♕ REVIEW ♕ THE SURVIVING TRACE (SURVIVING TIME #1) BY CALIA READ

TITLE: The Surviving Trace
SERIES: (Surviving Time #1)
AUTHOR: Calia Read
GENRE: Romance
PUBLICATION: May 21st, 2018

SURVIVING TRACE: 
Is a full length romance novel and the first book in ‘Surviving Time’ series by new to me author Calia Reads. Spoken in ‘Dual Perspectives’ 



Where to start!! First off this was definitely a 5 star read for me, it's not something I would generally one click and read but I am so glad I took that leap, and gave it a shot, I read this in record time, from front to back I was lost within the pages of this book, I didn't want it to end, And like the rest that have read this I can't wait for the next instalment!!


I finished this a few days ago and still it’s sitting forefront in my mind.

Straight away we’re thrown into a dream Serene is in, a man laying on her lap dirt and blood smeared over his face, she’s holding a gun to her forehead she tells the man that she loves him as she pulls the trigger. 

Serene Parow is happily engaged to Will, a guy she met during her second year at Penn State. Planning the big day and just happily being in love. She also owns a fairly new antiques business with her bestie Liz.

Liz drops off some boxes that she came across at a flea market which Serene riffles through and comes across an old black and white photograph dating back to 1912 with four men standing in front of a gorgeous mansion like building, she’s inexplicably drawn to one man particularly in this photo and swears he’s the man that was in her dream. 

She can’t stop gazing at it. thinking about the men in the photo, what their story is with only the date and E, L, E, A which she assumes are each mans initials. 

She knows it sounds crazy even to herself but she gets a strange sense that these men are important to her, to an extent that she’s even met them.

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A few days later without warning she’s catapulted back in time, and she comes face to face with the man in the photo that she was so intrigued with. It’s April 12, 1912 and she is the wife of Etienne Lacroix, they have been married for three years. She has the same body, the same first name of his wife, they actually look identical, but their personality traits could not be any different. 

The chemistry between Serene and Étienne was off the charts, a too and fro as she tries to adapt to life in 1912 and he tries to unravel what has happened to his wife that he didn’t get along with, to now wanting to spend every waking moment with her. 

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This connection we share is undeniable. It transcends time and all logic. Nevertheless, it's there. Utterly owning us and pushing us out of our comfort zones until all we have left to is to cling to each other. 

What makes this story even more special though is that when it came to trying to convince Étienne that she is not of this time and that she has time travelled, it didn’t take much for him to sit back and actually believe her. Now it's a race against time to try and figure out why she's there, and how to get back to her own time.

If you were given the choice to stay or go back, what would you choose? 

* Teasers used are off the authors facebook page * 

Our love is timeless. 

Will is my fiancé. The shy man I met years ago in college. The person I’m supposed to spend the rest of my life with. 

This is the life I’ve always wanted until finding a picture of four men changes everything…

Etienne says he’s my husband and the year is 1912. He can’t stand the sight of me, but I don’t know why. 

Oh, and he’s one of the men from the picture. 

I’ve done the impossible and have become trapped in time and I know Etienne is my key to going home.

The more time I spend with Etienne, the further I fall for him, until I’m questioning which time I belong in and if the life I left behind is the one I truly desire. 

All I know for certain is I need to survive time. 

I need to survive love. 

And I need to make it out on the other side alive.