Friday, January 15, 2016

The Open Doorway by Madeleine Mitchell

This book starts out in 2015. Leigh is married to Daniel, a very abusive man. He receives an inheritance from family in America and they go to visit. She has decided to use their trip to Gettysburg to escape him. She is running from him during a storm and is caught up by blue orbs of electricity. She wakens to find herself on the battlefield in 1863 during the actual battle. She is hurt and a confederate soldier risks getting captured to help her.

Scared and not knowing how to get back to her time, Leigh helps nurse the injured soldiers. She manages to find Daniel's relatives that he eventually inherits from. She explains that she is a distance cousin and stays with them. She realizes that when the war ends, President Lincoln will be assassinated and hopes to stop it.

I love how the author took such a monumental time in history and had the character try to change it. Also, the little bit of revenge Leigh got on Daniel was priceless (no, I am not going to tell you what she did- you need to read the book to find out). This book is definitely worth a read.

My Rating:
5 out of 5 stars

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