#NewBook: The Seas of Time by D Wallace Peach @Dwallacepeach #timetravel #comingofage #harborpointeseries @StoryEmpire

Hi everyone! I hope you’re all doing well.

Today, I’m delighted to announce the release of the fourth book in the Harbor Pointe Series: The Destination. I’ve read every novella in the series, and I love them all! You can find the series HERE

My Review:

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The Seas of Time by D W Peach book coverA story you live rather than merely read

Our ability to reach unity in diversity
will be the beauty and test
of our civilization
~Mahatma Gandhi

Wonderful opening quote, which sets the tone perfectly.

The book opens in 1858, where a great wrong occurs. The next chapter takes the reader into the turmoil of 1972, where racial and gender prejudice remains rife despite the 114 years interval.

A feisty young woman of colour takes a summer break to attempt to find some direction in her life, other than constant protests and a useless history course that seems irrelevant amidst the social upheaval all around. Her aunt and uncle offer her the use of the Harbor Pointe Inn while they go away, and here she meets Greg. Immediately, sparks fly, and not of the romantic kind. One thing leads to another, and the modern fight merges with that of a century prior. Friendships form and attitudes shift.

As with all of D Wallace Peach’s books, the writing is superb with beautiful and evocative phrasing, which pulls in all of the reader’s senses so that one lives the story rather than merely reads it. Below are some lines I adored …

‘The iron hands of oppression bore down on his shoulders, heavier than the black wings of death.’

And …

‘With the lighthouse a short walk away, the place belonged on a calendar, and it often was.’

And …

‘It looked unchanged from a century before—the bluff sheer and dappled with bird crap, gulls wheeling overhead, the swells rising and falling, and the surf polishing billions of pebbles and grains of sand.’

And …

‘“… starving artists are real things.” |“So are starving carpenters.”’ … lols! This shows the wonderful banter between the all-too real characters as well as the humour which weaves throughout this fantastic narrative.

One final line, because I love this mind-bending time-loop stuff … ‘If you hadn’t gone back in time to change his future, you might not exist to go back in time and change his future.’

If you haven’t guessed already from my gushing, I give a solid five stars to The Seas of Time by D Wallace Peach, who is one of my auto-buy authors, and whose back catalogue I seriously need to devour. If I could give this wonderful novella ten stars, I’d do it in a heartbeat. With racial and gender prejudice mixed and melded with the perils of seafaring and gods and demons, along with a strong female main character, you’ll love this read. Go and buy this book!

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NOTE ON RATINGS: I consider a 3-star rating a positive review. Picky about which books I give 5 stars to, I reserve this highest rating for the stories I find stunning and which moved me.

5 STARS: IT WAS AMAZING! I COULD NOT PUT IT DOWN! — Highly Recommended.
4 STARS: I WOULD PULL AN ALL-NIGHTER — Go read this book.
3 STARS: IT WAS GOOD! — An okay read. Didn’t love it. Didn’t hate it.
2 STARS: I MAY HAVE LIKED A FEW THINGS —Lacking in some areas: writing, characterisation, and/or problematic plot lines.
1 STAR: NOT MY CUP OF TEA —Lots of issues with this book.


Universal Purchase Link for The Seas of Time: https://mybook.to/TheSeasofTimeDWPeach 😊

38 Comments on “#NewBook: The Seas of Time by D Wallace Peach @Dwallacepeach #timetravel #comingofage #harborpointeseries @StoryEmpire

  1. Wow, Diana’s new book sounds amazing, Harmony! Great review 📖 I’m wishing you both a weekend of peace and love. Harmony, I just read your last post and am sorry you have had such a health battle, sending gentle hugs 💗

    • Thanks so much, Christy! I had a nasty fall yesterday so am sorry I’m only getting to your lovely comment now. I’m okay, just bruised and sore.
      Diana’s books are some of the best I’ve ever read, and as well as this one, I highly recommend The Necromancer’s Daughter … that one blew me away.

      Huge hugs 🤗💕🙂

    • Harmony writes wonderful reviews, Teri. I like the way she pulls quotes from the read. Thank you for the visit and kind comment. I really do hope you enjoy the stories. It was a fun project with a fascinating array of results! Happy Reading.

  2. I Love your review, Harmony, and I loved this book.
    I hope many readers discover this wonderful novella. Thanks for sharing today and congratulations to Diana!

    • Harmony writes fabulous reviews, Kymber. They’re so personable, and she always grabs my attention. It’s a treat to be on the receiving end. Thanks for another lovely comment, my friend. Have a wonderful afternoon. Hugs.

    • Thanks so much, Kymber! And it’s great to be crawling back into life a little 😉🤗💕🙂

  3. Thank you so much for sharing the release and your wonderful review, Harmony. I’m just delighted with your kind words about the book. I’m so glad you enjoyed it. It was a fun project and I’ve enjoyed every rollout. You were instrumental in getting this series done, and I’m grateful for all your hard work. Have a lovely, relaxing day, my friend. Hugs.

    • Thanks so much for your lovely words, Diana! And the review is so well deserved. Wishing you every success. Hugs, my friend 🤗💕🙂

  4. Thank you, Harmony, for sharing your wonderful review. I’m so happy for Diana. The accolades are much deserved. 🤗

    • I can’t remember who brought up the release schedule, Jacqui, but I thought it was perfect. Not so quickly that readers would feel overwhelmed, but quick enough that the last story would be fresh in their minds. Harmony’s story is last she wraps up the series beautifully. Thanks so much for the wonderful support, my friend.

  5. A wonderful review. I’ve not read this series, but I really must. Diana is one of my favourite authors. She has a magical way with words.

    • Diana is one of my favourite authors, and I couldn’t agree more with you about her magical way with words! Thanks, Vivienne 💕🙂

    • Awww. Thanks so much for the kind comment, Viv. You just added another star to my day. 🙂 The novellas are all standalone, but I recommend the whole series. It was fun, even as a participant, to see how differently we all approached the prompt. 🙂 Have a wonderful day, my friend, and if you decide to give the book a try, I hope you enjoy it.