Storm at The Keizer Manor by Ramcy Diek
Review by Lauren1
Ramcy Diek’s engaging novel, Storm at The Keizer Manor will sweep you up in the storm of Annet’s and Forrest’s lives and command your emotions. I give this well thought-out fictional, adventurous tale of time travel a PG-13 rating for non-explicit sex and language. It’s a jewel for romantics to treasure. Like a fabulous meal lingers on your tongue, this story remains with you to mull over and savor in quiet moments.
Their little family is just beginning to bud. He is a job-hunting college graduate – she is a manager of a well-known art gallery. They stroll on the beach and a tempest descends – forcefully separating them. What is a twenty-first century stubborn woman to do when she awakens in the nineteenth century? If you answered, ‘cause a storm,’ you would be correct.
She wrestles with her lack of conformity and expected behavior in society. He, for months, must endure the stares and public humiliation of his girlfriend’s disappearance as the police work their missing person case. Our main characters suffer greatly and the tension is palpable in both realms.
As in life, not everything is tied up with a bow. One curious, fortune-telling woman feels a link to the time traveler and we wonder about her abilities and a possible other-worldly connection. With easy-to-love-characters as flawed and real as these, the ending came too soon. I was satisfied but greedy and wanting to know more. I rate this book 5 out of 5 stars.