. . . an easy flowing book where the characters and town came to life.. . one of those books for me that was hard to put down, "just one more page" type books. It is so special to watch Merredith as she comes out of her shell and the friendship they give to Michael. The history they learn as they go back in time was put in such a way that I found myself sitting there `watching' the Douglas/Lincoln debate, seeing the difference in the candidates clothing and speeches from the author's description. . . I'm looking forward to the next book, Unclaimed Legacy.
M. Myhren-Bennett "Blooming with Books" (REAL NAME)
Charlotte's life is an intriguing lesson in American history at a volatile period in our history. You too should take this journey to Miles Station and be prepared to develop a new passion for history along the way.
Time and Again: Charlotte of Miles Station is a charming and delightful book and I hope to be able to take another journey into the past with Abby and Merrideth in the not too distant future.
C. Estrella (USA) -
There were a lot of subtleties and depth in this story that I really credit to the author's story-telling and lesson teaching abilities. We are shown the joys and struggles with being a mentor, the dangers of trying to bribe and appease children, what it truly means to be a neighbor, the importance of learning from the past, and trusting in things and people, even though we don't understand everything, along with so much more. Along with a wonderful story, there are subtle life-lessons and finding one's way to faith that are noted and appreciated.
The plot really grabbed my attention. . .an amazing job of transitioning between the past and present. . . What really made the story unique was how she brought the past to life via a computer program. . . Ms. Heal even takes the time to weave in some positive Christian messages really takes this book to a whole different level. While this book is geared toward teens,I think that anyone who enjoys reading contemporary and historical fiction woven together will certainly enjoy this book. On a scale of one to five I would easily give this book a six! Highly recommended.
In "Time and Again," the first book of a trilogy (Unclaimed Legacy (Time and Again), Every Hill and Mountain (Time and Again)), author Deborah Heal explores the concept of God as a Divine and Benevolent Overseer in human events for a preteen/ YA audience. She features an unhappy eleven-year-old named Merrideth who accepts on face value the fact that her parents have divorced and that their split has necessitated a separation from her beloved father and precipitated a move to a strange and seemingly … more