Today’s Book of the Day is a very highly rated Time Travel novel by Georgina Young-Ellis. The Time Heiress has a very impressive 4.9 star rating and is only 99 cents!
“I devoured this book. I couldn’t get enough. Excellent believable time travel book with real people – not zombies, werewolves or vampires. Love story at its best. Great ending too, you won’t be let down. Don’t miss this one!” V. Defreit – Amazon Reviewer
The Time Heiress
by Georgina Young-Ellis
Rating: 4.9 Stars
Genre: Time Travel Fiction
Dr. Cassandra Reilly is surprised to find herself time-traveling again, this time to New York of 1853, accompanying the internationally acclaimed artist, Evie Johnston. Evie has funded the trip, explaining that she wishes to meet her ancestors, activists in the Underground Railroad. However, the beautiful painter has another agenda altogether.
When they arrive in the pre-Civil War city, Evie’s deception embroils both her and Cassandra in the activities of the abolitionist revolutionaries, a situation fraught with danger, as well as unexpected romance. Cassandra struggles to keep history intact, and to keep herself and Evie from falling victim to a gang of human traffickers. All the while, each woman discovers how the past has a way of becoming all too personal and present, as they both fall under the spell of the time and people they meet.
Here’s what the reviewers have to say:
I want this and her first book to be put onto film! I want more adventures of Cassandra’s time travel. Another book is in the works and I for one am looking forward to being swept away into another time and place. Georgina Young-Ellis’s book The Time Heiress is a wonderful undertaking. It stands alone from her first book The Time Baroness, but is actually a series. I highly recommend this book.
Young-Ellis sets her readers in the middle of the action and does not let up. The sights, sounds, and even the emotions of the time surround and engulf us. This is a book you will not easily forget. The Time Heiress is a way of looking back at how far we’ve come and how we traveled a portion of that dangerous journey. Highly Recommended.
I enjoyed the first book so much, I had to read the second one, this one was even better than the first, I hope the writer keeps this series going, I couldn’t put this one down, a real page turner!!
If the other books in the series are this good you will have a new favorite author. I am buying the first book of the series and can’t wait for the next one. It’s not often you get a chance to be one of the early fans of a blockbuster author so jump on the band wagon now and tell your friends. The writing is riveting. The storytelling superb and the characters are well rounded. I think that this is a book that you could pay the 20 plus dollars that hardbacks get and still feel you got a deal.
Love to read about time travel and the civil war period. This book covered both of these. Adventure. Romance. Assisting run-away slaves. Excitement. This book just covers all! This is the 1st time I’ve read this author, but I’ve already borrowed the 1st book in the series and look forward to more books to come. Enjoy!! I highly recommend it!
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About The Author
I’m a California girl by birth, a New Yorker at heart, and a Southwest desert-dweller in essence. I’m a little hard to pin down, because I like to be in motion, my life in flux. Astrologically, (not that I really subscribe, but it’s fun to toy with the notion) Sagittarius rules my sun, so I’m independent, like to travel and tend to relocate often. However, my moon in Capricorn and Taurus rising make me domestic – a lover of home and family.
Probably the more likely reason I am the way I am is that my parents, siblings and I are very close, yet we moved around a lot when I was young – hence, my patterns. Before the first six years of my life were complete, we had moved from Southern California to Chicago, then to Tucson. Just as I was growing attached to the Tucson desert, my parents decided to haul us back to California. Soon I fell in love with the California lifestyle though, (this being the latter half of the 60’s). I adored going to the beach and exploring the expanse of avocado groves in which our beautiful home was situated. I was a swimmer and spent hours frolicking in the pool. As an adolescent in the early 70’s, I dug the hippie/cool, left-leaning church I was a part of. The older teens took me under their wing as we “rapped” our way through encounter sessions and retreats, sang folk songs and urged peace and love on everybody and everything. Then, when I was thirteen, my parents wrenched me away from that life to return to Tucson. My dad was a commercial artist, successful, but stressed out and, after suffering a heart attack, was advised to slow down. His hometown of Tucson was more conducive to relaxation than L.A., so we picked up and off we went to start a new life, again.
Being a gregarious sort of person, I quickly found new friends and established a pleasing existence for myself. I did miss the ocean, but I found a substitute in the desert and mountains. My parents built a rambling home for their four children on six lush acres of high desert (where they still live), and I found sanctuary in the solitude and beauty of that land. Often I would sneak off to some hidden spot to think, meditate (in my own way) and write poetry.
It was in high school that I found my calling to be an actress, involved as I was with the exceptional drama department of Sahuaro High School. I never thought about being a writer. I just wrote for pleasure or for school, priding myself on my fine grasp of grammar and the English language. I think I just wasn’t sedentary enough to spend a lot of time sitting and writing. I was a ball of energy and, like my mother, always involved: in church, school, youth groups and volunteer activities. I loved learning Spanish and went off to Mexico City at the age of fifteen to live with a family there for a summer and become immersed in the language and culture. The girls of my age from my Mexican family took turns coming to visit us in Tucson during subsequent summers and we busied ourselves with volunteering at children’s hospitals and summer camp.
I was interested in many things and many ideas, adding Shakespeare to the list when my English teachers introduced me to his work. Once I entered college at the University of Arizona, I also fell in love with the Italian language and went to study in Florence with my best friend for a summer. After a year at the U of A, I realized that I needed a more intensive theater concentration, so I applied to the best college drama programs, got accepted to New York University, and took off for the Big Apple at the age of 20, all alone, about $200.00 in my pocket. Luck was with me in that I quickly found a roommate and a cheap apartment in the East Village, and launched into drama school at the Lee Strasberg Studio, annexed by NYU as my primary training ground. This education unlocked for me the secrets of acting I’d always been looking for. With the tools of “the method” and a little natural talent, I honed myself into a decent actress, but never had much luck landing parts in New York. Four years after my graduation from NYU I got fed up with pounding the pavement, and, with my biological clock ticking, decided to part ways with New York and look for a place where I could work at my craft, but pursue sane relationships and return my life to some semblance of normalcy.
In the Sagittariun spirit, I up and moved to Santa Fe, New Mexico, never having been there and without knowing one, single soul. Who could not love that quaint, rustic, cozy little town nestled up against the stunning Sangre de Cristos in the Rocky Mountain range? It felt good to be back in the desert, though Santa Fe is much higher and greener than Tucson. The winters are cold there, and it snows quite a bit. It suited my desire for four seasons, while satisfying my need for the desert. It only took me a month in Santa Fe to meet the man who would become my husband. An unassuming sculptor named Jonathan Wayne Ellis stole my heart and we were married a year after my move from New York. Two years later, his ten-year old daughter, Meng, came to live with us, and two years after that, our son, Joshua, was born. Those first couple of years together as a family were good ones, then we hit some rocky times, but we worked through them. I eventually felt the urge to get back to New York, and really make a go of my acting career. Santa Fe had been good to me: I’d done some major roles in the local Shakespeare festival, as well as some choice parts in other local theater companies, and had even done some film and commercial work, and joined the Screen Actor’s Guild. My sculptor husband, who also had worked as a waiter and appliance repairman in order to make a living, became inspired by my work in the theater and started writing plays. He was a natural, as he is with everything that really interests him, and he began directing as well. We saw how well we worked together as actor and director, and we started writing screenplays together, more for fun than anything else.
We finally sold our house and picked up the cat, the six year old and the eighteen year old and drove cross-country like the Joad family, to make a life in Astoria, NY, just across the river from Manhattan. We’ve been here ten years, now. My son is a rock-music playing teenager, my stepdaughter, married with two kids and back in Santa Fe. I took up teaching ESL, My husband went back to school to study film and my acting career turned into something more manageable: being his leading lady. Fortunately, the last six years working as an English teacher have helped to refresh my grammar skills and prepare me for this most recent career choice of mine, writer. It has actually only been since the spring of 2006 that I that I even stumbled into the field of writing, and only because I had an irresistible story in my head, and my husband admonished me to “write it down!” Now that I’m a novelist, I realize part of me has always been drawn to writing, ever since that twelve year old on the beach wrote her first poem. All of my loves in life seem to be merging and integrating: home, family, language, (I still speak and study Spanish and Italian), acting, teaching and writing. Throw in a dash of political activism and a spiritual life and you have me in all my glory. And by the way, if you love Jane Austen, romance or fantasy, check out The Time Baroness. It’s a book I wrote for myself. It might sound like a chick book, but dudes like it too!
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