Reviewed by Charity Lyman
How many of you enjoy fantasy novels? As a Christian reader, I haven’t found a whole lot of inspirational novels with time travel in them. At least not in this way. Return to Exile is the second installment in the Carthage Chronicles series and I found it to be strangely different from my normal read but also quite exciting! Even if this isn’t your normal genre to read, I would urge you to pick it up–I personally devoured it!
The heroine of the book is Dr. Lisbeth Hastings. She is a wonderful woman who I found myself drawn to in a way I haven’t had happen in a while. She is such a strong woman and yet tender when need be, especially with her daughter–the daughter she conceived with a man from another time. Cyprian Thascius is her husband, the one she left behind exiled on an island when she returns to present day United States of America. They parted six years ago and neither one has heard from the other, obviously. Yet something is happening that may require Lisbeth to travel back in time again. Will things be the same between her and Cyprian? Or will time have changed everything?
Lynne Gentry is an author who has a way with words. She draws pictures that make you feel a part of them. This is definitely a keeper book that will have you turning pages quickly to see where things are going and what will happen between Lisbeth and Cyprian. Gentry’s writing will have you experiencing ups and downs as you see what her characters go through in their daily lives. If you have never read a Christian book with time travel in it, I hope you take a chance with this one. Believe me, I wasn’t sure I would enjoy it but I found myself immensely drawn into the story. You definitely won’t be sorry if you give this book a try!
Charity lives in Illinois and is the oldest of 6 children. The family also has 3 dogs and a cat. Reading is a hobby when not cooking, baking, sewing or enjoying music. She reads many different genres but Christian fiction is a favorite. Charity can be found often at her blog, Giveaway Lady.
Review copy was provided free of any obligation by Simon & Schuster. No monetary or any other form of compensation was received.