Book Review

A Timeless Lovestyle – Kiltie Jackson

As a fan of the Lovestyle series, I was over the moon to be gifted a copy of book four in the series by the author, and today I am going to tell you all about it.

BLURB:

While taking a cooling stroll alongside the river, on a hot, summer’s day, Molly Smythe stumbles and falls in. Unable to swim, the strong current pulls her down into the deep, murky depths. The year is 1860. When Charlie Rowland comes to Molly’s rescue, and pulls her from the water, she finds herself in the twenty-first century.

Charlie knows there’s something different about Molly and gains her trust, whereupon she shares her new secret with him. Molly needs to prove she is telling the truth but no one can find any record of her, or her family’s, existence in the nineteenth century. With Charlie’s help, she sets out to find what happened to her family, while not knowing if she will ever see them again.

Unfortunately, neither of them anticipated falling in love and now Molly must decide between saving her family or staying with the man she loves.

How do you choose between love and duty?

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REVIEW:

The thing I love most about Kiltie Jackson’s Lovestyle series is that each time you read one, you get the joy of returning to the familiarity of characters you know and love, but at the same time, with the focus shifting to a new pairing in each book, you also get to discover fresh new faces. Each story, and with it, each heroine, is vastly different from the one before.

Kiltie Jackson creates female characters who are strong, and fiercely independent, and whilst a man falls into the “nice to have” category, they in no way require one to save them – no weepy, damsels in distress in the Lovestyle series, thank you very much (apart from when Molly quite literally needs rescuing from the river, but that’s completely different).

In Molly, we meet a truly wonderful character and one who is so far ahead of the time in which she was born – both in spirit, and at times physically. Her discovery of all things 21st century is a pure delight. Whilst we can look back in time and see just how much things have changed since the 19th century, it is unimaginable how it would feel to suddenly have all the changes thrust upon you, and yet Molly takes it all in her stride. In fact, she thrives on embracing all the changes with barely a flicker of nerves.

In time travel tales, the sudden disappearance of a loved one from their own time is often overlooked, but Kiltie Jackson deal with this skilfully and dramatically, and at the same time uses this to inject intrigue into the present day story.

Although this book works well as a standalone, I would highly recommend reading the whole series, a) because it’s great, and b) because then you get the added joy of seeing your favourite characters pop up in the other books.

The entire Lovestyle series is the perfect escape from the difficult times that we find ourselves in, and the first three books are currently on offer on Amazon, so why not snap up your copies now and catch up on them ready for the release of book four on 15th April. Each book is free on the dates shown below and just £0.99 in between times.

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You can find out more about Kiltie and the rest of the Lovestyle series here.

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