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Once upon a time… Recent college grad Emma Damon knows the Rose Room in Hartley Hall is off limits, which is exactly why she can’t wait to get inside. Once she enters the forbidden room, Emma learns more about the history of the museum than she ever intended to know. Waking up confused and shocked in 1816, all Emma wants is to return to her cozy home with flushing toilets an Once upon a time… Recent college grad Emma Damon knows the Rose Room in Hartley Hall is off limits, which is exactly why she can’t wait to get inside. Once she enters the forbidden room, Emma learns more about the history of the museum than she ever intended to know. Waking up confused and shocked in 1816, all Emma wants is to return to her cozy home with flushing toilets and disposable razors. But when she’s mistaken for someone else, Emma must pretend to be everything she’s not. About to be engaged to the Earl of Hartley’s brother, Emma fails miserably at playing the role of a sophisticated lady. Hartley is determined to ensure that the quirky and adorable woman marries his brother – despite his ever-growing attraction to her. After loving and losing, he refuses to fall prey to the shackles of love. But as his desire for Emma increases, he knows he must forfeit his happiness for his brother’s future. After all, there’s no such thing as happily ever after. Or is there?


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Once upon a time… Recent college grad Emma Damon knows the Rose Room in Hartley Hall is off limits, which is exactly why she can’t wait to get inside. Once she enters the forbidden room, Emma learns more about the history of the museum than she ever intended to know. Waking up confused and shocked in 1816, all Emma wants is to return to her cozy home with flushing toilets an Once upon a time… Recent college grad Emma Damon knows the Rose Room in Hartley Hall is off limits, which is exactly why she can’t wait to get inside. Once she enters the forbidden room, Emma learns more about the history of the museum than she ever intended to know. Waking up confused and shocked in 1816, all Emma wants is to return to her cozy home with flushing toilets and disposable razors. But when she’s mistaken for someone else, Emma must pretend to be everything she’s not. About to be engaged to the Earl of Hartley’s brother, Emma fails miserably at playing the role of a sophisticated lady. Hartley is determined to ensure that the quirky and adorable woman marries his brother – despite his ever-growing attraction to her. After loving and losing, he refuses to fall prey to the shackles of love. But as his desire for Emma increases, he knows he must forfeit his happiness for his brother’s future. After all, there’s no such thing as happily ever after. Or is there?

30 review for Once Upon a Time Travel

  1. 4 out of 5

    Bex (Beckie Bookworm)

    I picked up Once Upon a Time Travel By Sariah Wilson as I fancied something light and fluffy and this certainly hit the spot. This is my first experience with a Sariah Wilson book and this definitely got a thumbs up from me. It was just what I needed, An easy read that put a big smile on my face. So first I just want to say I absolutely love time travel romances and couldn't wait to get stuck into this one. "So Once Upon A Time Travel," Tells the story of Emma Damon who while working at Hartley I picked up Once Upon a Time Travel By Sariah Wilson as I fancied something light and fluffy and this certainly hit the spot. This is my first experience with a Sariah Wilson book and this definitely got a thumbs up from me. It was just what I needed, An easy read that put a big smile on my face. So first I just want to say I absolutely love time travel romances and couldn't wait to get stuck into this one. "So Once Upon A Time Travel," Tells the story of Emma Damon who while working at Hartley Hall manages to get herself transported through time to 1816 (200 years in the past to be precise). Here Emma gets mistaken for someone else entirely, an American lass by the name of Miss Emily Blythe. Seeing no other course of action Emma decides to pretend to be Miss Blythe Until she can work out how to return home. The only dilemma is Miss Blythe is about to be engaged to the earl of Hartley's brother and Emma now must learn how to engage with polite society in this time period and help keep her true identity under wraps. To further confound things, Emma takes a massive shine to The Earl Of Hartley. The Earl himself has vowed never to marry, so pushes his feeling for Emma aside while in turn nudging her in his brother's direction. So this story was lovely, it kept my interest, flowed brilliantly and also made me chuckle on numerous occasions. The two main characters Emma and Hartley were extremely likeable, though I did find Hartley a bit thick-headed at times particularly in regard to his ex-love Libby, who everyone but he could see what a huge golddigger the girl was. I loved all the secondary characters, especially aunt Charles that woman cracked me up. This was also a mainly clean read, Bar a couple of heated kisses this was PG rated all the way. So Once upon a time travel really does do what it says on the tin, its a feel good delightful fun read that I really loved. So now for my negatives and I really hate to do this as I really did enjoy this story very much, So here goes, first, I didn't like the introduction of magic into the story, I think it was just put out there to help explain the time travelling nature of this tale, I don't think it added much overall and I would have preferred it not to have entered the equation at all as this was such a lovely tale and it was managing just fine without its inclusion. That brings me to my second gripe the time travelling itself. I kept waiting for someone to explain how the dress with the note got into the closet, and waiting and waiting some more, I finally assumed Emma had put it there at some point but this was never actually clarified for me. Then there were a lot of things that came out of Emma's mouth that I felt people in the 1800's would have been much more shocked by, she didn't have a filter, I myself found her extremely amusing but I felt The aristocracy of the nineteenth century would have been outraged. My final issue was When the real Miss Emily Blythe reared her little head. It was brushed away so easily and I found the events just a little convenient and a trifle unbelievable in their content. So, Now that nasty business is over with, let me just say that this was such an entertaining read. I found Once Upon a time travel very amusing and I would so recommend this to others no issue. So lastly just want to say thank you to NetGalley and the author for providing me with an ARC This is my own unbiased and honest opinion. Reviewed By Beckie Bookworm https://www.facebook.com/beckiebookworm/ www.beckiebookworm.com

  2. 4 out of 5

    Kathy

    Super fun! This was just the distraction I needed! I thought this was a fun and unique story and was sucked in from the start. It combines my two favorite genres, contemporary and regency, into one delightful story. After loosing her parents at a young age, Emma Damon spent her early years bouncing from one foster home to the next. Never really having an actual home to call her own. She overcomes her trials and works hard putting herself through school. After graduation college she lands an inte Super fun! This was just the distraction I needed! I thought this was a fun and unique story and was sucked in from the start. It combines my two favorite genres, contemporary and regency, into one delightful story. After loosing her parents at a young age, Emma Damon spent her early years bouncing from one foster home to the next. Never really having an actual home to call her own. She overcomes her trials and works hard putting herself through school. After graduation college she lands an internship (or something like that) at Hartley Hall in England, she jumps at the chance and figures this will be a good chance to figure out her next step in life. She is drawn to Hartley Hall and her life is changed forever when she's snooping one night and discovers a hidden door. From the synopsis you already know that Emma gets transported back 200 years to 1816. It's always fun to think about time-travel, wondering what it would be like to go back in time, or jump 200 years in the future! I can't even imagine what the world will be like in 2217! I think going back in time would be a little easier since we have so many books about the time period and would sort of know what to expect. I thought Ms. Wilson did a great job showing the differences between the time periods and how hard it would be to acclimate to such different customs, etc. I loved the characters, Emma, Hartley and Aunt Charles as well as the other supporting cast. Emma is a likable heroine who is struggling to adapt to 1816 norms and give up all our modern conveniences. Harley was a great broody regency hero. There's lots of tension and chemistry between the two and of course some swoony kisses! One thing I liked that sets this apart from other regencies, is I just didn't know how it would end. The time-travel element leaves things up in the air as you read so you're never really sure if Emma will stay or go or what will happen. I liked being kept on my toes, but knew Ms. Wilson would find a way for them (and me) to get a HEA. Overall, I really enjoyed this one and would definitely recommend to any contemporary/regency fan! Content Romance: Clean - a few steamy kisses, but stays clean Language: None, that I remember Violence: None-very mild Religious: None: Series: I SURE HOPE SO! Looking for something similar? Try Once Upon a Lifetime, Prada & Prejudice, Intertwine, Time for a Duke Source: Netgally

  3. 4 out of 5

    Sara

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. A light and fluffy historical romance novel that's perfect for relaxing on a cosy evening by the fire. I liked this for the most part. Yes, it wasn't particularly historically accurate and the process of 'time travel' and Emma's sudden appearance in Regency England required the reader to suspend their disbelief a little, but it was fun. Lots of fun. I laughed a lot, and sometimes that's all I need in a book. Something to entertain I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. A light and fluffy historical romance novel that's perfect for relaxing on a cosy evening by the fire. I liked this for the most part. Yes, it wasn't particularly historically accurate and the process of 'time travel' and Emma's sudden appearance in Regency England required the reader to suspend their disbelief a little, but it was fun. Lots of fun. I laughed a lot, and sometimes that's all I need in a book. Something to entertain and amuse. The author writes with obvious care of her characters. She enjoys putting Emma in uncomfortable historical situations for the readers amusement, and it's great to see her adjust to a different time period. The romance is played out well, and isn't too intense. Everything is kept light and good hearted, which fit the overall feel of the story well. The writing is also surprising good. This left me feeling all warm and fuzzy insid. Just what I needed.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Julie Carpenter

    Oh heavens! That was fun! I think several people might give this a 4* rating rather than a 5* if they're getting technical or looking for a strict regency read and all proper characters but that's not what this is at all. I so did not expect some of the twists and turns that were in this book. But I loved it! I laughed out loud, got a little frustrated at some characters, aka Hartley, got a little emotional along with them (tears, anger, some swoony sighs), but overall just kept turning the page Oh heavens! That was fun! I think several people might give this a 4* rating rather than a 5* if they're getting technical or looking for a strict regency read and all proper characters but that's not what this is at all. I so did not expect some of the twists and turns that were in this book. But I loved it! I laughed out loud, got a little frustrated at some characters, aka Hartley, got a little emotional along with them (tears, anger, some swoony sighs), but overall just kept turning the pages and having a grand ol' time while reading! And yes, I was highlighting like crazy! We've got contemporary time, England, time travel, Regency time, magic, unconventional moments and lots of laughs packed into this story. Emma cracked me up! When she's transported back in time and finds herself completely out of her element, she steps up to the plate and delivers. Could you imagine finding yourself in the Regency time period without knowing about the customs and societal expectations? Well that's exactly what happens to Emma. And her little quips...definitely kept the Regency characters on their toes trying to figure out what she was saying to them. I had to laugh when she first thought she was dreaming and starts talking to Lord Hartley as if he was her dream man. Oh heavens...open mouth, insert foot! Especially when she discovers she's not dreaming. Ha! Talk about getting into some interesting conversations when what she thought was being said was not what someone else thought was being said. Her giggles over a whist game, or riding horses, or being name-ist (because the name Kitty was definitely a little bit or a lot a bit used for similar characters). Ok, maybe those few references won't mean anything to you if you haven't read the book, but those of you who have, you totally understand. Those of you who will be reading it, you'll know soon enough. Hartley, well he may be a little slow in my book because of his whole, "you're going to marry my brother" attitude. But I think I might forgive him when he comes to his senses...finally! And what brings him to his senses, fun, fun, fun. Gotta love family and plans and plots and being too absorbed to see what's right in front of you. Ok, I guess I loved Hartley too! Seriously this was just fun from the get go. Charles...yep loved, absolutely loved and adored Charles! By the way, Charles is the aunt and the best aunt EVER! She had me laughing and cheering her on at all of her fun antics and sly ways. And Cinderella, yes it has always been one of my favorite fairy tales and I'll just say that the whole usage of it in this story only had me loving it more. If you're looking for prim and proper and dead on the money type Regency read, keep looking. But if you want something that will just be pure fun and laughs and such, grab this one! There were a couple times though that I felt like Emma and Hartley were being a little repetitive in their back and forth but even with feeling that way I think it worked for the storyline. I can see some readers possibly thinking some of that could have been shortened or his referencing a past love and heartache a few more times than necessary. But like I said, I think it worked and kept the tension and angst flowing in the story. I really want to share lots of my quotes with you but after I scrolled through them I think they'd be spoilerish and I just can't do that, so you only get one quote that I hope you'll enjoy! "I would suppose that every time period would have their advantages or disadvantages. No place would be perfect," he mused. "That what would matter would be the people you chose to pass it with." That drive I felt to go back to my own time? That was about being timesick, not homesick. He was right. The people who loved you mattered. I felt more at home here than I ever had anywhere else. This book was seriously just what I needed the last two days. Life has been super busy culminating with all these projects finishing up this week and weekend. And little sleep and emotions high as well as the anniversary today of a tragic and shocking death of a loved one that just still hurts. So to say that I needed something lighthearted and distracting and that this completely delivered is absolutely true! Thanks Sariah Wilson for a fun escape from everything while I dove in and enjoyed your book!!! Many thanks and many hugs! Content: Clean. There is some mild innuendo scattered throughout the book. Some more intense kissing scenes but nothing more than kissing. Some talk about sex, nothing graphic, mostly at the beginning that the main character doesn't want to have sex before marriage and has been pressured by dates to do so. I received a copy from the publisher, Kindle Press, via NetGalley. All thoughts and opinions in the review are my own. Happy Reading!!!

  5. 4 out of 5

    Teresa

    This was quite an enjoyable light read. Emma is an American who travels through time from 2017 to 1816 through a house, that is now a museum, in England where she is working with her friend Bex, a fellow historian, for the Summer. She meets Hartley, who seems to think she is someone else, and of course they fall in love throughout the book after a series of mishaps. While I did enjoy the story, I thought it was too drawn out. Also Hartley, while being portrayed as some kind of demi-God, was actu This was quite an enjoyable light read. Emma is an American who travels through time from 2017 to 1816 through a house, that is now a museum, in England where she is working with her friend Bex, a fellow historian, for the Summer. She meets Hartley, who seems to think she is someone else, and of course they fall in love throughout the book after a series of mishaps. While I did enjoy the story, I thought it was too drawn out. Also Hartley, while being portrayed as some kind of demi-God, was actually quite annoying at times. He was a bit thick about his feelings for Emma and was a bit sickeningly self sacrificing for the 'good of the family' etc. About a third of the way into the book I seriously considered DNF'ing the book as magic came into it and I can't stand magic in stories. It didn't seem to serve any purpose either other than to make Aunt Charles ready to accept Emma's story as soon as told. For me it spoiled the story. Having said that, Aunt Charles was a wonderful character and I enjoyed her machinations very much. It's credit to the author that I continued on because I needed to know how it ended. The ending was lovely and the epilogue was perfect. So if you like your Time Travel with a dash of magic then you'll certainly enjoy this.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Katie

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. I received this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This review contains some spoilers for the book. In Once Upon a Time Travel, Emma, a recent college graduate (in 2017) spending the summer working at a museum (formerly the home of the Portwood family) in England, accidentally finds herself time traveling to 1816, where she is mistaken to be a Miss Emily Blythe, whom the lord of the house (Hartley) is intending to have marry his brother, James. However Emma and Hartley quickly I received this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This review contains some spoilers for the book. In Once Upon a Time Travel, Emma, a recent college graduate (in 2017) spending the summer working at a museum (formerly the home of the Portwood family) in England, accidentally finds herself time traveling to 1816, where she is mistaken to be a Miss Emily Blythe, whom the lord of the house (Hartley) is intending to have marry his brother, James. However Emma and Hartley quickly develop feelings for each other, even though Hartley is determined to marry her off to his brother, and Emma is determined to get home to 2017. While this book was enjoyable enough to keep reading, there were a few things that really stuck out to me that lessened my enjoyment of the book. First, Emma mentions multiple times that she studied American history in college, and yet she seems to have no idea whatsoever what life in 1816 is like. I understand that English history is not the same, and while my own knowledge of history is lacking, I cannot imagine that America and England in 1816 were that incredibly different for her to understand NOTHING of the time to which she travelled. Additionally, I understand that when she woke up and initially thought she was dreaming, that it made sense for her to continue speaking as if it were the 21st century. And even once she realized it wasn't a dream, it would be totally understandable if she slipped up occasionally. However, she didn't seem to make any effort whatsoever to actually acclimate her speech and mannerisms to the 19th century. She continually made references to things that didn't exist, and then was put off when people didn't understand what she was referring to. Also, there seemed to be things thrown in for the sake of convenience, such as the whole existence of magic, which seemed pretty inconsequential to the story, except to give a reason why the time travel even happened, but the fact that witches exist was basically glossed over. Additionally, she didn't have to convince the Duchess that she was worthy of her attention because conveniently, the Duchess's daughter started to choke and she gave her the Heimlich maneuver and suddenly the Duchess wanted to be her BFF. There were some things that I liked. I liked the slow burn romance. I liked most of the characters, especially Charles. And I liked the happy ending. I don't really recommend this book unless you want something fluffy/light and can get past all the negatives I mentioned above. One last thing. James mentioned that his brother never loses his temper, and Emma says that he always loses it around her. Is that supposed to be romantic? Because it actually really bothered me that they acted like it was, when it seemed really problematic that he loses his temper around her when normally he's more composed. Update (12/31/17): Changed my rating to 2 stars. The more I thought about this book, the more I realized there were more things I disliked than liked.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Miche

    This book was both adorable and hilarious!

  8. 5 out of 5

    Aimee (Getting Your Read On)

    This book was highly entertaining to me. I smiled a LOT and I even giggled out loud a few times. I love when books amuse me. Then you add in the ever growing attraction and tension between Emma and Hartley and I was completely hooked. There were a few times I was mentally pulling my hair out and yelling, "Oh, COME ON!" only to be right back to giggling the next minute. So fun. There is a great cast of characters in this book and I loved the touch of the magical here. I'd love to see this book gro This book was highly entertaining to me. I smiled a LOT and I even giggled out loud a few times. I love when books amuse me. Then you add in the ever growing attraction and tension between Emma and Hartley and I was completely hooked. There were a few times I was mentally pulling my hair out and yelling, "Oh, COME ON!" only to be right back to giggling the next minute. So fun. There is a great cast of characters in this book and I loved the touch of the magical here. I'd love to see this book grow into a series with some back stories about Hartley's sisters. Sariah Wilson is a go-to author for me. This book is not like her others but it is surely one of her most amusing. This is the perfect book for a romantic escape. It will lighten your day and bring a smile to your face. Content: some kissing, making out that gets a little steamy but stays clean - I received a copy of this book, per my request, from the publisher via NetGalley. All opinions expressed are my own.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Maranda

    What would you give up for your one true love? Well Emma Damon finds that when she travels from 2017 back to 1816 she has to give up modern conveniences to be in the arms of Hartley. Hartley is a man who has closed off his heart and hardened his soul against romance because of the loss of a women. Emma knows that she must adapt to her new age in order to survive but is she willing to be wed to a man she has not met? This story revolves around a group of many unique characters that the reader wis What would you give up for your one true love? Well Emma Damon finds that when she travels from 2017 back to 1816 she has to give up modern conveniences to be in the arms of Hartley. Hartley is a man who has closed off his heart and hardened his soul against romance because of the loss of a women. Emma knows that she must adapt to her new age in order to survive but is she willing to be wed to a man she has not met? This story revolves around a group of many unique characters that the reader wishes to know more about. Wonder if Wilson intends to explore them in a series? Amusement and paranormal surprises make this glued to your hands read not to be missed. "A copy of this book was provided by Kindle Press via NetGalley with no requirement for a review. Comments here are my honest opinion."

  10. 5 out of 5

    Lisa (Bookworm Lisa)

    If you want some "laugh-out-loud" moments this would be a great book to pick up. It features a young woman who has time traveled to the Regency Period. The descriptions of the stark differences in luxuries remind me how grateful I am to be here in this time period. The way of life, mannerisms, and language are very different. The descriptions of putting on a corset: NO THANK YOU! The book is full of sarcastic humor that helped make it fun to read. There were a few moments when I felt it lagged, b If you want some "laugh-out-loud" moments this would be a great book to pick up. It features a young woman who has time traveled to the Regency Period. The descriptions of the stark differences in luxuries remind me how grateful I am to be here in this time period. The way of life, mannerisms, and language are very different. The descriptions of putting on a corset: NO THANK YOU! The book is full of sarcastic humor that helped make it fun to read. There were a few moments when I felt it lagged, but overall, it has a good pacing. The book contains some pretty intense kissing and a ton of innuendo. Source: Kindle Unlimited.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Lauren

    Hilarious and romantic slow burn Emma Damon falls in love with a painting then falls into the past to meet the man himself. He’s handsome, annoying, and seriously weakening her resolve to get back to the 21st Century. Jaxon, Earl of Hartley, is trying his hardest not to fall for his brother’s mail order bride (it makes sense in context) as he tries to make her acceptable to polite society, but her unconventional ways are making it difficult and it seems like his entire family are bent on playing m Hilarious and romantic slow burn Emma Damon falls in love with a painting then falls into the past to meet the man himself. He’s handsome, annoying, and seriously weakening her resolve to get back to the 21st Century. Jaxon, Earl of Hartley, is trying his hardest not to fall for his brother’s mail order bride (it makes sense in context) as he tries to make her acceptable to polite society, but her unconventional ways are making it difficult and it seems like his entire family are bent on playing matchmaker for the wrong brother. This book is hilarious. I laughed out loud at several pieces of dialogue, from walking into the linen closet to kicking over an urn. Emma is so delightfully awkward and perfectly made to drive Hartley up the wall. I did feel that the constant dissection of modern slang got a little wearying, especially when it didn’t seem that obscure (seriously, a 21st Century co-worker would understand ‘hang out and hook up’, even if she’s British, right?). I loved how the relationship grew from a mutual attraction to a genuine connection over time; the scene where Hartley is praising Emma to his brother is really sweet. While I don’t normally go for jealousy as a dating tactic, it was handled deftly enough to be endearing than infuriating. The mystical element came a little out of left field, but hopefully there will be more books to explore it a little further. Hartley certainly has enough siblings for a series and we see just enough of them to be interested. Aunt Charles is also, hands-down, the best, even if her matchmaking was so blatant it makes Hartley look oblivious. I received a copy of this story from the author through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Christina

    From the moment I began I fell in love with this book! Usually I am not as big a fan of time travel, but this book really did it for me. The author did such a great job in her characterization, I found myself laughing at many parts and tearing up at others. I loved loved LOVED our main character, Emma. She was spunky and fun and said exactly what she thought. I enjoyed her foray into the Regency era, where she did not quite fit in or know what to do. I loved how she was always true to herself -e From the moment I began I fell in love with this book! Usually I am not as big a fan of time travel, but this book really did it for me. The author did such a great job in her characterization, I found myself laughing at many parts and tearing up at others. I loved loved LOVED our main character, Emma. She was spunky and fun and said exactly what she thought. I enjoyed her foray into the Regency era, where she did not quite fit in or know what to do. I loved how she was always true to herself -even after learning all the mannerisms and rules of etiquette, she never truly lost who she was or her quirky mannerisms. The romance between her and Hartley was so adorable. I loved how they quarreled and bantered back and forth. It was a clean romance, but with lots of swoon-worthy moments (my favorite kind). The author made it so easy to fall in love with the many characters in this book, and I ate up the pages in less than two days. I truly hope the author plans to write more books in this era. I have really enjoyed each book she has written!

  13. 5 out of 5

    wonderfullyweird88

    Emma Damon, a recent graduate, received a scholarship to study in London. Working in Hartley Hall, Emma knows the Rose Room is off limits but she just can’t resist. Finding a hidden room behind a portrait adds to Emma’s excitement. Unfortunately, she finds herself trapped and loses consciousness. Waking up confused and shocked in 1816, all Emma wants is to return home. Hartley is a man who has closed off his heart and hardened his soul against romance because of the loss of a woman. He is determi Emma Damon, a recent graduate, received a scholarship to study in London. Working in Hartley Hall, Emma knows the Rose Room is off limits but she just can’t resist. Finding a hidden room behind a portrait adds to Emma’s excitement. Unfortunately, she finds herself trapped and loses consciousness. Waking up confused and shocked in 1816, all Emma wants is to return home. Hartley is a man who has closed off his heart and hardened his soul against romance because of the loss of a woman. He is determined this unusual woman marry his brother despite his own growing attraction. Enlisting the help of his Aunt Charles, he seeks to make Emma the toast of the ton. I hope Ms Wilson intends to develop this into a series as she created an interesting mix of characters and word building that deserve to be explored. I received a copy of this book from the publishers via netgalley in exchange for an honest review. For my full review please see my blog http://wonderfullyweird88.com/?p=324

  14. 4 out of 5

    Pascale

    -‘“Toto, I don’t think we’re in the twenty-first century anymore,” I whispered... Somehow, I had time traveled. I had gone back two hundred years.’- I snort-laughed more times than I could count reading this. As always when it comes to Sariah Wilson’s work, I was well entertained and had a very hard time putting the book down. I am not usually a fan of time-travel books or paranormal romances but when I saw who the author was, I immediately requested to read this on NetGalley and it certainly was -‘“Toto, I don’t think we’re in the twenty-first century anymore,” I whispered... Somehow, I had time traveled. I had gone back two hundred years.’- I snort-laughed more times than I could count reading this. As always when it comes to Sariah Wilson’s work, I was well entertained and had a very hard time putting the book down. I am not usually a fan of time-travel books or paranormal romances but when I saw who the author was, I immediately requested to read this on NetGalley and it certainly was not a disappointment. I loved every moment. I highly recommend this book. Excellent, as always. This was my favourite book of hers (yet). It’s soooo steamy (but she still keeps it clean, no worries there), like toe-curling stuff - and that ending! -Magical!

  15. 4 out of 5

    Pam

    What a darling book! I loved Hartley and Emma, but Charles stole the show. She was fantastic. The story was wonderful and loved the deep, rich, characters. Emma never failed to crack me up and Charles' conniving was so much fun. Especially loved the epilogue. Another Sariah Wilson book I found very hard to put down.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Craig Becker

    Could have been a great read Why the author decided the main character Emma had to be an idiot, I have no idea. Why would you set the character up as having a college degree in America history and then have her go back in time and not understand ANY of the cultural references. So disappointing. Their was nice background development for the characters and why they were an emotional wreck but if you want your heroine to be a clueless imbecile don’t give them a college education and an internship i Could have been a great read Why the author decided the main character Emma had to be an idiot, I have no idea. Why would you set the character up as having a college degree in America history and then have her go back in time and not understand ANY of the cultural references. So disappointing. Their was nice background development for the characters and why they were an emotional wreck but if you want your heroine to be a clueless imbecile don’t give them a college education and an internship in an 19th century museum.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Nicole (TheBookWormDrinketh)

    I recieved a copy of this book from Netgalley and Kindle Press in exchange for an honest review. When I put in a request for a copy of this book I was honestly a little worried... ANOTHER time travelling romance?? Been there. Done that. TO DEATH!! What a breath of fresh air this book was!! Lighthearted, entertaining and I LOVED that the 19th century male romantic interest wasn't your typical broody Darcy/Hearhcliffe character. (not that I would EVER bad mouth Darcy!.. But there can only be one!) I recieved a copy of this book from Netgalley and Kindle Press in exchange for an honest review. When I put in a request for a copy of this book I was honestly a little worried... ANOTHER time travelling romance?? Been there. Done that. TO DEATH!! What a breath of fresh air this book was!! Lighthearted, entertaining and I LOVED that the 19th century male romantic interest wasn't your typical broody Darcy/Hearhcliffe character. (not that I would EVER bad mouth Darcy!.. But there can only be one!) I loved that Hartley had his own personality and wit. Sure, he had a little of the brood. But, it was broody with a twinkle. Lol! My only complaint would be Emma's incessant propensity to throw around 21st century colloquialisms even when she had been in the 19th century for a while. I can understand them slipping out, but she talked like she wasn't even trying to stop them and make sense. In reality she probably would have been thrown out or burned at the stake or something.. Not had some handsome count fall in love with her. But, a little suspension of belief is never a bad thing for a cute, entertaining read!

  18. 5 out of 5

    Alisa

    Emma, a 2017 recent college grad, finds herself in 1816. Mistakenly believed to be Miss Emily Blythe, who is coming from America to wed the Earl of Hartley's brother, Emma goes along with the mistaken identity while she tries to figure out how to get back to 2017! The more time she spends with the Earl of Hartley, the less motivated she is to leave 1816. There are lots of secrets in the Earl's family and a lot of fun family members - hopefully we will get some of their stories in future books! I f Emma, a 2017 recent college grad, finds herself in 1816. Mistakenly believed to be Miss Emily Blythe, who is coming from America to wed the Earl of Hartley's brother, Emma goes along with the mistaken identity while she tries to figure out how to get back to 2017! The more time she spends with the Earl of Hartley, the less motivated she is to leave 1816. There are lots of secrets in the Earl's family and a lot of fun family members - hopefully we will get some of their stories in future books! I felt like the pacing in this book was a little slow at times, but overall I thought it was a fun read! It was easy to like Emma and Hartley and to cheer for their HEA! Content: Clean Source: Netgalley (opinion is 100% my own)

  19. 4 out of 5

    Nancy

    Emma Damon has no family so when she has an opportunity to go to London and work at Hartley Hall. She loves the history of it all. Temptation is just too great so Emma falls asleep in the Rose room and wakes up in the 1800s in Hartley Hall when it was a home for the Portwood family. The Earl thinks she is the young lady from America he was expecting to marry off to his brother. Emma decides for now she will pretend she is who he thinks she is. Eventually she tells his Aunt Charles what happened Emma Damon has no family so when she has an opportunity to go to London and work at Hartley Hall. She loves the history of it all. Temptation is just too great so Emma falls asleep in the Rose room and wakes up in the 1800s in Hartley Hall when it was a home for the Portwood family. The Earl thinks she is the young lady from America he was expecting to marry off to his brother. Emma decides for now she will pretend she is who he thinks she is. Eventually she tells his Aunt Charles what happened but the aunt can see there are some sparks between them. The brother isn't expected yet so we''ll see what happens in the mean time. This is a feel good story for anyone.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Melissa

    When you read this one you just have to go into it ready to just have a good time. I love time travel romances. This is a silly romance with issues, but it can be a fun read if you just let go and enjoy it. My biggest complaint was it drug on a little too long. This is a clean romance in the sense that they don't have any sex scenes but they talk about it plenty and there is lots of make out scene that are just kissing, but have some heat.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Maya William

    I loved it!!! Wow! This story had me cracking up, from the start of each chapter of the different items Emma planned to create if she got stuck in 1816, to the friendly batter between Hartley and her taking advantage of the modetn language slangs. When I finished the book it left a grin on my lips and hoping for more about the rest of the family Awesome job :)

  22. 5 out of 5

    Penny Thurston

    Enjoyed very much. Once I started it, didn't want to put it down so I read it in a day.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Lindsay

    4.5 stars

  24. 5 out of 5

    Lissa Hawley

    This book checked all my buttons for a sweet romance. Lovable characters, gorgeous scenery and a nice dash of sass. This is an author that I can count on for a well written, cozy read.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Gemma

    Loved this book, read it in one sitting. It was clever, funny and well thought out. Will definitely be buying more from the author :)

  26. 4 out of 5

    Treena

    Thank you NetGalley for the arc. The review below is purely my own opinion. I haven't read a period/historical romance in years but I liked Sariah Wilson's other books so I requested for an arc of this one. And it was super super good! I loved it! I loved both MC's. Emma's smart, spunky, and sweet. Hartley was gruff, adorable, and oh-so-swoony. (I was imagining Justin Hartley from the TV show "This Is Us" as I was reading. That totally contributed to the feels. Hahaha.) I loved the side characters Thank you NetGalley for the arc. The review below is purely my own opinion. I haven't read a period/historical romance in years but I liked Sariah Wilson's other books so I requested for an arc of this one. And it was super super good! I loved it! I loved both MC's. Emma's smart, spunky, and sweet. Hartley was gruff, adorable, and oh-so-swoony. (I was imagining Justin Hartley from the TV show "This Is Us" as I was reading. That totally contributed to the feels. Hahaha.) I loved the side characters. I loved that there was a Pretty Woman vibe to the story. If you're looking a fun, clean, low-angst read with a ton of feels, I highly recommend this book.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Hillary Marek

    Move over Jane Austen... I never thought I would ever be moved to tears reading a fictionalized romance until I turned 15 and was given a beat up paperback copy of Pride and Prejudice. It has been my favorite story of all time ever since then. Nothing comes close to it in my mind and I have hated almost every retelling, spin off, and adaptation of it, with the exception of one movie about a girl obsessed with the book who via a magical door swaps places with Elizabeth and falls for Mr Darcy. I lo Move over Jane Austen... I never thought I would ever be moved to tears reading a fictionalized romance until I turned 15 and was given a beat up paperback copy of Pride and Prejudice. It has been my favorite story of all time ever since then. Nothing comes close to it in my mind and I have hated almost every retelling, spin off, and adaptation of it, with the exception of one movie about a girl obsessed with the book who via a magical door swaps places with Elizabeth and falls for Mr Darcy. I loved that movie. There were a lot of parallel situations in that story and this one. It's no wonder I started crying around 50% and by the epilogue was full on bawling like baby. I read one to three stories a day. Some are short or part of an anthology, sometimes I'm up till dawn finishing off some huge manuscript, but they all have one thing in common. Not a single one can compare to this one. Without question, this is the greatest book I have ever had the privilege to enjoy in all of the 40 years I have inhabited this world. Not much more I can say. I am confident that if you love, love you will LOVE this love story. -Hillary Marek from Maliceon Book Reviews

  28. 4 out of 5

    Paula Bothwell

    Once Upon a Time Travel - PG Violence: minor fisticuffs Language: nothing offensive Sex: no sex, but ridiculously wonderful kisses. Yay, Sariah Wilson! She's an automatic buy for me. I LOVED Emma and Hartley. Great escape!

  29. 4 out of 5

    Michelle Louise

    I'm a sucker for Time-Travel romance. I'm also a sucker for Regency Romance. Once Upon a Time Travel scratches both of those itches. A recent graduate with a degree in history, Emma doesn't know what she wants to do with her life. Which is how she ends up working at a London townhouse turned museum. There her natural curiosity leads her straight into a mystery and then back through time to 1816. Not wanting to end up out on the street, or worse, she impersonates an expected American arrival all I'm a sucker for Time-Travel romance. I'm also a sucker for Regency Romance. Once Upon a Time Travel scratches both of those itches. A recent graduate with a degree in history, Emma doesn't know what she wants to do with her life. Which is how she ends up working at a London townhouse turned museum. There her natural curiosity leads her straight into a mystery and then back through time to 1816. Not wanting to end up out on the street, or worse, she impersonates an expected American arrival all the while trying and failing to curb her growing attraction to her host Hartley - a wealthy Earl with a broken heart. I fully loved this story. While I had issues with the heroine's POV being in first person while the hero's was in third, it didn't take away from my enjoyment of it. Emma was a fun, character full of spunk who wasn't afraid to speak her mind or give up her morals. But also had the good sense to try to adapt to the situation she found herself in. Hartley was a little too understanding, but the reason became clear through the storytelling. His family was always more feminist than the average nobility because... well... reasons. And spoilers. Trust me I am spoiling this, but it helps explain a lot. The secondary characters were great and the story didn't get bogged down with oodles and oodles of characters. I adored Charles... she was the Aunt every time-traveling heroine needs. The book is a clean romance -- no sex, not even fade to black -- but it didn't need it. In all, I'd love to read more from the author and I definitely recommend checking out the book. Five stars. *** I received a copy of this book through NetGalley

  30. 4 out of 5

    Lindsey Gray

    I received this book for free. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. Want a twist on your historical romance? Once Upon a Time Travel will definitely hit the spot! American Emma is in the UK working at historic Hartley Hall. She’s made a great friend in roommate Bex and loves watching Bex swoon over the current Earl of Hartley, Charlie Portwood. When Emma ventures into a forbidden part of Hartley Hall, she finds more than she ever expected. Thrust back in time to I received this book for free. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. Want a twist on your historical romance? Once Upon a Time Travel will definitely hit the spot! American Emma is in the UK working at historic Hartley Hall. She’s made a great friend in roommate Bex and loves watching Bex swoon over the current Earl of Hartley, Charlie Portwood. When Emma ventures into a forbidden part of Hartley Hall, she finds more than she ever expected. Thrust back in time to the Hartley Hall of 1816, she’s mistaken for an American Miss Blythe sent to wed the Earl’s younger brother. Emma is instantly attracted to one thing in her new time, the Earl of Hartley, Jaxson Portwood. Through the magic that brought Emma back in time, she strives to find a way back home. She struggles to keep up the rouse of being Miss Blythe, but eventually is able to confide in the Earl’s aunt, Charles. Yes, you read that right, Hartley’s aunt is named Charles. Wilson creates hilarious and heartfelt situations to bring us a love story lost in time. While Emma’s point of view is told in a first person narrative, Hartley’s is told in third person, an interesting and refreshing choice. I loved the Emma’s fiery disposition and her determination to make the best of her life while she was trapped in 1816. I won’t give away the ending, but we do get a happily ever after Wilson promises. This was my first experience reading Sariah Wilson’s work and based on this novel, I look forward to reading many more stories of hers in the future.

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