Release date - 24th September 2017
Book length - 384 pages
Publisher - www.bombshellbooks.com
Amazon UK - www.amazon.co.uk
Amazon US - www.amazon.com
ABOUT THE BOOK
“I would rather love passionately for an hour than benignly for a lifetime.”
In a house full of history and secrets, the past will not stay where it belongs…
Lou has always loved Hill House, the derelict manor on the abandoned land near her home. As a child, the tragic history of its owners, the Mandevilles, inspired her dream to become a history teacher. But in her late twenties, and working in a shop to pay off student debts, life is passing her by.
That changes when a family disaster sends Lou’s life into a downward spiral and she seeks comfort in the ruined corridors of Hill House. The house transforms around her and Lou is transported back to Christmas 1913. Convinced she has been in an accident and is in a coma, Lou immerses herself in her Edwardian dream. With the Mandevilles oblivious to her true identity, Lou becomes their houseguest and befriends the eldest son, Captain Thomas Mandeville, a man she knows is destined to die in the First World War.
Lou feels more at home in the past than the present and when she realises the experience is real she sets out to do everything in her power to save her new friends.
Lou passes between 1913 and 2013, unearthing plots of murder and blackmail, which she must stop no matter the cost.
On her quest to save the Mandevilles by saving Thomas, Lou will face the hardest decision of her life. She will learn that love cannot be separated by a century.
I didn't really know what to expect when I started to read A TIME TO CHANGE by Callie Langridge. I love historical and contemporary fiction but time-lapse novels are always a little hit or miss for me, so I was wary going into this story. Well, my reservations were certainly groundless as this beautiful story of love, family, and sacrifice, completely took my breath away from beginning to end.
Lou remembers roaming the ground of the abandoned Hill House estate when she was a little girl and it had always given her a feeling of comfort and familiarity. So when a tragic accident rips her world apart, Lou flees to the desolate house to try and figure out what on earth she is going to do next. But when she suddenly finds herself transported to 1913 and the Mandeville family, Lou falls in love with so much from the past where she finally feels welcome. But knowing how this family's future plays out, Lou will travel between past and present to try and protect everyone that she loves. With danger, secrets, and the whisper of love at every turn, will Lou be able to make the impossible choices to save those that need her most?
Excellently paced with loveable and dynamic characters, A TIME TO CHANGE by Callie Langridge effortlessly transported me back to a time when Hill House was in its prime as the author paints a picture that will run through your mind like a movie as you read. Lou is such a raw and caring character and watching her try to fix past and present to protect those that she loves, was beautiful and heartbreaking at the same time.
A TIME TO CHANGE by Callie Langridge is so much more than a good story - it is an emotional story of family, grief, belonging, and recognising that the real power of love is so much stronger than any of us could truly believe. This book is a compelling read and I highly recommend it!!!
Callie was born and brought up in Berkshire. After a brief teenage spell in the depths of Lancashire, she moved back to London.
Having left school at 16, she studied drama before embarking on a career in marketing. This saw her work in music marketing in the heady days of Britpop in the late ‘90s. She unleashed her creativity in the design of window displays and marketing campaigns for the leading music retailer. More recently she has followed her passion for social history and currently works in marketing for a national historical institution, promoting projects and running events.
On hitting her thirtieth birthday, she decided finally to take her A levels and gained A’s in English Literature and Language, and Film Studies – not bad when working full time – and this spurred her on to take the first of many creative writing course. A few years later and she has had a number of short stories published and plays performed at theatres and venues across London.
Callie lives in London with her long-term partner and an ever-growing collection of antique curiosities.
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*I want to thank Sarah at Bombshell Books, and the author Callie Langridge, for the opportunity to review this book and take part in this blog tour. Don't forget to check out all of the other stops along the way!!
Hi fellow bookworms. My name is Linda and I'm a reviewer & blogger, wife & mother who loves all things books!
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