I absolutely love historical fiction and read a lot of it; I love to learn history this way. I also enjoy reading science fiction, fantasy, horror, thriller and non-fiction science.
Keigan is a pageboy at the college library, living a normal life with very little excitement. He is sent on an errand to pick up a book donation at an elderly gentleman’s house. One book that is donated looks extremely rare and unique; and the story that comes with it is even wilder. Keigan is told that the book has the ability to transport him back in time from the historical replica train station in town to the original Wishing Cross Station. Furthermore, Keigan is given very specific instructions and told that he should be the one to return the book back to its original time and close the time travel wormhole for good. This is easier said than done when Keigan accomplishes going back in time and discovers the mysteries of the Aurelia Belle and one very charming resident of Wishing Cross.
A quick and interesting journey back in time to a charming town. I really liked the idea of a train and train station being the medium for time travel. Although, how the time travel actually happens was never quite explained. It seems that no one really figured it out within the book either, which drove the decision to try and close the wormhole. I did like that everyone was very cautious of the time travel train and knew that it was inherently dangerous. Keigan is believable as a reluctant time traveler. He is wary of interfering with the time line and does everything possible to fit in. Even though, Keigan fails at not interfering just a bit when he meets the stationmasters daughter, Marigold, who holds the key to the mysteries of Wishing Cross past and present. Overall, Wishing Cross Station was a cute time travel novella, but with a slightly heartbreaking ending.
This book was provided for free in return for an honest review.