Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Review: Overseas by Beatriz Williams

Title: Overseas
Author: Beatriz Williams
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's
Publish Date: May 10, 2012
Source: Library

What's the Story?:

From "When twenty-something Wall Street analyst Kate Wilson attracts the notice of the legendary Julian Laurence at a business meeting, no one’s more surprised than she is. Julian’s relentless energy and his extraordinary intellect electrify her, but she’s baffled by his sudden interest. Why would this handsome British billionaire—Manhattan’s most eligible bachelor—pursue a pretty but bookish young banker who hasn’t had a boyfriend since college?

The answer is beyond imagining . . . at least at first. Kate and Julian’s story may have begun not in the moneyed world of twenty-first-century Manhattan but in France during World War I, when a mysterious American woman emerged from the shadows of the Western Front to save the life of Captain Julian Laurence Ashford, a celebrated war poet and infantry officer.

Now, in modern-day New York, Kate and Julian must protect themselves from the secrets of the past, and trust in a true love that transcends time and space."

My Two Cents:

After reading several of Beatriz Williams' historical fiction books, I wanted to go back and read one of her first releases: "Overseas." This book is a little bit different in that it has historical fiction elements but it's also a book about time travel. I was interested to see how she carried it out.

Some of the hallmarks of her writing her are present in this book. I really like her character development for both Kate and Julian. The crux of the story seems very familiar to other readers of time travel fiction. Kate and Julian are together in the present day. Kate must go back in time in order to save Julian's life. The romance between Kate and Julian is incredibly intense and really carried the story for me.

The way that the author deals with the science of time travel isn't quite clear in this book. Your full participation in suspension of disbelief is definitely needed here. I was not as engaged in the book because of this. Overall, this was an interesting trip back to see where Beatriz fully started. I have to say that I like her historical fiction books better than this one but this was a good romance.

1 comment:

  1. I like this author very much and this is a book I haven't read as yet.


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