Digital Book Review

“Timeless Heart” by Karyn Gerrard

STORY: Sandra Cranston, an elementary teacher on leave, discovers an abandoned carriage deep in the woods. Inside is a man, Jerrod Ross, who fuels all of her wicked Regency dreams and fantasies.

Ross has been torn from the only world he has ever known—1821 Cornwall, England. How will he adjust to the future and his growing desire for the lovely lady who found him? More importantly, how will he ever return to his time?

REVIEW: Jude Deveraux‘s “Knight in Shining Armor” is my all time favorite time travel book and Diane Gabaldon’s “Outlander” series is a very close second, and while the movie “Kate and Leopold” is one movie I try never to miss when it’s on, the original “The Time Machine” with Rod Taylor and Yvette Mimieux has to be one of my all time favorite time travel movies.  I can freely state to all of you that if I was unattached and my hero showed up from another time, I wouldn’t even think twice at not going back with him! Cave man from the stone ages?!  I’ll let him drag me by my hair, as long as he loves me (and looks like Hugh Jackman)!

This book sounded very interesting, so I literally ‘stalked’ the author on so many blogs just so I could win a copy! I’m surprised she didn’t send the cops after me! Needles to say, I didn’t win, but I did buy it for my PC for Kindle and let me start of by saying: I’m so glad I did; get to Amazon and do the same!

Sandra Cranston is a chick on a self-imposed ‘sabbatical’ from her job as an elementary school teacher. One day as she’s returning from a picnic, her eye catches a site that gives her pause and spurns her on exploring it.

Jerrod Ross is a propertied Squire and a copper mine owner in the year of Our Lord 1821. The last thing he remembers is a dangerous carriage ride with few other passengers through lightning and storm. And now he’s looking at the woman with the most amazing eyes who’s telling him that this is the Year of Our Lord 2011!

This was so much fun to read. It’s a short novella, but it certainly doesn’t lack in romance, humor or sensuality. Our hero and heroine were equally hot, charming and witty that you can’t help but chuckle at their banter as well as fan yourself when they give in to their desire for each other! It will also leave you torn and in tears at the end as both of them know that neither wants to let the other go, but is that what true love is all about? Can they let go? Or will one decide to go with the other to the unknown… Get the book to find out! And just to get you in the mood for it, here’s a Trailer from “Kate and Leopold”…



And a Trailer from “The Time Machine”. I know, I know! It’s cheesy, but honestly, I just love this movie…

7 thoughts on ““Timeless Heart” by Karyn Gerrard”

  1. I read this book as well and I loved the shaving scene. I was torn between giggling and arousal! Karyn did a great job portraying the inner conflict in both characters. Great review!

    1. D. F. I also loved that scene, but I think the one where Jarrod needed help in zipping the jeans got me laughing out loud! Karyn did such a good job with this short story, that it got me thinking about the other passangers in the carriage…I mean what happened to the young woman who was sitting opposite him? Where did she go? I want to know her story. And what about the young man that showed no reaction?! It would be so great if that Dude was, like, on his way back to his own time, present time!

      Alright, I’m ready to start a petition for this to be a series! You with me?!


  2. Thanks so much Melanie, I loved this review, and also loved the trailers you put up. I adore Time Travel movies, and as for The Time Machine, Rod Taylor was hot! Hugh Jackman is no slouch either, they are both Australian. I swear there are no ugly men there.

    Again, glad you enjoyed.

  3. D.F., thanks so much!

    The shaving scene was not in the novella originally, my editor Hannah Giersdorf suggested that there should be a scene with sexual tension to bridge the other more *cough* physical scenes. A shaving scene was decided on and I ran with it! So glad it worked!

    1. Hey Karyn!

      So glad you stopped by 🙂 You made my day! Ran with it?! Girl, that was soooo good! There were many in this short story that just ‘burned’ my comp screne!

      Way to go! Now, are you ready for me to start a petition for the rest of the passengers to get their own story?!


      1. Actually, I do have some plots swirling around in my head. I am thinking the young girl is next. What if she landed in 1969? Groovy.

        Working on a paranormal first, but believe me, I will certainly try and get to the other passengers! I won’t forget them~Thanks again, you made my day today!

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