A Glimpse Through the Mist of Time by Texrep

Author's Description:
Daniel Chandler's purchase of land leads him to delve into his family's history. A fascinating story unfolds complete with a mystery. He also finds romance on the way.
Size: 304 KB ( ~ 57,647 words)
Genre: Historical
Sex Contents: Minimal Sex
Tags: Ma/Fa, Consensual, Fiction, Historical, Paranormal

Review by Derek Smith   [other reviews by Derek Smith]

Reviewed: 2014-02-06

I must admit that I have always enjoyed Texrep's stories. He writes good, grammatical English, plots well and always gives his faithful readers a little surprise or two.

Texrep's use of words is pleasing, his vocabulary is rich and varied. He has learned his craft well.

'A Glimpse Through the Mist of Time' is a story of star-crossed lovers in the past, burgeoning lovers in the present, seasoned with a little humor, shaken with a tiny touch of the paranormal and designed to stir the reader's imagination.

Do you deserve a little treat? Well go on, give yourself one. Read this delightful story, sit back while you are doing so and I guarantee that you will feel better for it.

Plot: 9 | Technical Quality: 9 | Appeal to Reviewer: 9

Review by Teloz   [other reviews by Teloz]

Reviewed: 2014-02-06

What a beautifully convoluted plot! Not only that, there's a little tweak in the tail as well. A Glimpse Through the Mist of Time is a thoroughly engaging story in which two of the main protagonists have a business relationship that is anything but politically correct, truly delightful. Once I started this story, there was no way I could put it down until I finished it, even though it cost me a night's sleep.

Technically it's excellent, though there are a few faux pas, they don't spoil the enjoyment of the story. Even better, there are none of the execrable homonyms that tend to haunt stories on SoL. Texrep's dialogue tends to be a little stilted in places, but again, it doesn't detract from the tale.

The introduction of characters from other Texrep stories, although in a minor role, added to my enjoyment. All in all, this is an excellent story that I can thoroughly recommend! (Even better if you read Calculating Nemesis first!)

Read, and enjoy!

Plot: 10 | Technical Quality: 9 | Appeal to Reviewer: 10

Review by pawwriter   [other reviews by pawwriter]

Reviewed: 2014-01-13

This was an interesting story. It was a combination of a family history, a small mystery, a few ghosts, and a love story. Our hero is a person who buys and renovates old homes and rents them. A bit of that is shown, but is not a big part of the story.

A good part of the story is about the history of the Chandler family. Daniel had inherited a property. He finds that in the property was 2 large homes, one which had burned down and another which had been stripped, but was structurally sound. He decides to renovate the property and later live in it. With the help of his secretary Tina (and many other names for her) and her contractor boyfriend, it is accomplished and he finds a wife along the way.

What was interesting in this story was the interaction with the ghosts in the other home, although not directly at first. At the end of the story they finally appear.

I also liked the humorous banter between him and Tina and his girlfriend Bella. It really made the story!

The history was very detailed. I asked the author if it was based upon anyone, but he said it wasn't. However, if it had been, it would have taken a lot of research.

This was a no-sex story, so that does not need to be analyzed. The story didn't really need it, it was interesting on its own.

I found very few editing errors. Kudos to his editor(s).

Overall, a very good story.

Plot: 9 | Technical Quality: 10 | Appeal to Reviewer: 9

Review by fuzzywuzzy   [other reviews by fuzzywuzzy]

Reviewed: 2014-01-11

Sometimes the most simple of thoughts explodes into a wonderful story of The true British spirit.

A successful landlord with a rather big breasted secretary, discover a connection to a rather run down Estate. Our hero finds his intended wife, and between the three find happiness and the ghosts of his Ancestors.

It is hard for a Brit to write for the North American Market, they drive on the wrong side of the road, use a fork in their left hands, and expect rain to stop play in a game of cricket which can last for days and end in a tie! And I claim the right of Birth to laugh at ourselves.

Needless to say, I recommend this story for your reading pleasure and ask Texrep (what a funny name) to write another story about this group of characters.

Plot: 9 | Technical Quality: 9 | Appeal to Reviewer: 9