The Whirlpools of Time
Published June 11, 2021
He hoped for a wife. He found a companion through time and beyond.
It is 1715 and for Duncan Melville something fundamental is missing from his life. Despite a flourishing legal practice and several close friends, he is lonely, even more so after the recent death of his father. He needs a wife—a companion through life, someone to hold and be held by. What he wasn’t expecting was to be torn away from everything he knew and find said woman in 2016…
Erin Barnes has a lot of stuff going on in her life. She doesn’t need the additional twist of a stranger in weird outdated clothes, but when he risks his life to save hers, she feels obligated to return the favour. Besides, whoever Duncan may be, she can’t exactly deny the immediate attraction.
The complications in Erin’s life explode. Events are set in motion and to Erin’s horror she and Duncan are thrown back to 1715. Not only does Erin have to cope with a different and intimidating world, soon enough she and Duncan are embroiled in a dangerous quest for Duncan’s uncle, a quest that may very well cost them their lives as they travel through a Scotland poised on the brink of rebellion.
Will they find Duncan’s uncle in time? And is the door to the future permanently closed, or will Erin find a way back?
My review: Time travel is like romance–you either love it or you hate it. Time travel romance is one of those niche sub-genres with a dedicated following. When The Book Review Crew was offered a hosting spot on this blog tour, I quickly volunteered for it. I really enjoyed the relationship between old-fashioned and always a gentleman Duncan, and modern, feisty, independent Erin. While not exactly a slow burn, their relationship did mature throughout the book and we get to see them love and fight for each other. This is my first novel by Anna Belfrage so I was not familiar with the Graham saga but Alex and Matthew are mentioned several times throughout. The Whirlpools of Time is the first book in a new series, and the ending is wide-open to continue on. Worth noting, The Whirlpools of Time is available for free with Kindle Unlimited, as are many of Belfrage’s other books (including the Graham saga).
Thanks to Historical Fiction Virtual Book Tours for the invitation to host this tour.