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Emma Wellington is dealing with the strange disappearance of her sister and brother-in-law, and no one is certain they’re even still alive. Saddled with their home drowning in probate, she is forced to take over the settling of their estate. As she is standing in her sister’s library, possibly for the last time, she sees a strange vision and then her world goes black. She Emma Wellington is dealing with the strange disappearance of her sister and brother-in-law, and no one is certain they’re even still alive. Saddled with their home drowning in probate, she is forced to take over the settling of their estate. As she is standing in her sister’s library, possibly for the last time, she sees a strange vision and then her world goes black. She awakens to find herself in an old-fashioned carriage house, facing a man in top hat and tails. Clayton Madden is in Lincoln’s War Cabinet and after arriving home one evening, discovers a beautiful woman in the shadows of his carriage house. He is immediately enamored with the tall beauty, despite her strange speech and dress. His intention is to get to know her further, but she disappears in the middle of the night with no explanation as to where she’s gone. Will he find her before a deeper plot threatens her life? Will Clayton and Emma find a love that is everlasting?


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Emma Wellington is dealing with the strange disappearance of her sister and brother-in-law, and no one is certain they’re even still alive. Saddled with their home drowning in probate, she is forced to take over the settling of their estate. As she is standing in her sister’s library, possibly for the last time, she sees a strange vision and then her world goes black. She Emma Wellington is dealing with the strange disappearance of her sister and brother-in-law, and no one is certain they’re even still alive. Saddled with their home drowning in probate, she is forced to take over the settling of their estate. As she is standing in her sister’s library, possibly for the last time, she sees a strange vision and then her world goes black. She awakens to find herself in an old-fashioned carriage house, facing a man in top hat and tails. Clayton Madden is in Lincoln’s War Cabinet and after arriving home one evening, discovers a beautiful woman in the shadows of his carriage house. He is immediately enamored with the tall beauty, despite her strange speech and dress. His intention is to get to know her further, but she disappears in the middle of the night with no explanation as to where she’s gone. Will he find her before a deeper plot threatens her life? Will Clayton and Emma find a love that is everlasting?

30 review for The Bride Found

  1. 5 out of 5

    Cheesecake

    Well I was intrigued to read a story about a man who has Lincoln's ear in the midst of the Civil war... but sadly... that just isn't what I read. I read a flighty story about a man who seems to do very little work and a woman who is happy to give up her love of modern dance to live in restrictive Victorian clothing for the rest of her life. The intrigue was spoon fed, the characters modern (even those that weren't). So Emma falls into the past in this Piper Davenport novel written as Tracey Jane Ja Well I was intrigued to read a story about a man who has Lincoln's ear in the midst of the Civil war... but sadly... that just isn't what I read. I read a flighty story about a man who seems to do very little work and a woman who is happy to give up her love of modern dance to live in restrictive Victorian clothing for the rest of her life. The intrigue was spoon fed, the characters modern (even those that weren't). So Emma falls into the past in this Piper Davenport novel written as Tracey Jane Jackson. There she meets Clayton who is besotted at first sight. She then is brought to her sister and brother-in-law who fell into the past awhile ago and were believed dead in the present (see book one). The rest of the book is a mish-mash of this and that and a tenuous plot to do away with President Lincoln. Skimmed a lot after the first third. Clayton was a sweet and devoted H. Too many TSTL moments from Fiona (Emma's sister) safety is fine (view spoiler)[ there is a wannabe OW that was a childhood friend. He is oblivious and uninterested. No mention of other women but he isn't a virgin. She is actually a virgin... WTF???? They marry about halfway and lots of sexy times after that to add to the page count. (hide spoiler)]

  2. 4 out of 5

    Brenda

    What a great book, rich in history (Civil War), time travel, romance, and intrique! A sequel to "The Bride Price" which is a fabulous first book. You needn't read it before "The Bride Found" although you will find that they do build on each other in such a way that the second book is like picking up some old friends whose stories you wish to continue. There are some books written in sequel that you find if you read them too quickly one after the other, you lose something and they become too predi What a great book, rich in history (Civil War), time travel, romance, and intrique! A sequel to "The Bride Price" which is a fabulous first book. You needn't read it before "The Bride Found" although you will find that they do build on each other in such a way that the second book is like picking up some old friends whose stories you wish to continue. There are some books written in sequel that you find if you read them too quickly one after the other, you lose something and they become too predictable. This book does not fall into that category, if you read the firat and then pick this one up, you are just as interested in finding out what happens to the characters! Although the characters of the first book are present, this book introduces more and adds to the mix. The book ended in such a place that I wanted to know more about the people of the story, setting me up to want the third book in the series. I thought at first, how could she end the book here, and then after I thought about it, of course she ended the book here, the perfect spot! Although the characters are stuck in 1863, they share quite a bit of modern humor, lost on those that have lived only in that era. Quite a bit of explaining! Pick this book up, but do yourself a favor and buy the set, you won't go wrong! I haven't read the third book in the series so can't speak of it but can only imagine that the author did herself proud with the third. Here is the description from the back of the book: Emma Wellington is dealing with the strange disappearance of her sister and brother-in-law, and no one is certain they’re even still alive. Saddled with their home drowning in probate, she is forced to take over the settling of their estate. As she is standing in her sister’s library, possibly for the last time, she sees a strange vision and then her world goes black. She awakens to find herself in an old-fashioned carriage house, facing a man in top hat and tails. Clayton Madden is in Lincoln’s War Cabinet and after arriving home one evening, discovers a beautiful woman in the shadows of his carriage house. He is immediately enamored with the tall beauty, despite her strange speech and dress. His intention is to get to know her further, but she disappears in the middle of the night with no explanation as to where she’s gone. Will he find her before a deeper plot threatens her life? Will Clayton and Emma find a love that is everlasting?

  3. 4 out of 5

    Rachel

    I've always been fascinated with the Civil War period and when I read a book with time travel, I became hooked with that genre. It stands to reason that as soon as I read the first book in this series I was "hooked". I loved the first book of the series and I'm continuing to love it with this one. I think it might be a little more interesting if you've read the first book, but not necessary as the author does such a good job of including just enough background "tidbits" that you can get the feel I've always been fascinated with the Civil War period and when I read a book with time travel, I became hooked with that genre. It stands to reason that as soon as I read the first book in this series I was "hooked". I loved the first book of the series and I'm continuing to love it with this one. I think it might be a little more interesting if you've read the first book, but not necessary as the author does such a good job of including just enough background "tidbits" that you can get the feel of the missing book. The first book was about Sophie and Jamie. This book begins in the 20th century with Emma, Sophie's sister. It tells of how she (and others) are coping with the sudden loss of her sister and brother-in-law. I won't spoil it by saying how they are reunited, just that they are. I had quite a number of chuckles, picturing this girl fro the 20th century suddenly transported to this time. Sophie did not have much trouble - she was/is a Civil War buff, so loved it. Emma, not so much.....a dancer, a flirt, ipod, cell phone, definitely a modern day girl. You knew it was going to be a "tough" job for her to fit in. It didn't help that she sprained her ankle right at the beginning. It was worth a chuckle or two to picture her coping with hoops, corset, etc. and then to need to remember her place - women definitely did not speak their opinions, act certain ways or definitely speak of certain things in mixed company. Can you imagine yourself in the same situation??? It was handled very interestingly and skillfully. The ending with the Gettysburg Address really was a nice touch. I can't wait to read the next book in the series, The Bride Spy.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Sannia

    I don't really read historical romances much but the element of time-travel sold me. That and that this was written by the amazing Piper Davenport. Where HEA and strong characterizations are a guarantee. And man, did I enjoy this book. Keep me thoroughly entertained to the end. I absolutely loved Emma's snarky yet lovable character. She had me roaring with laughter at some of her antics. What a great heroine she was. So spirited, strong-mind, outspoken. She really does not give an inch to Clayto I don't really read historical romances much but the element of time-travel sold me. That and that this was written by the amazing Piper Davenport. Where HEA and strong characterizations are a guarantee. And man, did I enjoy this book. Keep me thoroughly entertained to the end. I absolutely loved Emma's snarky yet lovable character. She had me roaring with laughter at some of her antics. What a great heroine she was. So spirited, strong-mind, outspoken. She really does not give an inch to Clayton. Lols. I love watching her match words and wits with him. She definitely earned points for not being weak or a damsel in distress. Clayton himself was sooo swoon-worthy. Such a gentlemen yet so very dominant given that time period. When men are supposed to reined in their emotions and act proper. But the author never disappoints in giving us a possessive hero and she definitely delivers in Clayton. I love how he would get so jealous of any man around Emma. And how he was already determined to claim Emma from the get go. Got me fanning myself what a caveman he turned into. Le, sigh. Seriously, this author knows how to write her heroes. The way they care, pursue, and cherish their heroines to the point of madness. Makes you wish more male leads are written this way.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Gennie Gee

    Before I say anything else, I should let you know that I am a Civil War history buff. So much so that I ended up with minors in both History and African-American studies in college. So, when I saw the first book of this series "The Bride Price" was free on iBooks, I got it. After finishing that one I was hooked! For good or ill, both books so far don't really end, they just stop, so I must get the next one to continue the story :) I'll be honest, one must suspend reality to make the premise of thi Before I say anything else, I should let you know that I am a Civil War history buff. So much so that I ended up with minors in both History and African-American studies in college. So, when I saw the first book of this series "The Bride Price" was free on iBooks, I got it. After finishing that one I was hooked! For good or ill, both books so far don't really end, they just stop, so I must get the next one to continue the story :) I'll be honest, one must suspend reality to make the premise of this series work, but it's fiction, so it works! I can't tell you how much I've always wanted to go back in time and hear Lincoln's Gettysburg Address, and in this book, the characters go too!!! I like that the words of this installment ended with Lincoln's address and not the author's. If you're a history lover like me, this series is great. Also, if you just like good old romance with a bit of sci-fi, this works also!

  6. 4 out of 5

    Leah Banicki

    From the first page I loved the main character's wit and view of things. I loved the smooth way Tracey Jackson handles the time travel, it was nice and the fun situations that arise are priceless. I love the cast of characters and have already bought book 3 to get back into the mix again. One note, I struggled personally with the dilemma of knowing at the end of the civil war the sad end of President Lincoln, could I personally not tell the president. I talked it over with my husband, just for a From the first page I loved the main character's wit and view of things. I loved the smooth way Tracey Jackson handles the time travel, it was nice and the fun situations that arise are priceless. I love the cast of characters and have already bought book 3 to get back into the mix again. One note, I struggled personally with the dilemma of knowing at the end of the civil war the sad end of President Lincoln, could I personally not tell the president. I talked it over with my husband, just for a conversation piece, then later when reading the characters had the same conversation. I loved it! The Bride found was a funny and touching read. Very organic and never forced. This author has talent. Cannot wait to see her on the best-sellers list.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Nellie

    Loved this book! Great, clean romance. Fun historical facts on the civil war and Preident Lincoln. Easy read. Very excited to continue this series!!! I would recommend for anyone! So glad I stumbled upon this author. She is great! I think the first book might have been a free book on Amazon, but now I'm hooked! This series is about Sophie, a woman from modern time, but finds herself time traveled to the late 1800's. She loved the Civil War reenactments back in her time, and is benefitting from al Loved this book! Great, clean romance. Fun historical facts on the civil war and Preident Lincoln. Easy read. Very excited to continue this series!!! I would recommend for anyone! So glad I stumbled upon this author. She is great! I think the first book might have been a free book on Amazon, but now I'm hooked! This series is about Sophie, a woman from modern time, but finds herself time traveled to the late 1800's. She loved the Civil War reenactments back in her time, and is benefitting from all the knowledge she has of dates and names as it is all unfolding in front of her. Love this series!

  8. 5 out of 5

    Shannon Sonneveldt

    I liked the first one in this series, but honestly I think I liked the second one even more. The books in the series could be read independently of one another but if you’re like me and hate to say goodbye to characters you just fall in love with, this is a great series to read in order. Many elements – romance, time travel, some suspense and action – and continuing with the wonderful characters from the first book… Two thumbs up for this wonderful sequel. Please know, I received a free copy of I liked the first one in this series, but honestly I think I liked the second one even more. The books in the series could be read independently of one another but if you’re like me and hate to say goodbye to characters you just fall in love with, this is a great series to read in order. Many elements – romance, time travel, some suspense and action – and continuing with the wonderful characters from the first book… Two thumbs up for this wonderful sequel. Please know, I received a free copy of this book in return for my honest review and am very happy about that as this is now one of my favorite series of books and Tracey Jane Jackson is now officially on my favorite authors list!

  9. 5 out of 5

    Giselle

    This book had me laughing a lot. I really enjoyed the main characters of this book Clayton and Emma. They really had so much fun. I am so excited I found this series. Loving it! Onto book 3.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Leah

    I am loving this series. A little Civil War, a little time travel, a good love story with some suspense surprising twists! Can't put these books down!

  11. 5 out of 5

    Tabitha Dotson

    I was so excited to realize this was a series! I love the aspect of a modern girl falling for a 19th century guy and all the trials that come with that.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Victoria

    Is a great book to read

  13. 5 out of 5

    Tracy Bailey

    The first book in this series was free on my kindle. I fell in love with all of the characters, so I bought the others. I was hooked. I could not wait to see what happened next.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Janine

    A continuation of the Civil War Brides saga. It is advisable to read The Bride Price first, as several things will make more sense. This one brings Sophie's sister, Emma, back in time. There seems to be two main reasons for all this time travel - one is to keep the continuity of history moving correctly as two, there is a family trying to rewrite history for their future benefit. It seems one Cary family has some nefarious plot, and somehow, Sophie and Emma are needed to foil the plotting while A continuation of the Civil War Brides saga. It is advisable to read The Bride Price first, as several things will make more sense. This one brings Sophie's sister, Emma, back in time. There seems to be two main reasons for all this time travel - one is to keep the continuity of history moving correctly as two, there is a family trying to rewrite history for their future benefit. It seems one Cary family has some nefarious plot, and somehow, Sophie and Emma are needed to foil the plotting while also keeping history from being derailed. We shall see. Fairly well edited. Emma has moved into the house left behind when Jamie and Sophie disappeared. She misses her sister desperately. One day, she walks into the library, blacks out, and finds herself in the carriage house of one Mr. Clayton Madden. Emma is very confused as to why things are so very odd. Who has a carriage house anyway? Emma soon figures out that everyone thinks they are in Washington DC, in 1863! What?Almost immediately after her arrival, Emma is reunited with her sister and brother-in-law. While she is overjoyed that they are found, she is less than overjoyed for find out she really has traveled through time. Meanwhile, Clayton is fairly frantic because he woke up to find that Emma was no longer in his house, and the only person who knew where she had gone refused to tell. After a few days, Christopher Butler, who Clayton works with, helps him figure out where Emma must have gone. Clayton promptly sets out to find her. There is a bit of drama regarding Clayton's brother Richard (who wanted Sophie in Book 1), and then a rather immediate jump to courting. Shortly thereafter, Clayton and Emma are married. Still, why exactly has Emma been brought back in time? Why is someone so desperate to send her back? What is the larger plot? Will Clayton and Emma survive whatever is thrown their way? While the plot continues to be of interest, there are several inconsistencies between the first and second books. We meet Dr. Stephen Henderson in 1, but find his last name has been changed to Paxton by 2. Topper Wade lost his right hand in 1, but his left in 2. Rose's last name was Johanson in 1, but she lost the 'a' and was Johnson in 2. Ultimately, I don't care which detail is chosen, I just prefer details to remain consistent. Overall, though, I want to see who will arrive next, and if we will see more of the overall plot by the Cary family. Enjoy..

  15. 5 out of 5

    Kerry

    A solid sequel to book 1! I was really excited when I saw that this book would focus on Sophie's sister, Emma... and I was even more excited to see that she would be joining them in the past! Emma and Clayton have a great relationship: I love their chemistry and their fun dynamic. Clayton is patient, open-minded and so obviously in love with Emma, which makes him really endearing. The premise of this series as a whole is interesting, and I enjoyed many of the developments in this book. The plot A solid sequel to book 1! I was really excited when I saw that this book would focus on Sophie's sister, Emma... and I was even more excited to see that she would be joining them in the past! Emma and Clayton have a great relationship: I love their chemistry and their fun dynamic. Clayton is patient, open-minded and so obviously in love with Emma, which makes him really endearing. The premise of this series as a whole is interesting, and I enjoyed many of the developments in this book. The plot kept me engaged, but it was really the romance between Emma and Clayton that sealed the deal for me. While this book probably could stand alone, I do recommend reading this series in order for maximum enjoyment :) I am really excited to see who the next book will focus on! *I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Cedate

    Emma is mourning the loss of her sister and brother-in-law who are presumed dead after disappearing from their home. Exhausted from trying to settle her sister's final affairs, Emma finds herself transported back to the Civil War Era and the stables of the Madden brothers. Clayton Madden is mesmerized and confused by the woman that has suddenly appeared on his property. Despite her weird clothes and unladylike demeanor, he finds that he wants to get to know her better. Mystery and danger surround Emma is mourning the loss of her sister and brother-in-law who are presumed dead after disappearing from their home. Exhausted from trying to settle her sister's final affairs, Emma finds herself transported back to the Civil War Era and the stables of the Madden brothers. Clayton Madden is mesmerized and confused by the woman that has suddenly appeared on his property. Despite her weird clothes and unladylike demeanor, he finds that he wants to get to know her better. Mystery and danger surround Emma and her budding relationship with Clayton. What really happened to her sister and brother-in-law? Has she really been transported into the past, or is it just a bad dream? A fabulous second book in this series! Must read!

  17. 4 out of 5

    Cup of Tea

    Another great book in the Civil War Brides Series! Again I am not normally a fan of time travel but this series has me hooked! I loved reading Emma and Clayton's romance, it was so much fun to see the struggle between the past and future. Emma is hilarious! She gives Clayton a run for his money but getting to read how he falls for her was a treat. The romance, action and humor kept me turning the pages in this book. I also love all the historical facts and details though out the book. This book Another great book in the Civil War Brides Series! Again I am not normally a fan of time travel but this series has me hooked! I loved reading Emma and Clayton's romance, it was so much fun to see the struggle between the past and future. Emma is hilarious! She gives Clayton a run for his money but getting to read how he falls for her was a treat. The romance, action and humor kept me turning the pages in this book. I also love all the historical facts and details though out the book. This book is apart of a series but could be read as a standalone. This book is a great second book in the series and I cant wait to see what happens next!

  18. 4 out of 5

    Hannah Myers

    Fantastic second installment. Emma is missing her sister. After her and her brother in law's disappearance, Emma has been at loose ends. Roaming through the house that was left to her, she enters the library in one century and arrives in another. Being a valued adviser to the president, Clayton is used to solving problems. Emma, however, is a problem that he wants to study closely...in his arms and his bed. After being reunited with her family, Emma might just have a little room in her heart for Fantastic second installment. Emma is missing her sister. After her and her brother in law's disappearance, Emma has been at loose ends. Roaming through the house that was left to her, she enters the library in one century and arrives in another. Being a valued adviser to the president, Clayton is used to solving problems. Emma, however, is a problem that he wants to study closely...in his arms and his bed. After being reunited with her family, Emma might just have a little room in her heart for Clayton too! A fabulous story intertwined with historical suspense! Can't wait for more!!

  19. 4 out of 5

    Bethani Carter

    Time traveling books are usually not my favorite, but the first one sucked me in and now I’m hooked!! I was so excited that Sophie’s sister Emma got her own book. Emma is left in the 21st century having to deal with the fall out and heartbreak of her sister and brother in laws dissaperance. When suddenly she ends up in the 1800s. She ends up at Clayton’s and there is instant chemistry! But how will a women from the 2000s and a man from the 1800s make it work? Will Emma stay with Clayton?

  20. 5 out of 5

    Dawn Doyle

    Clayton & Emma We briefly met the H and H in The Bride Price. I really enjoyed the time travel aspect from Clayton’s perspective. Piper brings her character’s to life perfectly. You can almost picture Lincoln at Gettysburg through Sophie’s eyes. I’m totally caught up in the intrigue and I know Lincoln was assassinated but I actually find myself playing the what if game. I’m captivated and excited to read the next book. Clayton & Emma We briefly met the H and H in The Bride Price. I really enjoyed the time travel aspect from Clayton’s perspective. Piper brings her character’s to life perfectly. You can almost picture Lincoln at Gettysburg through Sophie’s eyes. I’m totally caught up in the intrigue and I know Lincoln was assassinated but I actually find myself playing the what if game. I’m captivated and excited to read the next book.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Phyllis Smith

    Loved every word! I loved everything about this book. Emma made me laugh. She and Clayton are so good together. I really liked the tempo of the story. I felt the love, the danger and excitement. I am definitely hooked on this Civil War series. I wasn’t sure I could read a time travel story, but this is so well done. If you can let yourself go, you will feel like you’re in the Parlor with Emma and Her sister Sophie. Such a fantastic read!

  22. 4 out of 5

    Sophia

    This one is a sequel and should be read in order because the story picks right up where The Bride Price left off. The plot formula is much of the same which I enjoyed. It tied off a few dangling threads from the first one, but also introduced a few new ones and there is still a feel of not quite understanding what the villains are up to. The story shifts from Sophie and Jamie in the lead roles though they still get a huge amount of page time. This story focuses on Sophie's younger sister, Emma We This one is a sequel and should be read in order because the story picks right up where The Bride Price left off. The plot formula is much of the same which I enjoyed. It tied off a few dangling threads from the first one, but also introduced a few new ones and there is still a feel of not quite understanding what the villains are up to. The story shifts from Sophie and Jamie in the lead roles though they still get a huge amount of page time. This story focuses on Sophie's younger sister, Emma Wellington and Richard's younger brother, Clayton Madden. Neither of them are like their siblings in personality and character. Sophie was studious and driven while Emma is shallow and a flighty commit-o-phobe. Clayton is a respected member of government close to the president and is now the responsible sibling since his brother never came to terms with what happened to their family. Emma lives in the present and life is not very good with her sister and brother and law missing/presumed dead. She continues with her interests- dancing, shopping, friends and flirting even while she worries about how she's going to deal with the change in financial situation and missing her family. She is being watched by a guy in a car so obviously the FBI wonders if she had something to do with the disappearance. Then one night after shopping, she tumbles through time and ends up in a carriage house in 1863 Washington DC. Clayton is smitten by the oddly-dressed and odd mannered woman whom he finds on his premises. Before he can make sense of things, Andrew scares her and off they go chasing her through the streets. She sprains her ankle and now she is in his care. He takes her to a friend because he can't have an unchaperoned single lady in his home and then the mystery woman disappears and Andrew knows something of it. Emma is whisked out of DC to Harrisburg because Andrew recognizes that Emma is another time traveler like her sister and brother in law. He threatens her at first, but soon learns she really is Sophie's sister. Emma stays with Sophie and Jamie at the doctor's home. Sophie is dealing with illness from her pregnancy and Jamie continues to train cavalry troops. They squabble like any couple. Emma was taken by Clayton and she misses him. But when they meet up, she plays cagey with him because she is frightened about how she is quickly becoming attached. Just when Emma starts to give Clay a chance, an old family friend of Clay's, Rose comes on the scene and insinuates herself into the picture. They are also distracted by the disappearance of Topper and other intrigues going on that lead to live-threatening situations, strained emotions and a big plot that could change history. Like the last one, the plot was decent and I enjoyed the adventures going on. The plot still had a looser feel to it that leaves some thing unexplained that I thought should be or at least hints that there will be an explanation. I was truly relieved that Richard's drinking issues were addressed. That upset me terribly in the first story that people knew, but did nothing. I still was left wondering a great deal about what the villains were accomplishing through their interference with history. I know ultimately they want power, but I just wanted a few more details over specific plans to that effect. I am glad to say that there is one instance the villain's plot was brought into focus and that was in regard to Topper's secrets. Glad to have some answers there. Again, I had some trouble with the couples. Sophie is more settled and less clingy and for that I am glad. I like that she is the stronger, older sister even though she's dealing with the physical illness of her pregnancy and an overprotective husband. I like certain things about the new couple, but other stuff got to me. I liked Emma as a feisty girl and didn't even mind that she seemed shallow at first because she grows away from it little by little. It was her back and forth stuff with Clay that bugged me. She wanted a light flirtation or so she said and he was serious. Then when another gal comes along, she's suddenly this jealousy-laden cat who wants full commitment which he had been giving her. The other thing was the whole last half of the book turned into a farce in a way when it came to the couples. Jamie and Clayton know of a dangerous plot, but Clayton insists on secrecy from their ladies. This secrecy translates into taking the big-bad Neanderthal approach to the women who naturally, react and rebel at this high-handedness enough to do stupid things. It was funny in a way, but it was over the top and out of character with the first half of the book. I enjoyed the tender romance, the passion and even a little of the marital conflict. I liked Emma for Clayton and I think they balance each other in ways. The subplots for Andrew and Christine's own love stories were a nice touch and will be ongoing just as some of the villain's are still left in the shadows and plotting away. The second book was much like the first in that generally I found it enjoyable and still wish to see what happens with the other characters and the ongoing plotting with the bad guys both future and past. I think this has appeal for sweet historical romance lovers who can handle some mild spice.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Tricia

    A sexy way to learn some history! Emma struggles to get her head around the fact that her sister isn’t dead and that they’re both in the 19th century along with her brother-in-law. She also struggles to admit that she’s falling love with sexy Clayton who works for Abraham Lincoln. There’s intrigue, humour and passion in this book and I can’t wait for the next in the series.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Michelle Lambert

    Emma, struggling with the disappearances of her sister and brother-in-law, is dealing with their estate. She gets dizzy standing in the library of their home and passed out, waking in the Civil War era carriage house of Clayton Maddens. She is soon reunited with her sister!! This second book in the series is just as good as the first. Highly recommend!!

  25. 5 out of 5

    Georgette

    Clayton and Emma stole my heart. Seriously, they did. And this is coming from someone who doesn't usually do historical romances or time travel.... The plot thickens, there's so much more to see! Seriously, you want to read these!

  26. 4 out of 5

    Michele Del Rey

    I really enjoyed this book. This is a new series for me, but she did not disapoint. The charactores were so great together. I loved it. I cannot wait for more.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Brandy Glaser

    Clayton and Emma brought the heat. Ms. Piper Davenport added some extra spiciness to the storyline. Needed the ac unit, it was so hot. ***given an ARC in exchange for honest review***

  28. 4 out of 5

    Latifa Morrisette

    I love Emma and Clayton together. Their chemistry is off the charts. Their storyline is amazing. If haven't given this series a chance, please do you won't regret it.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Samantha Rae

    Great sequel! Emma and Clayton another great couple!! Goes without say another amazing story by Piper Davenport

  30. 4 out of 5

    Judith

    This second novel in an 8-novel series picks up the adventures of a family wherein two sisters now find themselves transported back in time to the mid-days of the Civil War. However, this younger sister is way different from her older sibling, Sophie, the heroine of book one. While this is a stand-alone novel and one can certainly pick up the story with the clues and brief story snippets given in this book, it is far more fulfilling to read the first book and then this one. Yet Emma is flighty, This second novel in an 8-novel series picks up the adventures of a family wherein two sisters now find themselves transported back in time to the mid-days of the Civil War. However, this younger sister is way different from her older sibling, Sophie, the heroine of book one. While this is a stand-alone novel and one can certainly pick up the story with the clues and brief story snippets given in this book, it is far more fulfilling to read the first book and then this one. Yet Emma is flighty, immature, far more connected to the material things of the 21st century, far less willing to live without her creature comforts. Yet the insistence of the hero, his patience and his willingness to see beyond Emma's shallow perceptions of life give this historical romance substance and saves the story from being trite or contrived. Clayton Maddon is one of Lincoln's War Office and is a man of deep thought and careful consideration. He and his partner are the closest thing to an investigative unit the president has at that time. The Secret Service, FBI, CIA or anything remotely resembling any of these agencies is far in the future. Into the carefully constructed life literally falls this beautiful, vapid, materialistic female and one look and Clayton Maddon is hooked, for better or worse. Their story is one of how each evolved to embrace the differences they found in each other, the softening of Clayton's rigid approach to life and Emma's growth beyond the appetites and perceptions of a spoiled contemporary American. It's darn good reading and one I am delighted to have experienced. This and the previous novel first appeared in 2010. I'm sorry it took so long for me to find them.

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