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Waiting for Yesterday by Jenny Lykins

Waiting for Yesterday

by Jenny Lykins

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Brooding over the fact that her ex boyfriend has just married her twin sister, the heroine falls asleep in a B&B and wakes up in 1887 in the body of another woman who's in the middle of childbirth. From that point on, she constantly confuses the people around her as she's completely different from the woman she's supposed to be. Her 'husband' hates her because of her affair with his twin brother a week before their marriage making him doubt that the newborn is his. For the first 5 days (my god days and this stupid woman still believe this was anything more than a dream) is extremely distant from the infant she must care for. She calls him 'it' and has little to no regard for the fact that he depends on her. When she finally comes to the realization that she is not dreaming but in fact inhabiting the body of a woman who actually died giving birth, she throws a mammoth sized hissy fit. She storms into the woods, intending to ignore the fact that the baby will die without her to feed him, and willing to get hypothermia in a bid for her guardian angel to send her back. I can safety say that for the majority of the book I didn't only strongly dislike the heroine, I HATED her. She was vain, selfish, whinny and self centered. She was beyond annoying. She threw tantrums about everything she had to do. She made sure everyone knew that she hated doing laundry or cooking or cleaning and what made it worse was the fact that the hero actually preferred her this way! What?! The hero actually liked that his wife was no long the timid well mannered and clean woman... He spent most of the book frustrated beyond belief with his wife's amnesia and uselessness but at the same time he was clear about liking the woman having spunk. I couldn't believe the stupidity in this book from both characters. First of all, this is supposed to be historical post civil war yet even the hero spoke with modern phrasing and terminology. It was off putting. That paired with little to no actual plot line or conflict, zero chemistry between characters and a heroine I wanted to stab with a dull weapon, this was a complete waste of time. So disappointing because I have enjoyed this author is this past but this was unbearable. ( )
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Emotionally desolate after her ex-boyfriend marries her twin sister, Barrett Overbrook checks into a quaint bed-and-breakfast in Columbus, Ohio, only to awaken the next morning in the year 1887, caught in the pains of imminent childbirth. Original."

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