The Surviving Trace – Review

Will is my fiancé. The shy man I met years ago in college. The person I’m supposed to spend the rest of my life with.

This is the life I’ve always wanted until finding a picture of four men changes everything…

Étienne says he’s my husband and the year is 1912. He can’t stand the sight of me, but I don’t know why.

Oh, and he’s one of the men from the picture.

I’ve done the impossible and have become trapped in time and I know Étienne is my key to going home.

The more time I spend with Étienne, the further I fall for him until I’m questioning which time I belong in and if the life I left behind is the one I truly desire.

All I know for certain is I need to survive time.

I need to survive love.

And I need to make it out on the other side alive.

I was seeing this book everywhere, it seemed. My favorite bloggers were reading it and that cover would not leave my mind. It was so intriguing. I had no idea what this book was about but I felt like I needed it. When I read the blurb I knew I was right. So, I vague-booked hoping the author would take pity on me because OMG TIME TRAVEL AND SHE HAS A HUSBAND AND A FIANCE!!!

So, I’ve never read Calia Read before, though I have seen Under The Cover Blog post about her multiple times. There are so many authors out there and I never know who to try. Like most, I rely on my favorite and trusted bloggers to steer me in the right direction. Immediately upon starting The Surviving Trace, I knew I was in for a ride. As a writer, it’s hard not to analyze every single word choice another author uses. Calia sucked me in, moved me, made me feel like I was right there in the middle of it all.

Serene, God, I loved this girl. She was a strong woman, stubborn, outspoken, and trusted herself even when she was unsure. I trusted her. And I did not doubt her motivations for anything she did. I believed every bit of her fall for Etienne. I fell for him as well. I appreciated the fact that the author didn’t immediately describe him as some overly attractive man. I would have rolled my eyes at that, at taking the easy way out.

In the end, there is a repetition that gave me goosebumps. That’s all I can say about that.

I am so here for these books and I’m going to start on Calia’s backlist. This author has a fan for life right here.

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