Gwyneth Shepherd's sophisticated, beautiful cousin Charlotte has been prepared her entire life for traveling through time. But unexpectedly, it is Gwyneth, who in the middle of class takes a sudden spin to a different era!
Gwyneth must now unearth the mystery of why her mother would lie about her birth date to ward off suspicion about her ability, brush up on her history, and work with Gideon--the time traveler from a similarly gifted family that passes the gene through its male line, and whose presence becomes, in time, less insufferable and more essential. Together, Gwyneth and Gideon journey through time to discover who, in the 18th century and in contemporary London, they can trust.
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"Gier's characters and plotting are first-rate, creating an adventure that should leave readers eager for the rest of the trilogy." - Publishers Weekly
"The first in a trilogy, Ruby Red offers romance, adventure, small details of various eras, and the complications that families can bring. It will mostly appeal to teenage girls who have a preference for reading romance." - Voya
"Starred Review. What makes this such a standout is the intriguingly drawn cast, stars and supporting players both, beginning with Gwen, whose key feature is her utter normality Adventure, humor, and mystery all have satisfying roles here." - Booklist
"The characters in Kerstin Gier's stellar story come fully to life, and veteran translator Anthea Bell (who translated Cornelia Funke's Inkheart books) preserves the book's abundant humor...Theres something here for everyone." - Shelf Awareness
"An extremely appetizing mix of mystery thriller, science fiction and romantic adventure that readers will most likely devour in one sitting." - Augsburger Allgemeine Zeitung
"Thrilling and witty." - Radio Bremen
"Guaranteed to be addictive." - Badische Neueste Nachrichten
"As soon as you have managed to open this wonderful book, you wont want to close it anymore! Superbly romantic, witty and...only the first part of this emotional time travel trilogy." - Daisuki
"A sophisticated and adventurous fantasy story with a sense of humor." - Nordbayerischer Kurier
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Kerstin Gier is the bestselling author of the Ruby Red trilogy, as well as several popular novels for adults. The books are translated by Anthea Bell.
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