Friday, January 29, 2016

Time Tsunami romantic time travel review

Time Tsunami by Danele Rotharmel

Time Tsunami

Prism Books
January 2016
ISBN 978-1523314294
$3.99 ebook
$15.99 print
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From the publisher:
To stop a cruel serial killer, she must travel twenty-four years into the past...

Gil Montgomery, a cadet in the Temporal Counseling Program, can’t wait to pass her field exam and become a professional time surfer. The TEMCO program targets death-row offenders for time-based counseling while they’re children. For her exam, Gil will travel twenty-four years into the past to counsel ten-year-old Danny Winston before he murders his abusive babysitter, Rick Olsen. Preventing the stabbing should stop the chain of events leading to Danny’s eventual execution.

Gil’s assignment seems simple until her advisor, Dr. William Ableman, learns that Rick is a serial killer targeting Danny’s mother. If Gil stays and protects the Winstons, she might not survive. William wants the woman he loves to be pulled from the field, but if Gil fails to complete her assignment, it will unleash a Time Tsunami and destroy the timeline.

As TEMCO undergoes an emergency lockdown, and Gil’s fellow cadets try to figure out what’s happening, Gil and William learn the importance of faith and the price of true love. Everyone’s fate is resting in Gil’s hands, but does she have the strength she needs to defeat a ruthless serial killer intent on annihilating everyone in his path?

Will she return from the deadly mission?

My review:
The summary of the book basically tells the story. Characters are lovingly drawn with all their quirks, challenges, flaws, and leaps—and it’s a large cast with some story lines meant to go on in other adventures. The first book in the series is complete, though, so never fear you’ll be left hanging by the main characters.

Several different characters narrate. There are brutal parts as the characters undergo physical action in confrontation. The situations feel frightening, real, loving, tense, as each scene unravels the story a thread at a time. There are plenty of moments of fun and silliness that showcase the characters and diffuse tension. There are parallel substories going on, so please be aware that, like time itself, the reader is transported to event upon event, many happening at the same time. Time Tsunami is not for book gobblers; readers will want to spend some quality time (pun intended) in Rotharmel’s world, which is both familiar and exciting.

While there are plenty of vague references to how time travel can happen, it’s best if readers don’t try to work it out, but simply enjoy the story as much as the author obviously did while writing it. The inspirational elements are detailed and involved but not overboard and necessary to help us all understand that the God of the Universe is in control of all of Creation, no matter how we try to bend it. Romance abounds!