Time Will Tell

The Full Circle Series Book 4

Romance - Contemporary
310 Pages
Reviewed on 03/08/2022
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Reviewed by Stephanie Chapman for Readers' Favorite

Sabrina’s love life hasn’t been positive for the past eight years. When she overhears a nurse bragging about her recent engagement, she discovers her ex-boyfriend, Kyle, has obviously moved on. In Time Will Tell, Annette Anders composes the story of two people emerging from ruined relationships and progressing from the pain of loss. Sabrina visits her brother in Baltimore and decides that she needs a big change. She moves to Washington, D. C, and applies for several jobs. She has an interview with Scott, and the pair seem at ease with each other during the interview. Scott tries to hide his depression from losing his girlfriend, Marnie. Her death has caused him to stay close to her parents, to the point where they give him two letters they felt they couldn’t open. When Scott opens the letters, the revelation shocked him. He runs into Sabrina, and they both agree to be friends since they were comfortable confiding in one another. What did Scott read in the letter? Can Sabrina get past her relationship with her ex?

Annette Anders wrote a lovely romance story that I could relate to. I had been in a seven-year relationship that ended, and by moving to a new town, I found myself capable of moving past my ex. Being a social worker for families, Sabrina’s ability to pick up on Scott’s depression was a strength that I found interesting. Likewise, in Time Will Tell, Sabrina presents as confident and independent, yet her insecurities were also easy to discern. The character development was thorough, and I could connect with both, since their motivations and thoughts were realistic. The transitions between the views of Scott and Sabrina were seamless. The friendship they developed made any chance for romance possible, but their actions were plausible to me. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a slow burn, realistic romance.

Cayla-Paige Nortje

Time Will Tell is the story of two individuals who are willing to try again in love, even while the Covid-19 pandemic continues in the world. After Scotty loses the woman he was planning on spending the rest of his life with to a tragic accident, he closes himself off to the world around him and draws into himself. However, this changes when the universe introduces him to Sabrina, a beautiful woman with welcoming warmth and calm that radiates from her to those around her. Sabrina has officially broken up with her long-lasting on-again-off-again boyfriend, and this time she vows is the last. Wanting to embrace some change in her life and a new beginning, she looks for job offers out of state. But the world is a small place and like attracts like. With each other, Scotty and Sabrina start to realize what new and exciting possibilities are awaiting them if they only take that leap of faith and trust their intuition.

Annette G. Anders delivers a delightful story in Time Will Tell. Having the story placed during the beginning and middle of covid times bridges any gaps between characters and readers because of the relatability in experiences. Both Scotty and Sabrina were such wonderful characters who portrayed just how important the traits of honesty, trust, and communication truly are and how these traits may form the most solid of foundations in relationships. Time Will Tell carries the message of how when we’re ready to let go of the old so that we may make space for the new, what comes through is more than we could ever ask for simply because we opened ourselves up to the possibility of something great.

Sherri Fulmer Moorer

Two broken lives come together as Sabrina Danvers and Scott Butler struggle to overcome heartbreak and betrayal. Sabrina, a Chicago native, leaves for Washington D.C. when she learns that her on-again, off-again boyfriend has proposed to another woman. Worse yet, the other woman is a coworker and pregnant. Shattered and alone, she decides to accept a job offer in Washington D.C., where she crosses paths with Scott Butler. Scott has his own demons as he's recently learned that his girlfriend who died in a tragic accident months earlier was harboring a huge secret. Torn between grief and anger, both try to ignore their attraction but keep finding themselves drawn together. Will the pandemic help these friends and neighbors become lovers? Find out in Time Will Tell: The Full Circle Series Book 4 by Annette G. Anders.

Time Will Tell is a delightful story of the power of love, family, and friendship to stand up to the hardships of life. The trials that Sabrina and Scott face while adapting to the 2020 COVID pandemic mirror things that so many of us have seen, and it's refreshing to see something good come out of that confusing and tragic time. Their emotional journeys, both separately and shared, give readers hope that good things can come from tragedy and disappointment and that it's always possible to find healing and new beginnings. Annette G. Anders does a wonderful job of telling a charming and intriguing tale of emotional development, hope, and courage. It's a heartwarming and realistic story that readers will enjoy. I highly recommend this book for lovers of romance and contemporary novels.

Samantha Gregory

Time Will Tell (The Full Circle Series Book 4) by Annette G. Anders follows Sabrina Danvers, who works at a children's hospital. She learns that her ex has gotten a nurse pregnant and that they are now engaged to be married. Angry that he could never commit to her, she leaves to catch a flight. She has been unlucky in love and hurt one too many times. Meanwhile, Scott Butler is trying to deal with the death of his girlfriend. He planned on proposing to her, but she was hit by a drunk driver before he could get to her. Brought together, Sabrina and Scott grow close over time, finding what they need in each other. They just need to be brave enough to move on.

Annette G. Anders has written an interesting story in Time Will Tell (The Full Circle Series Book 4). Sabrina and Scott have both had their share of heartache, though for different reasons, but fate brings them together and they have a shot at happiness. The story was well written. It jumped straight into the plot, with Sabrina learning that her ex had well and truly moved on and Scott still trying to come to terms with his loss. The author portrayed the characters well and their reactions were believable. It moved at a good pace and kept me reading. I think this would appeal to contemporary romance fans, and possibly chick-lit fans, though to a lesser degree, as it hits all the right tropes for the genre. I would recommend it.