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  • Posted April 2, 2014

    A must for those that love time travel romance and the WWII era.

    A must for those that love time travel romance and the WWII era. Pauline Baird Jones does such an amazing job building a descriptive story that whisks you away to another time and place. It's almost impossible not to get wrapped up in this amazing book. Out of Time is the perfect book to unwind with after a long day at work.

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  • Posted September 14, 2010

    Enthusiastic Recommendation - Buy This Book

    Originally posted at: www.longandshortreviews.blogspot.com ***** Out of Time simply blew my mind with the intensity, scope and sheer magnificence of a well told and poignant tale about two people who did the impossible by falling in love. First let me say that this story completely and totally impressed me. Not only did the scope of the adventure astound me but the writing itself is to be applauded. Even though there was a tiny amount of editing burps sprinkled here and there, it by no means knocked me from this story. The tale is so well told with gripping recounts of being in a WW II bomber that I was pretty sure I was wide-eyed as I read this book. At one point I had to step away because the suspense and drama were that well done. Of course I came back, how could I not? Ms. Jones had a way of taking this reader's imagination and plunking it down into the thick of things. I got the distinct impression that the author not only researched her facts but got them right, and her writing is such that she brought the grit and bravery of the past to life right before my very eyes. My mind is still reeling from the scope of the romance as well. Mel, short for Melanie, is quite a woman. Her vocation in life inadvertently trained her for the most amazing and important investigation job in her career. What I liked about how Ms. Jones wrote her is the fact that she made it plausible for Mel to do the things she did. I really enjoyed her internal dialogue quips, her sense of self and her impulsive nature. Mel has a delightful sense of humor and a can-do attitude. I giggled with the differences between girls and boys and found it added another layer of authenticity, meaning I could visualize myself right there with Melanie, having the same issues. But somehow I don't think I'd be quite as sanguine about it as she ended up being. I guess it might have been because she knew and understood how to do things because of her TV show, especially that SEALS gig. My reaction might also have something to do with the fact that a person could be shot while doing it, and wouldn't that be embarrassing! Jack is fascinating. He's the hero in the truest sense of the word. He's strong, capable, curious and smart. He has the rank of captain and he's a take charge kind of guy, but he's wary and cautious too. It was fun reading about this 1940s man having to deal with a twenty first century gal. I loved how he was both puzzled and intrigued by Mel and how he was drawn to her. The author did a good job of getting into his head. Jack also has this amazing theory that is the crux of the plot. He easily wrapped this romance reader's heart around his pinkie. Speaking of getting into his head, this tale for the most part is told in Mel's and Jack's third person points of view. Ms. Jones also added the POV for the villains in the story because it was integral to the book. It worked and it helped me think of this adventure more as a movie like Gone With The Wind. Just like that famed movie, Out Of Time has a huge ensemble of characters that play integral roles in the storyline and that even includes a death or two. How the author kept everything straight really impressed me because the plot, progress and delivery were tight, logical and vibrant. Emotion throbs and burns throughout this book once the action starts rolling.

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  • Posted May 27, 2009

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    Suspenseful story about WWll

    Out of Time is the story of a twenty seven year old woman name Mel who works as a television extreme terror factor protagonist reporter. She gets to be with many people whom you and I couldn't and do extraordinary things that put her life in real danger every time.
    Between stunts she lives alone in her childhood home after her grandmother passed away. She loves the old place but it is as un-exciting as her personal life. Before her grandmother died she was doing an album of history about her husband who had died in the war against Hitler. And she feels she should finish it for all the war heroes involved with her grandfather. Mel's life changes drastically when she gets an envelope with old pictures form that era in which is a woman almost her twin displaying a temporary tattoo, a tattoo she got only days before. That same day at midnight she gets a phone call from the captain of the flying fortress, the Time Machine, her grandfather's war aircraft. The man who has never come to the survivors' get-togethers and no one knows why was in the other end of her phone. He asks to see her and she is excited because since the first time she saw his picture as a young child she has had a crush on him. He turns out to be in his eighties and handsome enough to make her heart skip a beat.
    This is a great history book for all those who enjoyed stories about the war, yet it would appeal to anyone who wants to read a great "back to the past" book. The romance is not heavy in it, but is enough to make you feel for the main character's plight. The ending is perfect. It is another great work of suspense, coupled with heavy artillery, a German camp and impossible romance.
    Anna del C.
    Author of "The Silent Warrior Trilogy"
    http://www.annadelc.com

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 17, 2007

    The Memphis Belle meets Back to the Future

    And a very nice meeting it is. Mel and Jack had me on their team in no time. The WWII era is well presented because I swear I heard Glenn Miller's band playing as I read. I especially liked sitting through an air raid in the London Tube with Mel. A few dropped articles, and a copyeditor who doesn't know Goering from Goring, simply don't matter. The story and the characters shine. Well done! Sharon K. Garner, author of Sanctuary, River of Dreams, Lokelani Nights, and The Spaniard's Cross

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