Never Leave Me is the second book in the “Waters of Time” series by author Jody Hedlund. I loved the first book (review here) so I was thrilled to find out the second one had been released!
From the back of the book:
In the last stages of a genetic disease, Ellen Creighton has decided to live out her remaining days at the estate of her longtime friend Harrison Burlington. Though he’s never allowed himself to get serious in a relationship due to his paralysis, Harrison cares deeply for Ellen and is desperately trying to save her life by finding the holy water that is believed to heal any disease – the same substance Ellen suspects is responsible for the deaths of her father and sister.
But Harrison is not the only one seeking the holy water. Dangerous criminals are mere steps behind, and Ellen soon learns they will go to any lengths to get the powerful drug–including sending her back into the past to find it for them.
This book begins about one year from where the last one left off and I was captivated from the first page. Never Leave Me has many twists and turns, and many instances where you won’t want to stop reading because you have to know what happens. The character development of both Ellen and Harrison was so well done and I loved watching as they became who they were meant to be. I felt like I was right there, experiencing each scene right alongside the characters and didn’t want the book to end.
If you love historical fiction, time travel, learning about other time periods in history, and, of course, some romance, this is a great book to read (though I’d start with the first one so that you fully understand what’s happening).