Disclosure. This post is a review of an e-book I was sent for free. All opinions are my own.
I have received a free e-copy of the book Touching Time by B W Haggart to review. You may find out more about the author on his website.
Here is the book blurb.
Victoria Covington is mysteriously propelled two hundred years into the future. She must not only learn to live in the 21st century, but also keep her beloved Belton Park from being sold to a handsome, but ungentlemanly American, who simply wants the estate to further his own business plans.
Victoria had given up hope of finding a husband among the heiress-hunting ton and contented herself living on her beloved family estate, Belton Park. When reality shifts around her, she doesn’t realize that she’s traveled to the year 2019. She is sure she’s going mad, but fortunately her distant cousin, the Viscount William Covington, recognizes her from her portrait, and guesses she is the famous family member who mysteriously vanished in 1818.
Sam Dalton, a successful real estate developer from America, wants to refashion Belton Park into a conference center with a Regency theme. He is betting the future of his company on the acquisition.
Victoria is shocked to learn the viscount is going to sell Belton Park to Dalton. She is determined to save her family lands while navigating modern society.
Sam is just as determined to own Belton.
Victoria must discover a way to keep Belton in the family while keeping her heart safe and reputation intact.
This is the second title in the Romancing Times series but works perfectly as a stand-alone read. I haven’t read the first book.
The story starts by introducing us to Sam Dalton, American businessman who is hoping to buy Belton Park from Lord Covington. In chapter 2 we skip back in time to 1818 where we meet Victoria Covington and her best friend Kitty Roland. But without her knowledge, Victoria is mysteriously transported about 200 years into the future, where the first person she sees is Mr Dalton.
She wonders why he is dressed so strangely and as for his bad manners. Meanwhile Sam thinks she looks and acts very authentically. But then she thnks he is quite mad as he talks to his snuffbox (aka mobile phone). And she is absolutely horrified by the half-naked tourists wandering round the gardens.
As she enters the house, how can it be, the decor and furnishings have all changed. Where is her uncle? She doesn’t recognise the man in the library, they address as Viscount Covington.
But Lord Covington can’t believe it. He recognises Victoria from his books and paiintings, as the family member who mysteriously disappeared in 1818, never to be seen again. He gently tries to convince her that she has time travelled.
How will Victoria react to that suggestion? And can she adapt to modern day life?
Touching Time is available on Amazon in Kindle format. An excellent time travel romance.