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Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Book Review and Giveaway - Garrett Author: Izzy James On Tour with Celebrate Lit


About the Book

Book: Garrett

Author: Izzy James

Genre: Christian Romance

Release date: November 27, 2020

Garrett Tyler thought he was leaving Ballard House for home, secure in the knowledge that love had finally won-out for his long-time friend Olivia. He steps out the door and into the past, 1769 to be exact. While finding his bearings Garrett stumbles upon a beautiful woman being attacked. He makes sure she gets home and because of his kindness, she allows him to stay in an outbuilding—even believing his time travel story—while he figures out how he will get back to his life in the future. The more time they spend together, the deeper friendship they build, but one thing is going to rip her world apart.

Mercy Hansford is a confidant, independent woman running her own tailor shoppe. Her world is shaken when she is brutally attacked after delivering one of her sought-after shirts. The consequences of this night could be more far-reaching than either of them can guess.

Should Mercy trust a man she barely knows?


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About the Author

Izzy James grew up in coastal Virginia. She lives there still with her fabulous husband in a house brimming with books.


More from Izzy

Why did I write Garrett?

While I was writing Max I was working through physical therapy prior to a lumbar fusion surgery. My physical therapist’s assistant was a young man named Garrett. He was intrigued that I was a writer and asked me if I would use his name in a book one day. So I had a name.

As I finished writing Max–who came forward in time from 1769–I started thinking about what it would be like for a young person of today to find himself back in 1769.

Garrett of the book bears no resemblance to Garrett of the physical therapy office! Garrett was fun to write. I hope you will enjoy reading it.

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My Thoughts

Garrett is a time travel novella that is written by Izzy James. This novella is 112 pages. This is book two in Yorktown Christmas Time Travel series. I have not read book one. While I was able to follow along in book two, I would recommend reading book one, Max before this one. That being said, it was still a good book that I enjoyed. 

One of the things that I love about this author is the fact how well she writes the revolutionary time period so well. This book travels back to 1769. The author always writes this important part of history so well. 

I loved Garrett and Mercy. Garrett walks into the year 1769 and right into Mercy being attacked. He is able to intervene and take her to safety.  Mercy was so strong and had to overcome so much - she believes that Garrett is from the future. Since he did save her life, she gives him a place to stay. This is such  a wonderful read. 

While this is a novella, there's a lot of story packed into the 112 pages. The characters are fun and unique. It took me a few chapters to grasp the full storyline, but I was able to figure it out. I love this author, and will always try and read everything she puts out. 

I received a copy of this book through the Celebrate Lit blogging program - all thoughts are my own. 

Blog Stops

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Britt Reads Fiction, November 16

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Happily Managing a Household of Boys, November 18

Abba’s Prayer Warrior Princess, November 19

By the Book, November 19

Simple Harvest Reads, November 20 (Guest Review from Donna Cline)

For Him and My Family, November 20

deb’s Book Review, November 21

Locks, Hooks and Books, November 22

Kayem Reads, November 22

Ashley’s Clean Book Reviews, November 23

Connie’s History Classroom, November 24

Mary Hake, November 24

Truth and Grace Homeschool Academy, November 25

A Modern Day Fairy Tale, November 26

Stephanie’s Life of Determination, November 26

Musings of a Sassy Bookish Mama, November 27

The Meanderings of a Bookworm, November 28

Pause for Tales, November 28

Connect in Fiction, November 29


To celebrate her tour, Izzy is giving away the grand prize of a $50 Amazon gift card!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.


  1. I have only read a couple of time travel stories. This one that takes place during the American Revolution sounds intriguing.

  2. Congrats on your upcoming release, Izzy, Garrett sounds like an exciting read and I am looking forward to reading it! Thanks for sharing it with me! Thanks Connie for sharing your thoughts! Have a spectacular holiday season!

    1. Thanks! Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!!😊

  3. Thanks for the kind words, Connie! And for hosting Garrett 😊

  4. Time travel is a fun genre! Connie, Thank you for sharing.

  5. I must try this one out for myself! Sounds interesting!