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The Black Umbrella

Publisher: Independently Published
Year of Publication: 2022
Book type: Novel
Age: YA (12-18)
Genre: Romance
Sub Genre: Coming of Age · Family · Historical Fiction · Romance · Time Travel
Language: English
Key Phrases: Big swoony romance · family secrets · First love · Opposites Attract · Unforgettable best friend
Spice Level:

The spice rating is in regards to the type of sexual content within the book. Below is a helpful guide (courtesy of Georgia C Leigh)

1= YA romantic, making out, MAYBE a closed door.
2= some on page foreplay and nudity but mostly fade to black.
3= open door, on page vanilla sex.
4= on page sex – hot or with kink.
5= erotica.

“Read this for a book club, and was completely blown away by it! The small little bits of foreshadowing and the characterization is absolutely wonderful, it kept me grounded to the story. So many chapters had me flailing my arms in excitement after reading a line and I only wish that I could read it for the first time again! Brilliant! “
– -Kaitlyn Drake, Amazon Reviewer
A funny, swoony time travel tale

“Time allegedly heals all wounds, right? What about a wound inflicted by time itself? How am I supposed to heal from that?”

It’s the first day of senior year and Brolly J. Parker is running late. When a storm knocks the power out, she finds an old umbrella in her mom’s closet. But when she opens the umbrella, Brolly is thrown through time, landing on the shore of a lakeside French castle in the year 1826. With the umbrella lost and no way for her to get home, Brolly does her best to adjust to 19th century life, including spending time with the castle’s enigmatic Lord Westbourne. She desperately misses her family, her best friends, and her budding relationship, but can’t deny her growing feelings for the confounding but kind Lord Westbourne. After opening her heart, and on the brink of starting a new life in a new time, Brolly finally finds the long missing umbrella. It’s then she’s faced with an impossible choice – stay with the person she loves or go back to her own time and a life without him.

A time travel coming of age packed with laugh out loud humor, unforgettable best friends, and big, swoony love.

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