ACROSS TIME by Linda Kay Silva is the second book I’ve run across this week where I felt inadequate as a reviewer. What both books had in common were historical facts and details - lots of details. Neither can be summarized well in a couple of paragraphs. To do so will minimize the book’s importance. Keep this in mind as I stumble through this review.
The Romans are intent on destroying every Druid they can find. Cate, a very young, but powerful Druid Priestess, travels into the future by way of soul migration to find answers to help her people. Some have tried to go through the portal only to never return.
Cate connects with present day Jessie Ferguson, who in her junior year of high school was busted for drugs, been in a drug treatment program, and forced to do community service. Her life’s going nowhere and her parents are afraid that their daughter will be back to using drugs in no time.
Seeing no other way, her parents sell off everything and move from the bad influence of California to a small quaint town in Oregon. There they invest in a bed and breakfast dubbed the Money Pit, because the previous owners went broke before the place was renovated. To add a little more spice to the story, Daniel, Jessie’s brother, believes the house is haunted.
When a secret door, which is really a portal for Cate to connect to Jessie shows itself, Jessie walks through. She learns that Cate needs her to research history of the Romans during the defeat of the Druids. Cate believes by doing so, she can find a way to change her present situation.
The task set before Jessie won’t be easy, but she’s not alone. With the aid of Tanner, a boy I hope to learn more about in future books and the town’s psychic, Jessie races against time. Her success might save lives.
ACROSS TIME is the first in a series that will take Jessie Ferguson from the first century AD, to 16th century England under Queen Elizabeth, to ancient Egypt, and into the jungles of the Vietnam War. What Jessie learns in this book is just a tiny piece of the wisdom and knowledge she is going to need to face the other tasks at hand.
Causes Linda Silva Supports
Breast Cancer Awareness