2012 Oregon Book Award for Young Adult Literature
Synopses & Reviews
When Addy is swept back in time, she couldn't be happier to leave her miserable life behind. Now she's mistaken for Lady Matilda, the pampered ward of the king. If Addy can play her part, she'll have glorious gowns, jewels, and something she's always longed for the respect and admiration of others. But then she meets Will, the falconer's son with sky blue eyes, who unsettles all her plans.
From shipwrecks to castle dungeons, from betrothals to hidden conspiracies, Addy finds herself in a world where she's not the only one with a dangerous secret. When she discovers the truth, Addy must take matters into her own hands. The stakes? Her chance at true love... and the life she's meant to live.
“Whitmans attention to historical detail and vivid descriptions bring the past alive to create an absorbing fictional world that will hook readers from the first page.” Kirkus Reviews
“This historical novel with a time-travel twist of sci-fi will find an avid readership.” School Library Journal
A sweeping tale of love, time travel, and the wisdom of following one's heart. When a 15-year-old girl is trapped in the past, will she find her way home, or will she finally find what she's always been searching for?
About the Author
Emily Whitman lives on a tree-lined street in Portland, Oregon, with her husband, two children, and a gray cat. Her earliest career goal was to be a professional whistler. In a more practical vein, she has worked in library reference, led storytimes, and written for educational publishers. This is her first novel.