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n 1943, an experiment to create an invisible war ship failed. For 53-years, the USS Eldridge and her crew have hopscotched through time, materializing in different locations for only a few minutes, before being pulled away again. Dr. Jewel Shaw, like her father and grandfather, has a driving desire to stabilize the ship and bring the sailors home. On Halloween, 2006, Jewel, n 1943, an experiment to create an invisible war ship failed. For 53-years, the USS Eldridge and her crew have hopscotched through time, materializing in different locations for only a few minutes, before being pulled away again. Dr. Jewel Shaw, like her father and grandfather, has a driving desire to stabilize the ship and bring the sailors home. On Halloween, 2006, Jewel, and her scientific team, are in Virginia’s Shenandoah Forest to attempt this difficult task. But the something goes wrong. One member, Ruthe Nantan, disappears from Stoney Man Trail and reappears in a time, filled with psychedelic colors and 60s slang. Deborah Carpenter has gone to Stoney Man Trail to paint. Before she finishes setting up her easel, she travels 40-years into the future—without aging a day. Terrified and alone, she must contact her ex-husband in this strange new world. But there are those who want her to disappear forever.


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n 1943, an experiment to create an invisible war ship failed. For 53-years, the USS Eldridge and her crew have hopscotched through time, materializing in different locations for only a few minutes, before being pulled away again. Dr. Jewel Shaw, like her father and grandfather, has a driving desire to stabilize the ship and bring the sailors home. On Halloween, 2006, Jewel, n 1943, an experiment to create an invisible war ship failed. For 53-years, the USS Eldridge and her crew have hopscotched through time, materializing in different locations for only a few minutes, before being pulled away again. Dr. Jewel Shaw, like her father and grandfather, has a driving desire to stabilize the ship and bring the sailors home. On Halloween, 2006, Jewel, and her scientific team, are in Virginia’s Shenandoah Forest to attempt this difficult task. But the something goes wrong. One member, Ruthe Nantan, disappears from Stoney Man Trail and reappears in a time, filled with psychedelic colors and 60s slang. Deborah Carpenter has gone to Stoney Man Trail to paint. Before she finishes setting up her easel, she travels 40-years into the future—without aging a day. Terrified and alone, she must contact her ex-husband in this strange new world. But there are those who want her to disappear forever.

30 review for Our Place In Time: a time-travel suspense novel

  1. 4 out of 5

    Anand

    I saw this novel labelled as a "time travel" story, and that interested me enough to read it. Intellectually stimulating sci-fi always attracts me more than a alien, inter-galatic wars kind of stories, so I thought might as well give this a try. It took me two sittings of about 2 1/2 hours each to finish the novel. The basic plot is that the US Navy attempts an ambitious project in 1943 to try and make a war-ship invisible, which, if successful, would obviously give the Navy huge advantages at w I saw this novel labelled as a "time travel" story, and that interested me enough to read it. Intellectually stimulating sci-fi always attracts me more than a alien, inter-galatic wars kind of stories, so I thought might as well give this a try. It took me two sittings of about 2 1/2 hours each to finish the novel. The basic plot is that the US Navy attempts an ambitious project in 1943 to try and make a war-ship invisible, which, if successful, would obviously give the Navy huge advantages at war. Somehow, the project goes awry and is not entirely successful, with the result that though the ship does go invisible, it starts time-hopping across years and decades. Not just time-hop, strong magnetic forces also trap the sailors on board, with the result that the sailors are encaged within this ship from where they cannot exit. In the year 2006, a group of scientists sponsored by the Navy is on a secret mission to try and "stabilise" the ship, thus ensuring that the ship stops jumping from one moment in time to another, and also thereby extricating the trapped sailors on-board and help them bring back into the real-world. However, this mission does not go as per plan, and the ship that momentarily appears for 5-7 minutes in October 2006, actually opens up a time-bridge (like a portal between times), through which a woman named Deb inadvertently travels from 1966 to 2006, and another woman Ruthe travels from 2006 back to the year 1966. What follows is the attempt by the science team to again try and stabilise the ship, fighting off attacks from some people who wish to kill some of the team members in order to protect this naval secret - after all, the sudden reappearance of sailors after more than a half a century later will be an inexplicable situation. While the plot was interesting, and indeed it was intriguing enough for me to keep turning the page, I came out from this novel confused. Perhaps theories of "space time continuum" are too complicated for my puny brain, but despite having read the story I had many questions unanswered. For instance, why did the time-bridge/portal choose 1966 and 2006, and why only these two women? Both women become connected with a man named Max (Deb's ex-husband from the mid sixties). Then there is another character Wendell, who is a native Indian and the sheriff of the town where the reappearance is supposed to happen in 2006, who has had "visions" since his childhood depicting scenes of him playing an integral part in the effort to stabilise the ship. I couldn't understand the connection; it was almost like a supernatural bit thrown into a sci-fi. The narratives depicting the ship's reappearance created an imagery more of a UFO landing rather than the invisible becoming visible, the appearance preceded by formation of green mist/fog and strong electric arcs striking all around, and objects flying in anti-gravity. People who have contact with the ship undergo a molecular change and experience bodily weakness and emit strange, green, static charges radiating from their bodies. Overall, I found it interesting, but I did not "understand" the story well enough. In all fairness, perhaps this lack of clarity may have something to do with my ability to grasp such concepts as time-travel, electromagnetic radiation and gravity, rather than the author failing to present a coherent narrative. I am not sure which. There are quite a few typos and a session with the editor may be in order (particularly, the numeric fraction "1/4" appears in the middle of many sentences!).

  2. 4 out of 5

    Jolie

    When I started reading this book, I honestly thought it was going to be technical sci-fi book. You know, the type of book that gets really into time travel and has all sorts of mathematical equations to explain it (and yes, there are those types of books). I was pleasantly surprised when it turned out to be the exact opposite. There were some twists and turns in the book that took me by surprise (the ending is a big one). I was also surprised to learn that this book is fact based. The USS Eldridg When I started reading this book, I honestly thought it was going to be technical sci-fi book. You know, the type of book that gets really into time travel and has all sorts of mathematical equations to explain it (and yes, there are those types of books). I was pleasantly surprised when it turned out to be the exact opposite. There were some twists and turns in the book that took me by surprise (the ending is a big one). I was also surprised to learn that this book is fact based. The USS Eldridge and the Philadelphia Experiment supposedly did take place. Just Google them and you will find a few articles about them. Will I read this book again? Yes Will I reccomend this book to family and friends? Yes

  3. 5 out of 5

    Mark Pearce

    I quite enjoyed this book, but I would have enjoyed it much more if it had been properly proofread. I found numerous errors (conscience spelt as conscious, an spelt as and) There were also places where full stops or other pieces of punctuation were omitted. The story itself was good if overlong. I found myself wanting to push the characters to get a move on. Deb I would quite cheerfully have killed off just to get rid of this arrogant, overly self-important woman who did not seem to have any rede I quite enjoyed this book, but I would have enjoyed it much more if it had been properly proofread. I found numerous errors (conscience spelt as conscious, an spelt as and) There were also places where full stops or other pieces of punctuation were omitted. The story itself was good if overlong. I found myself wanting to push the characters to get a move on. Deb I would quite cheerfully have killed off just to get rid of this arrogant, overly self-important woman who did not seem to have any redeeming features at all. Other characters were also not as well written as they might have been. An (or should that be and?) okay read.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Ann Maine

    There was an interesting concept in the plot of this book and I so wanted to like it. However, the characters were not very well fleshed out - the author had to tell you how to feel about what was going on rather than making sure you know it by the plot and dialogue itself. Worse, there were grammatical errors, like the use of "who's" instead of "whose". I just couldn't get past those and never even finished it.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Kristen

    At first I was like where the heck are they going with this book, and then at the end it made sense. You would think that makes sense, but I felt the book was a little to loose in the begining and then was wrapped up a little to tightly at the end....????

  6. 5 out of 5

    Justine

    Fun time travel romp! I found this one when a literary agent asked for comparisons with my book and other authors. Charlotte's book fitted the bill, and I really enjoyed it!

  7. 5 out of 5

    Ipswichblade

    Loved it read in one sitting. I am a sucker for time travel books and this was an excellent fast paced story with a couple of unpredictable turns

  8. 4 out of 5

    Michael

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    Kathryn Dayfield zakrzewski

  10. 5 out of 5

    Karen Ackers

  11. 5 out of 5

    Kathy Culleton

  12. 5 out of 5

    Darlene Theriault

  13. 5 out of 5

    Phyllis Roth

  14. 5 out of 5

    Ian

  15. 4 out of 5

    Frederick

  16. 4 out of 5

    Charles Flanders

  17. 5 out of 5

    Louise

  18. 4 out of 5

    Lewis Hyam

  19. 5 out of 5

    Glenys

  20. 5 out of 5

    Lee Brindley

  21. 4 out of 5

    Michelle

  22. 5 out of 5

    Terry Fawcett

  23. 4 out of 5

    Andrea

  24. 5 out of 5

    Kim

  25. 5 out of 5

    Lee Brindley

  26. 5 out of 5

    Rebecca

  27. 5 out of 5

    Heather

  28. 5 out of 5

    Neil Cotton

  29. 4 out of 5

    Chris Bird

  30. 4 out of 5

    russell walker

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