Time and Again: Book 1 in the History Mystery Series

Time and Again (book 1)

An old house + A new computer program =The travel opportunity of a lifetime
…to another century.

The People

Abby Thomas is spending the summer in a run-down old house
with a bratty pre-teen named Merrideth she is supposed to tutor. Not a dream
job. But it does come with perks.

There’s John Roberts, a devastatingly attractive neighbor
who is almost too wonderful to be real.

And there’s the new computer program Beautiful Houses–also too amazing to be real. No one knows how it
works, but with it she can rewind and fast-forward the lives of all the people
who ever lived in the house, including Charlotte Miles.

In 1858, the house is a train stop on the Alton &
Chicago Line. And Charlotte is stuck there serving meals to the passengers,
wondering if she’ll ever get to have any fun. And then she meets two travelers
who change her life forever.

 There’s James McGuire with whom she falls in love. And
there’s his boss, a young Springfield lawyer named Abraham Lincoln. His debate
with political opponent Stephen Douglas catapults him onto the national stage.
And it inspires Charlotte to take up the cause of abolition.

 
The House

A stop on the Alton & Chicago Line. A stop on the
Underground Railroad.

Watching the house’s history unfold, Abby and Merrideth gain
a new perspective on their own lives as time and again they see God’s loving
hand in the lives of its inhabitants.

Keywords: slavery, underground railroad, Abraham Lincoln, time travel

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3 Comments

  1. Encore! Time and Again, Charlotte of Miles Station is must read for those who love history, uplifting themes, and well conceived characters. As a language arts teacher, I am often dismayed by the lack of writing skills shown by many popular authors. It was truly refreshing to meet normal (but not sanctimonious) characters who live normal (but not perfect) lives. The threads of the plot (present day and Southern Illinois history) were deftly entwined. The author’s mastery of description is what truly…

  2. Very engaging! When Abby volunteered to be a tutor over her summer break from college, she had no idea what she would get into. Abby ends up living with Merrideth, a sullen preteen dealing with being a child of divorce, and Pat, her well meaning but largely absent mother. Merrideth is resistant to Abby, and spends most of her time complaining that she misses living in the city. When Abby and Merrideth learn that the house they are in is full of history, and that this history can play out in real time on a…

  3. Time and Again- Highly recommended for YA and Adult book clubs! A story crossing three genres. Time and Again’ by Deborah Heal is an unparalleled story of Fantasy, Sci-Fi and Historical fiction all into on one extraordinary tale! 

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