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5.0 out of 5 stars - A brilliant, clever read, 27 May 2013
By John Saunders
This review is from: Stepping (Kindle Edition)
I read this book over a couple of days and loved it. It was so well written that the alternative history highlighted at the beginning of the story threw me and it took a few moments to get my head into the new history lesson. Stepping for me was the complete package, it had interesting characters, a fascinating plot with enough suspense to leave you wondering what was going to happen next and how events were going to pan out. The factual references were fascinating and so well described that at times I felt as if I too were at the captain’s table. I bought this book and, 'Stepping Back', at the same time. I'm now reading the sequel and it is not failing to deliver. That will be another review to write when the time comes.

5.0 out of 5 stars - A Captivating Read, 19 Mar 2013
By Dazman
This review is from: Stepping (Kindle Edition)
This is a truly captivating read, the writer sets the scenes up amazingly well and I really felt whilst reading I was a part of the story. The thought that has gone into this novel is vast and the knowledge of author on different stages of recent history is incredible, I highly recommend this. There is a second book that I have had to purchase and already half way through. Stepping Back Help other customers find the most helpful reviews

5.0 out of 5 stars - Back in time!, 11 Mar 2013
By J Handley (REAL NAME)
This review is from: Stepping (Paperback)
I came across this book after it being recommended to me by my brother. After only recently finishing Stephen King's 11.22.63 I was still in the zone for a time travel tale & 'Stepping' more than sufficed to appease my appetite! I dare say I enjoyed the book a fair bit more than my previous read & that says a lot, especially when 'Stepping' is Shelby Locke's first stab at a novel.
The book starts with the protagonist Steven Grainger in a local New Forest (near Southampton) pub being sought out by wealthy industrial entrepreneur Jack & his granddaughter Oliver. Steven is made aware that his life is about to get far more complicated than he could ever imagine & that in a few days, for reasons not entirely known, he will be transported back to 1912.
You discover that Steven was somehow involved in the fate of the Titanic (won’t give too much away) and that he is about to step back for the 2nd time even though he doesn't recall being in 1912 previously as it has not yet happened to him (bit of a mind beep!).
Steven is made aware of the date & time he will 'step' & prepares for the event as much as he can. You share Steven's anxiety building up to the event and feel like you’re travelling with him when he finally steps back in time straight on board the Titanic.
The Titanic section of the book is wonderful; the descriptions are vivid and give you great imagery into life on the ship.
You also get a glimpse into the back-end of the American West, towards the end of the novel, with horse & carts being dropped in favour of motor cars.
Overall this is a great book where the author combines his expansive historical knowledge with fiction to create an thrilling adventure through time.

5.0 out of 5 stars - A fabulous mix of time travel, history, real life all rolled into one. 19 Feb 2013
By Jessica Binks
This review is from: Stepping (Paperback)
Brilliant piece of work. So many twists and turns with a brilliant mix of fact and fiction, and great characters giving this book a fabulously brilliant unique read. I am not normally a fiction reader but this book had me gripped on every page.

5.0 out of 5 stars - Best I’ve read in a long time, 3 Jan 2013
By annette
This review is from: Stepping (Kindle Edition)
This book is the best I’ve read in a long time couldn't put the book down really, really enjoyed the story line can’t wait to read the follow up Annette xxx

5.0 out of 5 stars Stepping, 9 April 2012
By Ellie
This review is from: Stepping (Kindle Edition)
I am an avid reader and it was very refreshing to read a book that was very different to any I'd read before. I thoroughly enjoyed it not just because I could relate to many of the places mentioned in it but because the plot was so interesting as were the characters. It obviously took many hours of research to ensure the historical content was accurate but the real fascination for me was the character of Stephen moving through time. Wouldn't that be great!! I'm very much looking forward to Stepping Back. Excellent writing Mr Locke.

5.0 out of 5 stars - first boarding pass, 26 Mar 2012
By jersey girl 64
This review is from: Stepping (Kindle Edition)
A great first edition by Shelby Locke! A wonderful story especially with the Titanic connection. I was unable to put my copy down, and after reading it all, I wanted to start all over again. Previous reviewers have said it all. To those who have not read it yet--- Do go and order it NOW. You will NOT be disappointed.

4.0 out of 5 stars - Must read..., 28 Feb 2012
By Webby
This review is from: Stepping (Kindle Edition)
This was recommended by a friend and I must thank him as I would not otherwise have had the pleasure.
An instantly absorbing book which will keep you awake at night as you will not want to put the book down.
The lead character is charming and you associate with him immediately.
The story flows and the humor will keep you chuckling throughout.
The overall concept is simple and lends itself to a follow up book which I eagerly anticipate.

5.0 out of 5 stars - Great reading, 20 Feb 2012
By Daisy chain
This review is from: Stepping (Kindle Edition)
What a great story and characters. When I started to read the story I was totally engrossed, I just could not put it down. The fiction was so well thought out that in some ways it was believable. As a lass, who lived in Southampton and has listened to all the stories of the Titanic, I was so happy to read, that when it came to the facts about her, it was correct. So Shelby Locke please can we have more, I can't wait to see what happens to Steven and all the people that Steven has touched because of his time travel. This would make a great film? Daisy chain.

4.0 out of 5 stars stepping, 11 Dec 2011
By Daz the prof
This review is from: Stepping (Kindle Edition)
This book was recommended by a friend and although I’m not a big reader I found myself unable to put this book down, it grabbed my interest within the first few paragraphs. The concept of "stepping" through time could of bogged this story down in historical facts, but no. Just the right mix of fact followed by well thought through fiction made this a very enjoyable and easy read. I have certainly recommended "stepping" to others and I'm looking forward to the next book.

5.0 out of 5 stars - Enthralling Story, January 27, 2013
By Sotoncolin
This review is from: Stepping (Paperback)
I was given a copy of Stepping for my 50th Birthday, It sat on the shelf for a couple of weeks before I started to read it. Normally it takes me several months to read any book, but this book is somehow different I could not put it down, every spare moment I had was engrossed within the pages. Although it is the first book written by Shelby Locke it is a fantastic read. The exploits of Steven Grainger while travelling through time will keep even the lightest reader fascinated. The Author has taken great care to mix facts and historic events within the story to great effect.
To be honest this is the first book I have ever bothered to review, it is without doubt a future classic!
Stepping Back is the next book I'll be reading for sure

5.0 out of 5 stars Stepping by Shelby Locke, October 14, 2011
By BJ the Bear
This review is from: Stepping (Kindle Edition)
For a book to grip me it has to happen within the first 5 minutes, and that is just what "Stepping" did, I just could not put it down. The story, characters, the history and the sci-fi aspect was just fantastic.
The story was just sublime full of twists & turns, not knowing what was about to happen.
The characters, especially the main protagonist Steven Grainger, (who was also used as the narrator was very clever) showed a certain innocents yet a determination when the chips where down.
Olivia was so feminine, showing the author's knowledge of women.
I could go on about the characters, but let's just say they all could be real people, living real lives, a great insight again by the author, Shelby Locke.
Fantastic history, very well researched, even to the point of the chief engineer of the Titanic having the correct Geordie vocabulary.
The sci-fi, i.e. time travel was brilliant, Shelby Locke imagined how history as well as the characters’ lives would be changed, yet enough déjà vu' to keep you reading and wanting more. So, I can't wait until "Stepping Back" is out.
Thanks Shelby Locke for a book that has given me so much pleasure.
B. J. Bear.

5.0 out of 5 stars - Brilliant!!! October 12, 2011
By spike
This review is from: Stepping (Kindle Edition)
I thought this book was brilliant!!! Although based on time travel the story line was so
different, not at all what I expected. The historical detail was excellent and the characters
were all very interesting and real, as were the different lives the character leads throughout the book. The sadness I felt in the description of the battlefield still haunts me now.
I was glued to the last chapter and was totally surprised by the clever ending. I wait with
great impatience for Stepping 2

5.0 out of 5 stars –
By micro man (UK), October 4, 2011
This review is from: Stepping (Kindle Edition)
This is a very enjoyable story, the author has obviously done a lot of research as the historical detail is excellent and more importantly, accurate.
This book covers many genres, Historical, Science Fiction, Western, Espionage, Romance and War are all found within its pages and are all handled very well indeed.
It's basically a time travel story but not like any I've ever read, the potential consequences of changing any events from the past are especially well observed.
The characters are realistic and I found I could identify with many of them.
The author has chosen to write in the first person, which I feel was a good decision as it makes you feel much more involved as opposed to being an observer.
All in all then this is a very original book, written in an exciting and very interesting way.
If you like any of the above mentioned genres then you will find much to enjoy here.
10 out of 10.