Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Author: Kerstin Gier
Rating: 4 3/4 stars
Summary: Gwyneth Shepherd's sophisticated, beautiful cousin Charlotte has been prepared her entire life for traveling through time. But unexpectedly, it is Gwyneth, who in the middle of class takes a sudden spin to a different era!
Gwyneth must now unearth the mystery of why her mother would lie about her birth date to ward off suspicion about her ability, brush up on her history, and work with Gideon--the time traveler from a similarly gifted family that passes the gene through its male line, and whose presence becomes, in time, less insufferable and more essential. Together, Gwyneth and Gideon journey through time to discover who, in the 18th century and in contemporary London, they can trust.
Review: I absolutely loved this book! I just wish it was a bit longer; it was over much too quickly. I've read time traveling books before, but never where the time traveling was intentional and there was a gene that was passed through the generations of two different families. But another time traveler book had an important character named Gideon, and took place in England. The second and third book have already been published for a while, but in German, so I have to wait for a translation. :( I don't know how long I can wait.