Genre: Romance, Suspense
A young woman is given a gift from her grandmother that turns out to be much more than what it appears to be.
Is your past, really your past at all?
Fall in love over and over again
What is the Book About?
Kelly’s Gran shows her and old scrapbook of photographs and Kelly finds herself in the past discovering its secrets.
Is it A Series?
No, not that I know of.
How Easy Is It To Read?
Karen’s Magic Review
I wasn’t too sure what this story was going to be when I started the first page. Was it an article on photography? But I was intrigued enough to keep reading and find out, I’m glad I did.
The story is about Kelly, who is a photographer and in the beginning, we were getting a glimpse into her world. She is delighted when her grandmother gives a scrapbook with photographic memories of own her life during the war years.
One day, Kelly falls asleep and when she wakes up she has gone back in time. She becomes her own grandmother’s best friend, which is such an interesting concept and brings a whole new level to the story. I loved the past and her observations on it and it made me smile how she struggled not to call the now young girl, Gran, eventually managing to use her given name. It was also interesting as she met older people from her present as their young selves.
Kelly’s affair with a soldier just back from World War 2 is touching. It is also a spicy affair as the two get to know each other properly.
Running parallel, in the present day and as a consequence of the past, Kelly meets Mike Nolan. There is chemistry between them as he helps her solve the puzzle of the photographs.
Their relationship is also a spicy and Kelly uses what she learnt from the soldier in the past. I must also add that this isn’t just about sex, this is about learning about love and tenderness that comes with a relationship. There are some special moments that really touched my heart and made it swell.
I enjoyed everything about this book, the characters, the romance and the twists and intrigue along the way. It suited me because it wasn’t a full blown novel, but a shorter read.
Best of all, it is one of those stories that stays in your head for a long time afterwards.