Caught in Time (Kendra Donovan, #3) by Julie McElwain

Caught in Time (Kendra Donovan, #3)

October 1815: There is only one place Kendra Donovan wants to travel—back to her own time period in the twenty-first century. But since that’s not happening, she agrees instead to travel with her new guardian, the Duke of Aldridge, to one of his smaller estates in Lancashire. Their journey takes them through Yorkshire, a region whose breathtaking beauty masks a simmering violence brought on by the Industrial Revolution, which pits mill owner ...

Details Caught in Time (Kendra Donovan, #3)

TitleCaught in Time (Kendra Donovan, #3)
Release DateJul 3rd, 2018
PublisherPegasus Books
GenreHistorical, Historical Fiction, Mystery, Science Fiction, Time Travel, Fiction, Romance, Fantasy

Reviews Caught in Time (Kendra Donovan, #3)

  • Lori
    I have really, really enjoyed this series. I would love to travel back in time and feel like I live vicariously through all of Kendra’s experiences. McElwain did a great job with the ending to this one... I was really not expecting it! What I like most about these novels is that they are centered almost entirely on crime solving and not romance. If you enjoy who-dun-it’s & time travel then this is a must read series. 5 stars.
  • Robyn
    3.5 that I'm rounding up. I like this series, and this was a good instalment for Kendra Donovan, our accidentally time-travelling FBI agent, that progressed some of the larger mystery of Kendra's seemingly random landing in Regency England and of course featured a murder mystery to solve. I continue to be bothered by the fact that she says unsub every five pages because a) it's jarring and surely she's learned to temper her language after months ...
  • Lindsay
    Kendra Donovan, FBI profiler from the modern day and involuntary time-traveler to Regency England returns for another entertaining but formulaic story.While traveling near Manchester Kendra and the Duke of Aldridge encounter a group of Luddites on their way to smash up machinery at a local cotton mill. The manager of the mill is later found murdered at his desk and despite local authorities wishing to pin the murder on the Luddites, Kendra doesn'...
  • Veronique
    3.75*Not my favourite in the series but still very entertaining and easy reading. Kendra is still very compelling with her modern POV in this early 19th century setting. She hasn’t really adapted that much to this civilisation but then it is easy to forget that she’s only been there for a couple of months. She does make mistakes quite often, bursting forth instead of thinking her way through, and yet I guess it fits with her type of character...
  • Tracy
    I was going to give this 4 stars until I hit the twist at the end. I never saw that coming and loved it! I've enjoyed this series since it started. I love Kendra's character although she does drive me nuts occasionally. I like the Duke and Alec. I'm ready for Kendra to face up to reality that she's not going back to the Future. At least that's the way I see it. I suppose the author is the only one who knows what will happen....I look forward to t...
  • Katie McGuire
    Kendra today, Kendra tomorrow, Kendra forever.
  • Ann
    Julie McElwain is truly a mystery maven!!!! I can hardly wait for new titles in her Kendra Donovan series, and I've never been disappointed. This third book shed more light on what challenges women faced in Georgian England. In fact, I identified with Kendra's reaction to those restrictions more than I have when reading the earlier books. McElwain's descriptions of the period are spot on. I like reading about it, but I wouldn't want to live there...
  • Carolyn
    3.5 I enjoyed the murder/mystery in this series. The time travel/historical romance part was an interesting spin.
  • Yara
    Julie strikes again with another amazing Kendra Donovan installment! This book finds Kendra on her way with the Duke to one of his smaller estates, when due to bad weather they're forced to stop at a town they weren't planning to. A murder was committed with the wrong persons accused, so Kendra and the Duke decide to stay and help find the true killer. It has Julie's trademark unforeseen twists and turns with a little extra thrown in which you do...
  • Lorraine
    Loved this - #3 in the Kendra Donovan series by Julie McElwain & this installment’s title is Caught in Time. Kendra Donovan, a 21st c. FBI Profiler, has traveled back to Regency England 1815 and even though she desperately wants to return to the 21st c. USA, Kendra has now found herself the ward of the Duke of Aldridge who happens to have an extremely handsome nephew, Alexander Morgan, the Marquis of Sutcliffe, who is very ‘interested’ in K...
  • Holly
    I couldn't stand Kendra in this book (though I'm pretty sure she has been this obnoxious for the whole I guess I just overlooked it in the previous books (based on how I rated them)?\_(ツ)_/) She's antagonistic towards EVERYONE, including the people she supposedly cares for; it seems like every page she is getting offended or annoyed by something. She also can't seem to go more than two sentences without cursing, which is not only un...
  • Sydney
    This is rapidly becoming one of my favorite mystery series'. It's such a fun mashup of some of my favorite genres: murder mystery, an FBI agent, time-travel.... This volume did not disappoint. Our main character, Kendra, is an FBI agent from our era. In the first volume of the series, she somehow traveled back in time to Regency England. Through some incredible luck, she has managed to land on her feet, under the protection of a very open-minded ...
  • Carrie Nelson
    Another great book in the Kendra Donovan series! This time, Kendra and The Duke are traveling to another one of his homes when they are stuck in a small town due to the dense fog. During their stay, a murder at the mill happens. Kendra and the Duke insert themselves into the investigation and are soon followed by Alec and Bow Street Runner Sam Kelly. You may think you have the ending figured out, but the author throws in a twist!Thanks to the pub...
  • Rachel
    I received an advanced copy from the publisher via Netgalley for an honest review.This was another amazing story in the Kendra Donovan time travel, murder mystery adventures! If you like Outlander, this is completely up your alley.Kendra has been in 1815 for a few months now and is feeling less and less like she is going to be able to travel back to her own time 200 years into the future. As Kendra is getting restless her guardian, the Duke of Al...
  • John
    Since FBI Special Agent Kendra Donovan fell through the "wormhole" to Regency era England two months ago, she has thwarted a serial killer and identified the murderer of the former paramour of Alex, the Duke of Aldridge's nephew. In the third novel of this series, Kendra and the Duke's diversion to one of his smaller estates in Lancashire take him to Yorkshire, an area in England being changed by the Industrial Revolution. It is also a time when ...
  • Tiffany Jones
    It’s October of the year 1815 and FBI agent, Kendra Donovan, is still unable to figure out a way to get back to her own era. The only place she really wants to travel is home in the twenty-first century, but since that’s not an option, Kendra agrees to travel with her new guardian, the Duke of Aldridge, to one of his smaller estates in Lancashire. While traveling to the estate, they stop for the night at in East Dingleford, and find themselve...
  • Shayna
    What a fun read! So rich with colorful detail of Regency England. So many twists and turns in plot. Really hard to put down (except when my eyes were practically bleeding from reading all day professionally!). McElwain has certainly raised the stakes for her next novel, which is sure to link past and present in even more confounding and tantalizing ways. Bravo on a most wonderful third entry in the Kendra Donovan series. Did not disappoint!
  • Marika Charalambous
    While the first book in the series is a time-travel novel, the last two are straight-up historical mystery books. Not a bad thing, mind you, I do love historical stories, but it was the time-travel aspect that made me start the series in the first place. I was really hoping it would return in this book. Alas, not yet.Full review:
  • Pam (YA Escape)
    Enjoyed this, but it needed more Alec! Not sure if this is the end of the series or not, but it ended in a good place so I would be satisfied if it was, but it seems like one of those series that could have a lot of books in it. I love the fact that the mystery is always wrapped up in each book.
  • Gayle
    Another fun read from our time travelling detective. No sure if there will be a fourth as it could end here.
  • Laura
    Meh. The larger question of the main character's future was brought closer to resolution in this third installment in the Kendra Donovan series, but it was not as engaging as the first two books.
  • Melanie
    Loved it! Totally escapism reading , but I did not see the twist!!!
  • May
    The third book in the series was good, but not as exciting as the previous 2 in my opinion. I wish there were more steamy episodes between Alec and Kendra, sigh....Overall, it was good. And of course, I believe there will be another one :)
  • Ruby Bibi
    -Another very well done episode of the adventures of Kendra Donavan. In the previous books, we learned that she was a child prodigy. Her father was a psychologist and her mother was a scientist. Rather than become a doctor, she became an FBI agent and was originally behind the scenes, but pushed to be part of a sting operation, but was wounded in the process. The person that they were trying to capture was instrumental in not only her getting wou...
  • Yakov Bronsteyn
    One of my favorites series’s Caught in TimeThis series can be categorized with a visualization of one circle overlapping a number of concentric circles. Each of the concentric circles is one of the murder mysteries told in their respective volumes. The one overlapping circle is Kendra Donavan’s story of an FBI agent propelled back in time. She is stuck in the 19th century without knowledge of how to return. However, she applies her detective ...
  • Kristen
    it's been a year and a half since i read the first two books, which sucks because my memory is awful. i remember the main parts - FBI agent travelled back in time, plus Alec. aaaaand that's about it. my tastes have changed over the last year or so and i definitely read way more romance than i used to. so when i picked the first book up, i probably liked that it had a smidge of romance mixed with everything else. i didn't enjoy book two as much, t...
  • Ben Truong
    Caught in Time is the third book in the Kendra Donovan series written by Julie McElwain and centered on Kendra Donovan, an F.B.I. profiler who was somehow transported to early nineteenth century England and is trying to figure out her way back to her own time, while solving crime at the same time.When the repeated attempts to return to her own time fails, Kendra Donovan and her patron, the Duke of Aldridge, travel to one of his smaller estates in...
  • Heather
    Ok I'm going to start with a few general things before I get into the spoilers and all of that because the spoilers aren't hidden everywhere, apparently. Not that it really matters. Anyway, I do love this series. Out of the 'time travel with a 21st century heroine' sort of genre this is probably the best series. This is also the best one to tackle the tough female heroine that doesn't feel too forced. I mean there are faults but in the end it fee...
  • Sally
    Caught in Time is the 3rd book in the Kendra Donovan series. In the 21st century, Kendra is a FBI agent, but she has traveled back in time, through an unknown vortex, to 19th century Regency England. No matter where Kendra travels, murder seems to find her, and I'm not complaining as it does make the reading more interesting. Kendra sets about to solve the most recent murders using her skills learned in her own time while wondering if she will ev...