This site uses cookies to deliver our services, improve performance, for analytics, and (if not signed in) for advertising. By using LibraryThing you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your use of the site and services is subject to these policies and terms.
Hide this

Results from Google Books

Click on a thumbnail to go to Google Books.

Thoroughly Modern Amanda by Susan Macatee

Thoroughly Modern Amanda

by Susan Macatee

MembersReviewsPopularityAverage ratingConversations
113,689,591 (4)None
Recently added byAReCafe



Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you'll like this book.

No current Talk conversations about this book.

Jack Lawton was distressed at the thought of the lovely old Victorian being demolished, especially since he had spent so much time on the plans for renovation before the owner died unexpectedly. Visiting the house right before demolition, he notices a young woman’s photograph on the wall, and asks the new owner for it. Drawn back to the house the next day, Jack carries the photo with him, tucked safely in his jacket pocket, when he is hit on the head with a beam and knocked unconscious, only to awaken in 1881.

Unbeknownst to him, Amanda Montgomery is touring the home that her suitor, Randolph Norwood is having built in the hopes of convincing Amanda to marry him. While she enjoyed her reporter’s job at the local paper where Randolph was the editor, she did not intend to marry a man who thought women belonged only in the home, cooking, cleaning, and delivering children. Discovering Jack lying on the floor of the bedroom startled her, and her first instinct was to help him, though she was surprised at the instant rush of attraction she felt towards this strange man. Learning that Jack was from the future was exciting to Amanda, who dreamed of living in a place where women could speak their minds freely. Will Jack find him way home alone, or take Amanda back to the future? Or are they both destined to live out their lives in 1881?

I love a good time travel story, and this one did not disappoint. Amanda’s determination and courage to be her own person, at a time when women were not supposed to have strong personalities, was admirable, and I liked Jack’s acceptance and willingness to be flexible in the impossible circumstances of being thrust backwards in time. This story has the expected happily ever after, but not exactly where I had expected. This was an interesting and fun read, and one that is easy to recommend.

~ Bitten by Books for AReCafe ( )
  AReCafe | Apr 24, 2013 |
no reviews | add a review
You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Series (with order)
Canonical title
Original title
Alternative titles
Original publication date
Important places
Important events
Related movies
Awards and honors
First words
Last words
Disambiguation notice
Publisher's editors
Publisher series
Original language

References to this work on external resources.

Wikipedia in English


Book description
Haiku summary

No descriptions found.

No library descriptions found.

Quick Links

Popular covers



Average: (4)
4 1

Is this you?

Become a LibraryThing Author.


About | Contact | Privacy/Terms | Help/FAQs | Blog | Store | APIs | TinyCat | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | Common Knowledge | 127,213,929 books! | Top bar: Always visible