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CPBC Blog Tour for "The Whirlpools of Time" by Anna Belfrage




Author Bio:

Anna Belfrage

Had Anna been allowed to choose, she’d have become a time-traveller. As this was impossible, she became a financial professional with two absorbing interests: history and writing. Anna has authored the acclaimed time travelling series The Graham Saga, set in 17th century Scotland and Maryland, as well as the equally acclaimed medieval series The King’s Greatest Enemy which is set in 14th century England.

Anna has also published The Wanderer, a fast-paced contemporary romantic suspense trilogy with paranormal and time-slip ingredients. Her September 2020 release, His Castilian Hawk, has her returning to medieval times. Set against the complications of Edward I’s invasion of Wales, His Castilian Hawk is a story of loyalty, integrity—and love. Her most recent release, The Whirlpools of Time, is a time travel romance set against the backdrop of brewing rebellion in the Scottish highlands.

All of Anna’s books have been awarded the IndieBRAG Medallion, she has several Historical Novel Society Editor’s Choices, and one of her books won the HNS Indie Award in 2015. She is also the proud recipient of various Reader’s Favorite medals as well as having won various Gold, Silver and Bronze Coffee Pot Book Club awards.

Find out more about Anna, her books and her eclectic historical blog on her website, www.annabelfrage.com .

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Amazon Author Page: http://Author.to/ABG




Book Title: The Whirlpools of Time

Author: Anna Belfrage

Publication Date: 11th June 2021

Publisher: Timelight Press

Page Length: 388 Pages

Genre: Time travel romance, Scottish Historical Romance


Blurb:


He hoped for a wife. He found a companion through time and beyond.

It is 1715 and for Duncan Melville something fundamental is missing from his life. Despite a flourishing legal practice and several close friends, he is lonely, even more so after the recent death of his father. He needs a wife—a companion through life, someone to hold and be held by. What he wasn’t expecting was to be torn away from everything he knew and find said woman in 2016…

Erin Barnes has a lot of stuff going on in her life. She doesn’t need the additional twist of a stranger in weird outdated clothes, but when he risks his life to save hers, she feels obligated to return the favour. Besides, whoever Duncan may be, she can’t exactly deny the immediate attraction.

The complications in Erin’s life explode. Events are set in motion and to Erin’s horror she and Duncan are thrown back to 1715. Not only does Erin have to cope with a different and intimidating world, soon enough she and Duncan are embroiled in a dangerous quest for Duncan’s uncle, a quest that may very well cost them their lives as they travel through a Scotland poised on the brink of rebellion.

Will they find Duncan’s uncle in time? And is the door to the future permanently closed, or will Erin find a way back?


Trigger Warnings: Sexual Content. Violence.


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Universal Link: http://myBook.to/WoT


Available on #KindleUnlimited.


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*****


The Hist Fic Chickie Review


He hoped for a wife. He found a companion through time and beyond.

It is 1715 and for Duncan Melville something fundamental is missing from his life. Despite a flourishing legal practice and several close friends, he is lonely, even more so after the recent death of his father. He needs a wife—a companion through life, someone to hold and be held by. What he wasn’t expecting was to be torn away from everything he knew and find said woman in 2016…

Erin Barnes has a lot of stuff going on in her life. She doesn’t need the additional twist of a stranger in weird outdated clothes, but when he risks his life to save hers, she feels obligated to return the favour. Besides, whoever Duncan may be, she can’t exactly deny the immediate attraction.

The complications in Erin’s life explode. Events are set in motion and to Erin’s horror she and Duncan are thrown back to 1715. Not only does Erin have to cope with a different and intimidating world, soon enough she and Duncan are embroiled in a dangerous quest for Duncan’s uncle, a quest that may very well cost them their lives as they travel through a Scotland poised on the brink of rebellion.

Will they find Duncan’s uncle in time? And is the door to the future permanently closed, or will Erin find a way back?

“Grandma Alex had been right: crossroads were dangerous places indeed.”

Time travel stories are my weakness, and this one does not disappoint. Having read this book by Anna Belfrage, I am now adding the rest of her series books, the Graham series of books, to my to-be-read list. For anyone who loved Gabaldon’s Outlander series, this should be the next one on your list, as well, if you are looking for great historical time travel dealing with Scotland, handsome strangers with a sword and a horse, and a young modern woman tumbling through time – this adds more since not only is the lead woman character a time traveller, so is the lead man!! And their attraction from the get-go is palatable – two soulmates destined by fate and by a connection through time to be together.

Both stories, Erin’s story and Duncan’s story, are developed quite well, however I must admit a bit of confusion in the very beginning in grasping what was going on and who was who. That being said, Ms Belfrage does a good job in sorting things out quickly and immersing a reader into the thick of the action from the very beginning.

Duncan is an outsider, out of his time period, and thrown into the 21st century during a lightning storm.... at a crossroads. Erin, a journalist on a hot lead of what happened to her grandmother, and a mysterious locket passed down to her by her father, hits Duncan with her car. Crossroads is a good ‘theme’ for this book as the symbolic meaning resonates well for both characters, each reaching a moment when decisions plummet them forward into the future and into the past. Not only does Duncan have to Google himself into the modern world and protect Erin from some really bad guys, but Erin soon finds herself having to cope with her modern sensibilities in a time period when women (especially women of color) are not afforded the freedoms she is used to, as both she and Duncan travel back to 1715 Scotland at the brink of the Jacobite rebellion in order to find Duncan’s uncle, David Graham. This is a very satisfying read, a well-developed story-telling feat and I applaud Ms Belfrage for this time travelling journey... and, I suspect, more to come!!

Highly recommended by The Hist Fic Chickie at The Historical Fiction Company!!


3件のコメント


Anna Belfrage
Anna Belfrage
2021年8月27日

Happy dancing over here! Thank you for the lovely review!

いいね!
DK Marley
DK Marley
2021年8月27日
返信先

You are very welcome!!

いいね!

Mary Anne Yarde
Mary Anne Yarde
2021年8月27日

I am so glad you enjoyed The Whirlpools of Time.


Thank you so much for hosting today's tour stop, we really appreciate it.


The Coffee Pot Book Club.

いいね!
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