Beth Through Time

A Magical Bookshop Novel

Romance - Fantasy/Sci-Fi
243 Pages
Reviewed on 09/20/2022
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Author Biography

Harmke Buursma is an author of fantasy and romance novels like Rose Through Time which was a semi-finalist of the 2021 Booklife Prize award by Publishers Weekly.

Born and raised in The Netherlands, Harmke has moved around the globe from The Netherlands to Japan to Las Vegas. Along the way she has used her background in journalism and teaching ESL to craft her novels.

Harmke is an avid reader and lover of hot beverages in all forms. When she isn't penning her next novel, she is cuddling up on the couch with her husband and two dogs.

To find out more about Harmke and stay up to date on future projects, follow her on social media.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Pikasho Deka for Readers' Favorite

Beth Through Time is a fantasy romance novel, the third book in the Magical Bookshop Novel series by Harmke Buursma. Having persuaded her somewhat overbearing brother John to let her join the London season, Beth Easton is excited to finally attend balls and parties as an adult alongside her friend and chaperone, Anne Blakeley. In a twist of fate, she meets Willa Balfour, the daughter of a marquis, who wants to avoid meeting the man her father has set her up with at any cost. Beth agrees to switch identities with her and meets the Duke of Cashel, Edmund Humphries. But despite herself, she finds herself falling for the man she is supposed to dissuade. However, Edmund has a secret of his own that will have them run foul of the Bow Street Runners. Will Beth find her love?

Harmke Buursma adds a bit of time travel flavor to an engaging romance story that keeps you hooked until the end. Set in the Regency era in London, Beth Through Time is simply a treat that readers will relish. In this installment of the series, Beth Easton, John Easton's sister, is the main protagonist who must get over her broken heart and navigate the London season with a sense of renewed vigor and adventure. Beth and Edmund are both hiding their true identities, adding drama and spice to the narrative that is delicious to consume. Anne continues her path toward redemption by providing loyal support to Beth as a friend. An entertaining romance odyssey I will gladly recommend.