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Time After Time by Louise Pentland

Publication Date: 21.07.22


Sometimes you have to go back, to move forwards.


Tabby is stuck. She still lives in the small town she grew up in . . . the town she's barely ever left.


So, when her dad drops a bombshell over their weekly Sunday dinner, Tabby takes a look at her own life. She lives firmly in her comfort zone and doesn't know how to break out. Sometimes she wishes she could go back and start all over again.


When she meets Bea, a free spirit like no one else she's ever known with an 'interesting' sense of style, Tabby quickly befriends her, recognising in Bea the change she's been craving. But soon it becomes clear that more has changed than her new friend. Somehow Tabby has been transported back to the 1980s.


With the chance to reinvent herself in another time, will Tabby finally manage to move forward?


Five Star Review


I love to read most genres but my absolute favourite is time travel so when I saw the premise for this novel, I just had to read it.


I adored Tabitha she is warm, relatable and at times feisty even although she's unsure of her place in the world. Her relationship with Bea is funny and genuine. The setting of the eighties is brilliant and I loved reading all about the fashion and makeup - it really took me back to that era. I just loved the idea of being able to go back and reinventing myself.


But this book isn't just a light read because it deals with important themes like loss, toxic relationships and finding your own happiness. But it does so with genuine warmth, humour and a sparkle of magic. It truly is a feel good emotional rollercoaster and I particularly loved her relationship with her mother.


As for the time travel itself, I thoroughly enjoyed how this worked in the book and the concept of a ring in her vintage shop being the route to her adventures. It never felt intrusive or detracted from Tabitha's story.


Beautifully written and with characters that feel authentic and real, this is a wonderful and uplifting read. Perfect for fans of Marian Keyes and Cecilia Ahern. Click on the image to buy.





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