The Shorten Chronicles Book 2, A Time Travel Romance

Fiction - Time Travel
336 Pages
Reviewed on 10/22/2021
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Author Biography

Rosalind Tate is the author of the bestselling Shorten Chronicles, the romantic time travel/sci-fi series launched in 2020.

Stranded is set in an alternate 1925 England, in a grand country house. It sold 11,000 copies within a year, was a Page Turner Awards Finalist, and won the 2021 Readers' Favorite Silver Medal (Time Travel). For a few days in February 2021, Stranded outranked Outlander and Harry Potter on Amazon.

Book 2, Escape, was published to rave reviews in October 2021.

In Book 3, Exile, published in 2022, the four friends land in a very different place and time...

Rosalind Tate lives in Gloucestershire, England, and holidays on the Cornish coast. She served in the British military, then worked as a journalist and a lawyer. She has grown up children, a tolerant husband and two utterly gorgeous dogs.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Emily-Jane Hills Orford for Readers' Favorite

Imagine going through a normal day in 2017 and then walking out of an elevator into an alternate reality in England in the year 1925. Sound bizarre? What’s worse is that this alternate time and place is involved in a bloody revolution and, if the portal can’t be found and a reverse journey secured, who knows what will happen. This is what happened to Sophie and the other people she meets in this alternate time and place. She manages to make friends, and enemies and she has to fight to save not only herself but those she cares about – all while wearing a tightly corseted gown. And then there’s the love element: Hugo, another portal-stranded refugee. Only Hugo doesn’t appear to share Sophie’s affection. At least, not yet.

Rosalind Tate’s novel, Escape: A Time Travel Romance, is the second book in The Shorten Chronicles. Following the adventures of Sophie as she stumbles through time and place to an alternate existence, the plot develops with riveting adventure and excitement through battles and romantic encounters. The author uses a descriptive narrative to effectively set the scene and make the reader feel part of the story. The dialogue is succinct and well constructed and the characters are well defined. This is a compelling, engaging story that will have the reader hooked from the first line. It works as a good stand-alone, not requiring details from the first book in the series to follow the plot. A good comfort read full of everything a fantasy romance reader expects and enjoys.