Abandoned at birth, eighteen-year old Emilie is searching for her family. Just as she is about to unravel the clues to her mysterious beginnings, she is thrust back in time a century, into the arms of a handsome stranger in the year 1913. Emilie’s attempts to return to the future are quickly put on hold as she gets caught up in the harsh realities of early homesteading, where self-reliance is key to survival. Stubborn and proud, Emilie makes it her mission to thrive in her new surroundings regardless of the inhospitable young man who feels responsible for her well-being. The past and present collide as unexpected connection are revealed. Secrets and lies become exposed causing Emilie to question everything she believed to be true. How much is she willing to sacrifice for a family and a chance at love?
2018 Independent Publisher Book Awards (IPPY), Gold, Young Adult Fiction
“Writers of time-travel novels face the challenge of finding an original and convincing way for the central character to journey back to the past. Veillet has done so in a clever way that provides an imagery of circularity…In this, her first novel, Veillet shows a mastery of the time-travel romance genre.” – CM: Canadian Review of Materials