2020 Reader’s Favorite 5 Star Read – Reader’s Favorite

Blurb

Discover a gripping collection of time traveler romance stories…
With period-perfect details, dashing heroes, and settings ranging from 1950s New York to war-torn 387 BC Ireland, this page-turning anthology will leave you begging for more!

Stories included:

Traveler by JC Cooper

Young, strong, smart, and independent, the last thing Sofie wants is to fall in love – until William McKay happened, that is. Despite all her efforts, she can’t help but begin falling for him. And after a day that leaves her hopeful and heartbroken, the last thing Sofie wanted turns out to be the first thing she needs…

Consoling Angel by Denise Alicea
Overcome with grief and burying herself in her studies, Mira wants nothing more than to hide away from the world and its cruelties. The only thing keeping her going is her admiration for the long-dead Hollywood actor, James Dean. Mira wishes she could meet the actor and tell him how much he means to her. Little does she know her wish is about to come true.

But when she does finally mean the Hollywood hunk, she’s soon faced with the most difficult decision she’s ever had to make…

Fireworks by Denise Alicea
Sarah Taylor is struggling to come to terms with her grandfather’s passing. But when she discovers a seemingly innocuous faded photograph among a lifetime of possessions, she momentarily forgets her grief.

But there’s more to the faded picture than she realizes – as she’ll soon find out. Transported to 1950s New York and thrown into a world recovering from the Second World War, things only get stranger when she meets her grandfather face-to-face.

And as they get to know each other, Sarah’s feelings begin to grow…

Destined by Denise Alicea
Two lovers, torn apart by war. The Irish are besieged by the Roman legions under the order of Emperor Julius Caesar. But in the midst of battle and bloodshed, a spark ignites between two unlikely lovers. However, they soon discover that love is much harder than it seems when you’re fighting for your futures…

Praise for Destined

Reviewed by Rabia Tanveer for Readers’ Favorite
Destined: A Time Travel Anthology by Denise Alicea and JC Cooper is a collection of short stories that will make you fall in love with love. The four short stories in the collection include Fireworks, Consoling Angel, Traveler, and Destined. In Traveler, Sofie isn’t looking for love. She has no time for it. So why does William make her heart race? He makes her wish for things she never thought she would. Stubborn and tenacious, will she give love a chance? Fireworks is the story of Sarah as she tries to get over the death of her grandfather. Sarah goes to sleep thinking of her grandfather and wakes up to find a friend of his from the war in her house. But he died in WW2. How is he here? Consoling Angel is the story of Mira as she tries to bury her sadness in her studies and dreaming of James Dean. She wishes to meet him just once, but what would happen if she did? And finally, in Destined, two people fall in love but war tears them apart. As the war rages in Ireland, Branwyn is given the “gift” to live forever and meet her love Eavan in another life. But how will she find him?

All four of these stories were the perfect slice from each protagonist’s life. Both authors did a wonderful job of building the stories, keeping the suspense alive, and making sure the reader would remain glued to the plots. I am amazed at how well-crafted these stories were. The setting of each story was believable, perfect for the time period, and the characters had plenty of page space to tell their tales. I particularly enjoyed Fireworks. Sarah’s story was incredibly rich, detailed, and I enjoyed the element of surprise at the end. I’m a sucker for second chances of all kinds and Fireworks hit all the right spots for me. I loved Sophie and William’s story. William’s background was tough, he was fighting a broken heart and a broken will, but together they mended each other’s lives. I enjoyed all four of these stories.