Christy Cooper-Burnett’s introduction to the Christine Stewart Time Travel Adventures with No Way Home leaves readers with a sense of urgency. This urgency comes from the excellent action that takes place throughout the novel. This book gives you time travel in a fun yet exciting way. It truly is an adventure.
- Title: No Way Home (Christine Stewart Time Travel Adventures – Book 1)
- Author: Christy Cooper-Burnett
- Publisher: Black Rose Writing on July 16, 2020
- Genre: Sci/Fi-Historical Fiction
- Pages: 247
- Formats Available: Paperback, Audiobook, & Digital
- Rating: 5/5
Trigger Warnings: Murder, Graphic Violence, Kidnapping
Many thanks to Christy Cooper-Burnett for providing me with a digital PDF copy of No Way Home with a request for an honest review. Thanks also to Silver Dagger Book Tours for having me on this tour and providing the materials to build this post.
About No Way Home
2020 California Author Project Winner – Adult Fiction
2020 PenCraft Award Winner – Science Fiction
“An action-packed time-travel adventure that will leave you thirsting for the sequel.” –Sublime Book Review
“A brilliant and thought-provoking book that readers who love tales of time travel will find fascinating.” –Authors Reading
Christine Stewart is a regular woman just doing her job when she gets stranded in history. When she gets up for the day, her plan is simple: go to work, travel back in time to the year 1867 in Oklahoma to deport a cyber-criminal, then head back to her time in 2070 Los Angeles and get ready to go on vacation with her son, Michael.
Then the system goes down and she-and dozens of other transporters around the world-are stranded in the past with minimal training and no supplies.
Just when she thinks things can’t get any more dangerous, she is cast further back in time and thousands of miles away.
As her goals shift from simply getting home to something much more dire to all of humanity, Christine must step outside of herself, work as part of a team, and ultimately make the choice between what it easy and what is right. Even if it costs her everything-including her one chance of ever getting home.Blurb provided by Silver Dagger Book Tours for tour use.
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My Review of No Way Home
Christine Stewart lives in Los Angeles in the year 2070. She works for the CCEA, where she transports cybercriminals back in time before modern technology came to be. While transporting a prisoner, Christine’s transporter stops working, trapping her in late 1800’s Oklahoma. As her time in the past continues without end, one day, the transporter has a small blip that makes her believe she can get home. Unfortunately, she ends up further back in time in 1300’s England during the time of the plague. While in England, she uncovers the plot that has transporters all over the world trapped in the past. Will Christine ever make it home, or will she succumb to the rigors of 14th century England where danger lurks around every corner?
I read the second volume in this series earlier this year and fell in love with Christine. When I read that one, I never felt as I missed anything from the first book because the explanations in Finding Home had a lot of detail and filled in all the blanks.
When I read No Way Home I realized how rich this series is.
Christine’s meeting with Annabelle and their growing friendship was so much fun. The moments she shares with John would be funny, but poor John gets his heart broken. Christine’s encounters with Ethan made my heart grow. But, the thing is, even though I knew that No Way Home was the first, it blends seamlessly with Finding Home that I still found surprise and greatness in the first book. There was no sense of already knowing what would happen. The story was different, yet still the same. That is the mark of a wonderful series.
I came to love every single character introduced in this novel. However, I had a hard time with Hoyt’s shenanigans in this book. I felt that his part in the plot didn’t hold up to the amount of effort he put into the scheme. My feeling is that the story might be better with a more sinister plan, making the book that much more exciting. I enjoyed Hoyt in book 2, but in book 1, his character is a bit boring.
Now, don’t get me wrong, I loved this book. Just because the characters don’t act like I want them to doesn’t make them any less fantastic. The story that Christy tells is amazing. And interestingly, perfect for the pandemic times we find ourselves in. I love how she wraps all the timelines together yet still makes the story feel modern. She does a great job with this series.
I award No Way Home a full 5 out of 5 stars. I urge everyone to read this series. It is full of action, the past, the future, and everything in between. The books are a good size for a weekend of reading. They aren’t too long, nor are they too short. The amount of stuff that happens in these pages will astound you.
See My Review for the Christine Stewart Time Travel Series Book 2
Finding Home by Christy Cooper-Burnett
About the Author – Christy Cooper-Burnett
Christy Cooper-Burnett is an award-winning author based in California with a degree in Administration of Justice. After retiring early from the new home construction industry, she now divides her time between northern and southern California.
She has one grown son who inspired her to write her award-winning debut novel, No Way Home. She began her writing career later in life, but once she started she couldn’t stop. Her work focuses on creating relatable stories and characters that transcend genres and encourage readers to imagine what they would do if thrown into the unique, imaginative situations her protagonists end up in.
Christy’s debut novel, No Way Home, was the recipient of the 2020 California Author Project award in the Adult Fiction category, the 2020 PenCraft Award in the Science Fiction category, a 2021 Literary Titan Gold Medal Award, and a finalist position in the 2021 International Book Awards, Science Fiction category. Her second novel, Finding Home released June 17, 2021, and early praise has already garnered several five-star reviews and her second Literary Titan Gold Medal Award. The third book in the Christine Stewart Time Travel Adventure series, Escaping Home, is an Indies Today recommended read and is set to launch on November 18, 2021.
You can learn more about Christy, subscribe to her mailing list for news and book deals, or contact her at www.christycooperburnett.com.
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