Book Review-The Lincoln Penny (A Time Travel Series Book 1)-Barbara Best | Miki's Hope

Book Review-The Lincoln Penny (A Time Travel Series Book 1)-Barbara Best

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Try imagine being grabbed through a time portal to a time when the North and the South were embroiled in the Civil War. Then try to imagine if you were in a Fort that you knew would be lost. Not exactly easy when you know history as well as Jane Peterson does--an avowed history geek she knows what is going to happen and can do nothing about it.

She had been with some friends at a reenactment at this fort when it all happened. Her friend saw her disappear-----Her boy friend would not give up--

As luck would have it she was "helped" by a Southern gentleman soldier and he and the Captain contrived to help her get released from the Yankees. He sent a letter to his Mother telling her to take Jane in. Against all odds she and the young soldier that went with her, made it.

Jane had a very difficult time knowing things that were not yet known--like unheard of medical advances--Washing your hands and sterilizing equipment. She could not sit by and ended up helping and trying to teach all within the confines of--women were meant to get married and have children--they still could not even vote!!

What happened to the key that had unlocked all this---you will find out at the very end. This is not, however the end of this saga--there is a book#2 which I really want to read!!

The commingling of history and fiction is superb--Barbara Best knows how to write Time Travel-an author you don't want to miss.

About the Book: (from Amazon)

Unforgettably Different! Painfully Real! History geek Jane Peterson just hit the refresh button on her life when, during a Civil War reenactment, she is thrust into a raging siege with brutal consequences. 2012 resets to 1862 amid the colorful, historic characters of Savannah, Georgia and bloodiest conflict in American history.

Jane's ghostly appearance is a bad omen to the doomed soldiers at Fort Pulaski. In a chilling twist of fate she is compelled to cross hostile enemy lines and seek shelter with strangers. Realizing the impact of her knowledge and horrors of Civil War medicine, Jane's dream of rescue becomes a deep desire to save others. In a story of good and evil, murder and intrigue, grave reality and the supernatural, she must face the grim truth that loving history and living it are two entirely different things.

Vanished on her 24th birthday without a trace! Med student Bryce McKenzie and Jane Peterson have shared a unique bond since childhood. But when exactly did she capture his heart? Refusing to accept Jane's death, Bryce vows never to give up on the girl he loves. With the help of Sophie Downing, the only witness to Jane's freak disappearance, he searches for the key to unlock an impossible mystery.

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About the Author: (from Amazon)

Barbara Best began her career as a copywriter and artist with over twenty-five years in the fields of Marketing and Graphic Design. Beginning in 2014, she took her love of writing to new heights with her debut novel, "The Lincoln Penny." Its sequel, "The Lover's Eye," is the latest in her time travel (historical fiction) series, with Book 3 in the making. Barbara's novels reveal her genuine passion for history and innate ability to blend authentic detail with imaginative speculation. Living history, firsthand, she is an avid American Civil War reenactor whose need to bring the past to life eventually formed the backdrop for her absorbing and heartwarming tales. She lives in Florida.

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Jamie Tomkins said...

Sounds like a very interesting story! I wish I could get my hair as red as the lady on the cover! :)

Gladys Parker said...

I could not imagine knowing things the rest did not know. If she made a mistake and said something before it happened, when it did happen they would think she was a witch or a freak. I love history though. It would be awesome if we could go back for just a short time to really see how things were done and so on.

Linda Szymoniak said...

I love the concept of time travel, and am very interested in the events of the Civil War. Sounds like a great read. I'll have to add to my TBR pile!

Sandy Klocinski said...

Sounds like an awesome read! I love history. Adding to my TBR list

Linda Linneman said...

This sounds like a great book that I would love to read. Thank you so much for sharing this. God Bless

B.J. Bernal said...

Sounds like a great book!

Amber Ludwig said...

Ooh very interesting!! Sounds like almost a race against time!! I will have to read it!

Zada said...

Sounds intriguing!

laurie c said...

Oh my,interesting! This sounds like one I must read! Always looking for a good new book. Thanks for sharing!

Dorothy said...

OMG!! A burst of excitement here, I love it! Definitely a good read. Will have to add this to my amazon list.

Lisa Queen said...

This sounds very interesting. I love that Era. Thanks!

Denise Low said...

Thank you for sharing. May have to check this out. Sounds interesting.

Sanja Stajdohar said...

Wow, this is the way I like to learn about history...

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