April 25, 2016 by kitmoss
BY Tamara Allen, Joanna Chambers, KJ Charles, Kaje Harper, Jordan L. Hawk, and Aleksandr Voinov
Publisher: Amazon Digital Services, October 1, 2014
Welcome to another place in time… where one can be swept away into lands and eras long forgotten.
Included in this anthology:
“Office Romance” by Tamara Allen
“Introducing Mr. Winterbourne” by Joanna Chambers
“The Ruin of Gabriel Ashleigh” by KJ Charles
“Unfair in Love and War” by Kaje Harper
“Carousel” by Jordan L. Hawk
“Deliverance” by Aleksandr Voinov
Along with a foreword written by Alex Beecroft, enjoy these original short stories that make up “Another Place in Time”.
All proceeds from the purchase of this anthology will be donated to AllOut.org in celebration of LGBT History Month, October 2014.
REVIEW by Christopher Hawthorne Moss
Needless to say, I was immediately drawn to this collection of historical short stories, especially with the star authors feature. I am particularly fond of Tamara Allen, and the rest of these folks have charmed me with every story or novel I have read of theirs. Most of these are strictly historical, although Jordan L. Hawk’s has magic and promises a whole series of Holmes-and-Watson-type adventures.
“Office Romance” by Tamara Allen pits two recent graduates of World War I against each other in a competitive office setting. “Introducing Mr. Winterbourne” by Joanna Chambers brings two men of different social classes together with mutually satisfying results. A drastically unlucky gambler sees his fortunes change when he is challenged by a more experienced gambler in “The Ruin of Gabriel Ashleigh” by KJ Charles.
“Unfair in Love and War” by Kaje Harper offers the perspective of a disabled man in a time when no man should shirk his duty. Warren, who had polio as a child, goes home to help his mother cope with the death of his younger brother in the army. He finds his next door neighbor has been victimized by youthful vandals,. He finds out it is because his young, good looking neighbor is seen in the town as a German spy, though Warren knows he is Swiss. The two develop first a friendship and then an all out love affair. A bitter surprise puts their affection at risk.
Sorcery plays a part when a boy goes missing and a different sort of Holmes and Watson are called in to find him in “Carousel” by Jordan L. Hawk. “Deliverance” by Aleksandr Voinov presents his Sir William of Kent as he finds a way out of a vow.
I myself am working on a historical anthology with a little more variety and, I hope, as surprising a look at, in this case, American history.
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