Series: Waiting For Dusk #3
Genre: Young Adult
Publisher: Ice & Fire
Formats Available In: Kindle, Nook and Print
ISBN: 9781612358079 (paperback)/9781612358086 (e-book)
Release Date: 24th February 2014
Rating: 4 stars
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Blurb: Drew from the past…
Kate from the present…
Two worlds collided.
As senior year comes to a close, a promise of new beginnings is on the horizon. Kate longs to head to Arizona and college until her former friend, Tyson, does the unimaginable forcing her to stay in Ohio. Her family has to pull together to keep their secrets safe. Anna wishes to return to the canyon in 1927 once more and Kate’s determined to make that a reality. Summer’s filled with wonderful memories and little warning of things to come. Kate’s world grows darker and she must be the one to conquer the demons and save the world that is most precious to her.
After a great career in teaching, Nancy found a second calling as a writer. Ohio is her home but she loves to travel the U.S. Her debut young adult novel, Waiting for Dusk, was a surprise to her as much as it was to her family. Watching a PBS series on National Parks, her mind wandered to another place and that is where the characters of Katie and Andrew were born. Call of the Canyon and Stealing Time continue their story. The Swedish influences found in the books came from her mother whose parents emigrated from Sweden.
Nancy currently resides in Mentor, Ohio with her husband and their college-age son.
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Kate Roberts feels as if she’s cheating on Andrew Kelly. This may read as part historical/contemporary romance but I don’t see it as young adult. If you are a reader that bypasses anything marked “YA”, I hope you will change your mind and give this book a try.
This is the first book that I have read in the series and had no trouble following along. However, I felt that I would have enjoyed this story even more if I had read the first two books of this series. One thing mentioned in this particular book is The Harvey Girls – and I’m old enough to know who they are. If you want to know more about them, a great old movie to watch is Judy Garland’s “The Harvey Girls” – it’s a musical from 1946.
Tyson is one of those characters that seems to have issues. When I think of him, the character Biff from “The Back To The Future” franchise comes to mind. He is that character that you have to hate or at least tolerate. Tyson is one of the things that helps to move things along. It’s a story that you need to pay attention and not try to speed read. You may end up missing some of their travels if you do.
In the early chapters, the reader is teased with time travel – all talk and no action. But this is what makes this a real page-turner; you want to see all the action. Patience has to be part of your vocabulary with this one. It’s a book that shows the responsibility that comes with keeping a big secret – it can be confusing. It ended with me not quite sure if this book was it or will Nancy come up with a book four. If you’re still unsure if you want to give this story a try, you can get a sample from Amazon and that should help you decide.