Book Review of A Different Time by Michael K. Hill

A Sweet Love Story that Spans Time and Space

“My name is Lindsey, “ she said. “I need someone to talk to, and I’ve decided it should be you,” she smiled, as a sense of calm washed over her.”

Book Synopsis

Keith Nolan falls in love with a remarkable young woman from the past, talking to him on a home video she recorded in 1989. To keep their conversation going, he must find more of her tapes—while forces work against them both, and time is running out.

Stats

Kindle Edition, 200 pages
Published July 2nd 2019 by Tangent Press
ISBN
B07S18DDTS
Edition Language
English

My Thoughts...

“I’ve left you me, Keith. I’ve left you us. Go find it….”

Oh, my heart.

Two characters, Lindsey and Keith. Separated by time, space and circumstances. They could not be more different, yet so much about them comes together to be right.

Lindsey lives with her mother and step-father in the past. Lindsey is right out of school floundering about what she wants to do and who she wants to be. Family dynamics complicate things and make her home life uncomfortable. With no one to talk to, Lindsey pulls out a video camera and records a video diary to have somewhere to put her thoughts.

Keith lives in the past, but only figuratively. He lost his parents at a young age in an automobile accident. As a means to cope, Keith collects comic books to feel close to his dad. On one fateful day, while searching for comics books, Keith comes across an old VHS tape. On a whim, he takes the tape home to see what he has come across. What he finds on that tape changes both Lindsey and Keith forever.

This book spoke to me. I related to both Lindsey and Keith. I grew up in the 1980s. It was sweet bits of nostalgia reading about Lindsey. Keith was also very relatable and well written. I liked him, I liked his character. I wanted him to succeed. I can’t give away to much of the plot arc because what is the fun of that? But man, my heart. If you want a love story that spans time with relatable characters then this is the story for you. Beware the ending, it left me destroyed but in a lovely sweet way.

Thank you to the author, Michael K. Hill and TheWriteReads for providing me with an electronic copy of this in exchange for my open and honest review. 

About The Author

Michael K. Hill is an internationally published writer of fiction and non-fiction. His short story collection, Anansi and Beyond, is available now. His novel, A Different Time, publishes July 2, 2019. He lives in Connecticut with his wife, kids, and 7 rescued animals.

Where to Find Him

http://michaelkhill.com/

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