Gemma Hart never knows when her father is going to whisk her back in time. Her toes start tingling and she has a few minutes to find a secret haven where she can disintegrate and appear in another time and place. While “across the line,” her training and skills are put to the test as she completes a mission that will change history for the lucky few her father has selected.
Gemma’s parents are adamant that secrecy is paramount to her family’s safety. If people knew what they were capable of, they could be “used and abused”, as her mother always says. Afraid she might accidentally utter the truth and break the ancient oath of her people, Gemma spends her school days as a loner. Only one thing can throw her sheltered life askew… Harrison Granger.
Meet Gemma, a teenager who really is different from all of the others around her. So much so, she secludes herself. Gemma can travel through time – in fact – her whole family can. This is a secret that has been passed through generations and centuries, and something that they all keep very quiet about.
But when Harrison finds himself running from a spot of trouble, and ends up hiding in the same spot as Gemma, something engages between them, and he just can’t stop thinking about her. This attraction to her becomes almost obsessive, and as Harrison chases her, Gemma runs. Reluctanctly.
She knows that she is not allowed to enter into a relationship with a normal human, but for some reason, she just can’t resist Harrison’s charm and wit. And neither can the reader.
None of this bodes too well for either character. As their attraction grows, so does the danger surrounding them, until it’s almost too late.
I suggest picking up this book for a good read. It’s entertaining, engaging, and has some great characters. You can feel these characters growing with strength as you turn each page. But you also fear for them as you see the dark underbelly of the past looming before them.
A fabulous first book in the trilogy, that sets up the rest of the Time Spirit Trilogy nicely. I rate this novel as 4 stars.
Well done Ms. Pearl – you are on your way to a 5 star debut trilogy. I’ll be a fan for life 🙂