Title: Spirit in Time
Author: Julie Howard
Genre: Paranormal Mystery, Time Travel
Time travel isn't real. It can't be real. But ghost-blogger Jillian Winchester discovers otherwise when an enigmatic spirit conveys her to 1872 to do his bidding.
Jillian finds herself employed as a maid in Sacramento, in an elegant mansion with a famous painting. The artwork reveals another mystery: Why does the man within look exactly like her boyfriend, Mason Chandler?
Morality and sin live side by side, not only in the picture, but also within her. As her transgressions escalate, she races the clock to find the man in the painting, and hunt down a spirit with a disconcerting gift.
But will time be her friend or foe?
Paranormal blogger Jillian Winchester has time to kill while waiting for her train in Sacramento, California. She asks some locals where to visit while in town who suggest a prominent family's mansion and museum. While touring the museum, she comes across a famous painting with a familiar face. Is it her boyfriend, Mason, or a mere coincidence? Before she can ask the security guard for more information, an earthquake shakes, and she tumbles into the past. It's 1872 and she's in disbelief. Is time travel real? Or did she just hit her head? While trying to figure that out, she poses as a maid at the same prominent family's mansion she was just visiting. She's got a million questions, mostly about the painting and Mason posing for the painting. When she reunites with Mason, her life gets even more complicated. Can she and Mason find a way back to the present day? What if Mason doesn't want to go back? Will Jillian find a way home, or will she be a spirit in time?
Spirit in Time is a riveting paranormal mystery I couldn't stop reading. The descriptive narration is historically accurate and allowed me to feel every emotion Jillian experienced. I've never time-traveled myself but I'd like to think I'd react in the same way as Jillian. The plot moves at the right pace, not too quick, and not too slow. The characters were beautifully portrayed with their thoughts and emotions appropriate for the time period. The mystery part of the story kept me invested as I whipped through the pages until the very last page. Julie Howard's writing is sublime, and I honestly didn't want to leave the world she created. Part historical mystery, part paranormal adventure, Spirit in Time is your passport to time travel. If you love time travel, you'll love Spirit in Time. If you're a paranormal reader, you'll want to read Spirit in Time. Highly recommend!
My Rating: 5+ stars
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Julie Howard is the author of the Wild Crime series, and Spirited Quest. She is a former journalist and editor who has covered topics ranging from crime to cowboy poetry. She is a member of the Idaho Writers Guild, editor of the Potato Soup Journal, and founder of the Boise chapter of Shut Up & Write. Learn more at juliemhoward.com.
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Reviewed by: Mrs. N