mini book review: come back to me.

Note: Look out for my follow-up post in which I rant about Christian fiction, using this book as my jumping off point. It ain’t going to be pretty. 😛

Come Back to Me | Jody Hedlund

The ultimate cure that could heal any disease? Crazy.

That’s exactly what research scientist Marian Creighton has always believed about her father’s obsession, even if it does come from a desire to save her sister Ellen from the genetic disease that stole their mother from them. But when her father falls into a coma after drinking a vial of holy water believed to contain traces of residue from the Tree of Life in the Garden of Eden, all of Marian’s assumptions must be questioned. He’s left behind tantalizing clues that suggest he’s crossed back in time. Insane. Until Marian tests his theories herself and experiences strange visions of medieval times.

With the help of one of her father’s colleagues, Marian discovers that she is not the only one interested in his research. Stalking, break-ins, and a kidnapping convince her that she must take the plunge and follow her father back to the 1380s or risk losing him—and her sister—forever.

Time travel back to medieval England? A star-crossed romance? Fantasy mixing with the real world in a well-thought-out way? What could go wrong? Well…a lot apparently, based on the fact that I merely skimmed the last half of the book. Come Back to Me had the makings of a brilliant, unique Christian fiction novel, but all that potential was wasted when the book turned into what was basically Christian erotica (if such a thing can exist). Enough said, I think.

I received a free copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest review.

Eva-Joy

5 thoughts on “mini book review: come back to me.

  1. I just avoid Jody Hedlund entirely anymore. I’ve read two of her books, one adult and one supposed to be YA, and… nope. Her writing is sloppy and her characters obsessively lust after each other in wasy i find really bothersome.

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    1. I think this is the first book of hers that I’ve read, and all I knew about her was that she was a very well-known/read Christian fiction author. 😛

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    1. It was intriguing! And I did like how the author handled the time travel aspect–like, how it happened and all that. It just wasn’t enough to save the story for me. Sigh.

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