Sunday, January 6, 2008

WARNING!! You Probably WON'T Like This Book IF...

Now, I don't want to steer anyone wrong here. During the week of January 6, 2008, the Christian Fiction Review Blog ( is featuring Time Masters Book One: The Call by Geralyn Beauchamp. As a reviewer, I feel it is my duty to let the reader know the truth, and the truth is you may not care for this novel at all IF...

  1. Your favorite reading material is a didactic book of lectures

  2. You can't stand that romance junk

  3. You like characters that are shallow, two-dimensional caricatures

  4. You dislike Scottish dialect or African dialect. Just the plain old American stuff

  5. You enjoy staying in the rut rather than riding on the ridges

  6. You can't stand much action, adventure, or surprising twists in a story

  7. You don't believe that fiction is a proper vehicle for Christian values or ideas

  8. You only like nonfiction

  9. Your favorite meal is tasteless bread and water

  10. To you fantasy is a lot of balderdash and a waste of time

  11. Such values as purity, the sanctity of marriage, and answering the call of God are unimportant

  12. You don't think comic relief has any place in a book that is supposed to be teaching Christian values, and you never laugh

  13. You think it's silly to imagine the future and what might happen then

  14. You are afraid to try something new and different

  15. Your idea of excitement is counting the cracks in the ceiling and matching up socks

  16. You don't like having your socks knocked OFF by an exciting adventure

Now, if this doesn't describe you, then there is a VERY good chance that you will enjoy the story of Dallan MacDonald and the sweet Shona, the rugged Scot and the gifted Muiraran Maiden who are the only ones who can save the world. If you haven't read my review of Time Masters yet, please go back to the blog entitled "Time and Time Again." Also, check out all this week for oodles of information about this deep yet entertaining tome and the equally entertaining Geralyn Beauchamp herself.

On the CFRB site there is a list of other members who are doing the tour this week. Caprice Hokstad has a nice review up at Grace Bridges, in spite of the fact that she is traveling in Ireland (sigh), put a review on her site at Other reviews, so far, are at these URLs:,,, and You can also visit Geralyn Beauchamp herself at or On her Shoutlife site, she has a blog with the first chapter and more, which should give you a really good idea about the novel.

Time Masters Book One: The Call by Geralyn Beauchamp

Published 2007, Cold Tree Publishers,

Category: Fiction
Hardcover ISBN: 978-1-58385-191-3
Hardcover bind style: Hardcover w/Dustjacket
Paperback ISBN: 978-1-58385-198-2
Paperback bind style: Perfect Bound
Pages: 588

Available now at Barnes and Noble,,,


ForstRose said...

Love your list of what TM isn't - the list is great comic relief among other things.

Oh and as Geralyn mentioned on Shoutlife what would you get if you put all those things TM isn't into one book? As she says a huge doorstop and I told her why not give it to Dallan first - he still owes Kwaku for the skillet incident and it would make great ammo.

Geralyn Beauchamp said...

"Weel, lassie. D'ye think the book big enough to do the trick? Ye ken the auld rattle bag's head is as thick as a brick wall! Och! The blasted good-for-nothing 'twould probably just laugh his bloody heathen self to death! Hmmmm ... so where might I be able to get a copy of such a book?"

Dallan MacDonald