I'm happy to have Bess McBride on my blog today. Bess, I've read A Train Though Time and loved it, but haven't read the other two books in the series. Thanks for offering all three in the boxed set at a splendid price. Beth is giving away one boxed set today so leave her a comment to be in the drawing.
"Thanks for having me on your blog today, Linda. I got the idea for A Train Through Time, the first book in the Train Through Time series, when I worked for the National Park Service at Glacier National Park, Montana, for the summer in 2007. I've always had a fascination with trains, as do a lot of people, and the Great Northern Railway was integral to the building of the chalets and lodges in the park, as well as having the land set aside. Amtrak's Empire Builder stops near the West Glacier entrance, and I used to hear the train's whistle every day. I knew I had to write a story involving the train, and since time travel romances are my favorite read, I knew it had to be a time travel romance. I channeled my favorite movie, Somewhere in Time, mixed it up with Glacier National Park, the route of the Great Northern Railway's Oriental Limited (now styled as the Empire Builder for Amtrak), and the story began!
Readers asked for another book in the series and I wrote Together Forever Across Time and then A Smile in Time. They all involved time travel aboard the trains along with meeting a handsome man from the early 1900s and some happily ever after…after they figure out the time traveling thing! I'm currently finishing up the fourth book of the series, Finding You in Time which should be released soon. All the Train Through Time books are sweet romances."
Train Through Time Series Boxed Set Books 1-3
Together in one boxed set, the bestselling Train Through Time series:
Book 1: A Train Through Time
Book 2: Together Forever Across Time
Book 3: A Smile in Time
A TRAIN THROUGH TIME: College teacher Ellie Standish thinks she's on a sleek modern train heading to a conference on women's studies in Seattle, but she awakens from a night's doze to find herself on a bizarre historical train full of late Victorian era reenactors who refuse to come out of character. When the leader of the group—one handsome, green-eyed Robert Chamberlain—finally convinces her the date is indeed 1901, a skeptical Ellie rejects any eccentric theories of time travel and presumes she is smack dab in the middle of a very interesting historical dream. She turns the directorial reins of her dream over to one smitten and willing Robert, only to realize that dreams cannot last forever. Someday, she must wake up to reality, though Ellie no longer has any idea what reality is. She only knows that Robert must play an important part in her future. But how can he...if he's only a figment of her imagination or worse yet...a man who belongs to an era long past?
TOGETHER FOREVER ACROSS TIME: Stephen Sadler reluctantly attends the Seattle wedding of Robert Chamberlain to Ellie Standish, the woman who had captured his interest. There he says goodbye to the woman he thought he had fallen for. Only a few weeks later while traveling on a train, Stephen is confronted by the vision of a strange wild-haired woman in a pair of snug-fitting trousers called “jeans” who claims she doesn’t know where she is or how she came to be on his train—until she sees the date on the newspaper, that is.
Dani Douglas cannot travel through time! Her mother in Montana is ill, and she has to get back to her. But the crystal clear blue eyes of handsome Stephen Sadler hold her captive in 1901, and she doesn’t know how to leave him...perhaps forever.
Stephen realizes that Dani and Ellie have much in common, but where Ellie simply captured his interest, Dani has captured his imagination and his heart. Unlike Ellie though, Dani cannot stay, her mother is ill. Stephen doesn’t know how he can let her leave him...perhaps forever. As the train hurtles back and forth across the rails, Stephen and Dani struggle to find a way to be together forever across time.
A SMILE IN TIME: Annie St. John and her sister, Marie, decide that the three-day train ride from Chicago to Seattle to catch their Alaskan cruise was a bit too much, and they swear that next time, they’ll fly. But “a bit too much” doesn’t begin to describe what they find when they wake up from a short doze on their sleek modern train.
Over a hundred years before, Rory O’Rourke heads back to Seattle from a photo shoot in Montana on the Oriental Limited. When a young woman in tight clothing called "capris" falls into his arms, Rory finds his hands full with not one, but two young women who claim they must have traveled back in time. Rory scoffs at the idea, but his innate chivalry will not allow him to resist the pleas of the young women for help.
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