Julianne MacLean. The Color of Time. Julianne MacLean Publishing, 2015. ISBN 978-1927675304 270 pp. $14.99
I have not read others in this series. When I started The Color of Time, my first thought was, this is the book I want to write. I’m intrigued by the idea that each choice we make splinters into an alternate reality, and the road not taken is being lived out on another plane.
In this 9th book in the series, Sylvie goes to Portland ME to take care of her grandmother (post hop surgery), returning to the scene of her intense first love brings back many memories but no new regrets. Sophie wishes things had ended differently and when she makes up the next morning, her life IS different. Alternative realities are presented and Sylvie eventually gets her happy ending–but not in the ways she imagined.
The writing is solid, with attention to detail, but didn’t strike me as spectacular.
Full disclosure: I received a free copy as a judge for the Virginia Romance Writers Holt Medallion contest.