Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Beings In A Dream based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
A mixed-up holiday house swap sends Tommy and his family to spend their vacation at a French chateau. But Tommy doesn¿t end up at just any French chateau ¿ this one has a time portal to the year 1599. Before he¿s even fully settled in for his vacation, Tommy finds himself four hundred years in the past, wearing uncomfortable clothes, and surrounded by people he doesn¿t know. Or does he? He¿s stepped into the life of Thomas de Romolue, and he seems to share the memories of the boy who looks just like him in 1599. And he falls immediately in love with the beautiful girl whose painting graces the walls in the present-day chateau ¿ Eloise de Narbonne. Caught up in this new time period, he must act the part of this other boy, facing the evil churchmen who want to control him and the Romolue family. And his new love is threatened, so he must protect her at all costs. As Tommy and Eloise run from their pursuers, they join up with an unlikely group of characters who help them in their quest to reveal the treachery of the evildoers. In the sequel, Beings in a Dream, they finally figure out how to return to the present day, but Tommy has no idea how difficult the transition will be for Eloise. A modern day priest looks strikingly similar to the priest from 1599, and he¿s just as evil. Although they thought they had returned to safety, they must protect themselves in the present, just as they did in the past. Finally returning to 1599, Eloise is whisked away by the Count and Countess de Romolue to a safe place, far from Tommy. Now Tommy must find her before they can attempt to capture the evil priest from his brother¿s protection. The author portrays life in France in 1599 very realistically, even down to the little details like what kind of undergarments people wore, and where one would find a commode. I really enjoyed the light-hearted and sweet romance, and the antics of the unique group that comes to their aid. Tommy¿s use of his cellular phone, which amazingly enough actually works in 1599, was particularly clever. This is a great adventure, and I look forward to reading the third and final book in this series. Reviewer: Alice Berger, Bergers Book Reviews