One from the past and one from the future. How would Olivia and August fare the challenges, especially when another person is hell-bent on erasing August from history?
Title: Lost in Time
Author: Kamery Solomon
Genres: Fantasy > Historical Fiction > Time Travel
Read Format: Kindle Edition
Total Pages: 519
Reading Date: 31st May 2022 – 06th June 2022
Book Series In Order
- 1 Finding Freedom
- 2 Abandoning Anarchy
A woman from the present . . .
A man from the past . . .
A war to defy all odds.
Will love allow them to find the freedom they’re both searching for?
Olivia Blake loves her job. Restoring art and discovering the history behind it is a regular–and well loved–part of her simple life. So, when her boss presents her with a damaged portrait of a British soldier from the American Revolution, she jumps at the chance to work on it.
When her journey to discover who the man was is cut short by a bad car accident, Olivia surfaces in the icy waters of the Delaware River, staring at George Washington as he crosses with his army. Panicked, she flees into the woods and right into the arms of a very surprised British soldier–the man from the painting.
August Bancroft has no idea that the woman he saved from the American Rebels is from the future, or that the man who traveled through time with her is not their friend. All he knows is that he feels compelled to protect her, even if it means sacrificing his honor in the end.
Torn by the political leanings of the time and his own personal beliefs, August struggles to find what freedom means for him. Threats lurk close by, though, and there is no time to argue when danger reveals itself.
Warning: Please ensure you have the next book ready before reading this book.
Kamery is genuinely a master of a killer cliffhanger! The ending to this book will make you want to read the next one immediately.
Having just finished reading the Swept Away saga, I can’t help but compare the two stories. Since this book does not have treasure, pirates or magic elements, it relies on a modern understanding of time travel. Both protagonists still are strong women, and their ability to adapt immediately to the era is astounding.
However, the villain or the immediate threat in the story is not as challenging as in Swept away saga. The level of intensity is close to zero, so it’s a very light reading for a time-travelling romance book, suitable to be read in your leisure time.
A woman plagued by fear. . .
A man wiped from the past . . .
A war distorted by time.
By all accounts, August Bancroft is dead. He has disappeared from the life he once knew, flung through time to a future he has no hope of fully understanding. All traces of who he was have vanished, save a portrait painted by the woman he loves—his Olivia.
Forced to take on a new persona and adapt, he finds himself lost in a world of strange and dangerous individuals, some of which would see him remain in the grave forever.
Olivia Blake has a problem on her hands. Somewhere during her time traveling, the past has been changed, erasing the man she loves from existence. Even worse, her enemy, Gabriel Scott, is suddenly at the forefront of American history, the tales of his bravery and sacrifice thrilling even the youngest of school children. Desperate to right whatever’s gone wrong, she relies on the help of the one person she most ardently wishes to evade—Gabriel Scott’s sister, Charlotte.
With August by her side and a new world of realizations and possibilities blooming before her, Olivia must decide: does she stay in her own time and let history remain ruined, or does she return to the past and risk losing everything she’s come to love?
This book is short! I can’t get enough of the time-travelling story by Kamery. However, compared to the first book, this second book is not as entertaining, and it felt rushed. The heroine is not as likeable as when we first were introduced to her.
I’m currently watching Timeless on Netflix, and this book reminded me of the series. I haven’t finished watching it yet, but the series might inspire Kamery? I know Rittenhouse is mentioned in this book as an accommodation compared to an organization in Timeless. But, what a coincidence!
Nevertheless, I love reading about August’s experience in the modern world! It’s not often we get to read the reverse adventure. Bravo Kamery!