[Review] A Love Beyond Time by Dante Craddock


 

True Love Makes Anything Possible.
It is the most powerful of all emotions, through its power even time can be transcended.

Ashley Brannock has always thought she was just an ordinary woman, like so many others. She has a loving boyfriend. A great job. She has everything she could have ever wanted. But she has always felt that something was missing. She’s never quite been able to pin down what it is. All she knows is that it’s been there her whole life.

Then the dream begins, throwing her life into total chaos. She must now find the answers to the dream. Why her? What is it showing her? The answers will open a whole new view of the world to her. This new view will reveal to her that love can go beyond time.

When two people fall in love they create a magic that is all their own. This magic has incredible power.

*This ebook was provided on behalf of the author in exchange for an honest review*

I am writing this review at 59% because I wanted to remember my reviews, I'm actually considering writing my reviews at each stop point I make because it goes to show what you forget and how your perceptive changes while reading.
I hate the fact the reading has taken a back burner and so the length of time is not always a reflection on the book however I want to say that I started this book at the end of March some time, and some night's I think, I'll read a little but then I remembered I wasn't that into the book and just went to sleep.

That's changed.

Last Friday I was sat in my car waiting for my Dad because he was sorting his pigeons out and carried on reading regardless of the fact that I felt the plot was slow. I never give up on a book because there is always something niggling saying 'keep going' So I picked it back up around the point where our main character Ashley, exhausted from sleep, is in her house with her boyfriend and friends generally having a night in when she's drawn to watch the news and BAM we have movement in the story, away from reading about her suffering sleep and collecting the pieces of the puzzle to, lets say, getting the outer edge completed.

Instantly we know that we're getting somewhere and after that, it is an even paced roller coaster ride.
We find out more about Gavin and that her dreams are memories. She's been remembering the life of Gavin all this time. How he died and how he felt, we experience both sides through her.

We also learn about his love interest (sorry, I'm calling her Gen because my kindle isn't to hand and can't think or begin to spell it) and the story itself, along with Gavin and Gen's story gets interesting.
Luckily this morning, I got the chance to laze in bed on a day off and so I managed to read about 25% of the book and I only put it down because I had the feared warning *Warning, battery 10%* 
I have never read a book that revolved around something like this. Sure, I've had time travel but this is about two past souls (hopefully) reconnecting even though it's 200 years later.

I'm also interested in the fact the Neil has seen a ghostly woman. He's not a believer in the supernatural and so far, hasn't been a major participant in the ancient memories so it's got me puzzled. I'd also like to know how he's got over someone he loves so quickly! I'm thinking about memorising her words and blurting them at people as I type. Damn!

It's a great plot and theory, I just needed more action at the start to keep me glued to it. I'm now getting that and Can't wait to finish the story.

100%
I finished the story this morning, and feel like something was lacking in areas.

I feel like a lot of the energy went into the story at the start, explaining and building up to it that at the end the author kind of rushed it and skimmed parts, but then again I'm unable to put my finger on what it was missing. I guess it could be the chemistry between Alex and Ashley.

It also came to my attention that Ashley was quite abrupt with the way she spoke to Alex, she chucked a hell of a lot at him and wanted miracles to happen, when you knew it wouldn't. She expected a lot.

Because of that, I couldn't give the book 5 nerd glasses, I only 4 because as a whole the story and theories within it where good. It was a new concept to me and one that I'd like to read more of so I'm looking forward to getting my hands on the next one... the story as it ended was slightly open although I can't see where it would go from there, obviously by their being more, the author can, which keeps a reader guessing which is a great thumbs up.

A love beyond time is a great alternative if you like time travel, which in theory it has an essence to it, and would recommend to anyone who likes that genre.