My Heart will Find You by Jude Deveraux

My Heart will Find you by Jude Deveraux is the author’s latest release. It is a time travel romance.

For me, time travel stories can either make or break my interest in them.  

This story starts with how and where the story begins, and the setting of Covid in Kansas City. I am not sure how I feel about the Covid Storyline seeping into Contemporary stories.   

The story follows Etta Wilmont, who finds herself stranded in Kansas City during the Covid shutdown. While searching for a safe place to stay, she meets an older man named Henry, who invites her into his home. Henry offers her a job taking care of him and his vast collection of books and artifacts from Kansas’s history. Etta quickly becomes intrigued by Henry’s collection and feels at home with him until she can find a way to return home.  

One night, while sleeping, Etta finds herself transported to the Old West in Kansas, where she meets a man named Max. She eventually marries Max and wakes up feeling like she has truly experienced everything she dreamed of. The story switches back and forth between the present and the past, with Etta sharing her dreams with Henry, who is writing a book and wants as much information as possible. 

As Etta’s relationship with Max in her dreams becomes more real, she begins to search for clues in the present to find him. Another aspect that I struggled with is how the transition from present to past is made and what the conclusion will be. 

The story’s progression and revelations kept me reading, wondering how it would all come together and if it would work.  The story is ok with me. The conclusion comes together but I did not love it. There is something about it maybe it was Max maybe it was the Covid pieces.  I just wanted or needed more from the story.   

Book Stats:
Tropes: Time Travel, PNR