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The Road to Alexander by Jennifer Macaire #Review #TimeTravel #Adventure #AlexanderTheGreat #Romance

 

 

Title: The Road to Alexander

Author: Jennifer Macaire

Publisher: Accent Press

Published: March 9th, 2017

Pages: 370

Wow, what a great concept and intriguing situation this proved to be. If you could go back in time to meet anyone, who would you choose to interact with for less than a day? In this story, one lucky time travelling journalist is given just such an opportunity every year – a once in a lifetime opportunity obviously not open to many and a highly coverted accolade. Ashley Riveraine is the one chosen to be given just such an opportunity and she chose to meet Alexander the Great. All goes well and she dresses appropriately, travels successfully and actually manages to meet Alexander. However, she never dreamed that fate would step in and her return to her own time is thwarted by Alexander himself, leaving her stuck 3,000 years in her past. Now she has to endeavour not to change events significantly but the mutual attractions between her and Alexander could prove just too tempting! Get ready for steamy action, surprises galore and lots of laughs as Ashley tries to fit into the life and travels of Alexander the Great, unsure if she’ll ever be able to return to her own time or if the scientists from her own time will erase her completely if she inadvertently changes history!

This is a very different time travel story and is only the first book in a series – I hadn’t realised that initially but it doesn’t detract from the enjoyment of this story. The author has obviously carried out lots of research which she uses to recreate the historic era and characters in this intriguing story. However, remember this is a work of fiction and doesn’t claim to be accurate, though it does give you a flavour of what it may have been like then. Most of the story is concerned with Alexander, romance, sex, war and traveling, including some aspects that were great and others that were just too unbelievable but, as I said before, it is only a story!  It is something that may well appeal to anyone who enjoys historical events, steamy romances or adventures and is a great start to a new series.

I requested and was gifted a copy of this book and this is my honest review after choosing to read it.

Synopsis:

What do you do when the past becomes your future?

The year is 2089, and time-travelling journalist Ashley Riveraine gets a once in a lifetime opportunity to interview her childhood hero, Alexander the Great. She expects to come out with an award-winning article, but doesn’t count on Fate intervening.

Alexander mistakes Ashley for Persephone, goddess of the dead, and kidnaps her, stranding her in his own time. Being stuck 3000 years in the past with the man of her dreams wouldn’t be so bad if the scientists of the Time Institute hadn’t threatened to erase Ashley from existence if she changes history.

Ashley must now walk a tightrope, caught up in the cataclysmic events of the time, knowing what the future holds for the people she comes to love but powerless to do anything to influence it.

Join Ashley on her hilarious, bumpy journey into the past as she discovers where her place in history truly is…

Purchase  Link – getbook.at/TheRoadToAlexander

Author Bio

Jennifer Macaire is an American living in Paris. She likes to read, eat chocolate, and plays a mean game of golf. She grew up in upstate New York, Samoa, and the Virgin Islands. She graduated from St Peter and Paul High School in St Thomas and moved to NYC where she modelled for five years for Elite. She went to France and met her husband at the polo club. All that is true. But she mostly likes to make up stories.

 

Social Media Links 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TimeforAlexander/

Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/jennifermacaire/

twitter @jennifermacaire

https://jennifermacaire.wordpress.com/

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Many thanks to Rachel’s Random Resources for providing materials for this post and organising the tour. The review is my own, honest opinion after choosing to read the book.

10 comments on “The Road to Alexander by Jennifer Macaire #Review #TimeTravel #Adventure #AlexanderTheGreat #Romance

  1. jennifermacaire
    January 15, 2019

    Thank you for hosting, and for a fabulous review! I’m so grateful you took the time to read my story – (I had a blast writing it, so I’m thrilled you liked it!)

    Liked by 1 person

    • bicted
      January 15, 2019

      My pleasure – I really enjoyed reading it and look forward to reading more from you in future 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  2. carhicks
    January 18, 2019

    What a great premise. Not sure if that is who I would have picked but that is okay. I am assuming this will become a series?

    Liked by 1 person

    • bicted
      January 19, 2019

      I agree and I’m certainly hoping it is the start of a series- I need to read what happens next!

      Liked by 1 person

    • jennifermacaire
      January 21, 2019

      Yes, this is part of a series (7) & all the books are written. The last two will be published this year. The next book in the series is “Legends of Persia”. 🙂

      Liked by 2 people

      • carhicks
        January 21, 2019

        I will definitely have to check them out. Thanks for the info.

        Liked by 2 people

      • bicted
        January 26, 2019

        I’ve signed up for the blog tour for “Legends of Persia”, too and am looking forward to reading it soon!

        Liked by 1 person

  3. Myndi @ madbooklove
    January 20, 2019

    Have you read any of the Outlander series? It sounds like a very interesting variation on a similar theme (not that Gabaldon invented it by any stretch). Might be a book I’d enjoy!

    Liked by 2 people

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