Circle of Time
Debra Shiveley Welch (GoodReads Author)
Kindle edition, 173 pages
Red Road Books, Sep 26, 2016
Also available in paperback
GoodReads Summary:When 21-year-old Bridget Littleton decides to borrow her father's yacht and sail off of the tip of Florida toward Bermuda, she discovers that the legends about the Bermuda Triangle are true.
After seeing a face in the ocean waves, her next memory is of spinning water and blackness. She awakens in the town of Bristol England in the year 1532.
Rumors of her beauty reach the court, and soon Bridget, known as Bridge, finds herself in the court of Henry VIII and Lady in Waiting to none other than Anne Boleyn.
Will she get out alive? Will she accidentally change the course of history, or is she indeed a part of the history she has studied since she was a little girl?
Disclaimer: I was provided an eARC of this book by Red Road Books and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review, for which I am not being compensated in any way. All opinions are fully my own.
~ Judi E. Easley for Blue Cat Review
Can you imagine what it would be like for someone who had studied the Tudor history all her life to suddenly find herself there and then? Suspend reality for the moment, of course. It would seem like a dream come true, I would think. My daughter would absolutely love it!
Ms. Welch created a wonderful character in Bridge. She was sensible and down to earth. If she had been flighty or silly, she wouldn't have been able to do it. She had to be able to blend in with the ways of the day and pick up on things she may not have known. She had to really know her history and understand how politics of the time impacted the life of everyone. When things were invented and what she'd have to do without. How to speak. She had to be able to keep herself healthy without being taken for a witch. She had to think ahead to be able to keep her family out of trouble with things like the Plague and wars and such. I felt the author did a superb job of all this.
The story was well-paced and well integrated into real history. I liked the ending as it gave closure to the situation. I'd love to see the author do a series of this type of stories with young women going back in time in various times and places.