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The accidental death of his beloved wife sent Alex Morgan into a numbing world of suppressed grief and rage, eased only by a profound bond with his son. Suddenly his life is shattered again when a chance discovery propels him into a world gone horribly, terrifyingly wrong.Piecing together clues in this new nightmare, Alex suspects a colleague of taking a few, meddling stepThe accidental death of his beloved wife sent Alex Morgan into a numbing world of suppressed grief and rage, eased only by a profound bond with his son. Suddenly his life is shattered again when a chance discovery propels him into a world gone horribly, terrifyingly wrong.Piecing together clues in this new nightmare, Alex suspects a colleague of taking a few, meddling steps back in time, changing the course of history - destroying Alex's family and his world. Desperately clinging to his sanity, he searches for any evidence his young son still exists.Jessica O'Neil is fighting a nightmare of her own, captured and facing execution for freedom-fighting heroics in her grim, oppressive world. When Alex rescues the feisty young rebel, she resists her dangerous attraction to him - a man who's clearly crazy, literally in a world of his own.Bound together first by chance and desperation, then by growing purpose, respect, and emotion, Alex and Jessie must depend on each other to survive. More than that, they must find a way to prevent a terrible crime from taking place - a crime that plunged both their worlds into nightmare - over a hundred years before. To have a future, they will have to find their way to the past.TIMELAPSE is a winning MEDALIST in the 2014 READERS' FAVORITE BOOK AWARDS....

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timelapse Reviews

  • Jane Stewart
    2019-03-16 16:27

    2 ½ stars. Not an enjoyable escape. It felt oppressive. But it did have a happy ending.AUDIOBOOK NARRATOR: Keith Tracton.He was the worst part of the book. He did weird or bad voices for most of the characters, men and women. As to general narration he did not have enough emotion or pauses. The worst was a kissing scene, it felt wooden.AS TO THE STORY:The overall ideas were good. Tad invents a time gadget. He goes back in time thinking he’s going to create a utopia. But what results is a fascist state with other horrible things. Alex accidentally time travels to the revised world. The reader hopes Alex will be able to change things back to the way they were.Instead of enjoying the story, I felt depressed. It needed more interesting characters who would react in interesting ways. Instead the world was predictable and oppressive. Actions were things we’ve heard before. Every military guy/guard did evil things. The citizens suffered.Alex meets Jessie in the new world. He is immediately calling her honey and sweetheart. It didn’t feel right. He didn’t know her long enough to call her that. DATA:Narrative mode: 3rd person. Unabridged audiobook length: 6 hrs and 49 mins. Swearing language: mild. Sexual language: none. For example “losing himself in her.” Number of sex scenes: 3 very brief. Setting: present day and 1902 Washington D.C. area. Book copyright: 2011. Genre: time travel contemporary romance.

  • Ollie
    2019-03-19 21:27

    Review by Ollie for bittenbyparanormalromanceFirst off I have to say is WOW! This story took me completely by surprise and had me glued to the pages right to the end. This book is primarily a sci-fi book dealing with time-travel and a beautiful romance that develops between the main character locked in a world that has gone completely to hell and the woman who tries to help him escape it in more ways then one.Alex Morgan is a character you cannot help yourself to develop a close connection to. Tall, good-looking, smart and at the same time a man who feels truly blessed to have the love of his wife until tragedy turns his world upside and leaves him alone to raise his son. Alex truly feels that life was playing a cruel trick on him allowing him to feel such happiness when perhaps he was fated not to experience such joy. However, his son is his pride and joy and his love for his son is the only thing that makes him feel alive and makes him continue on.It seems life doesn't end in playing its cruel tricks on him as he finds himself accidentally sent to a parallel time line where America is ruled as a totalitarian dictatorship and the killing of innocent civilians who don't have any civil rights is the norm. Alex's chance encounter with Jessie not only results in an ally who slowly starts to believe his far-fetched ideas but a companion who reawakens what he had been buried long ago.Jessie is the perfect heroine for Alex: courageous, determined, kind, soft-hearted and despite all of that has a streak of innocence that awakens Alex's protective qualities.As the story progresses I really enjoyed Alex's development in handling the difficult situations that him and Jessica faced. As he tries to right what has gone wrong he becomes more alpha and I really enjoyed how he was quick-witted in his actions in dealing with the various situations.This was an emotional book dealing with tragedies, heartaches and desperation which were triumphed through sheer determination, hope, trust and the power of love to drive individuals to do the seemingly impossible.Thought the scenes with Alex and Jessica were very tame compared to what I am accustom to reading (hints of what was to transpire and indications of what they were doing but not in detail) however, the tender moments between the two were truly touching and made my heart swoon.Although there were some sentence break-ups which I think were the result of how my Kindle convert the file from pdf format and a few minor grammatical errors, I could easily look it over because the storyline and concept were so strong. I highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys emotional books with tender moments and it would definitely satisfy urban fantasy fans.5 Stars

  • William Stuart
    2019-03-01 13:27

    I normally don’t go for the time travel kind of books, but the blurb for this one intrigued me. I’m very glad I took a chance on this read!Synopsis (from the author): The accidental death of his beloved wife sent Alex Morgan into grief and rage, eased only by a profound bond with his son. Suddenly his life is shattered again when a chance discovery propels him into a world gone horribly, terrifyingly wrong.Piecing together clues in this new nightmare, Alex suspects a colleague of taking a few, meddling steps back in time, changing the course of history - destroying Alex's family and his world. Desperately clinging to his sanity, he searches for any evidence his young son still exists.Jessica O'Neil is fighting a nightmare of her own, captured and facing execution for freedom-fighting heroics in her grim, oppressive world. When Alex rescues the feisty young rebel, she resists her dangerous attraction to him - a man who's clearly crazy, literally in a world of his own.Bound together first by chance and desperation, then by growing purpose, respect, and emotion, Alex and Jessie must depend on each other to survive. More than that, they must find a way to prevent a terrible crime from taking place - a crime that plunged both their worlds into nightmare - over a hundred years before. To have a future, they will have to find their way to the past!What I liked: The book opens with a tragedy for Alex, who loses his wife in an accident and has to raise his son alone. I immediately connected with Alex as he copes with the tragedy and the joy of his son. The transfer to a new oppressive world was handled in a believable way (and the gadget was cool). Jessie, the rebel In the Alex’s new world, was started as a stereotype, but blossomed into a well-rounded character. I also liked the interesting twist on history and how a single event could dramatically change the world. What I didn’t like: As I mentioned above, Jessie started out as a stereotype character and that was initially an issue for me (but it got better). Other than that, not much about this book I didn’t like!Overall impression: The Timelapse concept was amazing. To have a history professor transported into an alternate history was brilliant, and the overall story captured and held my attention. The characters turned into people you wanted to win, and the ending was very well done. I would recommend this one to readers who like alternative history, romance, and some action!My rating: 5 Stars

  • Drako
    2019-03-17 13:37

    Though I do enjoy Sci Fi, it took me a bit to get into this book. In the first few chapters, Alex goes through an awful lot that I might have liked a bit more description on. He starts off with his wife, loses her in a car crash but their unborn child somehow survives for him to raise alone. But the story moves along when Alex finds what appears to be a regular cell phone in is burglarized office and is sent forward in time to an alternate world with a totalitarian government in place of America's democracy. He eventually meets Jessie, and a journey through time to stop the events leading to her alternate world begins. They come to find one man attempting to create a utopia, unsuspecting of the effects of his actions on the world and time in general. The writing of this story is quite good. The plot is interesting with plenty of action. Some scenes are a bit toned down for my tastes but each author has their own style. For any that like Sci Fi and especially time travel type fiction, I'd definitely recommend this book.

  • Lmh
    2019-03-17 20:33

    Really enjoyable, quick read. Time travel with historical consequences and a romantic twist.

  • Andrew McBride
    2019-03-11 20:27

    Alex is a young college professor in Washington DC, who has closed himself off from the world after a personal tragedy. Suddenly he finds himself transported to an alternative 2010, where the U.S.A. has become a repressive dictatorship policed by brutal storm troopers. Alex rescues a young woman rebel – Jessie – from their clutches. He discovers a reason to live again, through his growing attraction to Jessie. But then he finds a cause worth dying for. It seems an assassin’s bullet in 1902 set America on the path to oppression. Can Alex leap backwards through time – as he leaped sideways – and prevent the assassination ever happening, change history and save his country? He decides to risk it, and then Jessie decides to come along… Lorrie Farrelly creates vulnerable and damaged but still likable characters you can care about, and plunges them into one perilous adventure after another. An ingenious plot fuels a gripping, fast-paced tale, dystopian sci-fi that also manages to reflect our own troubled times.

  • Cate
    2019-02-28 15:25

    After having read the synopsis for this particular novel, you may be forgiven in thinking that I may have had too much sun this summer, as this book appears to be one of those dreaded romance novels that I avoid as if I may catch something nasty from them; and you would be right, not about the sun thing but about this being a romance novel... except it isn’t one in the true sense of the word. From the very first page this book had me pulled in hook, line and sinker and, because I was expecting one of ‘those’ novels took me totally by surprise.The male protagonist is written wonderfully and in such a manner that both male and female readers will develop a close connection with him. He is vulnerable while at the same time having an inner strength that the reader can only wonder at, is devoted to his family but also feels that fate is not on his side as life continues to throw one, almost unbearable curve ball after another at him. The female counterpart to his lead is a perfect foil for him, she is strong and capable in all the traits that he lacks, and is also able to retain her own individuality during the most trying of times and circumstances. The Author wrote these, and all her characters in such a way that they came alive within the novels pages, and make the reader feel as if there might be a possibility they would run into them as they go about their daily lives. These are three-dimensional, well fleshed out participants in a definitely not your run of the mill romance.Now we move onto why this is not a romance book, it is primarily a science fiction novel which deals with time travel and just happens to include the story of a developing relationship between two of its characters. The fact that the romance wasn’t overwhelming made this book even more enjoyable for me. The plot line is excellent and contains plenty of fast paced action for those readers who like this kind of thing in their sci-fi/time travel reads and, although some of the scenes could have been written with a bit more punch for my liking, I attributed this to being the Author’s writing style more than anything wrong with the novel. My one complaint and the reason for the four thumbs rating was I would have liked to have read more about the world in which our male lead finds himself in even though it was not necessary to the flow of the story, it would have added a little more depth.I would highly recommend this to all readers of time travel and science fiction novels and to anyone who want an enjoyable read with a twist.Originally reviewed on: http://catesbooknuthut.com/2014/06/27...This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.

  • Linda Thackeray
    2019-03-14 19:33

    'Hell is paved with good intentions.' Saint Bernard of Clairvaux This is certainly the case when Professor Alex Morgan discovers a strange device belonging to an old colleague in his office. After inadvertently activating it, Alex is torn from his son Jack and sent through time to a dystopian world dominated by ultra-conservative fascists who have outlawed all the freedoms America prides itself in upholding. Helping him navigate this oppressive future, is Jesse, who has grown up in this, grey colorless world where history has been replaced by propaganda and public displays of affection are illegal. With Jesse's help, Alex tries to learn how the timeline has been altered while grappling with the emotional turmoil of seeing his dead wife very much alive and his growing feelings for Jesse. Once we are introduced to Alex, the book takes a juggernaut pace that includes a protest turned violent, a prison break and tense climax I won’t spoil here. Interspersed in the action are also some fine character moments as an emotionally numb Alex starts to realize the value of what he has in his life, only after he loses it. The more outraged he becomes at the injustices in Jesse’s world, the more the character comes to life as I was able to share his horror at what America has become. The rest of the characters are also quite compelling. There is the fragile vulnerability of Jesse who is very much a product of her environment, forced to keep the steel in her persona hidden under a facade of subservience. Paul Rudin, Jesse’s cousin, is also quite interesting with his survivor mentality. Even Tad Casterton, the antagonist in this story, is painted with shades of grey that elevate him from being just another moustache twirling villain to a man whose best intentions has gone terribly wrong. One particular aspect of the book that was quite thought provoking is how easily knowledge is taken for granted. When Alex loses the ability to learn anything about America because historical fact is now meted out in censored portions, we share his frustration. In an age when information about anything is readily available at our finger tips, the loss he feels at being unable to find a library is quite a disconcerting one that I connected with quite personally. I enjoyed this novel immensely, not merely because of the action sequences and there are some pretty good ones in here but also for the themes explored during the book’s quieter moments. This is a fast paced, nail-biting story with very little fat in between that maintains its momentum to a satisfying conclusion. I recommend anyone wishing an effective science-fiction thriller with some interesting moral quandaries to give Timelapse a look. It won’t disappoint.

  • Ginger Gelsheimer
    2019-03-17 13:36

    Creative and original!Brief synopsis: Alex Morgan's world is turned upside down when his office is broken into, and he stumbles upon a strange device that looks like a cell phone. Not knowing how to use the device, Alex accidentally triggers the commands that will transport him into another dimension of time where things are under complete control of the government and Nazi Britain exists. When Alex leaves his real world, he also leaves his little boy Jack behind, so desperation sets in from the very beginning. Alex must discover why this world, set in the same time period, is different. What happened that caused things to change? Along the way, Alex meets Jessica O'Neil, a freedom fighter, who stands up against the government control. Together, they set off on a journey to discover what happened in 1902 and travel back in history to try to stop it.Originality: I absolutely loved Timelapse for its originality! Ms. Farrelly wove a wonderful story that traveled into history and included figures from the time, including Theodore Roosevelt. I enjoyed the threat of the alternative history and her creation of how the future could have been changed. The new world she created, though dictatorship and horrible, was well developed and she brought me into the scene with Alex and Jessica with her "just right amount" of description-the musty jail cell and prison, the general store cellar, and the fire in lab. I felt like I was right there with them. Characters: I cared about Alex right from the get go and he drew me into the story quickly. He's a widower with a small child whom he loves more than anything in the world. He loved his wife deeply but lost her to a drunk driver after she delivered the baby. When Alex is suddenly transported out of his world and his son is somewhere left behind, or come to find out, won't exist at all if history is altered, I felt all the desperation that I imagine Alex was feeling. He had to get back, but how? He didn't know how to use this device in the first place. I enjoyed Jessica's character as well and the chemistry between her and Alex, although it did move extremely fast for them to fall in love. But in times of traumatic situations, it can happen!Recommendation: This goes well with a cold bottle of water and a power bar because you'll be running the whole time and anything else will weigh you down. I highly recommend Timelapse for those that enjoy time travel, alternative history or even a good romance. It's easily a one sitting read if you have the time.

  • Nikita (NjKinny's World of Books & Stuff)
    2019-03-12 20:27

    http://www.njkinnysblog.com/2015/01/b...Alex lost his wife in an accident and then lost himself in a world filled with grief, sorrow and rage. As if this is not enough, he is soon suspecting a colleague of destroying his family and is soon faced with complications and dangers that threaten not only his past but also his future.I read Lorrie Farrelly's award winning book, Terms of Surrender and absolutely loved it. While Terms of Surrender is a historical romance, I was intrigued with Timelapse which deals in time travel.I had heard great things about this book and like Lorrie's other books, this one has also won many awards and nominations.The cover is normal and could have been made more catchy. The blurb intrigues.The first thing that struck me in the book was the flow and the meticulous planning of the story. The story starts slow but despite that the author builds realistic situations, characters and manages to keep the reader hooked.All through the book I felt so connected with Alex and could feel his emotions like they were my w\own. The high action scenes kept me at the edge of my seat and before long the time had flown and I was a happy reader. :)Lorrie's writing style is engaging, simple and brings the story to life in the minds of the readers.All in all, this was an enjoyable read that had me entertained completely for a few hours and left a deep impression on my mind which had me thinking about the book even after I had finished reading it. 4 out of 5 to Timelapse and recommended to everyone especially people who love time travel stories.I received a copy of the book from the author and I am very thankful to her. The above review is my honest and unbiased opinion and in no way influenced.

  • Sonya Dodd
    2019-03-08 19:28

    I can think of absolutely no reason for anyone to be able to give this novel anything other than 5 stars! From the first page the story captivated me and held my interest until the final page.This is a love story, a very human story, as well as being a sci-fi about time travel. But it was the human interest side which gripped me most.The main character Alex is totally lovable. He is very real as he grieves for his dead wife, retaining the will to live only for the sake of their young son, Jack.When Alex accidently finds a time travel device, which is very much like a mobile phone and I could quite imagine these things becoming a reality, he travels to a world which is unrecognisable from his own.Alex has travelled to an America which is run like something out of 1984 by George Orwell. Citizens live under a strict regime and fear for their lives. Here Alex meets Jessie who is one of the brave fighting for their right to freedom. Of course they fall in love and by a sheer fluke they travel back in time to the attempted assassination of a previous American president. Alex is able to thwart the attempt which was organised by the owner of the time travel device who had sought to create a utopia.Instead, when he learns of the world he created for the likes of people like Jessie, he gives up his device and Jessie and Alex are able to travel back to the present together.I don't wish this review to do an injustice to this story. It is not just a love story but so much more. There is plenty of action and danger for Alex and Jessie but the author does not try to bombard the reader with complex explanations behind the theory of time travel.You have to read this book! I will certainly be exploring more books by this very talented writer.

  • Lisa Petty
    2019-02-28 19:34

    There is no lapse of action in Timelapse by Lorrie Farrelly. In fact, my husband and I had a Kindle war over it. We share an Amazon account, but read on separate iPads. Since we have our account set-up to sync books across devices, we were always losing our places in our individual books. We didn’t figure out that we were reading the same book until he finished Timelapse. We usually have different tastes in books, but this one appealed to both of us. Professor Alex Morgan, widower, single-dad, and an up and coming academic at Capitol University in Georgetown, happens to find a time travel device. Alex has grown used to focusing on his son, his mom, and his career. This all changes when he begins to travel through time. Alex soon meets Jessica O’Neil, who is about to be executed. Jessie and Alex find love when they both least suspect it. When he saves Jessie from certain death, Alex begins to fall in love with her. Jessie does not return his affection immediately. In fact, she is frightened of him at first, and fears that he may be insane. She soon learns to believe him and the two become partners and crime-fighting allies in a harrowing attempt to prevent an assassination. Timelapse sort of reminds me of Stephen King’s November 22, 1963. Like King’s book, it is full of twists and turns from start to finish. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys time travel fiction or action and suspense.

  • K.T.
    2019-03-07 20:43

    Alex is a real hero. He can ride a fast motorbike and gallop a horse, he can fight and has Storm Trooper presence. He shrugs off gun fire like a boss and loves his son with a passion. He has enough of a touch of tragedy for us all to flutter our eyelashes but we wouldn’t dare feel sorry for him. He’s like an Indiana Jones who can time leap and I suspect there’s more of this series to come. Jessie is gorgeous. She’s no shrinking violet, she’d shoot you without a second thought, but she’s damaged, and innocent and living in a world produced by the whims of a selfish man. When Jessie and Alex’s worlds collide, it spells nothing but trouble.I love Lorrie Farrelly’s work so it was no hardship to step into Timelapse, even though it was a step outside the realm of Dangerous. It’s cleverly written and moves at a fast pace. The way the characters are carried across realms is insightful and an awesome touch to keep the continuity of the storyline. I never knew what would happen next and the story is filled with suspense and action.A really neat feature is the way history is woven seamlessly into the plot so that things for which there was no explanation previously, leave you scratching your head in the light of this novel. It’s very cleverly written, as always. Can definitely recommend.

  • Demelza Carlton
    2019-03-17 16:26

    The concept for this one had me fascinated from the beginning. Throw a history professor with a tragic past into a timeline with an alternate history to his own time - and watch him not only come to terms with it but try to change the world.I loved that Alex wasn't an irritating, macho hero who couldn't be bested - for Jessie decked him more than once. Yet he's a single dad who lost his wife in a tragic accident. The first thing I expected him to do was try to change the events in his past so that he could be reunited with his wife in a perfect reality, yet Ms Farrelly gave us a completely different story that I couldn't have predicted. That made this book far more real to me - because the hero wasn't a selfish bastard who only cared about his own pain. From the outset, he comes across as a real-life, thrown into circumstances that he'll make the best of, type of hero.My only complaint is that the world Alex found himself in isn't described in detail outside of the America he travels through. There's a brief mention of Britain and Europe, but that's all. I know it's not entirely necessary to the story...but I admit I'd have liked to see it.A brilliant alternate history time-travel tale, showing love spans all times and all realities, too.

  • CJ Rutherford
    2019-02-27 13:25

    Let me start by saying this is another one of those book I count among the best I’ve ever read. I feel so lucky to have read two back to back.When I started reading this I didn’t know what to expect. The blurb talks about someone going back in time to ruin the main character’s life, and I expected a sinister evil person to appear at the beginning of the book. This doesn’t happen and you are kept wondering who this person is until the last part of the book. And even then there is a hell of a twist.What does happen, however, is you are catapulted into an alternate reality. Something has happened in the past to change your own world, and you are the only person who remembers the way it should be.This author does a brilliant job of developing an alternative history, and I can’t help but think this could be how the Hunger Games actually happens. The whole book feels so...real, and terrifying in its possibilities. Along the way the love story between the two main characters develops. Ok, it happens fast, but it just feels right.Oh, and the end of the book brought tears to my eyes. The characters are real. You will love them, and there are moments you heart will drop to your stomach.An absolutely brilliant book. Loved it.

  • Sarah Houldcroft
    2019-03-08 13:38

    Timelapse is a high octane time-slip adventure which grips you from the first few pages. It is the story of Alex Morgan and how he saves our world from a frightening and horrific alternative future. The trouble starts when he finds what he thinks is a colleague’s mobile phone wedged into the back of a filing cabinet. Then all hell is let loose. He does have some help in his mission though as he tries to figure out what has caused this slip in time and how to put it right. Jessie O’Neil is a freedom fighter in this alternative future and, although she at first thinks Alex is crazy, she helps to guide him through the horrifying dystopia in search of his son and his own time.This is a gritty, page turning adventure which kept me on the edge of my seat. It has shades of George Orwell’s 1984 and shows how one simple action can change the course of history. The main characters are immediately likeable and I really wanted everything to work out for them. Lorrie Farrelly conjures up a nightmare land with great accuracy and transports not just Alex in time but the reader too. I would highly recommend it to anyone who likes books with a good mixture of gripping gritty adventure, romance and action.

  • Jada Ryker
    2019-03-20 21:16

    Lapse into an Alternate WorldIn Time Lapse, by Lorrie Farrelly, Alex Morgan lost his wife Casey and gained his son Jack. After continuing his studies in Washington, D.C., Alex is a popular assistant professor, tucked away in the tiny office of an information technology professor on sabbatical. After Alex finds a strange device in the office, he is catapulted into an alternate universe. People live under the autocratic weight of the ruling regime, with pockets of freedom fighters defying their oppressors… and paying the price of brutal death. Lost in a world eerily similar to his own, yet radically different with the loss of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, Alex meets Jessie, a freedom fighter. As he tries to find his way through the landmines of the strange world with Jessie’s help, Alex discovers the insane plot of a megalomaniac. Will Alex and Jessie be in time to save the world?This well-written and plotted book, with its believable characters, is an excellent science fiction novel with a wonderful love story. I highly recommend the book.

  • Linda Walters
    2019-02-24 21:22

    It's Intense and Action packed. I know some people might think that was kind of dark and depressing but it also had so much hope, love and overcoming in it to. I found it to be a good balance and it had a "this is what could happen if we don't value your freedoms" element to it too. I couldn't put it down. This story came right out of the gate with action. I have to admit as the story progressed, I was right along side of Alex as he tried to figure out what the heck was going on. He had a lot of change thrown at him in a very short amount of time. The author did a good job of just drawing you in by the mystery and caring about the MC's in the story. It's a grim world that Alex has been pulled into and I'm not going to spoil it by saying too much about it. You really have to let the author set the atmosphere of it as you read it as it was written. I started out thinking, "I like this story". And as I got towards the epilogue, I ended up thinking, " I REALLY like this story." And found myself smiling. “I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review”.

  • Gene
    2019-03-10 17:38

    I felt like I was reading 2 books - one was a pretty standard time travel story, and the other was a totally unbelievable romance novel written by a High School freshman. The romance story was ridiculous, nothing credible about it at all.On top of that, the audiobook narrator was possibly the flattest, most dull sounding professional that I've ever heard. I refer to him as a professional because I've listened to many Librivox stories that were narrated by "regular Joes", and there is a marked difference in how well a professional reads. The handling of tone and inflection alone is enough to tell the pros from the amateurs. However, the narrator simply was incapable of handling any voices. All of the non-dialogue parts were just fine. But the characters were all over the place - most of the men's voices were cartoonish while all of the ladies' voices seemed like the same hoarse whisper.Frankly, I'm a little surprised by the high review.

  • Michael
    2019-03-19 14:17

    I stumbled across this book on Goodreads and it had some very good reviews, so I thought I'd give it a go. I wasn't convinced from reading the summary that I was going to enjoy the story, and after the first few pages I still wasn't sure, but I persevered. Then the characters and the story really came alive for me and I found I didn't want to put the book down. It turned out to be a really good, fast paced action adventure story with a bit of time travel thrown in, and lots of romance! The alternative timeline much of the action was set in was scary and thought provoking in equal measures, and I loved the historical twist around the attempted assassination of President Theodore Roosevelt in 1902. It wasn't one of those books that leaves you completely stunned and thinking about the characters for days after you've finished it (those are the only ones I would give five stars to), but it was very well written and hugely enjoyable. I would like to read more from Lorrie Farrelly.

  • Kourtney
    2019-03-15 18:17

    This novel has a terrific concept. The premise of a history teacher suddenly transported into an alternate version of his world made for an intriguing read. Having lived in D.C., it was surreal to experience the changes that the dystopian world created there. The author brilliantly captured the worst that can happen when someone tinkers with time and tries to create a utopian society. She wove in details of what makes a free society so great. I enjoyed spending time with the main characters of Alex and Jessie. The author did a great job with research—I could picture the streets of Washington DC in her dystopian world and in 1902. It’s clear why this book was an Honorable Mention for the Readers’ Favorite International Book Awards. Clever concept, well researched with very likeable characters that you root for!

  • Deb
    2019-03-02 15:34

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This novel reads well as a romance, suspense and a time travel story. I enjoyed the story line regarding the romance between Alex and Jessie, while there were fairly immediate sparks between these characters the author did an excellent job of not rushing them into bed together and allowing their relationship to have a few bumps. I enjoyed the suspense created when Alex was abruptly thrust into a different time line and had to figure it out and then save both himself and Jessie. I also enjoyed the characters reactions when they found themselves thrust back in time and how they reacted to saving the President. The action in this story was very nicely paced, kept my attention and the conclusion didn't disappoint.

  • alice reuss
    2019-02-28 16:18

    TimelapseI really didn't think I was going to like this book when it first started out but the more I got into it the more interesting it became. I was a little confused at first about the time shift but I found it pretty quickly and then I didn't want to put it down till I finished it .I gave it a 5 star because it held my interest with its ups and downs and thrills and chills till the end. very good book.I would recommend this to any one who likes to read.

  • Stacie Sullivan
    2019-03-06 15:33

    I received this free book in exchange for an honest review. Though the book was not what I expected, I thoroughly enjoyed it! It was part romance, part time travel. Though I was expecting Alex's wife, Casey, to have much more involvement in the story, it took a different but satisfying direction, nonetheless. The time travel aspect of the book was fantastic and alot of fun!

  • Julie Gall
    2019-03-11 18:32

    I really enjoyed this story and the characters it contains, it was well though out with plenty of twists and turns.The story flowed really well and the relationships portrayed in the story were believable.A thoroughly enjoyable escapeFrom reality

  • Engy Neville
    2019-03-22 21:44

    Great StoryI thoroughly enjoyed the original and very creative storyline. Ms. Farrell is a talented writer with a fantastic imagination. If you enjoy time travel with a healthy dose of history, you'll love this book. I did.

  • Cat Kelley
    2019-02-23 14:29

    Amazingly ScaryA moment in time can change the world. One devious mind can, and does, change everything. Thank goodness for Alex and Jessie! I loved this book. The whole idea could have been.....This book was gifted to me in return for an honest review.

  • Jen
    2019-02-28 16:17

    Plot sounded interesting but the writing wasn't very good. stopped halfway and just couldn't pick up again.