Book Review | A Different Time #UltimateBlogTour @WriteReadsTours

This is my first ultimate blog tour, organised by Dave over at The WriteReads and I’m pretty thrilled to be a part of it.

 

about the book

a different time

Keith Nolan falls in love with a remarkable young woman from the past, talking to him on a home video she recorded in 1989. To keep their conversation going, he must find more of her tapes—while forces work against them both, and time is running out.

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my thoughts

It’s safe to say that I was super intrigued by the blurb of this book, it sounded like an interesting but also complex premise and I was curious to see how the author handled that.

I have to admit at the start of the book I wasn’t 100% sure I was going to get through it, the writing to me felt a little formal and overexplained, at times there was a lot more telling than showing, which didn’t help with getting to know the characters because I felt like I wasn’t being given the chance to work them out for myself. However, once I settled into the book a bit and got to know Keith and Lindsey a little more I didn’t notice it as much and I am very glad that I took the time to invest in this lovely story.

Romance can be a bit of a hit or a miss for me and it’s usually all down to insta-love, which I have to warn you is the way with this book, even though you will find me doing the biggest eye rolls upon such occasions the concept of the story kept me interested enough to read past it. Don’t get me wrong the romance was cute and it was kind of nice to see the guy being the one who kind of loses himself to the relationship but it all just happened too quickly for my taste.

Despite that, as the story gained more ground I really started to root for the characters and could not help but get emotionally involved in the story. This one really took me on the emotional rollercoaster, I could feel Keith’s disappointment and will admit to getting a bit upset for him at times. (Be advised reading this in public is not a good idea if you are terrible at holding in your feelings)

Of course, the thing that really started to propel me through the book was how it was going to end if the star-crossed lovers would get their chance. There were a few things in the story that I had an inclination toward but there were a few things that took me by surprise and really hit me hard. I’m glad I was introduced to this book and I think if you are a fan of a cute but emotional romance then you’ll love it.

3.5

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about the author

Beginning as a sketch comedy writer for American television, Michael K. Hill progressed to become an internationally published writer of fiction and non-fiction. His short story anthology, Anansi and Beyond, published in 2017, and his debut novel, A Different Time, is available now. He lives in Connecticut with his wife, kids, and 7 rescued animals.

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