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A Portal in Time
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past lives, mystery, intuition, Carmel by the Sea, California, historical romance,
past lives, mystery, intuition, Carmel by the Sea, California, historical romance,

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Victoria rated it 5 of 5 stars
An intricate combination of historical elements, romance, and paranormal twist, A Portal in Time by Claire Fullerton will definitely appeal to different types of audience. Set in two different centuries, Fullerton was able to weave the two storylines perfectly in alternating chapters, giving readers a solid narrative without creating a distraction with the time difference.

Set in a picturesque California beach hotel as a backdrop for the story, A Portal in Time explores romance using a time-test An intricate combination of historical elements, romance, and paranormal twist, A Portal in Time by Claire Fullerton will definitely appeal to different types of audience. Set in two different centuries, Fullerton was able to weave the two storylines perfectly in alternating chapters, giving readers a solid narrative without creating a distraction with the time difference.

Set in a picturesque California beach hotel as a backdrop for the story, A Portal in Time explores romance using a time-tested—no pun intended—formula, but through a refreshing voice. Fullerton’s writing style is distinct, and she is able to paint a very clear picture of the two eras separately, and an overall view of how they intertwine. Also, the dynamic between the two couples—Anna and Kevin from the present, and Valeria and Anders from the tail-end of the nineteenth century—are so powerful and effective in evoking the right emotions at the right moments.

Another noteworthy element in Fullerton’s novel is the distinct difference in the tone and style of her storytelling when she shifts between the two eras. As a result, readers will feel a virtual time-travel experience just by reading the book. Overall, a wonderful concept of history, time travel, and romance all together in one book.
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Vinspire Publishing just released the audio version of "A Portal in Time" on Audible.co.UK. If you're a resident of the UK, and would like a free copy, message me on A Portal in Time's Google+ page and answer this: What is the protagonist's name in A Portal in Time?

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A Hauntingly beautiful book trailer!

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Mystery set in historic Carmel-by-the-Sea on California's Monterey Peninsula.
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New Review of Paranormal Mystery, "A Portal in Time" on Goodreads.
https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1098169304

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An Intriguing Tale That Transcends Time, August 7, 2014
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Deborah Sanders (North Carolina) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: A Portal in Time (Paperback)
When I began reading A Portal In Time, I expected a simplistic tale about time travel or reincarnation. After completing this well written, soulful novel, I was reminded never to second guess a debut author. Claire Fullerton displays remarkable aptitude as she tells the story of two women whose worlds are bound together through a series of seemingly unexplained circumstances.

The story begins in 1907 with young Valeria Kristiansen hiking to a rocky point in the ocean and declaring it a "portal in time". We then move to the year 2000 where Anna and Kevin Townsend have arrived in Carmel, California to celebrate their anniversary. Since both events occur in the same geographical location, I suspected the two women were connected. And they are but not quite the way you might imagine.

Anna and Valeria's lives unfold slowly, allowing the reader to savor the elements binding them together. It's not a fast paced shot of adrenaline but rather a complex taste that develops full flavor the longer it lingers on your palate. Parts of the story remind me of an old movie from 1991 called "Dead Again". It was a fascinating rendition of the reincarnation theme. So is A Portal in Time.

The two time periods have distinct personalities, adding to their definition within the story as the reader is seamlessly transported from era to the next. Ms. Fullerton has done an excellent job of researching the early 1900's, offering realistic descriptions of physical setting and period appropriate dialogue.

A Portal in Time is listed as a Paranormal/Historical Romance. It reads much like a saga, with romance being alluded to but never being the sole vehicle of character growth and development. The shorter length is perfect for a long soak in the tub, a few hours by the fire or a simple escape into good storytelling.

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