Review: Time for a Duke by Ruth J. Hartman

Print Length: 118 pages
Publisher: Astraea (November 1, 2012)

From Izzy Hodgkin just wants an adventure. Who knew that involved being locked in a closet in 2012, then being transported to 1812 when the door is opened later? 

Charles Hamilton Douglas Wade, Duke of Bramblewood Green, thinks he will never find the right woman. When he opens his closet door one day, imagine his surprise to find a woman in there. And she’s from the future!

Will Izzy stick with her plan to return to 2012 America to achieve her goal of financial independence? Or will she and Charles find happiness in 1812?


 My Rating: 4 stars out of 5
This one one of those quick reads that is not only a lot of fun, but will have you shaking your head and laughing out loud. At first, I wasn't sure if I would enjoy this novel or not, having attempted my own version of a "time travel" novel some time ago, however I was more than pleasantly surprised. 

The characters were fun and quirky, and I thought the fact that they could find enjoyment in each others company given the huge gap in time periods both unique and refreshing. I also loved how overprotective Charles was of Izzy when he took her to the ball. For a short novel, I thought the story was wonderfully executed, however I do wish there would have been an epilogue to see how the future turned out for them. I would definitely want to read more about this couple in the future, such as how did the ton react to news that Charles had in fact married an American woman? 

I would definitely recommend this novel. 

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