The Tea Machine (The Teatime Chronicles #1) by Gill McKnight #FF #Review @YlvaPublishing

The Tea Machine


The story of a love that never dies…except it does, time after time after time.

London 1862, and Millicent Aberly, spinster by choice, has found her future love—in the future!

She meddled with her brother’s time machine and has been catapulted into an alternative world where the Roman Empire has neither declined nor fell. In fact, it has gone on to annex most of the known universe.

Millicent is rescued from Rome’s greatest enemy, the giant space squid, by Sangfroid, a tough and wily centurion who, unfortunately, dies while protecting her. Wracked by guilt and a peculiar fascination for the woman soldier, Millicent is determined to return in time to save Sangfroid from her fatal heroics. Instead, she finds her sexy centurion in her own timeline. And Sangfroid is not alone; several stowaways have come along with her.

Soon Millicent’s mews house is overrun with Roman space warriors and giant squid.addtogoodreads_zps55cd15da16April's Showering Words

Millicent is an honorable woman of her time.  That being said she can’t seem to stay in her time.  After her accidental first trip she feels it is her job to fix what she feels she wronged.  She is also drawn to Sangfroid, in way that is unconventional yet undeniable.  No matter how many time she tries to fix things something always changes.  She is confused by her feelings and frustrated by her inability to fix things.

Sangfroid is in the middle of a loosing battle when a small woman starts demanding she follow her.  She is confused because she does not know her, but feels like she does.  Sangfroid keeps getting these feelings like she knows Millicent, and loves her yet can’t remember ever meeting her.  As a military person she has learned to accept her gut feelings and move forward.

There are a lot of twist in this story.  Plus you will jump around different times in some in history, some in alternative dementions.  There are a lot of characters that come in am out of this story that make it all the more interesting.  This is a really well written book, with wonderful characters.  I really don’t know which one is my favorite,  Millicent is strong and small, also reserved and lady like. Sanfroid is rough and honest, she calls them as she see them and has little patience for the political maneuverings.

4 stars

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