Friday, November 28, 2008

A Train Through Time by Bess McBride is Out in Print Today!




A Train Through Time, a time travel set on a train to the late Victorian era of Seattle, is out in print today! I love the book and had a great time writing it. I hope you enjoy! The book trailer link is below as well as blips from a few lovely reviews!

Blurb: College teacher Ellie Standish thinks she’s on a sleek modern train heading to a conference on women’s studies in Seattle, but she awakens from a night’s doze to find herself on a bizarre historical train full of late Victorian era reenactors who refuse to come out of character. When the leader of the group—one handsome, green-eyed Robert Chamberlain—finally convinces her the date is indeed 1901, a skeptical Ellie decries any eccentric theories of time travel and presumes she is smack dab in the middle of a very interesting historical dream. She turns the directorial reins of her dream over to one smitten and willing Robert, only to realize that dreams cannot last forever. Someday, she must wake up to reality, though Ellie no longer has any idea what reality is. She only knows that Robert must play an important part in her future. But how can he...if he’s only a figment of her imagination or worse yet...a man who belongs to an era long past?

Excerpt:

“I’m not going to marry an eighteen-year-old girl, Grandmother.” Robert turned away and strode to the bay window. He stared down onto the city below.

“Robert, be reasonable. You need to marry sometime. Don’t you want a wife? One young enough to give you children? Any one of your sister’s friends would be quite suitable.”

“I’m afraid not, Grandmother. I’m waiting.”

“Waiting for what?” Mrs. Chamberlain muttered.

“The right one. She will come along. I know it.”

“For goodness sake, Robert. Where will you find her? You never appear even to look.”

Robert continued to stare out the window with his hands clasped behind his back. “I do not think I have met her yet, but I feel certain that I will know her when she does finally appear.”

“Robert, what nonsense! You are usually so sensible in all matters except when it comes to this subject. It seems my son’s wife raised a silly romantic,” the older woman muttered.

“Perhaps she did, Grandmother. Perhaps she did,” he murmured with a smile.

“Give me great-grandchildren, Robert. I cannot live forever.”

He turned away and grinned at the frail appearing silver-haired woman resting on the green velvet settee.

“Yes, you will, Grandmother. You will outlive us all.”

“Hmmppff,” she muttered looking away. “The house is quiet. We need children in it once again.”

“Perhaps my sister can do the honors in a few years, Grandmother. All she lacks is a suitable husband.” He consulted his pocket watch.

She eyed him with a piercing stare.

“Have you become a confirmed bachelor, Robert? Has time passed you by then?”

Robert laughed and bent to kiss his grandmother’s pale cheek.

“I hope not, madam. I did not intend to remain a bachelor for the rest of my life.”

“Then why do you wait? Give me a practical reason, none of your romantic musings.”

He straightened and grinned. “I can only assure you once again that I wait for the right woman. I know it sounds foolish, but it is the truth.” He turned away toward the door. “I must go into the office to see to a few things before we leave tomorrow. I look forward to riding the train. I always do.”


Book Trailer:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Ifu1wIKlAs


Buy Link:

The Wild Rose Press: http://www.thewildrosepress.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=931&zenid=32dbbdc8c97221d858bda948d812dfd3

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Train-Through-Time-Bess-McBride/dp/1601543018/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1226938299&sr=1-3


Five Hearts and a Recommended Read from Night Owl Romance!

"I would definitely recommend this pleasant time travel story to other readers and this is a definite keeper in my library. Don’t pass this one up!"


Here's a link to the rest of the review: http://www.nightowlromance.com/nightowlromance/reviews/Review.asp?ReviewId=1967


A Fantastic Review from Writers and Readers of Distinctive Fiction

"You don’t want to miss Bess McBride’s perfectly titled, completely engaging, attention grabbing work. She’s on a professional roll."

Reviewed by Rebecca Savage

For the rest of the review, follow this link:

http://blog.lyndacoker.net/2008/08/30/wrdf-review-of-a-train-through-time-by-bess-mcbride.aspx


Four and a half books from Long and Short Reviews!

"A completely engaging story, A Train Through Time sucked me right away... You won’t want to miss this sweet, time travel romance filled with just enough sexual tension to make your heart skip a beat. Congrats to you, Ms. McBride! This is one I will be recommending to friends."

For the rest of the review, follow this link: http://www.longandshortreviews.com/LASR/1108/ATrainThroughTime-BM.htm


Bess McBride, www.bessmcbride.com

5 comments:

Mary Ricksen said...

Yeah Bess! You are on your way.
Mary

Linda LaRoque said...

Hi Bess,
I look forward to reading A Train Through Time. My husband just finished it and said it was good, he enjoyed it--a great recommendation.

Happy sales on those print copies.

Linda
Western Romance With a Twist in Time
www.lindalaroque.com

Bess McBride said...

Thank you, Mary!!!

Bess

Bess McBride said...

Hi Linda,

Your husband read it? Yikes... I never thought of a man reading it. :-) I'm glad to hear he enjoyed it.

Thank you for your well wishes!

Bess

Tori_Anne said...

Congrats on your print release, Bess! Looks thrilling! Best wishes!