Book & Author Details:
Wishing Cross Station by February Grace
Publication date: May 13th 2015
Genres: Time Travel, Romance
“Don’t stay a moment longer than you have to. Don’t say too much. Don’t pollute the timeline.”
When nineteen-year-old college library page Keigan Wainwright is sent to pick up a private donation of books for the school’s collection, he has no idea where one of those books will take him, or what it will take from him.
Retracing a powerful man’s footsteps through the past, Keigan finds himself caught in the same dangerous trap: falling in love with a woman he was never meant to know, and uncertain he will ever find his way home.
Wishing Cross Station: A bittersweet fantasy romance from the author of GODSPEED and OF STARDUST.
Books about time travel make my head hurt, but I enjoy them nevertheless. This book’s synopsis hinted of an epic love spanning time zones. Sadly, the reality didn’t quite live up to the promise.
The story was slow to start. Lots of time spent was spent describing the location and the train, such that they almost became characters in their own right. I should also say that the characterisation in the book was one of its strengths – that, and the relationships between the various characters.
Unfortunately, for me, apart from that, the book was a little lack lustre. It seemed as though there was a lot of time building up to the main event, which was actually a little anti climactic. I felt as though the ending was a little rushed, and left unanswered questions.
Ultimately, this was not the ending I was hoping for, or expecting. Maybe that was the author’s intent. However, it left me disappointed.
I received a copy in exchange for an honest review.
February Grace is an author, poet, and artist from Southeast Michigan. In previous novels, she has introduced readers to characters with clockwork hearts, told of romantic modern-day fairy godparents, and reimagined a legend, centuries old. Now, in her fifth novel with Booktrope, readers will board the special at WISHING CROSS STATION and embark on a trip through time. She is more than mildly obsessed with clocks, music, colors, meteor showers, and steam engines.
She considers each day a gift, and is eternally grateful to all the amazing people who have helped make her writing dreams come true.