Welcome to my stop on The Time Collector by Gwendolyn Womack blog tour hosted by Historical Fiction Virtual Book Tours! I have a review and giveaway for you so make sure to read all the way to the bottom to check it out.
I’ve not read a book like The Time Collector before, and its originality is a breath of fresh air! It’s not just that it spans genres either. It’s also the alluring and fascinating storyline!
Roan West has a gift in that he knows the past of any object he touches. He uses his gift for his work in finding and selling antiques, and he lives an easy life in New Orleans. (Have I mentioned I love antiques?)
Roan is a psychometrist, and his closest friend is also a psychometrist named Stuart. The latter has found artifacts of great value and interest, including something that once belonged to Rene Descartes.
Stuart’s items challenge recorded history, and he disappears…which is not the first time a psychometrist has disappeared.
Roan finds out about a woman named Melicent who has located an expensive watch just by “sensing” it. He wants to help her before it’s too late, and she disappears, too. Roan also wants to find Stuart and hopefully save him.
Roan and Melicent travel the world together, and the chemistry between them builds.
The Time Collector was quite an adventure story! It was entertaining, mind boggling, suspenseful, and chock-full of twists! Reading it was an exceptional experience, and I’m going to be digging through Womack’s backlist now.
I highly recommend The Time Collector to anyone looking for a well-written, original adventure that will keep you flipping the pages!
I received a complimentary copy. All opinions are my own.
The Time Collector by Gwendolyn Womack
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
About the Author
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
Friday, April 19
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
Wednesday, May 1
Review & Excerpt at Clarissa Reads it All
Thursday, May 2
Review & Excerpt at Broken Teepee
Friday, May 3
Review at Tar Heel Reader
Saturday, May 4
Review & Interview at Jorie Loves a Story
Sunday, May 5
Review at Carole’s Ramblings
Monday, May 6
Review at A Chick Who Reads
Wednesday, May 8
Feature at CelticLady’s Reviews
Thursday, May 9
Review at Henry & Benny’s Book Nook
Friday, May 10
Review at Coffee and Ink
During the Blog Tour, we will be giving away a signed copy of The Time Collector! To enter, please use the Gleam form below.
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