This was a different form of a time slip novel. The main female character Meghan pursues her dream of writing a novel in the present day while the novel she is “writing” pertains to the 1916 auto race in Corona, California.
For me it was full of emotions. One minute it brought me on a high, the next minute I was wiping tears from my eyes. The characters were so real and broken, just like we find ourselves at times. I really felt for Meghan but she and her husband Steve were not communicating and so much could have been avoided if they had.
I found it interesting that Winifred, the character in the novel Meghan was writing, was a female grease monkey with expert knowledge in the area of repairing auto engines. She and Russell kept going back and forth as to what they were going to do regarding his auto and getting it ready to race. To add to that Winnie’s brother had skipped town with massive gambling debt and she was being harassed and physically hurt because of it. The faith element was brought into the forefront of both stories, not as preachy but as in what the characters needed to be reminded of, which hit home with me too.
I really enjoyed reading this story. It’s one that might require a second read in the future just because it was so good.
I received an ebook copy of this book from the publisher through Celebrate Lit but was not required to write a review positive or otherwise. All opinions are my own.