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Saturday, February 25, 2012

Timeless Heart - Karyn Gerrard - Review/Giveaway



Title: Timeless Heart
Author: Karyn Gerrard


Format: Ebook provided by author for review


From Goodreads:
Sandra Cranston, an elementary teacher on leave, discovers a carriage deep in the woods. Inside is a man, Jerrod Ross, who fuels all of her wicked Regency dreams and fantasies. 

Ross has been torn from the only world he has ever known—1821 Cornwall, England. How will he adjust to the future and his growing desire for the lovely lady who found him? More importantly, how will he ever return to his time?





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The story opens with a quick prologue where we see Jerrod riding in a carriage…in 1821.  Yep, 1821.  He’s in the carriage with a couple other people, and it’s a bumpy ride in a storm.  The carriage is all over the place, and then….. heck no, I’m not telling you!

Jump to present day.  Sandra is riding along a country road when she spies a carriage tipped off the road.  Being the good Samaritan that she is, she stops to see if anyone needs help and happens upon Jerrod Ross, practically passed out cold.  She has an instant attraction.  And for some reason even she can not fathom, rather than call an ambulance or the police, she rouses him, gets him to her truck and back home to her place.

This story takes place over a pretty short period of time…. Well almost 200 years, and a couple weeks.  Sandra is an obviously hurt woman.  She is a burnt out school teacher taking a year off after tragedy struck right in front of her.  She just wants to get her head back together.  She is a very likable character, and you can see her heart from a mile away.

Jerrod is an…ahem, strapping young man.  In his time he is wealthy and prosperous.  Then suddenly he is in our time, and in the care of Sandra.  The chemistry is definitely reciprocated, although he has what is certainly understandable conflicts about what has happened.  He's in a new time and place, leaving absolutely everything he knows behind him in that carriage ride.

“Yes, Jerrod Ross, Historical Romance Hunk, was certainly
letting her forget her wretched memories and dark thoughts and, for
that alone, she was grateful.”

Do you believe that love, or the hope of love, can transcend time and space to bring two people together?  The bond these two people shared was tangible.  They quickly came to rely on each other.  I didn’t want him to go home, I wanted him to stay in our time.  It was driving me crazy thinking he was going to have to go back to his time!

Also there were some humorous parts to this story.  I find it quite funny to see such a “large and in charge” type of man become bewildered by and frightened of today's modern amenities and conveniences.  Ms. Gerrard definitely brought out the giggles in me a few times watching Jerrod trying to acclimate himself to our time in history. 

There are a few very steamy scenes also, that will make your toes curl and read a bit quicker, to find out what happens next.  The author definitely has no issue describing in beautiful vividness the seduction between a man and a woman. 

Now, of course I can’t tell you how it ends.  But it will definitely have you on the edge of your seat!  You’ll have to purchase your own copy of Timeless Heart for that – or win one here right after this review!  But if you like historical romances, this will appeal to you.  If you like modern romances, this will appeal to you.  If you like erotic romance, this will appeal to you.  And this may even appeal to you if you like a bit a sci-fi thrown in for good measure.  I really liked reading this book, and I am excited to say that Timeless Love, the sequel to Timeless Heart will be out at the end of March, early April.  So you may want to go sign up for Karyn Gerrard’s newsletter to stay informed of that! 


And to tease you a bit more, here is the synopsis for
  Timeless Love:
1969- Underworld enforcer Joey Indelli didn't expect an English Regency era carriage to appear before his very eyes in a thunderbolt of light. Inside he discovers a disoriented beauty, the Honorable and delectable Catherine Worthington.

Catherine finds herself immediately attracted to her rough and very masculine rescuer but is determined to return to her home in 1821 Cornwall, England.

Seeing the carriage appear in front of him, Indelli believes her story but is convinced she has no choice but to stay in 1969.

Will the love that develops between them fade with their parting or somehow keep them together and prove...timeless?





Karyn has so graciously offered a copy of Timeless Heart to one lucky person!  Just fill out the Rafflecopter below!  Be sure to comment with your answer to the question in the Rafflecopter!




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42 comments:

  1. To be honest, probably not. I'm too addicted to things like my kindle, the Internet, and modern medicine. Though, I might do my best to try to convince him to stay in 2012 *waggles brows*

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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    1. Romanceaholic, it would be hard to leave that stuff behind, esp. the modern medicine! Leeches do not appeal. Hey, maybe he might stay! lol!

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  2. I'd probably go because hello! a gorgeous, Regency hunk in very tight breeches :D But I'd miss technology from these days a lot though.


    Thanks for the giveaway!

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    1. YAY Stephanie, throw caution to the wind! His breeches would have to be very tight indeed. I agree about the techno, I mean, read by candle? Though, with said hunk, who would be reading? :D

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  3. Oh boy, that's a tough one. I know that I'd love to go there for a while, but I also know that I wouldn't like to stay there for good. So, as much as I love Regency era, I'd probably go ahead and break his and my heart by staying in the present :-((

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    1. Farida, what a great idea, a short visit then return. Or, you can always try and convince Regency hunk to stay! Think of the fun! Thanks for entering! (also thanks for entering to the couple of people above, not awake yet!)

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  4. I wouldn´t.. I love the moment I live in now :P

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    1. Poor Regency hunk, lol! Thanks for entering Nenna~

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  5. Hells Yeah!!! It's not everyday I have a hunk say, "Come with me!" I am all over that!
    Mel
    bournmelissa@hotmail.com

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    1. lol Mel! It would be hard to resist. 'Come with me' can have many different meanings, thanks so much for entering!

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    2. Thanks Karyn! You get where I am going with this!! And Yes....There is no resistance from me!
      Mel

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  6. Yes of course I would. I always loved the ancient era because of the way they treated women. There was a kind of nobility and kindness that now we don't have anymore. It's also true that I'll probably miss technology but I'd love to live in 1821! :)
    Thank you for inviting me at this international giveaway! I love historical books
    xxx

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    1. Sara, good points! Finding a man of honor nowadays is not easy. Thanks for entering!

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  7. Absolutely, for the ride ;) thank you for the give-away would love to enter.

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    1. Thanks for entering Jane, and YAY! someone else who will go, Mr. Tight Breeches just got lucky!

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  8. It all depends when the question was asked of me. At this point in my life - no. 30 years earlier - hell yes!

    I love the time travel historical romances. The movie KATE AND LEOPOLD with Hugh Jackman is one of my favorites.

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    1. Artemis, I so agree. Right now? No. But when I was younger...in a damned heartbeat.

      Oh, I love that movie. My hero Jerrod has been compared to Hugh! *sigh* Thanks for entering!

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  9. Hi! I would love to say yes!!! But I don't know if I can't left by boyfriend behind..... :( Can he come too??? LOL Thanks for this chance :P

    Proserpine

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    1. Whoa, bringing along the boyfriend, that makes an interesting twist! ;D Thanks for entering!

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  10. Nope! Wouldn't go. There'd be no computer!!!! I'd have to write with a feather! Yipes!!!! I'd just settle for a nice long romantic kiss. Besides, I couldn't leave my kids.

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    1. Chrissy, giving up electricity would kill me, how could I plug in my curling iron let alone the computer! Also yeah, the kids. ;D Long, romantic kiss would be a nice consolation prize. Thanks for entering!

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  11. Thanks for coming by everyone, your answers are awesome! As for myself, I think I might have to say no, unless I could do some massive preparation, like a generator and everything I needed to run my electronics for eternity LOL. Or maybe a 2 way portal that I could use whenever I needed mocha latte or french fry? LOL. I'm sure that's not too much to ask!

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    1. Liz thanks so much for having me and for the wonderful review. Made my day! I agree, the answers are awesome.

      LOL at the generator. Oh, two way portal is perfect! You can have the best of both worlds! Latte and Mr. Tight Breeches~ Sounds like the title of a book! :D

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  12. Unless I knew I could get back, unfortunately I wouldn't be able to go! Not only do I have a husband and child (so it would be for the experience only--sorry hunky man) but I also enjoy modern conveniences a little too much! But it's a great thing to consider when you want to escape in your mind!

    Ann
    Kyreadinggirl@yahoo.com

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    1. Hubby and child definitely not a reason to go. And those modern conveniences would be hard to give up! Nice to dream about though! Cheers and thanks for entering~

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  13. Uh...YUP!!! That's not something that's gonna happen everyday...so, heck yeah...I've already lived a lifetime here. Why not go back with a hunky man and see what it'd be like to live in another era? Let me just take one minute before we go so that I can leave a note and grab a chg of underwear... ;) Thx for the giveaway op!

    barbbattaglia @ yahoo.com

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    1. Barbara. I like your thinking! As I said, go with the fantasy! LOL about the underwear, don't forget the aspirin~ Thanks for entering~

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  14. i think i'd go. it would have to be fun to go back in time and see how things were so different and so much simpler then. plus, a hunky man being the one that's taking me, how could i say no?

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    1. Ame, good for you! It would be neat to go back and see what it was like, and hunky Mr. Tight Breeches is a bonus! Thanks for entering~

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  15. I would probably say know since I have my own handsome hero already, but if I were single and unattached, I'd really consider it.

    Thanks for the giveaway opportunity. This story sounds pretty good.

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    1. I also have my own handsome hero, but I would definitely go if I were younger and unattached.

      Thanks about the story, it was fun to write and thanks for entering!

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  16. No! I can't live without the internet!

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    1. LOl Aik~ I hear you! Thanks for entering~

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  17. Oh that's a great big yes. I think it would be great to go back in time.
    luvfuzzzeeefaces at yahoo dot com

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    1. YAY Julianne! Hope you enjoy the trip. Hunky Regency man awaits! Thanks for entering!

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  18. Thanks for the great giveaway!

    Ohhhh.... I don't know. I love this time period and face it, as an asian female, I have it a lot better here. But... gorgeous time traveler? I'd be very, very tempted :)

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  19. Erin, I would be very tempted as well. thanks so much for entering!

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  20. Thanks for the giveaway!!! ;-)

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  21. YAY Reviewing shelf, thanks for entering!

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