What I Loved:
There was a lot I loved about this story! I loved the way the main character, Hannah, travels back in time. I loved the determination she had to make things right. It made her character so interesting, and I enjoyed her story!
Hannah Meyers has just quit her job and is looking forward to a break from some jerky co-workers. She heads to her theater practice where she holds a small role in a play. Through a set of events, she didn’t know she was putting into motion, she is propelled back in time to 1918.
Completely confused and disoriented, she stumbles around the theater, meeting two gentlemen that take pity on her. Through their kindness, she is set up in a boarding house, getting the chance to figure out what on earth has happened to her.
All she wants is to find out how to get back to her time, but when one thing after another happens, she realizes that she cares for the people she has met and that she may have a role to play in their lives.
How I Felt:
This book was so wonderful! It had time travel, which I love, but more than that, it was a wonderful story with characters that I cared about, and a wrap-up that I adored!
The characters were wonderful. Hannah is such an interesting woman. She is clearly a 20th-century lady, and I loved that while she tried to dress the part, she did keep some things that were modern, such as some sayings, and her beliefs. I enjoyed her attitude and her determination to do the right thing, always.
The plot was really interesting. I liked how Hannah felt the need to right wrongs, but also worried about what her actions may do to the future she knows. I’m always fascinated by time travel stories because I like to see how the author handles ideas like changing the future/history.
The romance was lovely. It was a slow burn but fit the story so well. I felt the attraction that they did and understood it. It’s clean, clean, clean, so if that’s what you are looking for, The Time Capsule has it!
I struggled with the anti-semitic characters, but I also appreciated how vehemently Hannah was towards that behavior. The story showed the attitude of the time but also gave us Hannah to combat it.
Overall, I loved it! I read this quickly because the story moved fast, and it was SO interesting!!
There is a lot of antisemitism discussed in this story. There are some comments made that could be offensive to some readers.
To Read or Not To Read:
I would recommend The Time Capsule to readers that enjoy a historical fiction romance and time travel!
Where to Find This Book:
The Time Capsule by Connie Lacy is available at these sites.
Other Books by This Author:
Connie Lacy is also the author of The Going Back Portal. You can check out my full review here!
A riveting time travel romance.
Searching for meaning in her life, Hannah Myers is disoriented when she finds herself thrown back in time to 1918. Why is she here? And how can she possibly be falling in love with a buttoned-up newspaper reporter named David Wagner?
With its quaint trolleys and Model T’s, Atlanta of 1918 is a far cry from the Atlanta she knows in 2019. It’s a dangerous era, with a virulent flu epidemic killing millions while American doughboys are shipped off to fight in the waning days of the First World War. As if that’s not bad enough, the Ku Klux Klan is roaring back to life while a corrupt politician threatens anyone who crosses him, especially a certain reporter.
Realizing how great the threat is to the man she loves, Hannah is desperate to protect him. But is it possible to tamper with history? Could there be adverse repercussions?
Just the Facts:
The Time Capsule by Connie Lacy
Genre: Historical Fiction / Speculative Fiction
Page Count: 325 pages
Publisher: Wild Falls Publishing
Pub Date: May 22, 2020
When Connie Lacy began writing her latest novel, “The Time Capsule,” she had no idea it would be so timely. Her description of the flu pandemic of 1918 has a lot in common with the Coronavirus epidemic of 2020.
Connie worked for many years as a radio reporter and news anchor after dabbling in acting in college and community theater. Those experiences show up in some of her novels.
She writes fast-paced stories featuring young women facing serious challenges set against a backdrop of some thorny issues. She writes time travel, speculative fiction and historical fiction.
She and her husband live in Atlanta.
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