Kate Christenson has lost her appetite. After traveling back in time and taking the place of her aunt Sarah, there isn't much of her new life that is even remotely appealing. Landing in the midst of her father's childhood days, a time when her aunt was still alive, Kate finds herself flat broke and living the life of a farm girl in rural Minnesota. When there are times to eat, Kate has to fend off one of her 10 brothers and sisters for just enough to get by.
Kate discovers quickly, her newfound meals aren't McDonald's burgers, or even a Pizza Hut pizza. Landing on her plate could by anything from freshly shot venison to a 4-H raised rabbit, a chicken newly beheaded out of the hen house or an annoying red squirrel who spent one too many nights in the attic.And seriously, how can anyone be expected to drink milk that came from a rusty bucket and sat beneath the steaming mass of a smelly cow? The only drinks Kate wants come from the cold refrigerated world of her favorite supermarket.
Kate realizes her privileged days are gone and the meals are only one of the many challenges Kate must learn to navigate this bizarre new world.
Once she realizes that she has traveled back in time to just before her aunt's untimely death, Kate's new fear is centered on how much she can alter fate. Her aunt's death was ruled a suicide, but the more time she spends in the past, the more Kate is sure her aunt was murdered.
Whatever penalties she faces for the mistakes she's made, Kate is willing to pay almost any price to get back to her real time and place. Even if it means eating a little squirrel.
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Jessica Tornese’s debut novel, Linked Through Time, was inspired by her home town Baudette, MN. She graduated from high school there and continued her education at Minnesota State University-Moorhead where she earned a degree in education. She continued her first novel and turned it into a time travel trilogy, following up with titles Lost Through Time, and Destroyed Through Time.
Jessica is married and has three children. Her family moved from Minnesota to a small town on the east coast of Florida, where Jessica teaches at a private school and hopes to continue writing.