Title: Falling for the Fifties
Author: Stephenia H McGee
Narrator: Bryn Austin
Genre: Time Travel
Audio Release Date: March 24, 2021
Audio Publisher: By The Vine Press
Length: 4 hrs 59 min
About the Book:
Falling for the Fifties A Time Travel Historical Romance (The Back Inn Time Series Book 2)
What would you do if you finally found Mr. Right…in the wrong time?
Maddie Palmer is done with dating. Internet matchmaking landed her one dud after another. Tired, frustrated, and finished with love, Maddie stays the night at a quirky Victorian bed and breakfast on the eve of her grandparents’ sixty-fifth wedding anniversary. When she suddenly wakes up in 1956, she gets the unexpected chance to witness her grandparents’ fairy tale love unfold and finally learn the secret to finding “the one.” But what is she going to do when she meets her own Mr. Right—only to discover he’s Mr. Wrong Time?
Nathanial Hall is set on one mission. Pass his training exam and join the Hurricane Hunters at Keesler Air Force Base. When he mysteriously finds himself on base sixty-five years too early, there can only be one explanation. He has to save the crew destined to die in Hurricane Flossy. But when a beautiful singer snags his heart and derails his carefully planned life, he has to decide if staying in the past is worth risking his entire future.
♥ The Back Inn Time series short novels are fun, faith-filled stories of what it might be like to suddenly experience life in a different time. These clean historical romances are packed with humor and adventure. Perfect for fans of dual timeline or time slip stories and Christian historical romance, these books answer the question every historical fiction fan wonders—what would it be like if I went back to that time? If you enjoy the wholesomeness of Amish, Western, or frontier fiction and adore romantic comedies, then a visit to a seaside Victorian inn where you can “step back inn time and leave your troubles behind!” is for you.
Having the right narrator is SO important when it comes to audiobooks and I know that Bryn Austin has done several others for Stephenia H McGee in the past, so I was already confident going in that it would be well done. I am absolutely loving this series so far and can’t wait to continue with it. I’m not a huge time travel reader, but McGee’s books are not only an exception for me, but included in my must-read list. Knowing that the author loves history and seeing how that plays out in anything she writes regardless of the time period on display, draws me even deeper into the stories she creates. I truly enjoyed this read. I liked that Maddie and Nathanial learned some real, thought-provoking life lessons as they witnessed a love story unfold in an unfamiliar era. Yet despite the change in date, the lessons learned are timeless. Without spoiling, some of the time travel aspects differed in this read from the previous one in the series, however considering they are stand-alone stories it’s not something that needs to throw the reader off. I like that this series makes me think and that there are nonfiction lessons wrapped up in an enjoyable fictional read. I highly recommend this series and I already am waiting impatiently for the next one to release.
*I recieved an audible code for this book from By the Vine Press. Thoughts and opinions expressed are mine alone.
You are so right Becca. a narrator can make or break an audiobook. Great review.