideth—a sullen girl who doesn’t want her help. All she has is a pile of useless, musty old books, and Merrideth’s definitely not interested.

But who says the only way to teach is with books? When they discover a freaky program on their new computer, history comes alive in ways that Abby and Merrideth could never expect. But is this program only the creative genius of some computer nerd—or are they really seeing Charlotte Miles, the girl who lived in their house 160 years before?

Their friends just laugh when they try to explain. But if it really is Charlotte, Abby and Merrideth must find a way to warn her about the danger waiting in the woods behind their house.

Time and Again: Charlotte at Miles Station is a story told in the past and in the present. A story of three girls—their perspectives, their relationships, and their journey of self-discovery and faith.

My rating:
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My thoughts:

Time and Again was a very intriguing novel, that at times I thought was really good, but other times just okay. The characters weren't that gripping to me and I found myself slightly annoyed by Abby during parts of the story (she seemed like a know-it-all).

I thought the whole thing about the computer game, that might have gone back in time to show you what had happened in Charlotte's life, was very interesting! I think those scenes with Charlotte might have been my favorites in Time and Again!

At times, the writing was a little hard for me to follow, but it doesn't seem like any other reviewers had that problem, so I may be alone there. :) The "N" word was said a couple times in this book, and even though it was during the back-in-time scenes, I didn't like it.

I really liked all of the history in Time and Again! There was a lot about Lincoln and the State of Illinois. Overall, I think Time and Again was a good one-time read that young readers especially, but also adults, who like books with some time-travel-ness, might enjoy. I plan on reading the sequel, Unclaimed Legacy, because I'm interested in finding out what happens next. :)

*I received a complimentary copy of this book for my review. I was not required to give a positive review, only my honest opinion - which I've done. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.*

Links to learn more about the author and series:

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 About the Author: Website: http://www.deborahheal.com, Facebook: http://facebook.com/DeborahHeal
Where to buy the books: AmazonBarnes & Noble

Giveaway!

Enter to win a copy of Time and Again! Open Internationally! Enter via the Rafflecopter below. Happy entering!

35 comments:

  1. I love a story with a bit of a mysterious air. So much we can learn when we open up our minds!

    brendon8@bellsouth.net

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  2. Great review - and just an FYI, I enjoyed the second one even more.

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  9. I would enjoy reading this. Thanks for the review/description.

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  10. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  11. The book sounds intriguing. I love a bit of mystery in my books :)
    Thanks for hosting this giveaway!

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  12. this looks like a book I can share with my daughter.

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  18. Great review. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  30. Sounds like a good book with fitting characters - the college girl with a know-it-all attitude working to make some money for the summer, a young girl struggling in school and not really caring...
    I am ready to read the book!

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