Sunday 8 September 2019

A Different Time by Michael K. Hill

Book Title: A Different Time
Author: Michael K. Hill
Genre: Magical Realism
My Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥
Source: Kindle Edition

Amazon UK, Goodreads

Plot Summary: Keith Nolan falls in love with a remarkable young woman from the past, talking to him on a home video she recorded in 1989. To keep their conversation going, he must find more of her tapes—while forces work against them both, and time is running out.
I received this as part of the Ultimate Blog Tour organised by @TheWriteReads, but this review is honest, and in no way influenced by the other awesome participants. Check out the other participants on Twitter @WriteReadsTours.

What did I think?

3.5 Stars.

This is a short and quick read, and an equally sweet read.

The plot follows the two main characters, Keith and Lindsey. One lives in 2019, the other, Lindsey, thirty years ago in 1989. They communicate through VHS tapes that Lindsey recorded as a young woman and Keith purchased from a local flea market.

I liked A Different Time a lot.

It failed to make me emotional, however, probably because it's too short and there aren't enough pages to fully develop the characters or the time they live in.

Sadly, that shortness also made the romance feel rushed, and instead of a slowly developing love story, the book offers insta-love something I really don't like.

The prose is smooth and makes this a pleasing read. It's a sweet story, and definitely worth a read, but I wish it were longer.

Recommended to romance fans who are looking for a quick, sweet read and who don't mind a fantastic element.


  1. It's a pity about the fast pacing and lack of character or relationship development. I do like the premise, though. It does sound sweet and very unique.

    Lovely review, Olivia :)

  2. short stories are a hit or miss for me for the same reason! Often the character development falls short!