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Nick of Time
by Ted Bell | Romance
Registered by KathyB25 of Arlington, Texas USA on 12/5/2008
Average 8 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by Kiri): to be read

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Journal Entry 1 by KathyB25 from Arlington, Texas USA on Friday, December 05, 2008

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In the grand tradition of epic novels like Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island comes a wondrous tale of time travel, adventure, and riches, in which twelve-year-old Nick McIver sets out to become “the hero of his own life.”

The setting is England, 1939, on the eve of war. Nick and his younger sister, Kate, live in a lighthouse on the smallest of the Channel Islands. Nick and Kate come to the aid of their father who is engaged in a desperate war of espionage with German U-boat wolf packs that are circling the islands. The information they provide to Winston Churchill is vital as he tries to warn England of the imminent Nazi invasion.

One day Nick discovers an old sea chest, left for him by his ancestor, Captain Nicholas McIver of the Royal Navy. Inside, he finds a time machine and a desperate plea for help from the captain. He uses the machine to return to the year 1805. Captain McIver and, indeed, Admiral Nelson’s entire fleet are threatened by the treachery of the French and the mutinous Captain Billy Blood. Nick must reach deep inside, using his wits, courage, and daring to rescue the imperiled British sailors.

His sister, Kate, meanwhile, has enlisted the aid of two of England’s most brilliant “scientific detectives,” Lord Hawke and Commander Hobbes, to thwart the invading Nazis. She and Nick must face England’s underwater enemies, a challenge made all the more difficult when they discover the existence of Germany’s supersecret submarine.

In this striking adventure for readers of all ages, Nick mustfight ruthless enemies across two different centuries, on land and sea, to help defeat those determined to destroy his home and his family. 

Journal Entry 2 by KathyB25 from Arlington, Texas USA on Friday, December 12, 2008

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On it's way to PepperVL who won it in a BookObsessed Teen swap 

Journal Entry 3 by PepperVL from Cincinnati, Ohio USA on Thursday, December 18, 2008

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Arrived today. Thanks! 

Journal Entry 4 by PepperVL from Cincinnati, Ohio USA on Wednesday, January 21, 2009

8 out of 10

I really enjoyed this book. Though I wished that they'd gotten to the time-travel sooner, I loved Nick and Katie, and enjoyed their adventures before the time-travel too. Loads of fun with engaging characters and excellent adventure. If Bell writes another book in this universe, sign me up. 

Journal Entry 5 by Kiri from Santa Rosa, California USA on Thursday, October 22, 2009

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TBR & offering this up into IYT VBB while I read it. 

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