Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Book Review: Come Back to Me by Jody Hedlund

About the Book

The ultimate cure that could heal any disease? Crazy.

That's exactly what research scientist Marian Creighton has always believed about her father's quest, even if it does stem from a desire to save her sister Ellen from the genetic disease that stole their mother from them. But when her father falls into a coma after drinking a vial of holy water believed to contain traces of residue from the Tree of Life, Marian must question all of her assumptions. He's left behind tantalizing clues that suggest he's crossed back in time. Insane. Until Marian tests his theories and finds herself in the Middle Ages during a dangerous peasant uprising.

William Durham, a valiant knight comes to Marian's rescue and offers her protection . . . as his wife. The longer Marian stays in the past, the more she cares about William. Can she ever find her father and make it back to the present to heal her sister? And when the time comes to leave, will she want to?

Bestselling author Jody Hedlund is your guide down the twisting waters of time to a volatile era of superstition, revolts, and chivalry in this suspenseful story.

This book is available for purchase here.

My Review

Time travel books, by nature, can be wonderful, yet tragic.  This one keeps the reader guessing until the very end.  I thoroughly enjoyed it.

Medical researcher Marian Creighton worked in a field which can be cut-throat and dangerous.  Knowing whom to trust was a big deal and it kept me wary throughout the story.  Normally, I'm not sure that Marian and I would be friends, because she is so science-y, but as the story progressed, her compassion and faith really came through, and I grew to admire her deeply.

Knight William Durham sought to live honorably, but was haunted by things he had done as a soldier.  It was Marian that helped him move past the tragedies in his previous days.

Author Jody Hedlund gives readers an exciting, suspenseful story, right to the very end.  But there is also an aura of mystery, wonder, and romance woven throughout, and I was thrilled to get "all the feels" as I read.

Readers who enjoy time travel, historical romance, and Christian fiction will enjoy this book, which I highly recommend.

I received a copy of this book from the publisher, Revell, for review purposes.  The thoughts expressed here are my own.

About the Author

Jody Hedlund is the author of over thirty historicals for both adults and teens and is the winner of numerous awards including the Christy, Carol, and Christian Book Award.

Jody lives in central Michigan with her husband, five busy children, and five spoiled cats. Although Jody prefers to experience daring and dangerous adventures through her characters rather than in real life, she's learned that a calm existence is simply not meant to be (at least in this phase of her life!).

When she's not penning another of her page-turning stories, she loves to spend her time reading, especially when it also involves consuming coffee and chocolate.

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