Wednesday 6 January 2016

In Time For You (Knights in Time #4) by Chris Karlsen (2016)

Another book in the exciting, best-selling time-travel romance series, Knights in Time. 

While 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.

Review 4/5 stars

Another great read in the Knights in Time series. 
I really love this series and I was looking forward to reading more of Roger's story. This fourth book is a little bit different in that we don't see the progression in Electra and Roger's relationship. They meet at the end of book 3 and by the beginning of 'In Time For You' Roger is already preparing to propose to her. I missed seeing their courtship and falling in love. 
There is a secondary romance involving Emily and Simon although it too is quite fast paced. 

As I had already read the first three books and knew what would happen when the girls get caught up during thunderstorm, I found all the detail and questioning surrounding their disappearance to be a bit drawn out. 
When the setting changed to medieval England, the pace of the novel sped up. I loved reading how Electra and Emily adjusted to their new time period and how they carved out a place for themselves. I found the secondary characters to be quite charming, in particular the two guards who were charged with escorting Electra around. They were quite funny and cute when they were competing with each other for her affections. I'm really hoping that they'll appear again in subsequent titles.
Towards the end of the story I was beginning to think that medieval England was going to be left with a shortage of knights, however the author manages to balance things out a little bit with a twist at the end.

I'd recommend this whole series and I would suggest reading it in order and in its entirety. 

I received a copy in exchange for an honest review.

In Time For You will be available now AmazonUK   AmazonUS

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