About the Book:
When jilted Sophie Bowen stumbles into a stone circle filled with fireflies, she wakes up in a very different place—and time.
Beaten down by Lincoln’s War and personal tragedy, Gabriel Merritt feels his life has become a lost cause.
In a post-war South still licking its wounds, Sophie and Gabriel struggle to understand the place they each find themselves in, while fighting a war of attraction.
And a mysterious twelve-year-old girl just might hold the key to it all.
I loved this story. It is a lovely romance novel filled with magic and the message that finding a soul mate knows no boundary of time. Sophie time travels from the future to the past at the exact moment that she wishes her life to be different. At the same time that she appears in the past, a 12 year old girl turns up by her side and they are found by Gabriel who is himself on the verge of ending his life. This is the period after the civil war and true to his time he is a strong believer in God and a follower of principles. Finding the two girls he takes them in going against the way of society and inviting a lot of criticism.
This story deals with how each character faces their troubled thoughts and learn to accept and realise who they really are. Sophie names the girl Angela and finds a kind of connection with her even though the girl refuses to speak. There is something mysterious about her which will cause the reader to keep questioning her existence until the very end. Through a lot of ups and downs, Sophie and Gabriel end up getting married as Gabriel says its the right thing to do since Sophie is living in his house. Eventually the two of them realise that they love each other but it takes Sophie travelling back to the future for them too truly realise how much their love has grown.
When Gabriel turns up in the future, it proves that love knows no boundaries of time. The truth about Angela is revealed eventually and will leave the reader shocked. A wonderful second book in the Tennessee Waltz series, this is as heart warming as the first. The reader will feel the pain and the love of each character through their journey of discovery and hats off to the author for making that possible.
The characters are well thought out and though not perfect, they are easy to relate to making the reader believe that they truly exist in the world created by the author. The author describes the setting and places with the right amount of detail making it easy to imagine it all.
This is a perfect book for all the romantics out there and for fans of the first book Kiss Me, I’m Irish.