The Jennifer Ott’s historical romance novel soars to new heights in Time of Useful Consciousness . A story of love, secrets, and adventure. In this book we travel back to Post-World War 2 German where it focus the story of Louisa and her dangerous story. In the beginning we are brought to scene of Louisa after she shoots a German man in cold blood. Than later finds herself in an American Military Prison where she is interrogated by Colonel Taylor. Colonel Taylor wants to know what happened to Louisa, her brother Ren, and her lover Kris. Let’s say they might be connected to black market smuggling. Louisa refuses to him what he wants, no names or numbers. Louisa not trying the man dating her mother chooses to stay in prison and chooses her loyalty to her German country.
During the story we are taken back to the past events that lead to the arrest. From the Louisa’s experiences as a child and how her father died at war. Her brother disappearing and her very promiscuous overprotective mother. Louisa wishes to venture out into the world to explore. Soon she finds her brother, and meets the seductive Kris. She soon finds the secret world of flying and learns the world through the eyes of a pilot. This leads to a dangerous romance with Kris and learns the secret job that Kris and her brother is part of. But the world Louisa isn’t going to turn down the chance of adventure and the journey to go with it.
As a history buff and someone that enjoys an adventure, Time of Useful Consciousness is both intriguing and alluring. From the two stories of both Louisa’s time in prison and her past with her brother and lover. Throughout I wasn’t sure how the story will turn but knew it was just addicting. The story also paints the backdrop of what it was like in Germany in post-World-War 2 and shows the effects on the German people. From the hardships, resentment and what people will do to earn a living. The story was complete, didn’t leave any missing gaps and was perfectly developed.