Saturday, February 21, 2015

Not Bound by Time

Victoria Pitts-Caine


2.99 on Amazon
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I introduced you to Victoria Pitts-Caine in an earlier post.  Scroll down to read Victoria's bio and see what she says about her writing.
I've now read the book, and I LOVE it! 
My imagination took fancy as I read Not Bound by Time, and I identified with the women whose hearts sought their soul mates. The author researched history, and the details brought the multiple accounts to life. If you’ve ever wished to time travel, this is the read for you. In The Seven Dials, we fall in love with Camille and Randolph. Their story is told in about eight chapters. Next we read Prairie Drifter, again beginning fresh with Chapter One and it continues for nine more. The last of the trilogy is A Field of Flowers. Balmoral and Albert are the resounding features in every mini-book.

Here’s a blurb

Time cannot imprison love nor hold it in place. At Balmoral, a two-hundred-year-old estate in old Northampton, love calls and only the heart can answer.

When five-year-old Albert Farraday first sets foot on the grounds of Balmoral, he senses its magic. After he returns from the Korean War and is employed as the caretaker, Camille, the mysterious new wife of the owner of the estate, leads Albert to believe there is indeed a force drawing the love-worn to Balmoral.

After Camille’s widowed niece visits the mansion, then disappears, he is certain his own sister Lydia traveled to meet her love and didn’t go mad as his mother had suggested.

Over the years Balmoral welcomes brokenhearted travelers who find their way to the portal and into the arms of love, and Albert comes to the understanding he is not only the custodian of Balmoral but the keeper of its secrets.

Two reviews

Gay N. Lewis (mine) review: “Three different love stories, but one person, Albert, has connections to all of them. His sister is the final tale in the trilogy. We see him as a five year old boy. He returns from the Korean War to be the caretaker of the estate, and as an older man when Angelina arrives. He greets Angelina and assures her that the estate is magical. He hints to Angelina about his sister Liddy's disappearance. She'd gone through the portal much earlier. Although the book doesn't actually say, I came to believe that somehow Albert understood the magic. He never went through the portal of time, but he realized that others found happiness there. This is a fascinating book, and I enjoyed it. I don't think I could leave my modern conveniences to go back in time, but I might leave a yesteryear to come to present day. The first person in the story, Camille, did this. Ms. Pitts-Caine has a vibrant imagination.”

Sharon McCain writes: “Ms. Caine has done it again. I've enjoyed other books I've read by her and this one is especially captivating. Not Bound by Time takes us on a time travel adventure through a series of related stories. The Balmoral estate holds a time portal. Albert, caretaker of the estate, holds the key to the other characters and events. We are taken to England in WW II with Randolf and Camille, then to a ranch in New Mexico with Angelina and her cowboy love, Monty. Finally we visit Scotland to follow the fate of Albert's twin sister Liddy, who vanished from Balmoral in years past. I loved being transported by time and geography to these authentic and researched sites. The characters pull you right into the story.”

This book is a bargain at 2.99.


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