Book Reviews of Forever (Love Spell)

Forever (Love Spell)
Forever - Love Spell
Author: Amy Elizabeth Saunders
ISBN-13: 9780505519368
ISBN-10: 0505519364
Pages: 425
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

4 stars, based on 10 ratings
Publisher: Love Spell
Book Type: Paperback
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Time Travel!Trapped in thebody of a Colonial woman
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Laurel Behrman was used to putting up with daily hard knocks. Bursting water beds, a miserable job, even a divorce from Mr. Wrong she could handle. But her accidental death was too much, especially when her bumbling guardian angels sent her back to Earth--two hundred years before she was born.

Trapped in the body of a Colonial woman, Laurel arrived just in time to save a drowning American patriot with the kiss of life--and to rouse a passion she thought long dead. Dodging redcoats and roughnecks with Seth Goodwin, Laurel risked her second chance at love in a mad dash for life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

And my review:

I bought this book because I'd so thoroughly enjoyed this author's contribution to Lovespell's CHRISTMAS ANGELS anthology. Her story, A TIME FOR JOY, was one of the best Christmas romances I'd ever read, a definite five-star read.

So naturally, I expected FOREVER to be a keeper as well. I was shocked to find that it wasn't. In fact, I couldn't even get myself to finish it. It had a promising start, with some delightfully wacky guardian angels (who knew they play bingo and drink beer?) who mess up, big time by not protecting Laurel from a fatal car accident. Then, to fix up the mess they've made, they decide to send her back (since her body's on life support) so that no one will ever know what happened. Except, instead of being sent back into her own body, Laurel ends up being sent into the body of one of her ancestors, Hope.

After this promising beginning, the book began to drag. The reader had to wait almost 100 pages before the hero was introduced, which is very irritating in a romance. Also, the hero's attitude is what dragged this book down for me. When Laurel is (justifiably) furious when her "father" smacks her "sister", Prudence, across the face (for laughing, of all things!), the hero acts like she's crazy. After all, men are above women, and have a right to do what they want with their "possessions". Grrrr!

Yes, I know that this is right on par with the times (1777), but it still bothered me in a big way. I don't find heros who think beating their wives or children is okay very honorable. That's not romantic. I also didn't like how he assumed the heroine was a slut, and treated her like one. There was nothing tender or real between the characters, just lust.

Really, the only likeable character was Prudence, the little sister. I guess I'm in the minority here, but I didn't find FOREVER to be very outstanding. I've read better time-travel romances.

For a good time-travel read, I recommend A TIME TO DREAM by Sherry Lewis, or REMEMBER LOVE by Susan Plunkett. For something good by Amy Elizabeth Saunders, I recommend A TIME FOR JOY, her novella from Lovespell's CHRISTMAS ANGELS anthology. As for FOREVER, I recommend that you either borrow it from the library or skip it altogether.

Warning- Keeper-keeper-keeper
Ms. Saunders has done it again here and she did with *Enchanted Time*. Funny, and sexy, it's a time travel romance with heart, something that's sadly lacking in a lot of romance novels these days. Seth is sexy, Hope (Lauren) funny and endearing as the heroine thrown back into time. And Grandma's bowling ball/crystal ball is just too much.
This is definitely a keeper. I just wish she'd write some more time travels! Ms. Saunders, are you listening??

Outrageously funny and heart-warming!
This is my first book by Ms. Saunders--one of the authors listed in my bookmatcher recommendations. This is the kind of story that 'stays' with you. I didn't want it to end.
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This is a cute funny book, I really enjoyed it. Laurel Behrman, the main character was more of what I felt I would be like if I suddenly found myself transported back in time. Where is the coffee and boy do I need a cigarette. Laughed out loud when she finally found herself with some tobacco, but unfortunately it was in a pipe.