About the Book
Author: February Grace
Genre: Young Adult Time Travel
Number of Pages: 176
Synopsis: Don't stay a moment longer than you have to. Don't say too much. Don't pollute the timeline.
When nineteen-year-old college library page Keigan Wainwright is sent to pick up a private donation of books for the school's collection, he has no idea where one of those books will take him, or what it will take from him.
Retracing a powerful man's footsteps through the past, Keigan finds himself caught in the same dangerous trap: falling in love with a woman he was never meant to know, and uncertain he will ever find his way home.
Wishing Cross Station: A bittersweet fantasy romance from the author of GODSPEED and OF STARDUST.
When Keigan makes a routine book donation pick up for the school's library the donor gives him a very old book and asks him to find out the truth about its history. Agreeing to do just that Keigan meets with an old man who is aghast when he sees the old book in Keigan's possession. He informs Keigan that the book is cursed and must be taken back in time and destroyed. It's almost more than Keigan can comprehend, but he makes a promise to return the book to the past. Keigan visits Wishing Cross Station after closing and the book begins to glow. He soon finds himself on the Aurelia Belle in the 1880's. Keigan can't wait to get rid of the book and return home, but then he meets Marigold and things don't seem so simple anymore.
Wishing Cross Station is a wonderfully written time travel novel. The captivating plot is rich with detail and full of intrigue. The characters are interesting and well developed. I love that Keigan is a young man of such integrity. He must make such a heart wrenching decision and he never waivers knowing what has to be done. I also have to say that the ending took me completely by surprise and was certainly not what I was expecting.
Wishing Cross Station is a fantastic young adult story of love and loss. I highly recommend picking up a copy.
About the Author
She's done a few more or less interesting things in her life, not the least of which include working for Disney, getting kissed by a Klingon (it was unprovoked) and going blind, though she wouldn't personally recommend the latter. She would however highly recommend the doctors who helped partially restore her sight after a long series of surgeries between 2009 and 2011.
She sings on key, plays by ear, and is more than mildly obsessed with colors, music, and meteor showers.
She considers each day a gift, and is eternally grateful to all the amazing people who have helped make her writing dreams come true.