Book Review: A DIFFERENT TIME by Micheal K. Hill

I was given a review copy as part of the Write Reads Blog Tour (but I’m not posting as part of it any longer). This hasn’t affected my opinion.

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Genre: Contemporary Fantasy Romance
Age Range: Adult
Star Rating: 3 stars
Series: Standalone


a different timeKeith Nolan falls in love with a remarkable young woman from the past, talking to him on a home video she recorded in 1989. To keep their conversation going, he must find more of her tapes—while forces work against them both, and time is running out.

Synopsis taken from Goodreads. Add to your shelves here.


This story was a nice, quick read. It was a great thing to read while in a slump, as it didn’t take the energy other books have been. It’s also great for train journeys, as it’s short.

It had a super bittersweet ending, which I loved. It’s happy and hopeful, but also devastating at the same time, which is the best sort of ending in my opinion.

This book contains my least favourite trope though – instalove. The characters have a 15 minute conversation (not even kidding) and they’re in love. After the second conversation, he’s ready to do anything for her – including (but not limited to) giving up his job and prized possessions. The entire book happens within a week, and I struggle to credit love – real love that has a solid foundation and will last, rather than infatuation – can work that fast. 15 minutes!

There also didn’t seem to be any real obstacles to them. Any challenges felt like a blip, over and done with in a few pages.

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