Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Book Review and Giveaway: In Time for You (Knights in Time #4) by Chris Karlsen



Welcome to my tour stop for In Time for You by Chris Karlsen. This is a historical romance with time travel and is out now. Check out the tour page for the full schedule.

In Time for YouAbout the Book:

While horseback riding in the English countryside, sisters, Electra and Emily Crippen find themselves trapped in a tear in time. Thrown back to 1357 England and caught by a local noble, they are in a place that is home but as frightening and unfamiliar as an alien world would be. With no idea how the tear in time came about, the one thing they do know is: they must stay together and stay near to where the event took place in hopes of discovering the way back to their modern life. That certain need to stay together is the first certainty taken from them when one sister is forced to remain in England and one is sent miles away to Wales by royal order.

There is one other hope for help the sisters don’t know exists. It’s Electra’s lover, Roger Marchand. A time traveler himself, he never told her of his past. When he realizes what has happened to the sisters, he enlists the help of a scientist friend to help him open the suspected passageway through time. Any effort to save Electra and Emily will likely cost him his life. This was the time Roger came from, a time when his country, France, was at war with England. If he is discovered on English soil while searching for the sisters, he will either be killed or taken prisoner of war. Any risk is worth saving the life of the woman he loves. 


Book Review:
In Time For You by Chris Karlsen is the fourth book in the Knights in Time series but the first in this series that I have read. Having already read and loved Silk, a Historical Suspense/Mystery, when I heard about this book, I jumped at the chance to read a new book by the author and that too from a different genre!

This book is a time travel romance where two sisters are suddenly transported to the England of 1300s. Their adventures there and the romance that leads a present time, time traveller back to the past in search of his love and her sister had me thoroughly entertained right till the end.

Chris' writing style is engaging and she created such vivid pictures of the past and present world in my mind that it felt like I was travelling in time myself! The protagonists are people I soon connected with and felt invested in their adventures.

The romance between Electra and Roger, Emily and Simon presented beautiful contrasts with one pair from the present and the other pair having the hero from the past. It was fascinating watching Electra and Emily find themselves in a world so different from one they were used to and how they tackled the problems they faced at having been dropped in 1357. Also I loved Simon, a medieval knight who fell for Emily and often fumbled because he wasn't used to letting a woman take the lead . Their romance had me sighing and loving each second of their scenes together.

This book is apart of a series and while it can be read as a standalone but still at places I felt at a loss because I hadn't read the previous books and there are references to the story shared in them. So I recommend that you read the books in order.

The ending also looked a bit rushed and left me wishing for more time with Emily and Simon.

All in all, In Time for You is a fun, engaging and romantic historical time travel story that had me entertained throughout. 4 out of 5 to it and recommended to all lovers of historical and time travel romances especially who like knights and want to visit medieval England.



I received the book from the author and the tour organizers and I am very thankful to them. The above review is my honest and unbiased opinion and in no way influenced.




About the Author:

I was born and raised in Chicago. My father was a history professor and my mother was, and is, a voracious reader. I grew up with a love of history and books. My parents also love traveling, a passion they passed onto me. I wanted to see the places I read about, see the land and monuments from the time periods that fascinated me. I’ve had the good fortune to travel extensively throughout Europe, the Near East, and North Africa.

I am a retired police detective. I spent twenty-five years in law enforcement with two different agencies. My desire to write came in my early teens. After I retired, I decided to pursue that dream. I write three different series. My paranormal romance series is called, Knights in Time. My romantic thriller series is Dangerous Waters. The newest is The Bloodstone Series. Each series has a different setting and some cross time periods, which I find fun to write.


I currently live in the Pacific Northwest with my husband and four wild and crazy rescue dogs.

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GIVEAWAY:
$15 Amazon Gift Card + copy of In Time for You in ebook or paperback & swag (INT)
Ends March 16th
Prizing is provided by the author, hosts are not responsible. Must be 13 or older to enter and have parental permission if under 17. Void where prohibited by law. No purchase necessary to win.

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