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Linked Through Time
by Jessica Tornese   

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Young Adult/Teen

Publisher:  Solstice Publishing ISBN-10:  1477570799 Type: 
Pages: 

201

Copyright:  June 11, 2012 ISBN-13:  9781477570791
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Time travel, suspense, and romance are all a part of this book.Strong emotions in this book as the main character learns what it means to need your family.

Fifteen-year-old Kate Christenson is pretty sure she's about to experience the worst possible summer at her grandparents' rural farm in Baudette, Minnesota. Without cable, cell phones, or computers, she is headed for total isolation and six tedious weeks of boredom.

Until the storm.

A freak lightning accident has Kate waking up in 1960.

But she is not herself. She's the aunt she never met but has eerily resembled her entire life.

Thrust into living a dirt-poor, rural farm existence, Kate struggles to make sense of her situation - a boyfriend with a dark side, a "townie" who steals her heart, and the knowledge that 1960 is the very summer her aunt drowns in the local river.

But was the drowning an accident or a suicide... or something much worse?


 

Excerpt
Fifteen-year-old Kate Christenson is pretty sure she's about to experience the worst possible summer at her grandparents' rural farm in Baudette, Minnesota. Without cable, cell phones, or computers, she is headed for total isolation and six tedious weeks of boredom.

Until the storm.

A freak lightning accident has Kate waking up in 1960.

But she is not herself. She's the aunt she never met but has eerily resembled her entire life.

Thrust into living a dirt-poor, rural farm existence, Kate struggles to make sense of her situation - a boyfriend with a dark side, a "townie" who steals her heart, and the knowledge that 1960 is the very summer her aunt drowns in the local river.

But was the drowning an accident or a suicide... or something much worse?




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Great Teen Read
Kate Christenson is a spoiled 21st Century city girl forced by her father to spend summer vacation on her grandparents' farm in rural Minnesota. To add insult to injury Kate has an uncanny resemblance to her Aunt Sarah. Family and friends who knew Sarah gasp or cry when they see Kate. Sarah died when she was Kate's age, 15, from an apparent suicide.

After an accident in the barn, Kate wakes to a calendar reading 1960. For some amazing reason she has been transported back in time fifty years to the summer when Sarah died.

Life isn't easy for Kate/Sarah. She must wake up before the roosters to milk cows, tend the hay in the barn, and countless other chores leaving her hands blistered and her body muscled. And the farm doesn't even have running water! No wonder Sarah killed herself. Or did she?

The boys in town seem to be drawn to Sarah. There's Dave Slater who is tall, handsome, strong, and a bit domineering. Travis Kochevar is a very cute townie with a gentle touch and dimples hard to resist.

Jessica Tornese takes her readers through time in Linked Through Time, an absorbing YA novel with riveting characters and a fascinating arc that will keep her audience turning pages as Kate's summer on the farm comes closer to the August date of her aunt's demise- Michael Thal


This Book Has it All
It's rare to read a book in which the plot surprises you at every turn. "Linked Through Time" is just that kind of book. In fact, Tornese ends the last page of the novel with a final surprise. Through the eyes of Kate, a teenage girl, Tornese explores the rocky relationship between a father and daughter. Her insight into teen thoughts, values and behaviors is excellent.

One of the books big surprises is the sequence of events, including time travel, that enable Dad and daughter to reach mutual respect and understanding. I loved Tornese's use of time travel back to a 1960's farm to build Kate's character. Tornese's descriptions of hard farm life are so vivid you can see, smell, taste and feel what it was like.

Add the mystery of Kate's dangerous, life-threatening quest for the truth surrounding the forty-year-old cold case death of her aunt and you have an exciting, suspenseful novel you won't soon forget. Highly recommended.-Nancy Curteman



Amazing Read
Linked Through Time is a wonderfully written book that will have you hooked and unable to put it down... plan on reading from cover-to-cover in one sitting! Tornese's inventive plot and richly descriptive scenes from rural northern Minnesota are awesome. Highly recommend this read.-Amanda


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