The Time Collector by Gwendolyn Womack
Publication Date: April 16, 2019
eBook & Paperback; 368 Pages
Genre: Historical/Romantic Suspense
Travel through time with the touch of a hand.
Roan West was born with an extraordinary gift: he can perceive the past of any object he touches. A highly skilled pyschometrist, he uses his talents to find and sell valuable antiques, but his quiet life in New Orleans is about to change. Stuart, a fellow pyschometrist and Roan’s close friend, has used his own abilities to unearth several out-of-place-artifacts or “ooparts”—like a ring that once belonged to the seventeenth-century mathematician and philosopher René Descartes, but was found buried in prehistoric bedrock.
The relics challenge recorded history, but soon after the discovery, Stuart disappears, making him one of several psychometrists who have recently died or vanished without a trace. When Roan comes across a viral video of a young woman who has discovered a priceless pocket watch just by “sensing” it, he knows he has to warn her—but will Melicent Tilpin listen? And can Roan find Stuart before it’s too late?
The quest for answers will lead Roan and Melicent around the world—before it brings them closer to each other and a startling truth—in the latest romantic thriller from Gwendolyn Womack, the bestselling, PRISM Award-winning author of The Memory Painter and The Fortune Teller.
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Praise for The Time Collector
“A wonderfully intriguing tale, filled with the mystery of objects that tell a story. The Time Collector’s fast pace and fascinating premise will delight history and romance lovers.”―Yangsze Choo, New York Times bestselling author of The Ghost Bride
“A compelling exploration of time, history, and our primal need to connect with the past, The Time Collector is also a rollicking adventure through ancient mysteries and the moving story of two stunningly drawn characters, chasing the answer to the question of what it means to be human.”―Charlie Lovett, New York Times bestselling author of The Bookman’s Tale and The Lost Book of the Grail
“Gwendolyn Womack weaves a suspenseful tale that tackles the question of ‘time’―how it’s measured, its impact on nature and human consciousness―and I could hardly put it down! The Time Collector is a treasure trove of ancient artifacts, mysticism, and intrigue, sprinkled with a dash of romance―my very favorite things. What a book!”―Heather Webb, international bestselling author of Meet Me in Monaco
“The Time Collector is a fascinating tale of psychometrists, people who touch an object and sense the stories embedded within them. Pick up this book and you too will be transported across the globe and the centuries into exhilarating worlds filled with history and mystery, magic and mysticism, romance and danger. Its pages make the past come alive. Once you hold this object in your hands, you won’t be able to put it down.”―Amy Weiss, author of Crescendo
My Review: I have mentioned in previous posts that lately, I have been seriously seeking out novels in the mystery genre. And my goodness, have I been enjoying the search. Then, my journey led me to the magical world of books that contain both mystery and history. (Say whaaaa?!) But now? Now I have discovered the lost island of Atlantis. (No, really.) Books that have elements of history, mystery and fantasy.
OhmyGAW, cue the confetti.
Now I am literally obsessed with trying to find novels that meet this criteria. And it’s all Gwendolyn Womack’s fault.
When I first dove into The Time Collector, I wasn’t entirely sure what to expect, though I was almost certain that I was going to enjoy this story. But Y’all. I was not prepared. She opened my eyes to a whole new world. (All I need now is a flying magic carpet and a sarcastic blue genie.) I am so in love with these characters!
Roan West seriously fascinated me. I couldn’t get enough of his gift. For my fellow history nerds, have you ever gone antique shopping and longed to know the story behind the items sitting on the glass shelves? Yeah, me too. I want to just follow Roan everywhere. But then, the author introduced Melicent and I was doubly hooked. Throw in the disappearance of Stuart, and now you’ve got the mystery. Add the rest of the plot, and you find yourself immersed in history and mystery, with some suspense thrown in and a fantasy cherry-topping. Now you’ve got yourself one frickin’ amazing novel.
Buy the book. You won’t regret it.
Originally from Houston, Texas, GWENDOLYN WOMACK studied theater at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks and holds an MFA in Directing Theatre, Video, and Cinema from California Institute of the Arts. She is the USA Today bestselling author of The Fortune Teller and the RWA Prism Award-winning reincarnation thriller, The Memory Painter. She resides in Los Angeles with her family.
Blog Tour Schedule
Tuesday, April 16
Review at 100 Pages a Day
Wednesday, April 17
Excerpt at The Book Junkie Reads
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Review at Passages to the Past
Wednesday, April 24
Review at Pursuing Stacie
Thursday, April 25
Interview at Passages to the Past
Friday, April 26
Feature at Historical Fiction with Spirit
Tuesday, April 30
Excerpt at Kimber Li
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Review & Excerpt at Clarissa Reads it All
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Review & Excerpt at Broken Teepee
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Review at Tar Heel Reader
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Review & Interview at Jorie Loves a Story
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Review at Carole’s Ramblings
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Review at A Chick Who Reads
Wednesday, May 8
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Thursday, May 9
Review at Henry & Benny’s Book Nook
Friday, May 10
Review at Coffee and Ink
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