I have read many novels by Jody Hedlund and Come Back to Me was not exactly what I expected. The time travel tale takes the heroine back in time to the middle ages where she finds herself right in the center of an uprising and unexpectedly married to a knight.

I won’t elaborate on the plot because it is one best discovered for oneself. I will say that a search for a medical cure is believed to be linked to Holy Water from the past and both worlds are involved in the quest.

Hedlund has once again written an imaginative story and has managed to insert not only a great deal of history but also some interesting facts about medical research and the competition within that field. Naturally there is romance but readers should be forewarned that the romance in this novel, although clean,  is probably a bit more sensual than usually found in books by this author.

I am not a huge fan of time travel but Come Back to Me was well done and raised some excellent points. Not only that but it was extremely interesting and entertaining.

I voluntarily reviewed a copy of this book provided by Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group. A favorable review was not required. All views expressed are my own.


The ultimate cure that could heal any disease? Crazy.

That’s exactly what research scientist Marian Creighton has always believed about her father’s quest, even if it does stem from a desire to save her sister from the genetic disease that stole their mother from them. But when her father falls into a coma after drinking a vial of holy water believed to contain traces of residue from the Tree of Life, Marian must question all of her assumptions. He’s left behind tantalizing clues that suggest he’s crossed back in time. Insane. Until Marian tests his theories and finds herself in the Middle Ages during a dangerous peasant uprising.

William Durham, a valiant knight, comes to Marian’s rescue and offers her protection . . . as his wife. The longer Marian stays in the past, the more she cares about William. Can she ever find her father and make it back to the present to heal her sister? And when the time comes to leave, will she want to?

Bestselling author Jody Hedlund is your guide down the twisting waters of time to a volatile era of superstition, revolts, and chivalry in this suspenseful story.


Jody Hedlund ( is the bestselling author of more than thirty historical novels for both adults and teens, including Come Back to Me, and is the winner of numerous awards, including the Christy, Carol, and Christian Book Awards. Jody lives in Michigan with her husband, busy family, and five spoiled cats. She loves to imagine that she really can visit the past, although she’s yet to accomplish the feat, except via the many books she reads.