Saturday, July 20, 2013

Flashback--A Forgotten Book Series: Swept Away by Eileen Goudge

When I was a young teen, I discovered a book series that I loved. I've searched and searched for it and I finally found what it was called today!! It's the Swept Away series. I don't believe the same author wrote all of the books, but I found them so fascinating.

Here's a description I found: A new series, this one promises a girl ``swept away by time. . .swept away by love.'' The creators deserve credit for this new twist on an old genre: historical romance with touches of Back to the Future . A computer programmed for time travel sweeps the heroines away to their chosen period in history. In the first, Ashley jumps back to her great grandmother's Civil War south and helps her elope with her true love. In the second, 1960s freak Lou goes back to Woodstock and assists at the birth of her boyfriend, as well as uncovers the latent hippie in her mother, a stiff corporate lawyer. A mess of wooden writing and plot contrivance, these are idiotic, but good, clean fun.

I don't recall reading more than a couple of these, but I really enjoyed the time travel element. I believe I read these around the time that Back to the Future came out, so it seems that Time Travel was the thing back then. I wouldn't give them 5 stars, but they were fun for a young teen girl to stir up my imagination.

1 comment:

  1. Isn't it fun to rediscover books that impacted us when we were younger? I just love that!

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction