I'd give this one 4/5 stars.
First I want to thank Therin Knite, NetGalley, and Knite and Day Publishing for the opportunity to read and review this story!
If you had the chance to go back in time and get to know a deceased loved one, would you take it? That's the decision that Corina Marion must make when a mysterious old man starts following her in the wake of the father she's never met in person's death during a war set in 2026. Corina's time traveling journey through a three important times in her father, Lu Marion's, life give her the opportunity of a lifetime. The opportunity to get to know the father that she has begun to resent, help her come to terms with her loss, as well as find out who she is and where she comes from through spending time with the Lu Marion of the past. From meeting her great grandmother, to helping with a tough time in D.C., to being in the thick of war, Corina is on the journey of all time to learn who her father truly was and find out what kind of person she truly is.
I really enjoyed this story. Some parts were more violent than I was expecting, not in a bad way, just surprising, but it really got the point of the severity of war across. There were some funny parts throughout that helped keep the book from being too serious and yet kept the story true. Corina's story is one that I can slightly relate to having lost a parent when I was a teenager. The idea of going back in time and getting to know more about the gone loved one and their reasons behind the choices they made in their lives is such a fascinating thought. I really enjoyed how much this book made me think, while still being an engaging read. After picking this book up and not being able to put it down until I finished it, I would certainly recommend it to others.
Corina Marion has a father problem—namely that her Red Cross doctor of a dad has finally returned home from sixteen years of war...
...as a body in a box to be buried.
Her mother is devastated, her friends shocked and saddened, her hometown in mourning at the loss of its local hero. And Corina, indifferent to the man she never met, is trapped in the middle of an emotional onslaught she isn't prepared to handle.
But when a strange old man confronts Corina at her father's funeral, he offers her an impossible opportunity: the chance toknow the late Luther Marion. And in a moment of uncertainty, Corina makes a choice with consequences she can barely fathom.
A choice that sends her twenty-five years into the past. To the heyday of her father's hometown. Right on the cusp of the harrowing events that will shape his life...and his death.
And in order to return to her damaged home, supportive friends, and uncertain future, Corina will have to fight tooth and nail alongside the man she's resented her entire life. Because if she doesn't help fix the past she's inadvertently changed with her presence, Luther Marion may not live long enough to become a hero at all.