Are you in the mood for a little fantasy, a little romance, and a whole lot of pandemic-induced isolation? Look no further than The Memory of You, the latest novel in the Providence Falls series by Jamie Beck.
In the early days of the pandemic, Etta Wilmont finds herself stranded in Kansas City. But don’t worry, she’s not alone. She meets Henry Logan, an older man in need of a caretaker, who invites her to stay with him. And what does Etta do in her newfound spare time? Indulge in Henry’s library, of course.
But things start to get interesting when she starts having vivid dreams about life in the same city in the 1870s, when she’s a mail-order bride married to a rancher named Maxwell Lawton. These dreams start to seep into her waking life, and she begins to wonder if Maxwell Lawton is real, and if he is, is true love waiting for her? It’s a classic tale of time travel and romance, with a pandemic twist.
Etta is a relatable character, trying to figure out her place in the world, while caring for everyone around her. But with the help of her dreams, she starts to realize that it’s time for her to claim something for herself. And the pacing of the novel is spot-on, balancing Etta’s present-day struggles with the thrilling adventures of her dream life.
But the real star of the novel is the setting, both in the present day and the past. Beck does an excellent job of making you feel like you’re right there with Etta, whether she’s exploring Kansas City in the present or the Wild West in the past. And with the pandemic still looming, the sense of isolation and uncertainty that Etta feels is all too relatable.
Overall, The Memory of You is a delightful read, perfect for fans of time travel romance, historical fiction, and pandemic escapism. So go ahead, get lost in Etta’s dreams, and see if true love really does transcend time.
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(as of Apr 01, 2023 05:35:54 UTC – Details)