Review: Across the Winds of Time by Bess McBride

Across the Winds of Time by Bess McBride
Release Date: September 22, 2011
Publisher: Wild Rose Press
Pages: 308
Source: ebook provided by the publisher

While on a genealogical research journey through the Midwest, Molly Hamilton impulsively buys a 100-year-old Victorian house in the middle of a cornfield, and falls in love with the house’s owner…the original owner, that is. Can he be a ghost? The handsome, intriguing attorney certainly feels solid—and somehow her soul knows she has always loved him.

Darius Ferguson has no idea how he has come to present-day Iowa. The last thing he knew, the year was 1880, and he had just buried his fiancée, who happens to look exactly like Molly. He cannot separate the two women in his heart—to him, they are one.

In spite of being drawn to him, Molly thinks Darius is unhinged. Darius wonders if he has joined his fiancée in purgatory. If time travel is possible, will love be enough to build a future together?


Review: I have to say that I really enjoyed this book and will read it again. I love allot of the old classic black and white movies and one of my favorites is ‘The Ghost and Mrs. Muir’. This story by Ms. McBride reminded me of that movie. I know want it to come on AMC or TBS so that I can once again enjoy that ageless classic.

On an adventure to find family history Molly Hamilton and her sister Sara head out for Genealogical research to the Midwest. Molly finds a Victorian Home in the middle of a cornfield in Iowa. Sound familiar. Not sure why but she is drawn to this house and decides to impulse buy. Most of us would impulse by with clothes or another pair of shoes that we don’t need. But not Molly she wants this house.

In comes Darius Ferguson the original owner of the house. Now remember this is a 100 year old house. He shouldn’t be around but yet he is. Baffled how this handsome ghost shows up and Molly knows that she has always loved him.

Darius, an attorney in his previous life, deals with facts. Here he is transported to modern day Iowa and facing Molly who happens to look an awful lot like his dead fiancé. He just doesn’t have an explanation as to how he came from the 1880’s to the present. But there is a reason and he will find out. He thinks that maybe he is stuck in purgatory.

Molly thinks that Darius is simply crazy although she is drawn to him in a very strong way.

It starts in the graveyard, Molly having been there is drawn back and there she runs into Darius.

Having found my soul mate, I am a sucker for the kind of story that takes you on a journey into the depths and magic of what love can really be.

Who wouldn’t want someone that fights their way across time just to be with that special someone that will share their life forever? The type of love that truly stands the tests of time.

Ghost or real who cares?

The way Ms. McBride describes both eras has you feeling as if you actually were there in both times and that you may have done some time traveling yourself. The description of the home made me want to go find that cornfield so that I might be able to buy that home for myself.

A beautiful love story that takes us from one era to another…

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