Friday, March 15, 2013

The Whisper of Time Promo and Review

The Whisper of Time
by Ute Carbone
Genre(s): Time-Travel Romance (1970's Novella)
Publisher: Whispers Publishing
Release Date: September 14, 2012
Heat Level: Sensual
Length: 92 print pages

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When fate offers Gwynn Powell a chance to start over, she jumps at the opportunity. Laid off and living with a husband whose gambling problem has eaten through a good part of their savings, Gwynn buys a farmhouse sight unseen, leaving both her marriage and her old home behind.

But fate has more in mind for Gwynn than just a new home. The farmhouse, tucked away in the Green Mountains of Vermont where even GPS can’t find it, is also a step back in time. And Slate Peck, the farm’s caretaker and part owner, is tied to Gwynn’s destiny in ways she never expected.

About the Author

Ute began her writing life as a poet and has had a number of poems published in small press magazines and anthologies. Her work has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and has appeared in such publications as Comstock Review, Hawaii Pacific Review, and Bellowing Ark. Her novels include Blueberry Truth, Afterglow, and The P-Town Queen, which has been nominated as Champagne Books novel of the year for 2012. She also has a novella, The Whisper of Time, available as an e-book and work in several anthologies including a short story in Shared Secrets, and poems in Poems from the Cranberry Room, and Poets Unbound.

Ute, who pronounces her name oohtah, was born in Germany and grew up in upstate New York. She and her husband reside in Nashua, NH. They have two grown sons. Ute enjoys hiking, skiing, and generally anything that involves being outside. She loves the theatre and attends as regularly as time and money will allow. She’s a bibliophile who will read just about anything, though she loves novels best.

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My Review

Meeting the two main characters Gwynn who bought half of Slate's homestead, with confusing but yet comical occurrences that liven up the story I made myself ready for a good read as in the previous book Afterglow. Which I enjoyed immensely.  
But as the plot progressed it just did not captivate me. The plot had too many loose ends and gaps that just did not make it believable. It fell all over the place with no real contiguity. No clear understanding in the delivery of the story line. It just did not make sense.
Gwynn married to Kyle Powell a fireman discovered he had gambling debt and was in trouble with the loan sharks. In her quest to change her life she bought a farm in Rupert, talked to a Doctor who advertise for a opening at his Veternarian Clinic and after speaking with him she decided to leave Kyle. Hoping that he would come to his senses. But once there she realized that the doctor did not exist. 
Slate Peck, neighbor and goatherder, owner of half of the homestead she found out while milking the cows. Never reading the fine print. Leaving her in difficult circumstances but yet drawn to the handsome man. 
They soon realized that they knew each other in a previous life time, being soul mates. The passionate love rekindled once again but they were confused as strange events reveled itself in flashbacks and dreams of a past shared. Reliving the devastation of Slates death by the hand of his own brother once again. A brother who looks just like Kyle and a friend of Slate in the Vietnam war. A man who saved his life then.
Yes this is a time traveling story with Gwynn not being aware of this fact after she talked to Slate and he told her what year it was. His injury and when he obtain it. Previous events was dismissed by her since it was a small country town.
Gloss the tarot card reader that started the mess was confusing in her explanations and very vague when confronted. Rushed in its delivery with no clear understanding. 
To be honest down right confusing, the reason that this was just not a believable read.

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