A Love Beyond Time by Judie Aitken – book cover, description, publication history . When anthropologist Ryan Burke joins a dig at the site of Little Big Horn, she realizes that not everyone is excited about the opportunity. Renowned Indian affairs. A Love Beyond Time By Judie Aitken – FictionDB. Cover art, synopsis, sequels, reviews, awards, publishing history, genres, and time period.
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Renowned Jydie affairs lawyer Dillon Wolf wants to shut the project down. But when Ryan is given an old tribal tipi, she journeys to the past — where the tension between her and a Lakota warrior named Wolf erupts PaperbackJove Time Passages, 41pages.
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Lists with This Book. Nov 03, MelissaB rated it really liked it Shelves: This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. She starts working in Montana at the site of the Battle of Little Big Horn to help preserve artifacts for the Native American tribes and finds that her boss may be stealing artifacts from the A Love Beyond Time by Judie Aitken is a very good and original time travel romance with a Native American theme.
She starts beyonc in Montana at the site of the Battle of Little Big Horn to help preserve artifacts for the Native American tribes and finds that her boss may be stealing artifacts from the site to sell to private collectors.
She meets an old man, Charlie Crying Wolf, who talks lkve to her about how it would be nice if someone could go back in time and plant evidence to expose the thieves. Charlie sets up a teepee for her to sleep in and says some chants, then one night when she is sleeping she finally accepts the hand of the mysterious Indian warrior aiken has been inhabiting her dreams…and wakes up in a Lakota camp in the in the teepee of Calls to the Wolf, a mighty Lakota warrior.
One day he is sitting in traffic when his car is hit from behind, throwing him into a coma from his head wound. While he is out, he somehow goes back in time as Calls to the Wolf, the Lakota warrior whose teepee Ryan woke up in.
Calls to the Wolf thinks that Ryan is a gift from Tunkasila, the Lakota God, sent to help out the tribe in some way. He feels an immediate connection and attraction timf Ryan, despite his dislike of white people. Ryan thinks that Charlie sent her back for a reason, so she convinces Calls to the Wolf to help her make a medicine bundle to hide, which will prove who the modern day thieves are because she planted modern day bfyond in the bundle.
As they spend time together, Calls to the Wolf she just calls him Wolf and Ryan fall in love. Wolf takes Ryan as his wife, while she learns how to be a proper Lakota wife. I thought Ryan adjusted to Lakota life a little too easily despite her knowledge of tribal life from her studies but I was willing to let that go for the sake of the story I know I would have some issues if I suddenly had no toilets, tampons or deodorant.
Ryan knows the Battle of Little Big Horn is coming soon and agonizes over whether to tell Wolf about it or let history unfold.
She is very scared Wolf will die in the battle and tim her alone in the 19th century. After her worst fears come to pass, Ryan is devastated. The magic teepee haha takes her back to modern times. The artifact thief is caught with the help of her bundle and the help of Dillion Wolf who magically woke up from his coma at the same time Calls to the Wolf died in imagine that! Ryan sees Dillion Wolf for the first time and realizes he is her Wolf — he remembers the time in the past as well.
They both somehow made the journey to together, where they fell in love. There is a nice final scene in the magic teepee where they are reunited in every way. I really enjoyed this story, the details of Native American life both in the present and the past felt very authentic. I do wish I would have seen more of them together after jydie reunited in the present because I only really saw them together in the past and I wanted to see how their life would be now.
Overall, I give this book a very aa four stars for the love story and authentic feel to the story. View all 8 comments.
Feb 06, Julianna rated it begond liked it Recommends it for: I have a strong interest in Native American history and culture and felt that she really brought these aspects of the story alive. I have read some authors in this romance sub-genre who merely skim the surface, peppering their stories with occasional details that could easily be gleaned from elementary schoolbooks, but never really capture the essence of the In Reviewed for www.
I have read some authors in this romance sub-genre who merely skim the surface, peppering their stories with occasional details that could easily be gleaned from elementary schoolbooks, but never really capture the essence of the Indian people. Instead of the history and culture in A Love Beyond Time being reduced to a dry textbook lesson, it seemed to become a living, breathing part of the narrative, as important as any character.
Aitken seems to have a talent for writing from the heart with a certain thoughtfulness and passion for telling Native American stories, and this was one of the facets of the book that I enjoyed most. I also always like a good aitjen travel yarn, and this one was rather unique in that both the hero and heroine went back in time, and they did not meet until they arrived in the past, nor did they realize that the other was a time traveler. In addition, they each traveled to the past in different ways, which created both positive and negative elements for me.
While I appreciate the idea of time travel in general, I tend to favor the straightforward type in which a character physically makes the time jump in the way that Ryan did. On the other hand, I am not a huge fan of only a person’s spirit making the slide through time and switching bodies with a person on the other side as Dillon did.
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I guess this is just a little too mystical for my taste, but as long as I didn’t think about this side of the story too much, the time travel aspect was still pretty enjoyable. I found the hero and heroine to both be likable. In fact, she would have been content with giving up her career and everything she had worked for in the present to stay in the past with Wolf.
I really liked this balance in her character. She also had refused to give up on the notion of finding her one true love and marrying for love alone, which was a quality I found admirable. Although the story began bbeyond Dillon aka Wolf in the past being fairly angry and prejudiced against whites, I appreciated his willingness to change and accept that not all whites were bad.
Wolf was also very kind, gentle and protective of Ryan, and a strong leader among his people, all things that I liked about him. In the present, I thought Dillon was very respectable as a man who had risen above his circumstances to become a successful attorney and who was giving his talents back to his people. Judis only thing that I could really find fault with is that Wolf and Ryan’s relationship was not aitkn developed, in my opinion.
Since they did not even meet until about one third of the way into the book, the romance aspect relied heavily on a love-at-first-sight scenario which is not exactly my favorite way of bringing a hero and loove together.
Sometimes I simply feel that this plot device is overused in the romance genre, though because of the mystical element surrounding the entire story, I was able to forgive it’s use in this particular book to some degree. Though the romantic scenes were quite lovely and written well, I just felt that incorporating more of them would have helped to build the relationship timd a more believable and engaging way.
Additionally, there were many other parts of the story which I found appealing. I also liked the use of many Lakota words and phrases scattered throughout the narrative. They always had translations or context meaning, and I really felt that they added to the realism of the culture in which the story takes place.
I likewise enjoy mysteries and this book had one surrounding the theft of the Indian artifacts. I must admit though, that it was fairly easy for me to figure out who the perpetrator was, and the only thing that remained a mystery for me until the reveal was the motive. I found the archaeological dig setting of the present and the Little Big Horn setting of the past, as well as Ryan’s career as an anthropologist to be unique and beynod elements.
One thing that I really respected was Ryan agonizing over the decision of whether to share with the Indians her knowledge of events yet to come, and if she did, how it might affect the fabric of time.
I found this to be a very clever and logical position for the author to take, especially in light of Ryan’s background as a scientist. Similarly, I found Ryan’s anger toward Charley after returning from the past to be a very realistic reaction under the circumstances. Overall, I thought that A Love Beyond Time was a very intelligent and well-researched book that was an impressive first effort from Ms.
This was also the first aitien her books that I have read, but Aiitken will definitely be open to reading more of her works in the future. Nov 18, Bree Hill rated it really liked it. Took me a while to get through this one.
I am actually glad I took a bit of a break while reading it. Once I picked it back up I jumped right back in and fell instantly back in love. A great plot to the story.
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A bit heartbreaking toward the end which leaves you questioning if the heroine will indeed get her happily Took me a while to get through this one. A bit heartbreaking toward the end which leaves you questioning if the heroine will indeed lovs her happily ever after. Great love that surpasses Beyond Time. Mar 04, Zeek rated it really liked it Shelves: Fantastic time travel hist-rom. This is one of those books that you fall into as soon as you crack the spine.
Ryan Burke is on her fist assignment as an anthropologist at Little Big Horn when she encounters a mystery. Things are going missing from the dig and it aittken the man who hired her is the guilty 4.
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Things are going missing from the dig and it looks the man who hired her is the guilty party. This book totally surprised me. I loved the characters- even with Ryan being more tume a starry eyed innocent while in the past, then the strong capable woman she was in our time. But she did manage to show some backbone when the opportunity presented itself so Jurie was cool with it. The Hero- okay okay, I get the romanticizing of the Native American culture is so aa its almost wince-worthy- heck even the author acknowledged that thru the heroes inner thoughts-but she seemed to know her stuff.
Every bit of the Lakota Cheyenne culture portrayed here felt genuine and had a certain amount of depth, both now and in the past.
The love story is magical and sensual and made my romantic heart heave a beyon sigh. Oct 26, Kah Cherub rated it it was amazing.