Tuesday, October 22, 2019

VBT and Giveaway: Gracie's Time by Christine Potter

Gracie's Time
by Christine Potter


GENRE: Young Adult Paranormal Romance (Time Travel)



October, 1962
It's almost Halloween, but something a lot scarier than ghosts is on everyone's mind: nuclear war. After President Kennedy's speech to the nation about the Cuban Missile Crisis, Grace Ingraham overhears her parents' plans to keep her safe. She'll be sent off to live with a wealthy uncle—in the nineteenth century.

Gracie's from a family of Travelers, people who can escape into time. Too bad her mom and dad haven't Traveled since their honeymoon trip to the Lincoln Inauguration. So Grace will have to go alone—even though taking a wrong turn can have serious consequences: like heading for 1890, and ending up …in 2018.



I heard a snoring sound in the sky then, but it was only a plane. For a moment I thought about how terrible it would be if a nuclear war started right that minute, before I could escape to the past. Then I thought about Mom and Dad. I hoped they’d come get me from the 1890s if there weren’t a war. I didn’t want them to die. I didn’t want anyone to die. I really wanted there to be a future.

Mr. Mahoney and I walked past the train station and out onto the empty platform. He looked over his shoulder to be sure no one was around. “Are you ready?” He took my hands, squeezed them, and then he let go. “It’s the right time and place! Go on back, Gracie!”

At first, I thought nothing had happened, except then it wasn’t evening anymore. It was morning—and certainly not the 1890s. Nobody named Augustus introduced himself to me.

Dad always told me that if you get confused when you Travel, you should always look at what kind of lights there are in buildings and what clothing people have on to help place yourself. But what I saw only confused me more.

A freezing wind came off the river and cut right through my corduroy jacket. People in puffy grey and brown overcoats stood in clumps, staring at what I first thought were really tiny transistor radios. I learned that same day those things are called smart phones. I’d missed the 1890s by over a hundred years—and in the wrong direction.

A sleek, silvery train roared into the station from the north and everyone got on it but me. Bingo, the future! I’d just broken one of the biggest Rules there is.


AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Christine Potter lives in a very old, haunted house, not far from Sleepy Hollow.  She’s the author of the time-traveling Bean Books series, on Evernight Teen: Time Runs Away With Her, In Her Own Time, What Time Is It There? and Gracie’s Time.  She’s also a poet, with several books in print (the most recent is called Unforgetting). Christine loves all kinds of music, DJ’s, and plays dulcimer and guitar.

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My Review

Gracie's Time is the fourth installment from Christine Potter’s series, The Bean Books. Even though it is part of a series, I feel as though this can be read as a stand alone. I enjoyed this story. I only intended to read just one chapter before bed and wound up staying up to read the whole book. I thought it was pretty good. 

I am giving Gracie’s Time four and a half stars. I would love to read the other books in The Bean Books series. 

I received this book from the publisher. This review is 100% my own honest opinion. 

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  1. Another great book to discover. Thanks so much for sharing this with us.

  2. Are any of the characters based on real people that you know?

  3. Hey, thanks for having me here, and I'm so glad you liked Gracie's Time! This book had a hold on me like almost nothing else I've written while it was making its way onto paper.

  4. I really love the covers. I want all the Bean Books.

  5. Hey, Victoria! Glad to see you here.

  6. Thank you for sharing your review, this sounds great

  7. I don't read a lot of historical fiction but I think I'll try this one!