Timeless by Alexandra Monir
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
I had such high hopes for this book - I love time travel, and the contrast between New York in 1910 and 2010 was so well done. But at the end, instead of a Happily Ever After or a You Decide What Happens, there's a To Be Continued. Seriously? This doesn't need a sequel.
Michele Windsor's life in NY is so very different from her life in California: instead of a small house she shares with her mother, she's now living in a mansion with her grandparents. And school is a whole new thing, because for the first time she's the new girl (not to mention that she's somehow supposed to be part of the Four Hundred revival because of her family, when she'd really rather not).
Then there's Clara's diary, and the key, and the trips back in time. Only her female ancestors can see her, which gives her a sense of the family she never knew about. Well, that's not completely true, Philip can also see her; he's the son of the Windsor's rivals, the Walkers. He's a musician, not a businessman, engaged to one of Clara's sisters. Meeting Michele changes his life, in more ways than one.
As I said, the time travel aspects were interesting (although there could have been more detail about the lifestyles back then) and the way in which Michele interacts with her family's history works. But the "to be continued"? Bah.
ARC provided by publisher.
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