Love & Loss | A Review of Time After Time: Backward

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by Troop Atomic Mommy

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Reading and reviewing books is a difficult task to do. You never know if the book is going to be a flop and whether you’ll have to be the one who delivers bad news to the author. After all, a book review can make or break sales and the author. I’m happy to report that in this book review, you will only find a love of story!

Mary Margaret’s book, Time After Time: Backward, is full of character, easy reading, and twists that are heart-pumping! The life that her main character ‘Katherine’ lives, is all too familiar, though the story line is set during England’s Baroque period. See the photo below to get a sense for the over-the-top gorgeous scenery that was Katherine’s life.

Kingston Lacy House, Near Wimborne Minster in Dorset, UK
Dorset, UK – July 31st 2020: A view of the beautiful Kingston Lacy house, situated near Wimborne Minster in Dorset, UK.

In this epic story of love, loss, & murder, Katherine expresses the desire to be independent, free from society’s grip and rules, and would rather be an equal than a withering soul. She’s forceful in her thoughts, which is seen by many including her mother, as frivolous, ridiculous, and selfish.

Without giving too much away, the tale of Katherine is one that is enthralling. At the same time, it is relatable to so many women! As you read, you become invested in each character’s quality of life. You root for them to be successful in their goals and when the villain, whom always rears its head in tales of this stature, comes knocking… you certainly begin contemplating all the ways this villain could meet an unnatural demise.

Time After Time: Backward is a true love story set in motion with beautifully elegant descriptions, and a devouring devotion for personal philosophies. And if I had to compare it to any other story, I’d say that Mary Margaret has written a worthy tale similar to that of Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander series. Which, if you haven’t figured it out yet, means that Mary Margaret’s book is a total must-read!


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