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The Time Travel Trailer (edition 2016)

by Karen Musser Nortman (Author), Valérie Gilbert (Narrator), Karen Nortman (Publisher)

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An IndieBRAG Medallion honoree. A 1937 vintage camper trailer half hidden in weeds catches Lynne McBriar's eye when she is visiting an elderly friend Ben. Ben eagerly sells it to her and she just as eagerly embarks on a restoration. But after each remodel, sleeping in the trailer lands Lynne and her daughter Dinah in a previous decade-exciting, yet frightening. Glimpses of their home town and ancestors fifty or sixty years earlier is exciting and also offers some clues to the mystery of Ben's lost love. But when Dinah makes a trip on her own, separating herself from her mother by decades, Lynne has never known such fear. It is a trip that may upset the future if Lynne and her estranged husband can't team up to bring their daughter back.… (more)
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Title:The Time Travel Trailer
Authors:Karen Musser Nortman (Author)
Other authors:Valérie Gilbert (Narrator), Karen Nortman (Publisher)
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  KnivesBoone | Jul 29, 2016 |
I was impressed with the historical research that went into this book. There was plenty of suspense in all time frames, and any lingering questions were r/t the backstory. Publisher's blurb will give you clues, and I won't insult the author with spoilers. It is a book that grabs your attention and brings you back whenever you have a few minutes to stick your nose in it. No gratuitous erotica. I, too, want to get the next installment.
I got the audio version, and supersnark Valerie gave a great performance! ( )
  jetangen4571 | May 22, 2016 |
What a fun young adult listen! It held the usual of a teenager’s life in modern times in a small town, but mixed with time travel it was both entertaining and educational. We learn just how society and culture condition how we respond to events.

Dinah is the typical fourteen-year-old—curious and a bit snappy when things don’t go her way and very sarcastic when she’s ticked off. She isn’t happy about her mom and dad’s separation. Nor is she happy about how much time her mom spends with her career.

Lynne, Dinah’s mom, feels the gap between her daughter and herself. She knows part of it is because of the separation from Dinah’s dad, but it’s also what happens to teenagers as they experience the pangs of growing up, coming to terms with who they are.

When her mom buys a trailer from one of the neighbors and starts stripping away the many coats of paint, changes of flooring, etc., she gets involved in the transformation. Lynne decides the trailer may bring her daughter and her closer by taking some weekends for camping. And if not, it would make a great work office. But reader, this is not just a trailer, but one with secrets. Would you be willing to sleep in a trailer and wake up somewhere else not knowing if you could return home again? Lynne and Dinah had very adventurous souls and it was a pleasure to join them as they discovered that which came before them!

Usually my time travel book reads go back to the highlands or medieval times. This one is recent history, which makes it enticingly readable. We come to understand how events shaped people’s lives during the late 1930’s through 1960’s. The author had to have done some thorough research to get the ever changing dialog slang and clothing correct during these periods.

Narrator Valerie Gilbert does what she does best. Her voice has a smooth charm about it and she’s able to handle different accents fluidly. She’s outstanding with sarcasm and bored dialogue. For this listen, she’s perfect! I loved how absolutely authentic Dinah’s sarcasm and annoyance with life shone through Ms. Gilbert’s voice.

I liked this book so much, I want to read the second in the series ( )
  Eileen.Dandashi | May 21, 2016 |
Short story of time travel for a family that is working on being cohesive. ( )
  wndy2011 | Jun 27, 2015 |
I enjoyed this book very much. I don't usually read books abt time travel, but had read the author's Frannie Shoemaker series and liked it. Time Travel Trailer accurately portrays each of the times (all 20th century) well, and seamlessly. The relationships, especially mother and daughter (Lynne and DInah) are so realistic you can see the teen roll her eyes. The story is beautiful, and there's a surprise at the end. ( )
  elaineorr55 | Dec 30, 2014 |
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An IndieBRAG Medallion honoree. A 1937 vintage camper trailer half hidden in weeds catches Lynne McBriar's eye when she is visiting an elderly friend Ben. Ben eagerly sells it to her and she just as eagerly embarks on a restoration. But after each remodel, sleeping in the trailer lands Lynne and her daughter Dinah in a previous decade-exciting, yet frightening. Glimpses of their home town and ancestors fifty or sixty years earlier is exciting and also offers some clues to the mystery of Ben's lost love. But when Dinah makes a trip on her own, separating herself from her mother by decades, Lynne has never known such fear. It is a trip that may upset the future if Lynne and her estranged husband can't team up to bring their daughter back.

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