Aunt Belle’s Time Travel & Collectibles

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Title: Aunt Belle’s Time Travel & Collectibles
Author: Marshall Thornton
Publisher: Kenmore Books
Release Date: June 21st 2017
Genre(s): Contemporary Romance, Fantasy, Time Travel, Adventure
Page Count: 111
Reviewed by: LenaRibka
Heat Level: 1 flames out of 5
Rating: 4 stars out of 5

Where would you go if you could travel to any part of your past? That’s the question Terrance faces on his 45th birthday—and right away, he knows. He wants to go back to 1992 and not meet Mr. Wrong. But what begins as a journey to change the past becomes a trip to find the future. From the writer of Femme comes a story of best friends, time travel and going backward to move forward.

Honestly, have you ever thought about “how it would be great to be able to go to the past and correct some decisions we made by mistake”?

If I got to do the whole thing over again, I’d have so much more sex. And I’d study harder. And save more money. And be nicer to the nice people And meaner to the mean people. And bring notes so I could tell them apart.

If not, then I envy you, or maybe you just don’t have enough fantasy to toy with the idea.

So, when Terrance getst on his 45th birthday an original Gameboy 1989 model year from his best friend Sean his first reaction is: “It’s too expensive, you have to take it back.” To which Sean replies, “It didn’t cost very much.” It turns out to be right. A new little place, Aunt Belle’s, that has been opened a few month ago, has an amazing selection of old toys in the window. But not only that. Aunt Belle offers actual time travel. For $295. With a money back guarantee.

And it is exactly what Terrance needs. To go back and completely erase his life with David, the biggest mistake of his life. Let’s start with the day they met. David MUST NOT under any circumstances get his telephone number. Only it is not THAT easy. You actually can’t change your past. But you can’t change your future. If you make the right decision. NOW.

I won’t qualify this novel as a science fiction, in spite of The Time Travel Agency (actually it is a wooden time travel chair). The focus of the story is not set on technical effects, high tech devices or hardy understandable terms, typical for the genre. It is an easy and charming low budget movie from the category “what if” that focuses on the characters. Real, recognizable, boys next door.

A funny heart-warming and very enjoyable adventure.

I read it in one seating. And not only because it is short.

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Galley copy of Aunt Belle’s Time Travel & Collectibles provided by Marshall Thornton in exchange of an honest review.


A passionate reader from Germany. I learned to read at the age of 4 and never stopped since then, though my books from that time were very different from what they are now. English is my third language, and I’m sorry for all grammar mistakes I made in my reviews. But I assure you, that my reading English is much better than my writing English. I’m a seeker for the books that differ from mainstream, that provoke the reader or have very often very opposite ratings.

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