A Twist in Time

A Twist in Time

A Kendra Donovan Mysteries

Large Print - 2017
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After her plan to return to the twenty-first century fails, former FBI agent Kendra Donovan, now stuck in London in 1815, is enlisted by the Duke of Aldridge to save his nephew, who has been wrongly accused of murder.
Publisher: Farmington Hills, Michigan : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Company, ©2017.
Edition: Large print edition.
ISBN: 9781432843564
Characteristics: 689 pages ;,23 cm.


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Sep 06, 2020

Recommended by KKR - book 2

Aug 29, 2019

This book was ruined for me by the vulgar language of the protagonist. Every time she started cursing I was pulled out of the story, and I stopped caring about that character. It's a real shame because I was quite excited about this series. I like the author's writing style, and I like the time travel aspect, but because of the offensive language I'm not sure if I will read any of the other books in the series.

JCLS_Ashland_Kristin Mar 04, 2019

A fun historical mystery with a modern sensibility (main character was mysteriously dropped into regency England from present day). If you can suspend your disbelief through the conceit of the premise, this one is good fun.

Jul 28, 2018

Like a fish out of water, Kendra Donovan continues to struggle with the challenges of life in the early nineteenth century. There is a murder to solve to clear Alec's name and she is right in the thick of it. Meanwhile she has been declared the ward of the Duke of Aldridge and has to live up to her station. The murderer was well cloaked within the plot twists and red herrings. An entertaining mystery. Looking forward to the third installment to see if Miss Donovan goes back to her own place and time.

JessicaGma Jul 10, 2018

So as long as you can keep up that bit of disbelief about how she got into 1815, it's another solid entry into this series and another good murder mystery.

May 03, 2017

This is a book you will not want to put down. I look forward to the next book.

Mar 22, 2017

Kendra Donovan is still stuck in Regency times. Seems like her job there is not finished. Now she has to save Alec from being charged with Lady Dover's murder. Actually, according to the mores of the time, it is doubtful Alec will be charged by the House of Lords, but someone in Lady Dover's past is determined to see justice done.
I do have some problems with this book, minor though they may be. Kendra still has the miracle growing hair. Whatever she is on, I want some. Plus, Kendra is an FBI profiler. Guess what job description does not exist in the FBI? Lucky I didn't review the first book, I really could have gone to town on her FBI sections. She could have used the same meticulous research there as she does on the other parts of the book. Finally, I know this is a Regency, but I don't think even Georgette Heyer's are as chaste.
Now for the good. This is how I like to learn history! Through the people. Their dress, their homes, their street life, their etiquette, their transportation problems. Other than what I mentioned above, I can't find the hint of one wrong note. I was especially intrigued by some of the hygiene or lack of hygiene info. but that's just me.
McElwain does a great job with her characters. I want to be adopted by the Duke and I want Rebecca as my friend. As for Alec.... It was nice to see the band back together again.
I love the plot, and I can just imagine how the particular brutality of the crime would really mess with that rarefied world that Kendra has entered.
As rarefied as it might be, Kendra still struggles against the strictures of that time. But she is
beginning to understand some of the problems she encounters in Regency times aren't miraculously solved in her enlightened time. She might have a heck of a lot more opportunities, resources, and freedom, but she still had to fight for everything she wanted. Maybe Recency times are starting to look better to Kendra. She is finding all of the love there that she did without in her time, parental, friendship, and romantic.
I really enjoyed this book and I hope #3 is on the hozizon.
Thank you to NetGalley for a chance to read this review in exchange of an honest review. (less)

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