Come Back to Me
The ultimate cure that could heal any disease? Crazy.
That's exactly what research scientist Marian Creighton has always believed about her father's quest, even if it does stem from a desire to save her sister Ellen from the genetic disease that stole their mother from them. But when her father falls into a coma after drinking a vial of holy water believed to contain traces of residue from the Tree of Life, Marian must question all of her assumptions. He's left behind tantalizing clues that suggest he's crossed back in time. Insane. Until Marian tests his theories and finds herself in the Middle Ages during a dangerous peasant uprising.
William Durham, a valiant knight comes to Marian's rescue and offers her protection . . . as his wife. The longer Marian stays in the past, the more she cares about William. Can she ever find her father and make it back to the present to heal her sister? And when the time comes to leave, will she want to?
Bestselling author Jody Hedlund is your guide down the twisting waters of time to a volatile era of superstition, revolts, and chivalry in this suspenseful story.
Right away as I was reading this book I got Indiana Jones vibes. Only instead of Harrison Ford as the lead, it was Marian. So, you could say that the mini movie playing on my head while reading this book was a female version. Which I was pleased.
The time travel element of the story was done nicely. Sometimes it can be confusing but it was not. Besides this, there was a lot of moving around from one place to another. Different characters appearing throughout the story. Yet, it was easy to keep everyone straight as to who they were and what part they played in the storyline.
There is a bit of romance as well. It does not overtake the story and the mystery. A good first book to this series that I can't wait to continue.