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This is the fourth book in the Windsor series. Unfortunately, this was the first book I have read. Being that this was the first book for me it was a little tough to figure out what was happening. But once I did, thoroughly enjoyed this story. This is one of those books that I am hard pressed to place in a specific genre. It has time travel into the Victorian era with romance thrown in as well. All of these things are some of my favorites. The writing was wonderful! I encourage everyone to read the series! I for one will be going back to read the previous three books. I want to get the full experience!
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Sophia may be the youngest Windsor, but she knows her mind. A Princess of York, she’s committed to do her duty – prevent Jonas Byron from finding Nikola Tesla and decimating the time line.
Jax Ruston is a rugged metalsmith with curly hair and dimples to die for. A resident of 1855, he’s pledged to help Sophia find Jonas. Together, they journey across continental Europe in pursuit of Jonas.
Despite her duty, Sophia’s attracted to handsome Jax. However, he’s committed to living in 1855. Can Sophia keep her focus on her mission, or will desire interfere with her task? Only one thing is certain: a princess is always right.
She wrinkled her brow. What did she want? To go home and train horses and pray the press leave her alone? To support charities? Sure, the task was noble, but not…fulfilling. Would she be dispatched through Great Britain as a goodwill ambassador? Did she want to seek higher schooling like Richard had? Was there a balance to be found between her personal life and her royal obligations? Richard and Alice seemed to find that balance, but Sophia felt almost rudderless in this moment. Did she want to remain a princess or enjoy the anonymity that Edmund possessed?
She ran a hand over her hair. She’d never felt so directionless before. Why was that? Because she wanted Jax in her life? They had discussed visiting each other using the time machine before Augustus’ uncle passed away, but Sophia believed travel wouldn’t be approved just for dating.
“You’re a Windsor. Duty first. Love second. That’s what I did and the nation benefited because of it.” Liz’s voice filled with pride.
“I had no idea it was such a thought provoking question.” He kept his voice light in an effort to put her at ease.
She placed her hands in her lap. “Surprisingly, it is.”
“I have some very serious decisions to make regarding my future.” She drew in a breath. “And the direction I want to take it in.”
He chuckled. “Remember — a princess is always right.”
She sighed, realizing she could only think of one major problem at a time and her future would have to wait. “I have to be right when it comes to Jonas. I have to catch him.”
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Stephanie Burkhart is a 911 dispatcher for LAPD. She was born and raised in Manchester, New Hampshire. After serving 11 years in the US Army she currently calls Castaic, California her home. Stephanie was married in Denmark in 1991 and has two young sons. She adores chocolate, is addicted to coffee and enjoys early morning walks. She’s also an assistant den leader for her son’s Cub Scout den and is a Boy Scout mom. She writes paranormal, contemporary, and steampunk romance and has two children’s books published with 4RV Publishing.
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