Author: Lynne Larson
Publisher: Covenant Communications
Published: July 1st, 2015
Paperback: 168 pages
FTC FYI: Received a paperback copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
Salt Lake County, Present Day
Sam Carroll is living life in the fast lane--sleek cars, nice clothes, and lovely ladies have replaced the gospel values he grew up with, and he's going nowhere fast. But when a serious car accident brings his fun to a screeching halt, Sam is left comatose, aware only of his older brother reading aloud from the hundred-year-old journal of an LDS bishop, Moroni Chadester. As Sam drifts in and out of consciousness, the words begin to take root in his mind . . .
Alpine, Utah, 1915
Standing on a dusty mountain road, Sam is bewildered. The cars are different. The clothes are different. Where and when is he? The answer comes from an impossible source: Bishop Moroni Chadester. Hurtled back in time by forces he can't understand, Sam finds his memories of modern existence quickly fading as he becomes immersed in a new life and a romance with the town beauty, Laney Williams. But as the pair becomes entangled in a murder mystery, the thrill of courtship is replaced by terror as fate conspires to bring the couple into the path of a killer. Little do they realize that the clock is ticking on more than their lives Sam can't stay in the past forever. As danger looms ever closer, Sam must fight to save Laney. But can their love stand the test of time?
Another Time for Love is the first book I have read from Lynne Larson, and I really enjoyed it. I really enjoy books that take place in areas I know and have seen. I loved her descriptions of the locations and especially her characters. The author does a fantastic job of bringing the story together and helping Sam's character grow up and care for others. I was able to appreciate more the life style back in 1915, and the author truly does a great job with the mannerisms, and talk of that day, with Sam comparing it to our day. I especially this paragraph:
Only the mountains above the town remained familiar to Sam, the summer-brown foothills laced with green shrubs. The peaks formed the same rocky panorama that would one day look down on a burgeoning population, a million homes and businesses nestled in their clefts and canyons--Timpanogos, Lone Peak, Thanksgiving Point--and a modern freeway, running like a ribbon through it all. When Sam looked at those peaks from this old dirt road in Alpine, they were the same as they'd always been--sentinels of the valley, eternal, unchanged, beautiful. (page 48)The mystery of who killed a local gentleman was intriguing and I loved how the journal of Bishop Moroni Chadester fueled the story and what a great man he was and how he was an example and help to the town. To me, I thought Sam fell too quickly for Laney, but their relationship progressed nicely and everything is brought together very well at the end. John was another character that I enjoyed a lot.
4 out of 5 stars.
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