The Heir by Elizabetta Holcomb
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I loved, loved, loved this book! Ms. Holcomb puts a new twist on time travel stories. I loved living in the universe that is this book. Its book 3 of the Chronicles of Dover's Almagam but I read it as a stand alone.
The main characters are adorable. Solomon Tremaine, the Marquis of Hastings, the heir to Dover seat and grandson to King Edward has a learning disability and is preparing for the MCAT. (Yes, this book is quite unique.)
Shelby Hollier is a high school student that shows pigs at 4H competitions. She first sees Solomon at a Beta Convention the previous year. She then comes up with a plan so she can meet him at a concert his family is performing. Said plan kinda backfires and lands her in a heap of trouble.
Solomon and Shelby start out kinda rough and I was very interested to see how their story would evolve. And evolve it did at a nice pace. It takes you from the Cliffs of Dover to the mall in New Orleans. From the 14th century to present day.
I recommend this book to anyone that loves time travel. It will end up at the top of your favorites.
My favorite quotes:
“You took me to London. I’ve watched Paddington Bear over and over. Can we have marmalade? Like Paddington? On a scone? With tea?"
“Thou shall not twerk in Windsor Castle,” Jareth said. They all jumped when his voice boomed around them. “That is right. I am late. Put it down in your calendars as a first and only instance.”
I was given a copy of this book for my unbiased review from the publisher via NetGalley.