Brought to you by OBS reviewer Dawn
*Beware of possible Spoilers*
When Philip Walker appears as a new student in Michele Windsor’s high school class, she is floored. He is the love she thought she lost forever when they said goodbye during her time travels last century. Overjoyed that they can resume the relationship they had a lifetime ago, Michele eagerly approaches him and discovers the unthinkable: he doesn’t remember her. In fact, he doesn’t seem to remember anything about the Philip Walker of 1910.
Michele then finds her father’s journals, which tell stories of his time-traveling past. As she digs deeper, she learns about his entanglement with a mysterious and powerful organization called the Time Society and his dealings with a vengeful Windsor ancestor. Michele soon finds herself at the center of a rift over 120 years in the making, one whose resolution will have life-or-death consequences.
Alexandra Monir’s Timekeeper combines breathtaking romance with a tale of complex magic in a sequel that will have every reader believing in the transcendent power of love.
I rarely give 5 star reviews. I don’t come across many books that merit it. I loved Timeless, the first book in the series.
I recently finished Secrets of the Time Society (novella). Alexandra Monir is a damn good writer – and that is the best way to say it.
Monir begins by giving a short recap. It’s been a while since I read Timeless and I needed the refresher. I appreciated that it wasn’t an information dump. She seamlessly picks up and furthers the story-line while also recapping through memories.
Michele’s emotional growth is fascinating, remarkable. She deals with some serious problems: a friend’s betrayal, a stalker/killer, Philip and much more.
The excerpts from The Time Society Handbook were a perfect fit. Weaving their cardinal laws into the story was genius. There are consequences for breaking those laws.
The best part of the book is getting to know Irving Henry through his diaries. Michele is hungry to know more about him especially since her mom is gone.
I enjoyed the introduction of Lisa, an old high school friend of Marion. Lisa provided support at a much needed time. It felt almost like mother/daughter and I know Michele missed having her mom to talk to.
Rebecca is the woman scorned. She’s gone mad with her vengeful plot but she will not give it up. She got what she deserved!!
I love a good happily ever after story. I’m a cheese ball at heart. I’m hearing Celine Dion’s The Power of Love in my head. Timekeeper is a must read for all!