Time Travel Romance Book Review: Stay With Me

About the Book

Title: Stay With Me 

Series: Waters of Time, Book 3 

Author: Jody Hedlund 

Genre: Time Travel Romance 

Publisher: Northern Lights Press 

Release Date: December 6, 2022

Click here to purchase a copy of this book. 

Publisher's Book Description

“Sacrificing and dying to oneself is costly. 
But doing so brings new purpose and joy. 

As a private investigator, Sybil Huxham has seen her fair share of strange occurrences. But nothing in her career has been more perplexing than the miracles she’s witnessed as a result of people drinking ancient holy water. When she discovers more of the rare holy water, she experiences strange overlaps with a nobleman in the Middle Ages who is languishing in a dungeon, accused of treason and condemned to die. To save his life, she finally crosses to the past completely. 

Nicholas Worth has never met a woman quite like Sybil, and as the two run for their lives into the Weald, they find refuge among a community of outlaws. With both their reputations on the line, they have little choice but to marry. As they get to know each other, an undeniable attraction develops. But danger and disease chase after them, drawing ever closer. Will they be able to escape the threats? And will Sybil choose to stay with Nicholas in the past, or will she be ripped apart from him forever?” 

My Review

Stay With Me, by Jody Hedlund, may be the third book in the Waters of Time series, but it reads well as a stand-alone novel. This book features a riveting love story that defies the bounds of time. Filled with medieval adventure, danger, history, intrigue, and even a few miracles, this novel is original and captivating. Unforgettable characters and pivotal settings strengthen a storyline that flows easily between the present-day and the fourteenth century. From beginning to end, it is a stunning book that is both memorable and entertaining. 


In this novel, Ms. Hedlund has written a story that abounds with creativity and engaging narrative. Descriptive, thoughtful, and emotionally stirring, this novel is excellently paced and well-written. Vivid settings in the past and in the present help to make this book especially immersive and gripping. 


The characters too are altogether special. Determined, strong, courageous, and honorable, they are likable and compelling. In the midst of uncertainty and grave danger, they choose to act with compassion and integrity. Their motivations and fears ring true and inspire contemplation. As they hope for a wholeness of heart that has eluded them, their story grows quite meaningful and touching.

With plenty of romance and unique surprises, this book is wholly enjoyable. It is an uplifting story of restoration and second chances. Stay With Me is a genuinely remarkable novel, and 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 best-selling author of over forty books and is the winner of numerous awards. She writes sweet historical romances with plenty of sizzle.” --Biography from Jody Hedlund’s author page on Amazon.com.

Click here to visit Jody Hedlund's website.


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