The concept of people switching bodies has been done, and the concept of people time-traveling has been done. I've never read both, and Jasmine Cresswell nailed it. You'd think, "What would one expect from a paperback romance?" yet this is the closest romance I've come to literature quality. The thought of a woman having to live someone else's life, in the context of time travel, struck me sharply and intrigued me.
Expectedly, the plot is predictable to a point. Yet it finishes with a jolt, which devastatingly becomes the aching realization that it was inevitable. (I read this in two days, one sitting each day, and I was only able to speculate about what was going to happen!)
This book has its short-comings, namely the characters' relationship and some of the round-about dialogues earlier in the book. I felt gypped by the change in pace half-way through the book, and I felt very gypped by the ending. There wasn't a balance established between Robyn's feelings of the two centuries, and I wasn't convinced by her ability to live equally in both. Half-way through, the dialogue characteristic of the first half slowed down, leaving gaps in the characters' changing relationship. I'd like to know how William and Robyn conversed later and how she truly was happy.
A really good time-travel read, and I don't like that genre! When Robyn gets thrown back in time, she assumes the body of a selfish, adulterous woman with a wonderful husband and three children. But she's still Robyn inside, so she slowly makes changes for the household AND falls in love with her "husband" (despite being in love with his great-great-great-great grandson back in the "real world")... very heartbreaking toward the end, exciting too.