Review: Stay With Me by Jody Hedlund

Stay With Me is an outstanding addition to the Waters of Time series! I loved these two main characters and the way they were “all in” for each other. I appreciated that Sybil had a good grasp on what was happening to her based on her experiences with the other characters in the earlier books. She was determined to get back to Nicholas to save him early on in the story, which was a beautiful peek into her heart. There were other times, as well, in this novel when the hearts of these two main characters really showed through in the way they put each other first and also tried to help and save others.

The passion that these two characters had for life was inspiring, as was the romantic passion that began developing between them. The reality in this story was that Nicholas and Sybil were made for each other regardless of where or when they began in life. It was sweet to see their connection grow throughout the novel.

I was thrilled with the way the author wrapped up this story while also setting up some hints for the next book to come. This is one of those series that I will read again and again!

(5 stars)

I received a complimentary copy of this book. All opinions are my own.


Sacrificing and dying to oneself is costly.
But doing so brings new purpose and joy.

As a private investigator, Sybil Huxham has seen her fair share of strange occurrences. But nothing in her career has been more perplexing than the miracles she’s witnessed as a result of people drinking ancient holy water. When she discovers more of the rare holy water, she experiences strange overlaps with a nobleman in the Middle Ages who is languishing in a dungeon, accused of treason and condemned to die. To save his life, she finally crosses to the past completely.

Nicholas Worth has never met a woman quite like Sybil, and as the two run for their lives into the Weald, they find refuge among a community of outlaws. With both their reputations on the line, they have little choice but to marry. As they get to know each other, an undeniable attraction develops. But danger and disease chase after them, drawing ever closer. Will they be able to escape the threats? And will Sybil choose to stay with Nicholas in the past, or will she be ripped apart from him forever?



Jody Hedlund is the best-selling author of over thirty historicals for both adults and teens and is the winner of numerous awards including the Christy, Carol, and Christian Book Award. She lives in central Michigan with her husband, five busy teens, and five spoiled cats.


About Brittany

As a homeschooling mom and avid reader, I get great joy through reading and reviewing books. I focus my reading and my reviews on Christian fiction, primarily Christian romantic fiction. I also review sweet, clean fiction. I hope you will find my reviews helpful in your decisions on what books to read.
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2 Responses to Review: Stay With Me by Jody Hedlund

  1. carylkane says:

    Excellent review, Brittany! Jody Hedlund is an exceptional author.

  2. This series has been amazing! So excited for the next one!

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