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Tuesday, October 25, 2022

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?

Click here to get your copy!


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.


I love the imagination of this author so much. We get to travel back in time and witness medical history being made that changes lives. Rita is a great physician and has  always admired a diary that inspired her to become a doctor. Dr. Josiah Jones is well known as a great doctor in 1769. Rita wants to help these children that Josiah could not save, so she decides to time travel back to help him. 

I think at first Josiah wasn’t sure about this story of time travel, but he slowly warmed up to Rita. She wants to help him and knows that she can save the  children if given a chance. Being back in 1769 was fascinating and I appreciated the history that the author shared. It was fun to watch the attraction between Rita and Josiah. The big question lingers between them though. Will Rita stay in 1769 to be with Josiah, or go back to her life in the future? 

This is a quick read and just perfect for an afternoon to sit, grab a hot cocoa or tea and get swept away to a great adventure. The author has done a great job of giving us a story that entertains, gives hope and adds a little romance to complete the book. 

I received a copy of this book from Celebrate Lit. The review is my own opinion.

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 hosting Rita today! I'm glad you liked the book :-)

  2. Good holiday read.
    Thanks for the contest.

  3. Thanks for the thought out review. Sounds like a good book.

  4. Rita sounds like a great book for me to enjoy and I like the cover! Thanks for sharing it with me!

    Thanks for sharing your review, Texas Book-aholic!

    Have a spectacular day!

  5. I like the time setting since it is different from my usual read, and time travel is truly unique.