Stranded: A Time Travel Romance

Stranded: A Time Travel Romance

Bridget Jones meets Downton Abbey in this acclaimed time-travel mystery!
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Bridget Jones meets Downton Abbey in this acclaimed time-travel series! Get it here:
Stranded (The Shorten Chronicles Book 1)
TOB Publishing


Bridget Jones meets Downton Abbey in this acclaimed new time-travel series.

★★★★★An absolutely outstanding book. Time travel with a twist.” - Noel Cades

★★★★★ "Perfect for fantasy and historical romance fans!" - M. E. Hall, Amazon Reviewer

★★★★★ A slow unfurling, done spectacularly well.” - E. G. Stone


A modern girl. A door to the past. No way back.

Sophie Arundel is stranded in history, stuck in a grand house in 1925 England. Thankfully, she has her faithful dog Charlotte with her. Oh, and fellow student Hugo, annoying and charming in equal measure.

Suffocated by corsets, long skirts, and boorish suitors, Sophie is desperate to get back to the twenty-first century, but the only way home is through a hidden portal — and she must work with Hugo to unlock its secrets.

As one clue leads to another, Sophie and Hugo discover that history is unfolding differently. Mobs rule the streets. And when chaos turns into a deadly revolution, anyone in a grand house is fair game.

Sophie and Hugo are running out of time...

Release date: October 12, 2020

Publisher: TOB Publishing

Print pages: 474

Content advisory: One instance of swearing, mild sexual references, one kiss

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Behind the book

The idea for the Shorten Chronicles popped into my head when I was watching an episode of Downton Abbey: how would a modern young woman cope in  a grand house a century ago? The answer of course is 'not very well!'

That premise then grew into a larger tale. Book 1, Stranded, was published in 2020. Book 2, Escape, will be published in 2021. In subsequent books, Sophie and the two boys she loves will have more adventures in different historical times and places, as will Sophie's formidable companion, Charlotte the labradoodle.

Stepping through a hidden portal is just the beginning...

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