Book Review: The Same Time by Brona Mills
I love the movie The Time Traveler's Wife, so I was excited to read this book. The story begins with an unusual opening...the main character, Stella, is in labor! I have to be honest, I wasn't sure where the story was going at first. A young woman, about to give birth, meets a stranger in the hospital waiting room and he ends up hanging out, helping her through delivery, and then comes back to see the baby. I though were were witnessing a kidnapping in progress, and then the most amazing thing happens...we learn that the stranger is actually a time traveler and he had come to help Stella through a difficult day in her life.
These kinds of stories can be incredibly complex to tell, but the author handles the storyline brilliantly. It does require the reader to pay attention, and to occassionally, just relax into the read and wait for the storyline to develop, but there is always that satisfying ah-ha moment.
Stella is an authentic, empathetic character and it was easy to root for her. David, or Hot DD as Stella nicknamed him while in the throes of labor, is an interesting character and he fills that talk, dreamy hero type with a cool accent role. Even the supporting characters are well developed, and support the storyline and enhance the main character development.
This book kept me guessing and had great conflict and resolution. I wasn't able to read this book in one sitting, and once started, when I wasn't reading I often thought about getting back to it with great anticipation. This love story hits all the feels. You'll laugh, cry, sigh.
The book does contain a few spelling and grammatical error, but honestly they didn't distract from my enjoyment of the story. I might have liked a cover that gave me a little more insight into the book, but even if sci-fi isn't your usual genre, if you love a good story, you'll be high entertained. I can hardly wait to go back and read book one from the series.
A brave young mother, a time-traveling good Samaritan, and a love that must endure the tests of time…
Stella is fighting against her circumstances. Pregnant and caring for her own mother, twenty-one-year-old Stella is tough, and doing the best she can.Butin her darkest hour, helparrives in the form of a handsome and mysterious man who knows more about her than seems reasonable.
A scientist, David has unlocked the keys to time travel and uses his knowledge to save Stella’s life, over and over.But will David turn out to be her salvation, or the beginning of her greatest heartbreak? While David strives to assist Stella on her path, he does so without realizing he may be risking his chances of returning safely to his own time in the process.
When Stella meets a younger David on her own timeline—long before his time traveling days have begun—they begin a love affair that will change both their lives. The question is, will their love be strong enough to change the devastating future they share, and how much will Stella tell her love about what she knows of their shared future and demise?
“…a great story of love transcending time against all odds” – Amazon Reviewer
This is the second book in the connected Time Series and can be read as a standalone.