A Second Chance by Walt Mussell

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Book Genre Tag "Fantasy" with image of fantasy world of mountains and water

Rating: 4 out of 5.

I am a huge fan of time travel stories. I love seeing how someone in a recent time period handles and adjusts to a historical time frame. A Second Chance lived up to my expectations!

Kira ends up in 16th century Japan as a Samurai’s concubine with a young child. I loved reading about the time period, and I thought that the author did a wonderful job of bringing the location to life. The details added were great, creating a world that I could easily envision.

Kira’s story was captivating. I loved the problems she encounters and the lessons she learns. At just over 100 pages, this was a fast-paced, quick read, but it was just the right length to be able to bring Kira’s story to life. I would highly recommend this one for any reader that enjoys time travel and historical fiction!

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Kira Sakamichi is a career-driven woman, trying to achieve success before her mother’s constant interference sentences her to a relationship. But when a grudging drive to meet her mother’s latest “selection” ends in a lake accident, Kira wakes up lost in the past, the concubine of a 16th century samurai, and mother to his six-year-old son. When actions in battle lead to the samurai’s condemnation, Kira learns that she and her son will share the samurai’s fate. Only by understanding the importance of duty and family in both time periods can they survive.

Just the Facts:

A Second Chance by Walt Mussell
Genre: Historical Fiction
Publisher: Forge Books
Pub Date: August 24, 2021

Walt Mussell is an award-winning author who primarily writes historical fiction with a focus on medieval Japan, an interest he gained in the four years he lived there. You can connect with Walt via his website www.waltmussell.com (please use the contact form to be added to the newsletter) or connect on FacebookTwitterInstagram, or YouTube.

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