Thursday, 5 January 2012

Threaded Through Time by Sarah Ettritch

It’s the year 2010 and Pam and her best friend and roommate Robin are currently sharing Pam’s house that had belonged to her family. Robin and Pam are quite different, one might say chalk and cheese. Robin is twenty six, an older university student and is a lesbian. She loves playing games on the internet. Pam is the same age, in to meditation and mystical things and is straight.

In the year 1910, Margaret lives at home with her parents and is about to become engaged to Jasper. A man she likes and respects but does not love. On the day that Jasper is proposing, Margaret and Jasper suddenly find themselves facing a strange woman, Pam and the year is 2010.

Pam had been reading a rhyme from a book she had picked up earlier titled Magical Moon Rhymes For All Times. When two strangers appeared from no where in front of her.

What does this mean? Are Margaret and Jasper stuck in 2010?

When Robin appears in answer to Pam’s frantic calls, the four people try to make sense of what has occurred. When it becomes apparent that Margaret and Jasper have travelled through time, Pam has to find a way to get them back to 1910. They find out that they have to wait a month until the next lunar cycle for the rhyme to work.

During this month, Pam and Jasper fall in love. Unknown to them at the time, Robin and Margaret have also fallen in love. How can each couple bear to be parted? But they know they must. Heart breaking as it is, they dare not try to alter time.

This is a lovely well written book of timeless forbidden love. The story goes between 1910 and 2010 with ease and is set in Canada. The four characters interact really well together after they got to know each other and to learn to trust.

This is the first book in a series and has got off to an excellent start. Once started I couldn’t turn the pages fast enough. I can’t wait to see which path Sarah is going to have these characters follow. I hope the sequel isn’t too long in being published.

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