They’re from two different centuries,
but they’re perfect for each other.
Megan Turner is in love with the past. As a tour guide at a beautiful historic mansion, she tells visitors about its original owner, Charles Whitley. An inventor and businessman in the early 1900s, he rose from poverty to wealth…only to disappear without a trace.
Charles was always intrigued by the future. He just never expected to go there. But when he repairs a mysterious clock he bought on his travels, he’s transported to the twenty-first century, with his home decorated for Christmas and overrun by strangers.
Charles is determined to find a way back to his own era, especially when he learns about what happened after he left. But as Megan introduces him to the wonders of smartphones, pizza, and modern holiday traditions, they both feel a once-in-a-lifetime connection. Could it be that, somewhere in time, they belong together?
This magical holiday romance includes a free Hallmark original recipe for Stuffed Crust Italian Pizza.
Alexis Stanton is the pen name for an award-winning romance author who lives in Central California with her husband, a fellow romance author, and their two cats. She enjoys spending too much time on the internet, baking, and listening to music from the ’80s.
A Timeless Christmas by Alexis Stanton
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. I love a sweet Christmas romance. Especially one that is oozing with cheese and charm, and would never happen in real life. It’s what fairy tales and fantasies are for. A Timeless Christmas is a perfect recipe for my holiday romance indulging needs.
Now, we know Charles and Megan will obtain their Happily Ever After. This is a romance, and it is published by Hallmark. But how they manage to do this comprises the gooey yumminess of these sweet romances. Not only does Charles need to acclimate to the modern world, he must overcome his need for revenge against his biggest competitor. This need to be the best ealthiest, the most influential ultimately drives his desire to return to the early 1900s.
Let’s set the stage. Megan Turner is a newly minted Ph.D. in history, loves the past (obviously), and works as a tour guide at the historic home of Charles Whitley. Charles Whitley is from the early 1900s, an innovator, and one who goes missing before he is able to wed his fiancée. What we quickly learn, is that Charles tinkered with a time-travel clock, which brought him to the present. To his own home, in fact, now a museum.
But at what cost? And what happens when Charles and Megan realize they have a connection neither have ever had before?
Megan swallowed. He had a way of seeing right into the core of her, and she suddenly understood his fear of letting someone get too close. There would come a time when Charles returned to his time. If she allowed herself to get close to him as a friend—as more than a friend—his leaving would cut a hole out of her.
Fear infiltrates both parties. Fear of love. Fear of letting go. Fear of taking a chance on something new. I won’t spoil how it ends, but as always, it’s satisfying.
Review by Tanya Kaanta for Love Books Group
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