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Monday, January 28, 2013

Review-Katie Andrews Potter-Going Over Home

Going over HomePicture and synopsis from goodreads

Maddox's life changed the day she read her real birthdate: May 17, 1820. Not 1990, like she’d been told all along. Sure, there had been clues: her mother's old-fashioned style, the fact that her parents refuse to talk about her grandparents, but she never could have guessed they were actually from the past. And if that wasn't enough, now she has to go back in time to live for good. She has descendants living now, and if she doesn't go back their lives will never be.

Once she figures out how to go back in time, she struggles with the impending change her life is about to take, and her relationship with shy, unassuming Henry Yancey: the man she is supposed to marry. But if the decision to go back isn't hard enough, she soon finds out there is someone who will stop at nothing to keep her from going back, and he's running out of time. Will Maddie fall for Henry, and will she be able to make it back in time before the portal closes?

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My Review:

This is the first book in Katie's Wayfaring Sisters Series.  I've never read a book like this before, I usually steer away from books like this, but I wasn't disappointed. 
The book started out with Maddie not realizing her life was any different than anyone else's.  Her parents were a little old fashioned and wouldn't tell her and her sisters anything about their past or of their family.  When Maddie starts school she starts to wonder, but her parents still won't tell her anything.  Finally when Maddie goes to college, with the help of her roommate, who happens to be a decendant, she figures out the whole story. 
This was a well told story with a good plot.  It had some intrigue and action in it also.  I really enjoyed it and look forward to the next Wayfaring sisters novel.  This book kind of changed my mind about time travel novels.  Great job Katie. 

I purchased this book on my own to do this review at the authors request.

About the Author

Katie Andrews Potter grew up in Carmel, Indiana and at an early age grew interested in her family history. She would (and still does) spend hours upon hours looking through old books and records searching for one more branch to her family tree. Katie has always enjoyed writing and has piles of old spiral-bound notebooks filled with stories. It was on one trip to an old cemetery in Brown County, Indiana in 2009 when the storyline for Going over Home popped in her head. What if you found your own name on a headstone? From that day on the story took a hold in her mind until it was fully formed. Going over Home will be published on Amazon's Createspace in June 2012.

Katie lives in Carmel (for now - she and her family are rehabbing a house on the near eastside of Indianapolis) with her husband, Ben and their 3-year-old daughter Eliana. They also have a zoo of pets - 3 dogs, 3 cats, and 6 fish.

Find Katie on Twitter @andrewspotter26

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