I absolutely loved this wonderfully written magical time travel romance, inspired by the classic ‘Somewhere In Time’. This is such an original romantic adventure story with a time slip element and it had me hooked from start to finish. I literally could not put this book down as I fell in love with the characters, the setting, the storyline and most of all the amazing romance and love between the main characters. Set both in the present day and in 1947 the descriptive narrative really brings the setting and the eras to life.
In the present day Katherine ‘Kat’ Monroe is a celebrated jazz singer who is ending her first national tour, when an elderly stranger gives her a locket with a mysterious message inside it. Then whilst at the theatre Kat discovers a portal which transports her back to 1947 and the postwar era. Kat finds that she is still in her small home town and it is here that she meets a young and very handsome pianist, Phillip Gordon. Whilst finding her way in 1947 both her career and her heart are at risk but she hopes that Phillip can help her understand what is happening. When back in the present day Kat finds herself torn between two different versions of Phillip who she has fallen in love with in both eras.
I love both the present day and 1947 versions of both Kat and Phillip as they are likeable and relatable, and their chemistry sizzles off the page. The storyline flows well and is a real page turner with a plot that is full of drama, adventure, and of course love and romance. The story is told from both characters point of view and this helped me feel engaged with them both and immersed in their story. I enjoyed the musical elements that run through the story and I thought their playlist at the end was a nice touch. I am now impatiently waiting for book two, ‘Loves Reverie’.