Today I’m going to share my review on Engy Neville’s novel A Leap in Time. I’ve had the pleasure of getting to know Engy through social media, and I have to say not only is she a wonderful author, she’s a lovely individual too. Check out my review below on her novel and go get yourself a copy!
A Leap in Time by Engy Albasel Neville
Published: November 12, 2014
The morning after hanging an antique painting, Lexi Carter notices strange noises in her living room. Scared beyond words, she confronts the sounds only to discover that the landscape itself has come alive. Did Roman soldiers on horseback just gallop across the thing?
She impulsively touches the painting and is sucked into the world of ancient Pompeii. Lexi meets Marcus, a Roman Adonis, who occupies her every thought, and sends her senses into a tailspin.
The year is 59AD and Pompeii is at its peak of glory and prosperity. Lexi is faced with the decision of choosing between two worlds, her modern day Los Angeles or ancient Pompeii…with the man who captured her heart and soul.
Let me start off by saying that I loved the book’s dedication: ‘This book is dedicated to every little girl with a dream.’
A Leap in Time is a fun adventure-filled love story. It’s a charming story about a young woman coming into her own while finding her destined path in life and love. The story begins when Lexi discovers that a painting of ancient Pompeii that she bought in an antique store has time-traveling powers and the painting has chosen to reveal itself to her. Unable to ignore the powers that lie within the painting, Lexi begins to take trips from the comfort of her apartment in Los Angeles to Ancient Pompeii where she slowly begins to fall in love with the city, and a gorgeous, lovely man named Marcus.
This novel kept me entertained from page one and continued to captivate my interest throughout the entire story. I highly recommend this novel to lovers of chick-lit, women’s fiction, and strong adventurous heroines. I loved the idea that Lexi and Marcus were destined to be together, regardless of their different time zones and vastly different lives. They manage to make it work and I enjoyed every moment of watching them sort out the wonderful gift bestowed upon them from the magical painting. The publication mentioned that Engy is working on the second novel of The Travelers series and I can’t wait to read the next book once she’s finished it! This is an author any women’s fiction lover will want to add to their go-to list of authors.
‘Regardless of the century, country or religious background, at the end of the day, we all wanted the same things in life: Love, family, respect, loyalty, and to live a life that’s not oppressed by the government’s powers that be.’
5 stars for this charming adventure-filled love story!
About the Author – Engy Neville
I’m Engy. I’m a mom, a wife, an amateur chef, yogini, bookworm, a nature lover and a hopeless romantic.
Prior to writing full time, I worked in the entertainment industry and later in brand consulting. Some of the interesting personalities I met along the way have inspired the characters in my books. I currently reside on Long Island, New York with my husband, two toddlers and dog.
Interested in Engy’s work? Here’s a list of her published works:
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Fool’s Rush In:
Amy McKinsey had everything going for her except for that one small thing … a serious case of bad luck.
Amy had a great job at Glitz, a lifestyle and fashion magazine in Los Angeles. With a promising career in marketing, great friends and a fabulous wardrobe, it diverted attention from her being a magnet for mishaps.
Her job was on the right track until her new boss, Sarah, a beautiful and vicious young socialite with zero work experience arrived on the scene, determined to wreak havoc on the marketing department starting with Amy’s job.
Beaten down and disheartened by Sarah’s daily verbal assaults, Amy pursued her dream job at Rondé Mass Publishing in NYC in hopes of a new beginning. Was it possible to leave her misfortunes behind?
The Wind In Her Sails:
Amy McKinsey’s life was like a dream. She had finally arrived in Manhattan and scored a career-not job at Rondé Mass Publishing. It took a great amount of daily willpower not to pinch herself to prove she wasn’t dreaming.
A fun girl getaway with her friends to the Hamptons proves to be even more ways the
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Set out for a relaxing vacation in East Hampton among the picturesque beach house to the quaint walking town, Amy was in an utter state of bliss. Until she meets Richie the hot surfside neighbor. As the sun begins to set Amy must decide if the tides are taking away her happy ever after once and for all.