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Stormi's Review: The Hands of Time (Hands of Time #1) by Irina Shapiro

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Publisher: Merlin Press LLC

Released: December 7, 2011

Genre: Historical, time Travel

Length: 218 pages

Format: Ebook

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When a young woman vanishes without a trace from a quaint fishing village on the coast of England only one person knows the truth, but he remains silent allowing the authorities to search for her in vain. Meanwhile, Valerie Crane finds herself transported to the year 1605. Terrified and confused she turns for help to the Whitfield brothers, who take her in and offer her a home. Both Alexander and Finlay Whitfield fall in love with the mysterious woman who shows up on their doorstep creating a love triangle that threatens to consume them all. Valerie must make her choice, deciding between the brother who will lead her down the path of destruction or one who will give her a love she couldn’t find in her own time.

Five Boundless Stars

Let me start off by saying that the highest I can rate this book is a 5, but if I could rate it higher I would. This book follows Valerie a young woman who has known loss. She has found herself unable to have a child which led to her marriage ending. She goes on a trip with her sister, Louisa, to England to get away from all the heartache and soon finds herself on a bigger adventure than she ever imagined. While shopping one day she finds a clock. This clock has powers unknown to her. She is soon transported from her time of 2010 to 1605. Lost and alone she finds herself in the care of Alex and Finlay Whitfield. Soon both men find themselves in love with Valerie and she must choose between the two men. Her story from there is one of heartache and revival. I have read many time travel romances. I always read them and think I can never find one that's better than the last, but I was wrong. I found that in this book. This book was written so well. From beginning to end it sucked me in and I could not put it down. It was filled with history and romance. It made me happy and sad. It made me laugh and cry. It was an amazing story. From the characters to the scenery to the history this book had it all. It was a colorful, interesting, insightful, and steamy read. It was all around a great book. I love coming across new authors and their works. This was a great treasure in my mind. This is only book 1 in this series and I can not wait to read more.

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