Five Star February: Doomsday Book by Connie Willis

So I complete flubbed yesterday’s post. (Yes, Wii is evil! Evil, I say.) But to make up for it I will post twice today. This first one will be backdated to sooth the crazy OCD monster which makes me need to have certain things just so.
Doomsday Book
 Title: Doomsday Book 
 Author: Connie Willis
Summary: For Kivrin, preparing an on-site study of one of the deadliest eras in humanity’s history was as simple as receiving inoculations against the diseases of the fourteenth century and inventing an alibi for a woman traveling alone. For her instructors in the twenty-first century, it meant painstaking calculations and careful monitoring of the rendezvous location where Kivrin would be received.
But a crisis strangely linking past and future strands Kivrin in a bygone age as her fellows try desperately to rescue her. In a time of superstition and fear, Kivrin — barely of age herself — finds she has become an unlikely angel of hope during one of history’s darkest hours.
Five years in the writing by one of science fiction’s most honored authors, Doomsday Book is a storytelling triumph. Connie Willis draws upon her understanding of the universalities of human nature to explore the ageless issues of evil, suffering and the indomitable will of the human spirit. [1]
Why I Loved It: Well there is time travel which is a recurring theme in my 5 star reads.  There is the middle ages, which is a recurring theme in my 5 star reads.  And my life now too.  Why did it take my daughter’s interest to get me to join the SCA? Participant observation as a way for studying history; have I mentioned I was a sociologists in my past, pre-kids life?  And to top it all off a heroine.
Who would like this  I think anyone interested in time travel and the middle ages.
Favorite Quotes: “I don’t want you to blame yourself for what happened. I know you would have come to get me if you could, but I couldn’t have gone anyway, not with Agnes ill.I wanted to come, and if I hadn’t, they would have been all alone, and nobody would have ever known how frightened and brave and irreplaceable they were.”

1. GoodReads.com