Sunday, February 26, 2017
Time Search by Danele Rotharmel (Book #3 The Time Counselor Chronicles)
Danele Rotharmel—Time Search
This is as series I don't like to have to put down at all. My review of book #2 is here if you want to see that. I'm already looking forward to the next books, as well as being able to back up and read book #1. Now that is really rare for me, I don't start series in the middle, but let me tell you, this series is worth starting! It does help to have read the last book though, they are made to interconnect and they do!
This book opens up and quickly we are into action. A man is shredding a woman's house, she is missing. The TV is on in the house, and the newscaster is talking about a missing Dr. Ember, and his mysterious burned patient he was guarding. Looks like this is a clue to the person this man wanted dead. Who is this guy and why does he want TEMCO destroyed so badly? Was he someone he thinks they should have helped and didn't? Does he just hate good and love evil? It it really so simple as he is angry because his girlfriend is missing and he is sure they "rescued" her?
Many of the characters from the last book are in hiding, because of the super evil guy who is stalking and leaving a trail of death in his path. The new ones are all good ones to get to know, some of them were more minor characters in the last book. This series, like real life if you walked into a large work place, and the world at large, has many, many people. I really like that in this case.
This book has it all, which is hard to do! Action, Sci-Fi, romance, hate, love, forgiveness, grief, anger, the entire gambit of emotions, along with time travel, a Christian background, a clean read, a well crafted villain, and there isn't anything not to like in this book as far as I'm concerned! I love the premise of going back to be able to help people, although it would change the timeline, the way this series works it's awesome. The movie and music references are fun and it makes it like a conversation with family or friends. This series makes me wish I worked at TEMCO!
I'm happy to give this book 5 huge happy stars, and to wait for the next books in this series to become available.
Danele Rotharmel—Time Search
I’ve always loved to read, but I hate that horrible moment when a good book comes to an end. It’s torture saying goodbye to characters I’ve come to love. One of the best things about being an author is having control over your own stories. I wrote The Time Counselor Chronicles while I was extremely ill and enduring seven years of quarantine. During that time, I didn’t have control over many aspects of my life, but I did have control over my fictional characters. I found extreme pleasure in the fact that since I was the author, I didn’t have to say goodbye to the TEMCO crew—I could just write them another story.
Time Search is the third book in my series, and it was written because I was enjoying myself and didn’t want to say goodbye to the people I’d created in Time Tsunami and Time Trap. And that’s why the other books in my series were written as well. By the time I finally sought publication, I’d completed six books. Writing, for me, was an act of pure enjoyment. When I began, I wasn’t thinking about publishers or reading audiences, I was simply thinking about what type of adventure I wanted to write next. My books brought me joy, and that was all that mattered. For years, I didn’t let anyone know I was writing. TEMCO was my personal world—my escape hatch from illness and pain. I was afraid that if I let others into my imaginary world, it would crumble away. As it turned out, the exact opposite was true. Knowing that people were enjoying my stories filled my life with incredible happiness!
I always fill my books with suspense, romance, action, faith, and comedy. I keep them clean, and I work hard to make them full of page-turning fun. Communication is such a wonderful thing. I love that fact that we can relay our ideas, hopes, and dreams to each other. My books are more than just stories, they symbolically chronicle the way I stood up to my illness and fought it. They speak about the value I place on love and friendship. They show that humor can be found even in the midst of great difficulty. And most of all, they demonstrate that a crisis of faith isn’t the end—it’s simply the first step to understanding God on a deeper level. Life isn’t easy, but I’ve learned that even in the middle of tragedy, God is faithful and trustworthy. That’s what each of my characters eventually learn, and that’s what I hope my readers will take away from my books.
Social Media Links:
Danele Rotharmel’s Blog: https://dragonflydanele.wordpress.com/
Danele Rotharmel’s Testimony: https://dragonflydanele.wordpress.com/welcome/
Danele Rotharmel’s Books: https://dragonflydanele.wordpress.com/my-books/
Time Search’s Purchasing Links:
Barnes & Noble Nook e-Book: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/time-search-danele-j-rotharmel/1125625151?ean=2940157382506
Time Search’s Back Cover Blurb:
Time Search—The Time Counselor Chronicles #3
A nameless evil lurks in the shadows…
In the wake of a recent wave of violence, TEMCO employees are left reeling. While some of the staff are put into hiding, others are left behind to discover the true identity of the mysterious nemesis who is determined to destroy them all. While Crystal, Marc, and Zeke search for clues to unravel the mystery of his real name, their enemy is lurking in the shadows searching for TEMCO’s missing leaders. It’s a race against the clock! And as the hours and seconds tick away, it’s anyone’s guess whose search will be completed first. It’s a classic battle of good versus evil, and the stakes couldn’t be higher!
Danele Rotharmel’s Author Bio:
Danele Rotharmel grew up with a love of the literary word, and by age five, she knew she wanted to be a writer. However, her life took an unexpected turn when a mysterious illness brought her close to death. Eventually, she learned that a low-level carbon monoxide leak from a faulty furnace in her home was slowly poisoning her. This poisoning triggered severe Multiple Chemical Sensitivity and partial amnesia.
During this time, the hardest thing she faced was a crisis of faith. She had to quit her job and stop going to church. She couldn’t write, couldn’t drive, and could barely remember who she was. To say she was upset with the Lord was an understatement. She began reexamining her faith in light of her illness, and eventually, she came to the firm conclusion that God is real, God is good, God is interested and involved, and God is trustworthy regardless of tragedy.
When her illness became even more severe, she was put into quarantine and could only talk to friends and extended family through the glass of a window. This quarantine lasted for seven years. During this time, she wrote the first six books in The Time Counselor Chronicles.
Danele currently lives in Colorado where she continues to write. Although her journey back to health was long and difficult, it provided her with the opportunity to grow closer to God and to write her books. For that, she is forever thankful.
You can learn more about Danele by visiting her blog at https://dragonflydanele.wordpress.com/