Monday, 21 September 2015

Series Review: Touchstone Series by Beth Barany

Release Date: 20,April,2015
Publisher: Firewolf Books
Genre: Romance
Source: Author 
Rate: 4/5


Travel to worlds where anything is possible—time travel to Medieval France; a cute Santa’s elf hiding in plain sight in San Francisco; a mystery under the city of Paris that only love can unlock; and, love, destiny, and a labyrinth.

four stories plus bonus short story

Four romance novellas and bonus short story in theTOUCHSTONE series, by award-winning novelist, Beth Barany.
A time-travel romance. When a thunderstorm transports software expert Rose Waldman to thirteenth century France, she meets hunky stonemason Julien, who is secretly creating a gargoyle in defiance of his master mason. Can independent gadget loving Rose trust her life and heart to Julien, and can she really never go home again?
A Christmas Elf romance. What if falling in love put the life you cherished in jeopardy?
Dahlia, a Santa’s Elf, has 21 days left before Christmas to create the best toy in the world without using magic or revealing her true identity. Stuck on how to complete the prototype, and working as a temp in San Francisco’s financial district with no time for love, will her Christmas fling get her unstuck, or will she turn her back on her beloved career for her heart?
Liam, an up-and-coming financial analyst, swore off women after getting dumped by the love of his life. He just found out his ex is going to the company Christmas party with his rival Michael Hendricks. Up for promotion against Hendricks, Liam has to win the favor of his boss. His best bet is to invite the vivacious secretary Dahlia to the party. Will Dahlia be a welcome distraction, or will she turn his life upside down?
A Fairy Tale romance. Sarah Redman, a bank project manager, wants adventure in her life. Trainer extraordinaire, Josh Kleine, needs to pull off a successful presentation at a Paris conference to land more clients and save his company. Together they may hold the key to the strange disasters striking the City of Lights. Can Sarah unravel the secrets of the city and of her heart in time to save them all?
A Fairy Tale romance. What if what you wanted got in the way of your destiny? French MBA grad Lili Grenault needs to succeed at her last pitch meeting to fund her international green tech business. But her grandmother tells her to drop everything, find her one true love, and embrace her magical legacy by Beltane, in one week, or chaos and failure in her life will ensue.
San Francisco investor Brett Barnaby wants to find his great-grandfather’s gravesite in Amiens, France, one of the primary battle sites of World War I. Family legend says that purpose, greater mission, and perhaps even untold riches, will be unlocked when he finds that grave. But his search in Amiens brings up fear, anger, and dire warnings about some wild Green Man. He turns to local Lily Grenault for help.
Can these two independent freethinkers work together to prevent chaos from triumphing and find love in time in the labyrinth of roses?
A time-travel-esque romance. Sexy Medieval stonemason Julien has to rely on his fiancé. Rose to adapt to a 21st century life, to learn English, and find his place in a modern world. Software expert Rose has no time to spare with two jobs to support her and her fiancé Julien in expensive San Francisco. Will a weekend getaway rekindle the spark so these two time-crossed lovers can fall in love again?


Imagine that your struck by lighting and when you wake up you are in 12th century. Elves, Magic, Spells, this book is very nice. All the stories have been written amazingly. I just loved all the five stories. The writing style of the author is so descriptive that you'll fall in love with the story. Every story was better than it's predecessor. Every story had some suspense in it. Beth has done an incredible job. You just want to read more after reading every story.
There are two POVs in every story, one of a girl and the other of a guy. The bonus story 'Falling in love again' is the continuation of novella no. 1 which was surprising. Although I loved all the couples, my most favourite were Juliet & Rose. They were the most interesting couple. I love time travel stories, so that's why I really loved novella 1, which takes place in 12th century. 
All the stories were amazing and I can't wait to read more of Beth's books. Really addictive & magical, this book is recommended for romance readers. Just read the synopsis and you won't be able to control yourself!
Happy Reading! 

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