Rose Through Time

Rose Through Time: A Magical Bookshop Novel by [Harmke Buursma]

Readers fond of time-travel novels in the vein of books like Outlander, will enjoy this “Magical Bookshop Novel” Rose Through Time by Harmke Buursma. We begin our story in modern times with a woman named Rose who is grieving not only the loss of her maternal grandmother but also the loss of her recent relationship. In an effort to ease the pressure of responsibility off of her mother and perhaps to take her mind off her own recent break-up, Rose offers to take on the burden of organizing her late grandmother’s belongings after the funeral. While going through her grandmother’s things, Rose comes across a book that transports her through time.

This is a charming and straightforward romance novel ideal for readers looking for a light beach read. The book is an exceptional reflection of a real life love story, although in the regency era, where the melodrama is set aside and we instead focus on the characters and their lives. There are major decisions to be made throughout the story, and readers will be able to relate to them as well. Though this is a romance novel, the blossoming friendship between our protagonist, Rose, and the lead man’s sister, Beth, is an engaging relationship that I enjoyed reading. Following Beth and Rose’s activities was one of the highlights of this book, at least for me. I liked how this novel provides readers with the opportunity to explore both a romance and a friendship.

The story is entertaining in its ability to convey a simple premise with a passion and a sense of drama that will keep readers engaged. The characters are easy to understand and are endearing. As a reader, we move through the motions of a straight-forward but sentimental romance, encountering many of the usual plot devices and familiar tropes that fans of love stories have come to expect. This book is ideal for die-hard fans of light, simple romances who only want to be taken along for the ride without having to untangle a mess of relationships and angsty drama.

Rose Through Time is an endearing historical romance that will send readers back in time and provide them with a feel-good story that is easy to follow and fun to consume.

Pages: 260 | ASIN: B097RBS4QW

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Posted on August 24, 2021, in Book Reviews, Four Stars and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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