Time After Time by Wendy Godding- INTERVIEW, GIVEAWAY and REVIEW

I am very pleased to have Wendy Godding, with her debut novel, Time After Time on A Thousand Words A Million Books for an Interview and Giveaway! A HUGE thanks to both the author and Poliona Madorsky from Escape Publishing (Harlequin Australia) for agreeing! 

Author: Wendy Gooding
Publisher: Escape Publishing (Harlequin Australia)
Publishing Date: April 1st 2014
Blurb Description: She has died countless times before, and she is not going to let it happen again.

Abbie Harper dies just before her eighteenth birthday. It has happened before, more times than she can remember — and always at the hands of the same man. Her dreams are plagued with past lives, cut short.

But this latest dream feels different. Her past life as Penelope Broadhurst — an English pastor’s daughter in 1806 — keeps bleeding into her present life in ways both sinister and familiar. As Penelope meets and falls in love with the dashing Heath Lockwood, so too does Abbie meet the brothers Marcus and Rem Knight. One wants to love her; the other to kill her.

Time is running out for Penelope, but as Abbie mourns her inability to change the past, she chases the slim chance to save her future. To survive, she must solve the puzzle of an ancient love story…and Penelope just might be able to help


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1. For those among us who haven't had the pleasure, do give us a gist of your main characters- Abbie, Marcus and Rem and the rather timeless situation they're in!

Abbie, Marcus and Rem are locked in a reincarnation love triangle with a murderous twist. It's something that began centuries ago and which, until this present life, Abbey has been powerless to stop.

2. Do elaborate on your experience switching between two centuries- the 21st and the 19th- and which one you preferred! 

Switching between the two time periods was actually a lot easier than I first thought it would be. The difficult part was linking the two girls together (or one girl really) where they had a tangible way of helping one another. I mean, how do you save someone's life when you are born two hundred years apart?

I definitely preferred the 19th century! I love the manners, the formality of the period, and I loved setting Penelope's story in the English countryside. The wild landscape and the moors.

3. If you were Abbie or Penelope or any of her other reincarnations, who would you choose- Marcus or Rem?- bad boys or clean cut ones?

I've always picked the good guys - my husband epitomises good guys - but in romantic fiction I love the bad boy so maybe in my past life I might choose the bad boy.

4. What other great reads can we see from you after Time after Time? 

I'm currently working on another young adult novel, about a girl who is the sole survivor of her family on board the Titanic. Her family were scientists, who'd been travelling the world, and her father was taking his extraordinary discovery home when disaster struck. And there are people out there who are desperate for this knowledge and would do anything to get it. 

Wendy Godding
We would love to know more about you:

1.       5 things about you that (psst) nobody knows:

I've never tried coke a cola, I've worn nail polish every day since I was twelve (bit weird), I am terrified if mice (ridiculously), my 9 year old has tried to teach me chess but I'm a little embarrassed that I just don't get it, when I was younger I wanted to be a movie star

2.       5 material things you can't live without:
iPad, kindle, my bed, bathtub, my dresses

3.       Favourites:  

Favorite Movie? Gone With the Wind 
Favorite Song? Wuthering Heights by Kate Bush - I sing it in the car and love hitting those high notes (or not)
Favorite Book? The Bronze Horseman by Paulina Simons (the best love story ever)
Favorite TV Show? Vampire Diaries - Damon is hot, hot, hot!
Favorite Author? Too many, at the moment it is Abbie Glines. Can't get enough of her.
Favourite Character (from a book, of course!) Elizabeth Bennett 


Drowned, Hanged, Poisoned, Stabbed, Throat Slit, you name it- it’s happened to her. All of them just while she was finding true love. All of them at the age of seventeen.  Even before civilization became civilized, this story has already begun…
From the war clad ancient kingdoms, to the era of hanging without proper trials, to the sweet, fresh countryside of nineteenth century England, that brings us to our present day, hip- hopping lives, Abbie Harper remembers it all. For the first time, in centuries of playing a game he has never truly understood, the hunted has something over the hunter.  
Time after Time is an extremely EXTREMELY intriguing book that had me, and will have you, from the first line onwards! Reading the blurb, you’ll see that it switches between two contrasting worlds- that of the sweet Penelope in the nineteenth century and that of Goth- girl Abbie in the rather glamorous world we live in today.
But that’s not the point. You can gather all that from the above, and I’m not going to say it all again! And then again, if I say more, you’ll probably know too much. Knowledge is power, after all, and I’m not divulging ANY- you’re gonna have to just read it yourself!
When the gorgeous Marcus Knight and his strangely unnerving brother move in next door, she knows that the game is starting again…
I liked Time After Time, it was a fun, quick read, with all the right elements and paired with a cup of hot coffee and beautiful weather, it took me no less than a day to flip through! Throughout, I wondered why Rem did it- why Abbie- through all of those centuries, all that pain why would he kill a girl, and his own flesh and blood? You get the answer somewhere in the middle, and you. Will. Be. Shocked.  
I strongly recommend that you read it! To finish off:
One girl, two brothers- one who wants to love her, the other to kill her- in a tale as old as time. Is that not enough?
My Verdict:

Need I say more? God. READ IT! 


  1. Sounds like a fast, enjoyable book!

  2. Thanks for messaging me on GR. I tweeted and entered. :)

    Tressa @ Tressa's Wishful Endings

    1. My pleasure:) just trying to get the word out there!

      Thanks for the follow:) your blog is awesome, btw!

  3. Thanks for sending me the info on GR! I wish your blog showed up on feedly so I could follow you there. :( I don't use BlogLovin or Networked Blogs.

    1. Hi! My pleasure:) for now, I'm just trying to focus on the two platforms! Networked Blogs needs just your Facebook Id, though!

      I would be honoured if you did follow me!

  4. Thanks so much for letting me know about this giveaway via GR. The book sounds fascinating. Went ahead and entered. :)

    1. Sorry, forgot to mention, this is Sarah Gruwell from GR. Still getting used to this website's particulars... Have a great day!