Review: Out of Time: Tyneham Revisited by P.G. Glynn
Title: Out of Time: Tyneham Revisited
Author: P.G. Glynn
Publisher: Piper Publishing
Published: Feb. 3, 2012
Genre: historical/ paranormal
Review: ebook provided by author
Two brides live side by side in Tyneham House, each in her own century. Katharine, married to Arthur in 1543, is freer to move through time than Catherine, who in 1943 is married to Jeremy.
So she can see, as if they had already been, events that for Catherine are yet to be. She warns of troubles ahead and her warning helps to prepare Catherine for a happening that will crucially change her life, along with the lives of all around her.
I received this book to give an honest review.
I am never big on historical type books so when I read the blurb I was like ummm time traveling and some historical references I will probably be putting it down. This was far from the case. I was intrigued by the story line given and I found myself waiting with Catherine as she waiting for Katharine to appear. I enjoyed how Catherine embraced the ghost of Katharine and didn't run. She wanted to learn more about what is going on and how Katharine was able to appear to her and so forth.
The author did great on capturing the love between Jeremy and Catherine that my heart broke when she learned of his death. It is a love that is undying even in death. I enjoyed as well the details that we in place of the Tyneham House it is like you can imagine being there. It is one of those places that I would love to visit to really get a grasp as to the feelings that are within.
Now it does deal with a ghost but it is not a true ghost story where you are spooked and what not. The ghost that Catherine of 1943 sees is Katharine of 1543 and the reason she now sees her is because of the heartache she has experienced because of the First World War. They both have gone through heartache caused by a war and a king that they both can relate to each other in someway. I did like how her husband's father William did not make her sound crazy but he went with the notion that she is able to talk to this ghost, because what Katharine has to tell them is stuff that will happen and it will not be pretty.
P.G. Glynn lives in Totnes, Devon - an ancient, rather special town with cobbled streets and beautiful, historic buildings plus a surprising number of haunted pubs! From her bedroom window she can see - and be inspired by - Mary Wesley's old home.
More distantly she can also see Dartmoor - said to have been the inspiration for Conan Doyle's The Hound Of The Baskervilles - and a short drive away is Greenways, Agatha Christie's holiday home overlooking the river Dart near Dartmouth. These are just three of the authors drawn to this little corner of Devon.
Pamela Glynn has written five novels and before embarking on these had success with short stories in magazines. OUT OF TIME: Tyneham Revisited (set in the picturesque Purbeck village that died) was published in hardback before finding its way into Kindle Direct format.
Bringing THE FOREIGNER to fruition has been the fulfilment of her long-held dream, this being the fictionalized form of her beloved grandmother's life story. And what an extraordinary life it was - lived with passion through two world wars, as well as across several continents!
Pamela did not embark on this pleasurable task until after her grandmother's death and is convinced that she had help from beyond the grave. How else to explain the foreign words that mysteriously popped into her head when she needed them - and the fact that she re-created life in a Czechoslovakian castle she had never visited so accurately that a cousin who grew up there described its accuracy as 'quite uncanny'?