Thursday's Child (Out of Time #5)

Thursday's Child (Out of Time #5)

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by Monique Martin
     
 

The Crosses -- renowned Professor of the Occult Simon and irrepressible Elizabeth -- set off on their latest time traveling adventure. Leaving Jack behind to nurse his broken heart, the couple travels to 1852 Natchez, Mississippi to help the next person on grandfather Sebastian's list, Mary Stewart. There's just one problem. Little Mary Stewart, just 8 years old, died…  See more details below

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The Crosses -- renowned Professor of the Occult Simon and irrepressible Elizabeth -- set off on their latest time traveling adventure. Leaving Jack behind to nurse his broken heart, the couple travels to 1852 Natchez, Mississippi to help the next person on grandfather Sebastian's list, Mary Stewart. There's just one problem. Little Mary Stewart, just 8 years old, died two days ago.

Mary's spirit cannot rest until Simon and Elizabeth solve the mystery of both her life and death. But Mary cannot speak, and there are those who are willing to kill to keep the past buried.

Simon and Elizabeth discover first-hand that dark secrets in the Antebellum South hide pasts murkier than the river bottom and twice as dangerous.

Books in the Out of Time Series:
Out of Time: A Time Travel Mystery (Book #1)
When the Walls Fell (Book #2)
Fragments (Book #3)
The Devil's Due (Book #4)
Thursday's Child (Book #5)
Sands of Time (Book #6)
A Rip in Time (Book #7)
A Time of Shadows (Book #8)

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940016789880
Publisher:
Monique Martin
Publication date:
05/18/2013
Series:
Out of Time , #5
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
280
Sales rank:
162,283
File size:
986 KB

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Monique was born in Houston, Texas, but her family soon moved to Southern California. She grew up on both coasts, living in Connecticut and California. She currently resides in Southern California with her naughty Siamese cat, Monkey.

Monique attended the University of Southern California's Film School where she earned a BFA from the Filmic Writing department. Monique worked in television for several years before joining the family business. She now works full-time as a freelance writer and novelist.

She's currently working on an adaptation of one of her screenplays, her father's memoirs about his time in the Air Force's Air Rescue Service and the next book in the Out of Time series.

Official website: moniquemartin.weebly.com

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Thursday's Child (Out of Time #5) 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book! Monique has written one of the best book series, I think, out there. being the fifth book and I'm still excited to keep reading. She takes true love, mystery, paranormal, and time travel and wraps it all up into a story that you can't put down. There are twists that you would never expect.I recomend, not only this book, but this whole Out Of Time series!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Full disclosure: I was offered an ARC of the book and asked to review it, though that in no way has influenced my opinions. I love these books- the character and plot development, the feeling of visiting different times and places, all of it. This book delved a little more deeply into the paranormal (though, like the first, managed to do it without being over-the-top and ham-handed), and I was happy to see more of Simon in this book. Martin's done a good job of keeping Simon and Elizabeth's relationship developing, but I'll admit to missing some of the spark from the first few books. The author also did a good job touching on some of the and unavoidable sadder aspects of history, such as slavery- a difficult topic to handle sensitively without weighing the story down. I look forward to these books and hope to see more!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Monique Martin has done it again! This is her fifth book in the "Out Of Time" series and this one...(as well as each of the others) is thoroughly enjoyable! I can't stand reviews that tell you everything about the story, so I won't do that. (That is why there is an "overview", any more and its just spoilers...which I hate!) I will tell you why I love this book (& all her books!) She writes in a way that makes me want to keep turning the pages...even if at the time there is very little "action" going on. It is a testament to the strength of the characters & stories she writes. It doesn't have to be all heart racing action to be interesting. Don't get me wrong, there is plenty of action throughout the story...its just that she has a way of creating characters you really care about. So, no matter what is going on, you're compelled to go along for the ride. Some of the best moments are the quiet ones. The plot is very well thought out, detailed & interesting. Simon & Elizabeth are as always, wonderful! (I will follow them anywhere in time as long as Ms. Martin keeps writing them.) The supporting cast of characters she creates in each story are interesting on their own, but always complement Simon & Elizabeth perfectly. Her detail of the time period makes me feel like I'm really there & I can see and feel it just as the characters do. This story (as well as each of the others) has a little bit of everything & not too much of anything. It is a perfect balance of time travel, history, emotion, romance, (without smut, which is so refreshing!) intrigue, action, humor, intelligence, the supernatural & great, believable characters & storytelling. In one word, they are just plain, fun! The only downside is that I'm never ready to say goodbye when they end! I wish they were longer...I'm a fast reader & each book has taken a little over a day for me to read. (As seems to be the case with most ebooks, there were a few very minor typos, format errors...but when the story is so much fun to read...who cares!) *As a side note: I received this as a free ARC in exchange for a review... (which was an epub ebook that showed up on my overdrive media console app.) I enjoyed it so much that I purchased it anyway, so I can have it on my "Out Of Time" shelf in my nook library! That way when I read it again (& I will) it will show up in a nice little row with the other four! (They belong together:-) So...buy it! Read it! (But, be sure to start with books #1-4 in order...each book is a separate, stand alone adventure...but each are part of the whole that IS: Simon & Elizabeth Cross...Out of time! Go read all of them! :-)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read each of the series and love them all. From the early romance to the lasting love shared and all of the daring adventures in between, I have really enjoyed Ms. Martin's storytelling and character development. Definitely worth more than she charges, I hope to be reading more of Simon and Elizabeth's travels in the future. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love all of these books! Cannot wait for the next one.
Billyt1 More than 1 year ago
This is the 5th in the seris and it is much darker and it is missing some of the spark of the earlier books. The history of the antebellum south is excellent, but the story relies too much on the supernatural. The story is similar to the earlier novels just in a different time period. It even includes the requisite local being smitten with Elizabeth. It is difficult not to like the adventures of Simon and Elizabeth, but an event in the book made it difficult to stay with the Crosses. The naked swimming incident was incredibly foolhardy and dumb. It's incomprehensible that Elizabeth would go skinny dipping in th middle of a fox hunt. The possibility of being seen naked was extremely high. Simon happens on the scene.and she is in her birthday suit she tries to defend Elijah. He accuses Simon of abuse and he tells Elizabeth she doesn't have to stay with Simon., all within earshot of Simon. She knows of Elijah's feelings and flirtatious nature yet she is enabling at Simon's expense. I was also disappointed in Simon because he ends up apologizing He didn't do anything wrong. Elizabeth was totally in the wrong, especially since she had been attacked previously Simon should have expressed outrage at Elizabeth's actions which were immature, irresponsible, out of character for an alleged Southern lady and hurtful to Simon. Furthermore, Elizabeth comparing her being naked in front of another man , with Simon's visiting the brothel twice while on a mission they agreed to while being fully dressed and just talking was self-serving and lame. Elizabeth's escapade had nothing to do with the mission. She got naked because it was too hot. Additionally the comment near the end about not doing something because of modesty was strange considering prior events. Overall, it could have been an enjoyable read but this interlude took a lot away thus only 2 stars. . .
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was an exciting book. I always feel like I'm right there with the characters in the novel. Monique has a real gift for writing mysteries. Thanks for the enjoyment! Donna Brown, Florida
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love all the books! The characters are written well. I enjoy being swept off to a new time & mystery each time... well worth the time!
Kronoberger More than 1 year ago
But I really want them to get back to their regular lives and not time travel so much.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Usually this author at least provides an interesting and believable slice of history in her tales about two utterly moronic and irritating lovers. She should, perhaps, avoid the deep South in future, because she has no feel for it at all. Elizabeth's behavior throughout is so entirely inappropriate that all society would freeze her out quickly, even if anyone would have initially bought in to the notion of a "lady" from Lubbock at that time. It is hard for me to believe that even the almost criminally impulsive Elizabeth would be so unaware or uncaring of maintaining her role as to swim naked in public (not to mention her already proven inability to get out and back into her corset unaided), and if a Southern gentleman had found her like that, he would of course conclude she was a loose woman and sympathize with her husband, not her. That is leaving aside the incredible triteness of this scene, so overly used by tired romance writers everywhere. Oh, and what is the likelihood that her husband would not even chew her out for this piece of stupidit? Pretty slim, I'd say. The southern sufferagette is also ridiculous. I truly hate the way so many writers who set their books in past times insist on pasting modern attributes onto their female characters. Although the author attempts to explain how this character could have even been exposed to the concept, the explanation utterly fails. No father in the south at that time, already displeased with his daughter's behavior, would have sebt her off to the north for school. Absolutely out of character. And Rose would not have had the power to achieve the conclusion reached inthe story. It is very difficult to bring off modern characters in an historic setting without being discordantly anachronistic. This writer does not in any way bring it off here.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Every since I read the first book I've been hooked! Simon and Elizabeth are great characters that you can't help but fall in love with. Their adventures seem so real that you feel like you're there with them.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What a wonderful series! I bought the first one last week and HAD to read them all. What a great delight !