The Modern Gal’s Guide to Unexpected Time Travel: Colonial Mishaps

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Hello reading friends! I have a special treat for you today. The lovely Stephenia McGee is here giving us some more tips on time travel. Man, wouldn’t it be cool if we really could time travel? There are so many places and time periods I would love to visit! But before we get to that, let me share more about Stephenia’s new release, A Colonial Courtship.

About the Book

The Modern Gal’s Guide to Unexpected Time Travel: Colonial MishapsA Colonial Courtship
Author Stephenia H. McGee
Published by By the Vine Press
on July 6, 2021
Genres: Christian, Clean & Wholesome, Historical

Sometimes time travel is just the miracle you need. Unless it sends you the last place you want to go.

Abigail Martin needs a miracle. After a crushing family secret stole her job, her apartment, and her future, she escapes her ruined life and risks a return to her hometown. Hints from a trusted friend that a mysterious bed and breakfast could grant her deepest desires lead her to rent a room. But when her former crush—a man she’s spent months avoiding—won’t leave her side, they both end up facing more than just the past she tried to escape.

Evan Blake finally has a second chance to win his first love, and he won’t let a little thing like her refusal stand in his way. When Abigail’s insistence on staying at a weird inn dumps them in Colonial Boston on the doorstep of the Revolutionary War, suddenly finding a way to ask her out seems the least of his worries. Despite the bizarre and unimaginable challenges of the 1700s, he refuses to give up on capturing her heart. But will finding their way home mean losing her forever?


My Perspective

This series just gets better and better. I mean it was good to begin with, but this is my favorite (did I say that last time!?). I think I really liked the characters the most in this one. The fact that Abigail had a slight inkling as to what might happen when she visits the inn was fun for me. And then when you throw in Evan, who still thinks they are in present day and asks multiple people to borrow their phone just made me giggle and laugh out loud. I could see their reactions when he would ask for a phone too, which made me laugh even harder.

I also liked the history with this couple the best. I don’t want to give anything away (spoilers), but McGee did a graet job presenting their back story, and putting them together in present day/ time travel day. With cameos from some awesome historical people, I just couldn’t put this story down until I was finished. It’s a fast read, so I just read it all at once!

Readers who are looking for a light, easy, quick read will enjoy A Colonial Courtship. And while it could be read as a stand alone, I highly recommend reading the entire series. There is a reference in this story to a previous novel that makes it more fun if you know what happened! I received a complimentary copy of this book. I was not required to write a favorable review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Guest Post by Stephenia McGee

The Modern Gal’s Guide to Unexpected Time Travel: Colonial Mishaps

Hello and welcome to your room at The Depot, where you can “Step back inn time and leave your troubles behind!”

In the event that your room comes equipped with a time slip feature, we’ve put together a few pointers to help you navigate your experience. These tips are meant to prepare you for your adventure and help you make the most out of your trip.

Chapter Three: Colonial Considerations

You’ve chosen (or maybe happened upon) a Pre-Revolutionary War Room! Here are a few things to keep in mind should you find yourself and others in your party visiting the dawn of a new nation.

  1. Try to keep a low profile. If members of your party were to say, loudly protest they are kidnapped and dropped into a historical reenactment, you could greatly upset the locals. We find that it is best to avoid being labeled mad.
  2. Avoid public displays of affection. Keep in mind that times have changed. Kissing, hand holding and the like could land you in a heap of trouble. Best keep your personal bubble intact.
  3. Meeting historical figures. You may encounter people you’ve read about in history books. Try to keep your wits about you to avoid any humiliating disasters.
  4. Prepare yourself for a completely authentic experience! Please remember that for the duration of your stay, you will not have access to indoor plumbing. Some guests have found navigating outdoor privies and voluminous skirts to be a challenge.
  5. All personal items must be left behind. To enhance your experience and help you avoid unwelcome attention, you will be provided with clothing appropriate to your time and location. Take the opportunity to have a break from those cell phones. They won’t work anyway.

We know you have many options when looking at time travel, and we thank you for choosing The Depot for all your romantic adventures. Do keep in mind there are no refunds or exchanges, and we cannot guarantee the time, location, or duration of your trip. And as always, finding your way back to your room at the inn is up to you.

Have fun and good luck! We’ll see you when (hopefully) you return!

-The staff at The Depot

About the Author

Award winning author of Christian historical novels, Stephenia H. McGee writes stories of faith, hope, and healing set in the Deep South. She’s a homeschool mom of two boys, writer, dreamer, and husband spoiler. Stephenia lives in Mississippi with her sons, handsome hubby, and their fur babies.

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If you could time travel to any decade, which would you chose!?

2 responses to “The Modern Gal’s Guide to Unexpected Time Travel: Colonial Mishaps

  1. Stephenia H. McGee

    Thanks, Jessica! I had a lot of fun with these posts. So glad you enjoyed the story!