Review ~ The Time in Between ~ Kristen Ashley

Posted 12 August, 2020 by Brandee @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 2 Comments

Review ~ The Time in Between ~ Kristen AshleyThe Time in Between by Kristen Ashley
Series: Magdalene #3
Published by Selfpublished on August 29, 2017
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Pages: 563
Format: eBook
Source: Kindle Purchase
5 Stars

After a painful loss, Cady Moreland is coming to Magdalene to start the next chapter of her life. A chapter that began eighteen years ago but had a heartbreaking ending. The time in between was full of family and friendship, but Cady could never get the man she fell in love with all those years ago out of her heart.

Coert Yeager has learned to live without the girl who entered his life right when she shouldn’t and exited delivering a crippling blow he never would have suspected. The time in between was full of failing to find what he was missing…and life-altering betrayal.

But when that girl shows up in Magdalene and buys the town’s beloved lighthouse, even if Coert wants to avoid her, he can’t. A fire in town sparks a different kind of flame that won’t be ignored.

As Cady and Coert question the actions of the two young adults they once were thrown into earth-shattering circumstances, can they learn from what came in between and find each other again?

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I think I’ve established that I’m a sucker for second chance romance and The Time in Between is the ultimate in second chances at romance. It was a beautiful story with beautiful characters set in a beautiful locale. And it was pure Kristen Ashley. I’ve loved all the books in the Magdalene series but this one is my very favorite.

Coert and Cady were once very much in love and committed to the long haul. Circumstances tore them apart and kept them apart for almost 20 years. They’re both very stubborn and Cady arriving in Coert’s hometown has him digging his heels in not wanting to listen to Cady. But Cady is determined. And those feelings from so long ago? Yeah, they haven’t gone anywhere despite the years and the life lived.

As is typical with KA, The Time in Between has a full cast of lovable characters. Family and friends are always central to the story because it takes a village sometimes and Coert and Cady needed all the help they could get. My favorite of the secondary characters was Coert’s 5 year old daughter, Janie. She was a bright light and definitely helped ease the way for Coert and Cady.

Another element common in KA and the Magdalene series in particular is the abode of the main characters. Cady bought and restored the Magdalene lighthouse – the setting is coastal Maine – and the lighthouse was a character unto itself. The love and detail KA imparted had me longing for one of my own. 🙂 I may not ever have one but I’ll be taking a trip to Maine to see its many lighthouses…some day.

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About Brandee @ (un)Conventional Bookworms

Brandee is a mom of 3 and a soon-to-be empty nester. She is also an avid reader, a genre omnivore, and a compulsive one-clicker - but she's in recovery. Besides being a reader, she's also a writer and hopes to divide the vast quantities of spare time she'll soon have between reading and finally publishing her first book.

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