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A young girl is granted three rides in a magic elevator that transports her to the end of the nineteenth century....

Title : All in Good Time
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ISBN : 9780874660739
Format Type : Other Book
Number of Pages : 377 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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All in Good Time Reviews

  • Lisa Vegan
    2018-12-28 06:46

    This is a great sequel to one of my favorite childhood books Time at the Top. Thanks so much to Goodreads friend Constance for letting me know of its existence! I have a childhood friend who insists that we knew about this book but I don’t remember, and I don’t know why I wouldn’t have read it earlier…unless I was afraid the sequel would ruin the original for me.This book has the same style & humor & originality. Reading it, it felt to me as though the story was just continuing, thoroughly enjoyably. And it was even better than I’d imagined. Not a simple instant happily ever after fairy tale, but a real story to follow the first book’s happenings.This book does stand on its own, but I recommend that readers start with Time at the Top!

  • Wendy
    2019-01-15 04:31

    Ultimately satisfying and very funny; almost as good as its predecessor, Time at the Top.

  • Tej
    2019-01-08 06:48

    The delightful novelty of the first book in which the author himself is a character of the story continues in this sequel. If you love the first book and want to read more of Susan's adventures that fills In the large gap towards the end of the first novel then this should satisfy your hunger.However, because we already know the end result from the first book, the journey is never as thrilling as it would have been if we did not know the outcome. Nevertheless the author still somehow spins an inventive journey with wonderful characters and fun time travel elements.The time travel plotting unfortunately has a very big flaw in its execution which doesn't add up. You may or may not pick up on it but if you do, it will grate you if you think too much about it. So you just have to accept the flaw and go with the flow.It's a very engaging sequel but doesn't quite have the impact or elegant structure of the first book. The narrative once again switches between first and third perspectives which does keep the narrative quite refreshing but this time around I found the author to be too intrusive particularly towards the end. Also I felt there was a missed opportunity to link characters between 1880s and the 1950s given that the author character could easily find out more about their family tree.Anyway, that's probably nitpicking, it's still a charming adventure and lovely wrap up for the characters we got know in the first standalone novel.I give this a 3.5/5 rating.

  • CLM
    2019-01-10 07:38

    Wonderful sequel to Time at the Top, which I had read many years earlier.

  • Donnell
    2019-01-05 09:32

    So fun to read this sequel to a childhood favorite "Time At The Top."

  • Erin Pierce
    2019-01-04 06:49

    Fantastic sequel to "Time at the top". More action packed than the first novel, and some very unexpected ( and AWESOME!) twists in the plot. Loved the ending too. Excellent read!!

  • Janna Craig
    2018-12-22 03:35

    I can't think of a better word for this book (well, two words really) than "absolutely delightful." I've read a LOT of time travel books in my time, especially in the children's lit arena, and All in Good Time might honestly be my favorite. It's actually a sequel to Time at the Top, which I haven't read yet. The fact that I read this one first is a testament to how good it is. I had requested both books from the library and happened to get this one first. I decided to wait to read it until I had read Time at the Top, because I have a "thing" about reading books in order. But I couldn't help just a quick glance at the first chapter. And I'm not kidding you, the first sentence reeled me in and wouldn't let go. I kept reading one sentence and thinking, "Okay, that's it, I can't read this book yet, I have to wait," and then I'd read another sentence and think the same thing, and before I knew it, I'd read the whole book!The characters in this book are just wonderful. Mr. Shaw is perfect, and he and Susan's father/daughter connection is adorable. And I love how the author made himself a character. It was a clever plot device and it's partly what drew me in so quickly.Of course, for me, any book that takes me back to the late 1800s is a winner, and this one so skillfully addressed the confusion and sometimes hilarity that might ensue from a "modern" (this book was written in the 1970s, I think) 20th century man encountering Victorian life, with his somewhat more knowledgeable daughter (she'd already traveled back in time several times) giving him advice and sometimes just shaking her head in despair.One of the best things I can say about this book is that once Time at the Top comes in at the library and I read it, I will immediately re-read All in Good Time, just to savor it again. Please, do yourself a favor and read this book!

  • Kathleen Dixon
    2019-01-14 05:29

    I've no idea what brought this to my attention at the beginning of 2007 (which is when I added it to my to-read list), but I've finally read it and enjoyed it thoroughly. In a way it's a little bit of historical fiction now, published in 1975. It's also historical with its time travel theme, which is clearly the reason I decided I'd want to read it. I love time travel stories.This book follows Time at the Top which I've been unable to find in the library system. Never mind, the reader is given plenty to tell what happened so there are no instances of wondering about the background. We pick up with Susan, who lives in 1975 New York with her father, and who was given 3 trips in a time-travelling elevator. She used 2 of them in the first book, but now has a plan to return with her father because she is quite sure that her father will fall in love with the mother of her two friends Robert and Victoria, and therefore save Mrs Walker from penury and loneliness.Well, as the bard put it - the course of true love never did run smooth - so the reader is treated to a great little adventure.This is a fun book.

  • Nancy
    2019-01-02 07:39

    Good to have a better ending to Time at the Top.

  • Desertisland
    2019-01-13 06:51

    I enjoy cozy time travel such as this!

  • LemontreeLime
    2018-12-27 06:45

    I ran out of time and had to return to the library the copy of this they unearthed for me, just was not ready to read it. will circle back and finish this another day.

  • Barbara
    2018-12-22 07:33

    Library. Good. Can't remember. Whimsy.