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Like Clockwork ❮Reading❯ ➳ Like Clockwork ➬ Author Elle Strauss – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk Adeline Savoy had hoped that the move west from Cambridge to Hollywood with her single dad would mean they d finally bond like a real family, but all she got was a father too busy with his new female Adeline Savoy had hoped that the move west from Cambridge to Hollywood with her single dad would mean they d finally bond like a real family, but all she got was a father too busy with his new female friends and his passion for acting to really see her Instead she finds herself getting attached to Faye, the divorcee hair dresser she befriends when she travels back in time toPlus Faye has a hottie, James Dean esque, bad boy brother who has Adeline s heart all aflutter But bad boys from the past can be dangerous Is is possible that Adeline really does belong in her own time and that maybe the right boy lives as close as next door.


About the Author: Elle Strauss

Hi, there I m Lee Strauss, formerly Elle Strauss USA TODAY Bestselling author, known for the acclaimed GINGER GOLD MYSTERY series as well as other cozy mystery, sci fi, sweet romance and young adultYou ll findinformation about all of my series by heading over to my official website leestraussbooks See you there.



10 thoughts on “Like Clockwork

  1. Devon Ashley Devon Ashley says:

    This is the companion novel to the Clockwise series, which instead of following Casey back into the 1800 s, follows another time traveler Casey once met named Adeline, into 1950 s Hollywood Casey and Adeline are polar opposites Whereas Casey is cheerful, spunky and has a sense of humor, Adeline seems absolutely miserable Her personality is easily annoyed, just wants to be left alone and quite frankly, a little rude to everyone I guess you could say she s a normal unhappy teenagerat least This is the companion novel to the Clockwise series, which instead of following Casey back into the 1800 s, follows another time traveler Casey once met named Adeline, into 1950 s Hollywood Casey and Adeline are polar opposites Whereas Casey is cheerful, spunky and has a sense of humor, Adeline seems absolutely miserable Her personality is easily annoyed, just wants to be left alone and quite frankly, a little rude to everyone I guess you could say she s a normal unhappy teenagerat least when she s in the present, where s she s having major issues with her dad s mid life crisis But back in the 1950 s, she s a happier personwell, she s still a little rude at times though But the fifties seem to suit her better, where she has a nice loving woman named Faye that takes on the motherly role she so desperately needs, and the hot bad boy, definitely too old for her James Dean lookalike she s got a major crush on.As her relationship with her gotta surround myself with ridiculously named actress wannabees father sours, her life in the 1950 s becomes a little complicated as well Howard, the hot James Dean lookalike is showing some interest in Adeline, which gets the attention of Leroy, a really bad boy Howard apparently owes money to, putting Adeline smack in the middle of a place no girl lying about her age should be And things get a little complicated when one person from the past gets shuffled to the present and vice versa.Personality wise, Adeline manages to scuff off that outer rough later and learns to be a litter nicer to people, and she figures out that whole loner lifestyle isn t the best way to live when you actually meet decent people to befriend I m a sucker for the 1800 s so I still prefer Casey s adventures, but if you love anything about the 1950 s like poodle skirts, Jame Dean, Marilyn Monroe haircuts, greased back hair, musician wannabees and bikinis that won t get you arrested for indecent exposure pick this upit s a good read.Novel provided by author for honest review


  2. Kelli Kelli says:

    I really do enjoy this series It is so light and fun and just easy to follow and read We ve wandered away from Casey and Nate this time though and am instead following around Adeline Casey and Adeline met very briefly in the past at a gas station Adeline ran off saying that they were moving to Hollywood They did move and this is her story but I really wish they d get in touch I bet it would do them both good Adeline was a littlerisky maybe than Casey with her time traveling g I really do enjoy this series It is so light and fun and just easy to follow and read We ve wandered away from Casey and Nate this time though and am instead following around Adeline Casey and Adeline met very briefly in the past at a gas station Adeline ran off saying that they were moving to Hollywood They did move and this is her story but I really wish they d get in touch I bet it would do them both good Adeline was a littlerisky maybe than Casey with her time traveling gift she ended up bringing a few people back and forth and also telling quite a few people But I like the she did that I m sure she was definitely less lonely Faye is such a sweet woman to take Adeline in the way that she did and I love how she ends up affecting Adeline in her life in the present as well Howard is a fun character, but definitely the bad boy type, not what Adeline needs in her life It was interesting to read the story of another traveler


  3. Megan Megan says:

    I love these stories, they are so cute The only thing I don t like is all the stupid choices that are made It doesn t seem that the characters that Strauss creates have common sense And, though I liked Adeline for the most part, she was super self centered At least she knew she was and changes herself by the end Some books don t acknowledge a character s flaws That s why I gave this four stars rather that fewer Overall, Strauss is a really great author She knows how to create interesting I love these stories, they are so cute The only thing I don t like is all the stupid choices that are made It doesn t seem that the characters that Strauss creates have common sense And, though I liked Adeline for the most part, she was super self centered At least she knew she was and changes herself by the end Some books don t acknowledge a character s flaws That s why I gave this four stars rather that fewer Overall, Strauss is a really great author She knows how to create interesting stories I look forward to readinglater on


  4. O. O. says:

    Great story with some time travel to the 50s, first loves, making and keeping friends, and growing up I really enjoyed reading about Adeline Savoy in Like Clockwork as much as Casey Donovan in the Clockwise series.


  5. Rayne Rayne says:

    Not as intriguing as the previous two but it was great to get into adeline s head and get her take on her gift or handicap I found her not a very approachable character as Casey and if I can t get close to the main character I do struggle with the story.


  6. Ryan Ryan says:

    I hadn t written reviews for the first two books in the series but it s fairly consistent I recognize I m reading a young adult novel meant for a younger reader, but I feel like the bar has been set fairly high across the board.Spoilers.These stories are cute Every once in a while I want something a little cheesy and they fit the mood nicely A lot of science fiction and fantasy bends over backwards to have a coherent, realistic world where there are consistent rules That s not the case here I hadn t written reviews for the first two books in the series but it s fairly consistent I recognize I m reading a young adult novel meant for a younger reader, but I feel like the bar has been set fairly high across the board.Spoilers.These stories are cute Every once in a while I want something a little cheesy and they fit the mood nicely A lot of science fiction and fantasy bends over backwards to have a coherent, realistic world where there are consistent rules That s not the case here If you stop to think about it, it doesn t really make sense You re not supposed to let it bother you and move on.We meet Adeline Savoy, or meet her again, as there was a brief meeting between her and Casey in the prior book It s been a while since I ve read the first two, but I do recall the well used plot point of a time traveler from the future turns up at a contemporary s home and is put to work, usually with a line thrown out there about her vanishing the last time, a shrug, and then moving on I did laugh when Faye quasi adopts Adeline when she comes into her hair salon There were inconsistencies that just didn t make a whole lot of sense to me, even with the understanding that the rules were intentionally convenient If you time travel from the future to the past, you bring your future clothes with you No matter how long you remain in the past, you return to the future with your existing clothes, even if you weren t wearing them when the return sequence began Your hair will change in all other non Marilyn cases I take it everyone just has their hair styled the same on the date of return At one point, Adeline throws her gym clothes under Faye s bed When she returns to 2012, do the clothes vanish from beneath the bed I don t remember specifics from the first two books, but how on earth does Adeline bring the autograph back with her if she wasn t holding it Adeline s dad seems to forget all about the time traveling Even if he didn t buy it, he never mentions it again.Faye is incredibly trusting I m pretty sure Adeline keeps changing her story, from she has a father who is a traveling vacuum salesman, to she doesn t have a father and is dressed like a homeless person, to she has a father again.The very end acknowledged there would be future returns to 1955, although Adeline seemed well briefed on what happened to everybody, much like Casey, without fanfare, found out when all of her 19th century friends would die I d think it would be an awkward meeting, and I give the story credit for me wanting to see a bitat the end than I got, despite some of it being out of frustration As compartmentalized as her mind must be, I did enjoy that we were just told, Oh yeah, I m a time traveler a chapter or so into the story And how was Adeline planning to pay Faye for that initial haircut The twist with Faye was fairly obvious One change I did expect early on, before we got Howard s surname was that he was Howard Johnson and would make it big in the hospitality sector Alas The other surprising twist wassurprising Overall, I get that Adeline is a teenager who is upset at her father, probably for good reason, and while I did find her unlikeable, that was probably a correct characterization Her realization that she likes Marco despite dismissing him until she noticed his body was a bit eye roll including.A fun read that you shouldn t think too closely about If I were 20 years younger, perhaps I d be enraptured


  7. Diane Bean Diane Bean says:

    I am really enjoying this series The books are light and lots of fun The only thing that keeps me from giving a full 5 stars is that the time travel rules are not fully defined and are therefore somewhat inconsistent in some points My only other problem is that the reactions and responses of the characters seem a little unrealistic at times Having said that, the overall concept is interesting and I find the stories really entertaining This one even had me laughing out loud a couple of times I am really enjoying this series The books are light and lots of fun The only thing that keeps me from giving a full 5 stars is that the time travel rules are not fully defined and are therefore somewhat inconsistent in some points My only other problem is that the reactions and responses of the characters seem a little unrealistic at times Having said that, the overall concept is interesting and I find the stories really entertaining This one even had me laughing out loud a couple of times And, as is usually the case with time travel to the past, the reader gets a few history lessons as well I ve already moved on to the next in the series, and I plan to readof this author s books in the near future


  8. Gayle Gayle says:

    Book three in this series revolves around Adeline, another tripper Casey met once in her travels This, too, is a well woven story love the characters and the fact that Adeline trips to the 1950 s Such a fun read


  9. Carrie Burling Carrie Burling says:

    Loved itIt was a nice twist to learn about someone else who time travels Can t wait to read the next book.


  10. Pat Raab Pat Raab says:

    Loved it Alternating between two time periods is difficult to deal with, but it has upsides as well as downsides


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10 thoughts on “Like Clockwork

  1. Devon Ashley Devon Ashley says:

    This is the companion novel to the Clockwise series, which instead of following Casey back into the 1800 s, follows another time traveler Casey once met named Adeline, into 1950 s Hollywood Casey and Adeline are polar opposites Whereas Casey is cheerful, spunky and has a sense of humor, Adeline seems absolutely miserable Her personality is easily annoyed, just wants to be left alone and quite frankly, a little rude to everyone I guess you could say she s a normal unhappy teenagerat least This is the companion novel to the Clockwise series, which instead of following Casey back into the 1800 s, follows another time traveler Casey once met named Adeline, into 1950 s Hollywood Casey and Adeline are polar opposites Whereas Casey is cheerful, spunky and has a sense of humor, Adeline seems absolutely miserable Her personality is easily annoyed, just wants to be left alone and quite frankly, a little rude to everyone I guess you could say she s a normal unhappy teenagerat least when she s in the present, where s she s having major issues with her dad s mid life crisis But back in the 1950 s, she s a happier personwell, she s still a little rude at times though But the fifties seem to suit her better, where she has a nice loving woman named Faye that takes on the motherly role she so desperately needs, and the hot bad boy, definitely too old for her James Dean lookalike she s got a major crush on.As her relationship with her gotta surround myself with ridiculously named actress wannabees father sours, her life in the 1950 s becomes a little complicated as well Howard, the hot James Dean lookalike is showing some interest in Adeline, which gets the attention of Leroy, a really bad boy Howard apparently owes money to, putting Adeline smack in the middle of a place no girl lying about her age should be And things get a little complicated when one person from the past gets shuffled to the present and vice versa.Personality wise, Adeline manages to scuff off that outer rough later and learns to be a litter nicer to people, and she figures out that whole loner lifestyle isn t the best way to live when you actually meet decent people to befriend I m a sucker for the 1800 s so I still prefer Casey s adventures, but if you love anything about the 1950 s like poodle skirts, Jame Dean, Marilyn Monroe haircuts, greased back hair, musician wannabees and bikinis that won t get you arrested for indecent exposure pick this upit s a good read.Novel provided by author for honest review

  2. Kelli Kelli says:

    I really do enjoy this series It is so light and fun and just easy to follow and read We ve wandered away from Casey and Nate this time though and am instead following around Adeline Casey and Adeline met very briefly in the past at a gas station Adeline ran off saying that they were moving to Hollywood They did move and this is her story but I really wish they d get in touch I bet it would do them both good Adeline was a littlerisky maybe than Casey with her time traveling g I really do enjoy this series It is so light and fun and just easy to follow and read We ve wandered away from Casey and Nate this time though and am instead following around Adeline Casey and Adeline met very briefly in the past at a gas station Adeline ran off saying that they were moving to Hollywood They did move and this is her story but I really wish they d get in touch I bet it would do them both good Adeline was a littlerisky maybe than Casey with her time traveling gift she ended up bringing a few people back and forth and also telling quite a few people But I like the she did that I m sure she was definitely less lonely Faye is such a sweet woman to take Adeline in the way that she did and I love how she ends up affecting Adeline in her life in the present as well Howard is a fun character, but definitely the bad boy type, not what Adeline needs in her life It was interesting to read the story of another traveler

  3. Megan Megan says:

    I love these stories, they are so cute The only thing I don t like is all the stupid choices that are made It doesn t seem that the characters that Strauss creates have common sense And, though I liked Adeline for the most part, she was super self centered At least she knew she was and changes herself by the end Some books don t acknowledge a character s flaws That s why I gave this four stars rather that fewer Overall, Strauss is a really great author She knows how to create interesting I love these stories, they are so cute The only thing I don t like is all the stupid choices that are made It doesn t seem that the characters that Strauss creates have common sense And, though I liked Adeline for the most part, she was super self centered At least she knew she was and changes herself by the end Some books don t acknowledge a character s flaws That s why I gave this four stars rather that fewer Overall, Strauss is a really great author She knows how to create interesting stories I look forward to readinglater on

  4. O. O. says:

    Great story with some time travel to the 50s, first loves, making and keeping friends, and growing up I really enjoyed reading about Adeline Savoy in Like Clockwork as much as Casey Donovan in the Clockwise series.

  5. Rayne Rayne says:

    Not as intriguing as the previous two but it was great to get into adeline s head and get her take on her gift or handicap I found her not a very approachable character as Casey and if I can t get close to the main character I do struggle with the story.

  6. Ryan Ryan says:

    I hadn t written reviews for the first two books in the series but it s fairly consistent I recognize I m reading a young adult novel meant for a younger reader, but I feel like the bar has been set fairly high across the board.Spoilers.These stories are cute Every once in a while I want something a little cheesy and they fit the mood nicely A lot of science fiction and fantasy bends over backwards to have a coherent, realistic world where there are consistent rules That s not the case here I hadn t written reviews for the first two books in the series but it s fairly consistent I recognize I m reading a young adult novel meant for a younger reader, but I feel like the bar has been set fairly high across the board.Spoilers.These stories are cute Every once in a while I want something a little cheesy and they fit the mood nicely A lot of science fiction and fantasy bends over backwards to have a coherent, realistic world where there are consistent rules That s not the case here If you stop to think about it, it doesn t really make sense You re not supposed to let it bother you and move on.We meet Adeline Savoy, or meet her again, as there was a brief meeting between her and Casey in the prior book It s been a while since I ve read the first two, but I do recall the well used plot point of a time traveler from the future turns up at a contemporary s home and is put to work, usually with a line thrown out there about her vanishing the last time, a shrug, and then moving on I did laugh when Faye quasi adopts Adeline when she comes into her hair salon There were inconsistencies that just didn t make a whole lot of sense to me, even with the understanding that the rules were intentionally convenient If you time travel from the future to the past, you bring your future clothes with you No matter how long you remain in the past, you return to the future with your existing clothes, even if you weren t wearing them when the return sequence began Your hair will change in all other non Marilyn cases I take it everyone just has their hair styled the same on the date of return At one point, Adeline throws her gym clothes under Faye s bed When she returns to 2012, do the clothes vanish from beneath the bed I don t remember specifics from the first two books, but how on earth does Adeline bring the autograph back with her if she wasn t holding it Adeline s dad seems to forget all about the time traveling Even if he didn t buy it, he never mentions it again.Faye is incredibly trusting I m pretty sure Adeline keeps changing her story, from she has a father who is a traveling vacuum salesman, to she doesn t have a father and is dressed like a homeless person, to she has a father again.The very end acknowledged there would be future returns to 1955, although Adeline seemed well briefed on what happened to everybody, much like Casey, without fanfare, found out when all of her 19th century friends would die I d think it would be an awkward meeting, and I give the story credit for me wanting to see a bitat the end than I got, despite some of it being out of frustration As compartmentalized as her mind must be, I did enjoy that we were just told, Oh yeah, I m a time traveler a chapter or so into the story And how was Adeline planning to pay Faye for that initial haircut The twist with Faye was fairly obvious One change I did expect early on, before we got Howard s surname was that he was Howard Johnson and would make it big in the hospitality sector Alas The other surprising twist wassurprising Overall, I get that Adeline is a teenager who is upset at her father, probably for good reason, and while I did find her unlikeable, that was probably a correct characterization Her realization that she likes Marco despite dismissing him until she noticed his body was a bit eye roll including.A fun read that you shouldn t think too closely about If I were 20 years younger, perhaps I d be enraptured

  7. Diane Bean Diane Bean says:

    I am really enjoying this series The books are light and lots of fun The only thing that keeps me from giving a full 5 stars is that the time travel rules are not fully defined and are therefore somewhat inconsistent in some points My only other problem is that the reactions and responses of the characters seem a little unrealistic at times Having said that, the overall concept is interesting and I find the stories really entertaining This one even had me laughing out loud a couple of times I am really enjoying this series The books are light and lots of fun The only thing that keeps me from giving a full 5 stars is that the time travel rules are not fully defined and are therefore somewhat inconsistent in some points My only other problem is that the reactions and responses of the characters seem a little unrealistic at times Having said that, the overall concept is interesting and I find the stories really entertaining This one even had me laughing out loud a couple of times And, as is usually the case with time travel to the past, the reader gets a few history lessons as well I ve already moved on to the next in the series, and I plan to readof this author s books in the near future

  8. Gayle Gayle says:

    Book three in this series revolves around Adeline, another tripper Casey met once in her travels This, too, is a well woven story love the characters and the fact that Adeline trips to the 1950 s Such a fun read

  9. Carrie Burling Carrie Burling says:

    Loved itIt was a nice twist to learn about someone else who time travels Can t wait to read the next book.

  10. Pat Raab Pat Raab says:

    Loved it Alternating between two time periods is difficult to deal with, but it has upsides as well as downsides

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