When tragedy strikes Michele Windsor’s world, she is forced to uproot her life and move across the country to New York City, to live with the wealthy, aristocratic grandparents she’s never met. In their old Fifth Avenue mansion filled with a century’s worth of family secrets, Michele discovers a diary that hurtles her back in time to the year 1910. There, in the midst of the glamorous Gilded Age, Michele meets the young man with striking blue eyes who has haunted her dreams all her life – a man she always wished was real, but never imagined could actually exist. And she finds herself falling for him, into an otherworldly, time-crossed romance. Michele is soon leading a double life, struggling to balance her contemporary high school world with her escapes into the past. But when she stumbles upon a terrible discovery, she is propelled on a race through history to save the boy she loves – a quest that will determine the fate of both of their lives.
Michele Windsor lives with her mother, Marion, in a small house. They barely make it on her mother's salary, but they are very happy with each other. Her father was never there; he left her mother before she found out that she was pregnant. Unfortunately, her mother dies in an accident and Michele is forced to move to her wealthy grandparent's she hates, although she never met them before.
"There is nothing in life that can ever destroy you but yourself. Bad things happen to everyone, but when they do, you can't just fall apart and die. You have to fight back. If you don't, you're the one who loses in the end. But if you do keep going and fight back, you win."
Eventually, it's not as bad as Michele expected. Her grandparents are kind, even when they keep a certain distant. Then, something strange happens. She finds an old key in her mothers box -it's the same key she has been seeing in her dreams. But if the key unlocks a hidden diary, she's sucked into the past and there she meets the boy of her dreams!
"Go and chase your dreams, you won't reget it. Anything can happen if you let it."
From now on, Michele is a time traveler and sometimes she travels without wanting it. It just happens. Michele ends the relationship when she discovers something devastating. They are both hurt by it, but she believes it's the best for them. Back in the normal time - 2010 - there's a new student. And when Michele looks at him, her heart skipped a beat; he's a duplication of her Philip, he has the same name and he wears the same ring.
"What was the point of loving when the people you love were taken away from you?"
I felt sad sometimes, when it's clear that they love each other so much, but they can't be together. And I think it's nice that Philip learns to move on, but at the same time, I hated him for it.. He doesn't belong to anyone else than Michele! But the ending made it all worth is, because a time travel relationship is not the best to have. I want to know how this story continues! Michele is a very like-able person and Philip sounds so nice. I'm excited for the new book. It's called 'Timekeeper' and it will be released in December this year. And I want to know the whole story about her father.
Read this one!