Book: Perhaps Another Time by Maggie Maloneycategories: Book, Rhode Island, Historical Romance, Love Story, Time Travel Romance
Maggie Maloneyabout this book: What happens when an oppressed 19th-century factory girl travels to the present day and discovers … women's power?
If you enjoy time-travel romance, you'll love the fresh, new take on the genre, as it is the woman who is from the past this time, not the man. If you're unfamiliar with the genre or have no particular interest in time-travel stories, you enjoy this story nonetheless, as it is simply a story about two people who just want to be together despite the multitude of problems inherent in century swapping. It is, first and foremost, a people story. It's not sci-fi. It's not fantasy. The entire story, both the chapters in the past and those in the present, is realistic and believable.
In this story, Amanda Levesque is a young millworker living in the idyllic Rhode Island village of Jericho in the year 1878. She meets and falls in love with Jesse Randall, a stressed-out, burned-out jingle producer who has travelled back in time through a very intriguing mural that depicts an old mill scene. Jesse falls in love with Amanda as well, but he also falls in love with Amanda's quiet corner of eternity and decides to settle down and be happy for a change.
That is until one night when Amanda is bitten by a raccoon and must travel with Jesse to the present for the life-saving rabies vaccine. She promises Jesse that she will return to 1878 just as soon as her treatment is finished.
Sure she is. You are not going to have an oppressed mill worker from 1878 visit 2014, land of cars, cellphones, and women's rights, and think for a second that she's going to turn around and go back to her old life of mill-dust and outhouses. Amanda is finally enjoying life, she's learning plenty, and she is growing stronger by the day.
But, lovers or not, people shouldn't live in other people's centuries. Jesse's lustful feelings vs. Amanda's Victorian morals is quite a problem. So is Amanda's culture shock vs. her newfound consumer power. So are the complications that arise over deciding which century to settle down in. But Amanda's biggest challenge may be the crazed opportunist who wants in on their time-travel action and ultimately threatens the life of Amanda's dearest friend. Now comes the true test of her newfound mettle.
"Is it presumed that I should wear … garments of this nature?"
Amanda, after eyeing a modern day woman in short shorts and a tank top.
"50 miles an hour! I daresay this is so cool!"
Amanda, behind the wheel for the first time, after stealing her kidnapper's Cadillac and driving halfway across the state in a mad dash to save her oldest and dearest friend from the gallows.
I became inspired to write "Perhaps Another Time" after growing up in the very mill town in which this story takes place and falling in love with it's rich history and culture. The town itself is time-travel, with it's blend of old and new, out-of-date and up-to-date.
• "I couldn't put this book down ... can't wait to read more from this great new author! puts an interesting twist on the romance genre!" — Abbey G.
• "This is a must read for anyone looking for a fresh new author. Totally loved it!" — Elias F.
• "I especially enjoyed the historical details and portrayal of the mill workers. I am looking forward to reading the author's other book!" — J. Boone
• "Wonderful reading. I enjoyed every word." — Mae B.
• "Once I started reading, I was completely engaged by the story itself. Such an interesting plot!" — Peg S.
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