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Monday, October 31, 2022

My Thoughts -Rita: A Yorktown Christmas Time Travel Novella Author: Izzy James


About the Book

Book: Rita: A Yorktown Christmas Time Travel Novella

Author: Izzy James

Genre: Christian Romance

Release date: July 19, 2022

Dr. Rita Woods thought she was going back in time to save the children. She didn’t count on falling in love.

Rita Woods—retired physician, widow, with a granddaughter about to be married—misses her patients. She’s tired of knitting. She wants to do something that makes a difference again. When Max Ballard and his time-traveling conservatory pop in to her life, the voice of Dr. Josiah Jones’ diary calls. The voice who’d inspired her vocation. The last line of the diary haunts her quiet moments:

“…the children succumbed in the night…”

In 1769 Dr. Josiah Jones has a good life. His practice is thriving and, except for the the guilt he carries over the death of his wife, life couldn’t be any better. His biggest worry is the zealous match-making activities of his best friend…that is until a hurricane throws an unexpected guest on his doorstep.

Can Josiah trust a woman from the twenty-first century to save the only grandchildren he’ll ever have?

Is it possible for two people living 250 years apart to have a second chance at love?


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About the Author

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


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After I finished Garrett, who worked really hard to hide his contemporary origins when he slipped back to 1769, I thought it would be fun to have someone actually take some technology back to 1769. I also felt bad for Olivia’s grandmother who makes her first appearance in Max. She is a retired physician knitting away and helping out Olivia and Garrett as she can. I thought it was time she had an adventure of her own. And since I love historic areas, and Yorktown has become one of my favorite places, I knew I had to go back at least one more time.

My Thoughts 

 Rita: A Yorktown Christmas Time Travel Novella is written by Izzy James. This is book three in the Yorktown Christmas Time Travel Novella series. I have read one other book in the series and enjoyed the author's writing style very much. This is a quick read at 126 pages You will find yourself lost in the story within the first few pages. 

Dr. Rita Woods who is now retired - is bored with her current life. She finds out about  Max Ballard and his time-traveling conservator. She wants to go back to 1769 and assist Dr. Josiah Jones. Dr. Jones had inspired her to be a physician. She has read his diary and there is one line that haunts her, “…the children succumbed in the night…”

 Dr. Josiah Jones has a good life. His practice is thriving and, except for the the guilt he carries over the death of his wife. He is very thrown off when Rita arrives telling him she is from the future. She wants to save the children that Dr. Jones could not save. 

This was such an amazing story. The story flows nicely. The characters are well developed and the story moves at a comfortable pace. Thank you to the author, publisher and Celebrate Lit for allowing me to read a copy of this book - all thoughts are my own. 

Blog Stops

Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations, October 25

Texas Book-aholic, October 26

Mary Hake, October 26

Inklings and notions, October 27

deb’s Book Review, October 28

Ashley’s Clean Book Reviews, October 29

Locks, Hooks and Books, October 30

Holly’s Book Corner, October 30

Connie’s History Classroom, October 31

Truth and Grace Homeschool Academy, November 1

Britt Reads Fiction, November 2

Sylvan Musings, November 2

Happily Managing a Household of Boys, November 3

Simple Harvest Reads, November 4 (Guest Review from Donna Cline)

Cover Lover Book Review, November 4

For Him and My Family, November 5

Pause for Tales, November 6

Bizwings Blog, November 7


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. Thank you so much for the kind words about Rita!

  2. Reading this book would be a pleasant way to spend an evening during the holiday season.

  3. Congratulations on your release of Rita: A Yorktown Christmas, Izzy, I enjoyed following the tour and learning about your book, which sounds like an excellent holiday read for me! Good luck with your book and I hope the tour was a success! Thanks for sharing it with me!

    Thanks, Connie, for sharing your thoughts!

    Have an amazing day!