Time Travel Romance Book Review: Come Back to Me

About the Book

Title: Come Back to Me 

Series: Waters of Time, Book 1 

Author: Jody Hedlund 

Genre: Time Travel Romance 

Publisher: Revell 

Release Date: June 1, 2021 

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Publisher's Book Description

“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.”


My Review

Come Back to Me, by Jody Hedlund, is the first book in the Waters of Time series. With scenes set in present-day England as well as in England in the late fourteenth century, it is a clever, intriguing novel that is truly entertaining from the first page to the last. Captivating and gripping, this book of time travel, danger, uncertainty, and hope is full of interesting characters and immersive settings. Featuring the perfect blend of mystery, romance, history, and surprises, this novel is genuinely unique and special. 

As an experienced writer, Jody Hedlund excels at descriptive storytelling, and her imagination and creativity are certainly evident throughout this book. From beginning to end, this novel is well-written, well-researched, emotionally engaging, and thought-provoking. Scene by scene, Ms. Hedlund skillfully builds and maintains levels of tension and suspense that ensure a thrilling reading experience. Furthermore, the settings are thoughtfully detailed with sensory elements that bring a fresh perspective to places and events in both the past and the present.  


From the moment they are introduced, the characters are original, expressive, authentically vulnerable, and memorable. Their motivations, fears, and choices are believable and touching. The characters’ pursuit of healing and redemption is made even more meaningful by the moments of romance within the story that add an unexpected depth of tenderness and purpose. 


With its adventurous tone and innovative twists, this novel easily held my attention and kept my interest. It is a love story of heart, courage, second chances, healing, and hope. It is a book that is as unforgettable as it is enjoyable. Come Back to Me is a wonderful start to a promising new series. I sincerely recommend it. 

*I was given a copy of this book by the publisher/author. A review was not required. The review I have written is voluntary and contains opinions that are entirely my own.


About the Author: Jody Hedlund

"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.” --Biography from Jody Hedlund’s author page on Amazon.com.

Click here to visit Jody Hedlund's website. 


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