Keith Nolan falls in love with a remarkable young woman from the past, talking to him on a home video she recorded in 1989. To keep their conversation going, he must find more of her tapes—while forces work against them both, and time is running out.
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I was immediately drawn to this book as the synopsis sounded so intriguing and I loved the concept of the tapes and the fact that it had an 80’s setting. While the plot alone drew me in, I was so happy when I started reading and the book totally lived up to the premise and delivered the emotional impact as well as a super sweet and unconventional love story.
When I first started the novel, I found it to be a bit too simplistic but over time the writing style grew on me and I was able to enjoy it. There were a few instances where I felt like the author was showing rather than telling, and I didn’t know how I felt about that, as there wasn’t as much depth as I prefer in the books I read.
I feel like this book will really resonate with a lot of readers who are a bit lost and struggling to figure out what they want in life. Keith has never been the same after the death of his parents and Lindsay is burdened with the expectations of her mother. Through their relationship with each other, they find actual happiness and a purpose in a way as they communicate through the tapes, defying all science and logic in the process. I enjoyed the journey Hill takes us on as we wonder where Lindsay is in the present day and if they can somehow be together.
I would encourage readers who love romance stories with an intriguing twist and turn to pick up this novel and give it a go, it’s not super long so it’s the perfect novel for a quiet afternoon.
About the Author – Michael K. Hill
Beginning as a sketch comedy writer for American television, Michael K. Hill progressed to become an internationally published writer of fiction and non-fiction. His short story anthology, Anansi and Beyond, published in 2017, and his debut novel, A Different Time, is available now. He lives in Connecticut with his wife, kids, and 7 rescued animals.
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