From Time To Time

Rated 5.00/5 based on 3 reviews
Amanda Winfield, the owner of a thriving headhunting firm, is a callous woman who covets her successful career and ordered life. But Amanda's seamless world crumbles when she picks up antiques that transport her to the past, revealing the heartbreaking stories of their origins. Her obsession with the phenomenon pulls her into a downward spiral of addiction that entwines both ruin and redemption.

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Words: 44,630
Language: English
ISBN: 9781476144122
About Susan Thornton

Susan Thornton is a television producer for an educational channel in Maryland. In addition to her production work, she also enjoys the art of writing fiction. She relishes getting lost in a book, dancing when no one is looking, digging in the earth, an impassioned political discussion, sports, movies, theatre, and most of all ~ her family.

Reviews

Review by: Maryann Whitaker on Aug. 18, 2012 :
Susan Thornton's book, From Time to Time, is reminiscent of The Notebook in that the story is well written and compelling, and anybody who doesn't cry at the end has no soul. Thornton laces together a fine tapestry of flashbacks, empathic events, and present revelations that thread the needle of a well woven story.

The setting is Baltimore, and for those who have been there, the landmarks and geographic descriptions bring familiarity to the story. For those who have never visited, this book will paint the picture of a quaint, charming side of the city that will make them want to come and explore.

Thornton also draws on the Catholic heritage of the city and her own Catholic faith to incorporate a Christian sensibility that neither punishes nor patronizes the reader. It is a story of redemption, in which the religious aspects are integral and welcome.

The story is fast paced and highly readable, and draws the reader in with well rounded characters who may seem a little clich├ęd, but whose personalities will connect with almost all readers in some way. The action takes place over the short space of a few weeks, so Thornton keeps the narrative moving by avoiding oppressively long exposition in favor of realistic dialogue that not only advances the story, but also develops the characters in the same way that people become friends - one conversation at a time.

Thornton's first effort is a friendly, thoughtful, and entertaining read that is easy to dive into and hard to put down (I stayed up into the wee hours reading, which I rarely do). This is one of those books that make you sad to be finished and looking forward to another well told story from this author.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Sandy Oxx on June 05, 2012 :
Loved it! "From Time to Time" shows that modern miracles can still happen. It is a fascinating read and a spellbinding story. I fell in love with the characters and found myself totally mesmerized by the story. I'd recommend this book to anyone....without hesitation!
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Maryvirginia Stark on May 01, 2012 :
I literally couldn't put this book down, didn't even want to take breaks to eat. Great book. Well worth the purchase.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

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