Monday, February 29, 2016

Blog Tour 'In Time For You' by Chris Karlsen

Today I’m excited to participate in the blog tour of ‘In Time for You’ by Chris Karlsen. This is an historical romance/time travel novel and the fourth book in the Knights in Time series, but can also be read as a standalone.
For more tour stops and information please visit the tour page.

About the Book: horseback riding in the English countryside, sisters, Electra and Emily Crippen find themselves trapped in a tear in time. Thrown back to 1357 England and caught by a local noble, they are in a place that is home but as frightening and unfamiliar as an alien world would be. With no idea how the tear in time came about, the one thing they do know is: they must stay together and stay near to where the event took place in hopes of discovering the way back to their modern life. That certain need to stay together is the first certainty taken from them when one sister is forced to remain in England and one is sent miles away to Wales by royal order.

There is one other hope for help the sisters don’t know exists. It’s Electra’s lover, Roger Marchand. A time traveler himself, he never told her of his past. When he realizes what has happened to the sisters, he enlists the help of a scientist friend to help him open the suspected passageway through time. Any effort to save Electra and Emily will likely cost him his life. This was the time Roger came from, a time when his country, France, was at war with England. If he is discovered on English soil while searching for the sisters, he will either be killed or taken prisoner of war. Any risk is worth saving the life of the woman he loves.

This book is available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo and Smashwords

The Book Trailer:

My Review:

When I first read the book description of ‘In Time For You’ I was immediately interested in reading this book. A book about knights and medieval England sounds like a great read to me. And since I loved Chris Karlsen’s writing in her book ‘Silk’, I couldn’t wait to start reading this one.
Although ‘In Time For You’ is already the fourth book in the Knights in Time series, it can be read as a standalone. (Which is a good thing since I haven’t read the previous books either.)

‘In Time For You’ really was a very entertaining and intriguing read. From the very beginning I was completely pulled into the story. It was especially fun to read the way the sisters Electra and Emily responded when they found themselves in 1357. At first they were convinced they were a part of a strange real-life program for TV. And this made for some very funny scenes.
Chris Karlsen sure knows how to write a book that keeps you hooked. There was adventure, romance, historical aspects and of course time travelling. This book just didn’t get boring.

Although there is a lot of talk about the romance between Electra and Roger, I enjoyed the romance between Emily and her medieval knight Simon much more. It was fun to read about Electra and Roger and how they found each other again. But the starting romance of Emily and Simon was just so sweet and also really funny since Simon wasn’t used to a woman taking the lead. And I really loved the characters of Emily and Simon. Especially Simon since he was such a tough, but also very sweet knight.

‘In Time For You’ really is a humorous, romantic and historical time traveling story I enjoyed from the very first page. This book really made me wish I also read the previous three books in the series. Not that I missed information to get into the story, but I think I would have loved this book even more if I was a part of it from the very beginning.
I also had a view minor issues with how the book went in the end. It felt a little rushed to me while the rest of the book was very detailed. And I really wished I could have read a little more about Emily and Simon.

‘In Time For You’ is a really good read and I really recommend it. Especially if you like medieval England, knights, historical romance and humor.

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About the Author:

I was born and raised in Chicago. My father was a history professor and my mother was, and is, a voracious reader. I grew up with a love of history and books. My parents also love traveling, a passion they passed onto me. I wanted to see the places I read about, see the land and monuments from the time periods that fascinated me. I’ve had the good fortune to travel extensively throughout Europe, the Near East, and North Africa.

I am a retired police detective. I spent twenty-five years in law enforcement with two different agencies. My desire to write came in my early teens. After I retired, I decided to pursue that dream. I write three different series. My paranormal romance series is called, Knights in Time. My romantic thriller series is Dangerous Waters. The newest is The Bloodstone Series. Each series has a different setting and some cross time periods, which I find fun to write.

I currently live in the Pacific Northwest with my husband and four wild and crazy rescue dogs.

For more information about Chris Karlsen please visit her website, or visit her on Pinterest, Facebook, Amazon and Goodreads.


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  1. Thank you so much for the review and giveaway I look for many books my 2 sisters or kids would enjoy so I did appreciate this

    1. You're welcome. I think this was a great read and I really recommend it. It definitely is a fun book and not very difficult to get into. Thanks for stopping by! ;)

  2. I'm so glad you enjoyed! Thank you so much for hosting a tour stop and sharing your thoughts!

    1. You're very welcome. Thanks for letting me be a part of the tour! ;)

  3. I want to thank Maureen's Books for taking the time to read and review In Time For You and especially for the lovely review. I am hearing a lot about Simon and Emily from readers. I will certainly consider bringing them back, if I do another book in the series.

    1. Thank you Chris. I really enjoyed your book and I would really love to read more about Simon and Emily. They were two great characters. Thanks for stopping by!


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