Selena is an average woman with the exception that she dreams about her ancestor, the one who was presumed murdered by a half breed native American. When she’s in Texas trying to put her ancestor’s history to rest she’s swept up, literally, to the nineteenth century.
This is a time travel story with wonderful characters and steamy sex. I liked Selena right away. Dylan is harder to like. He has this attitude and he always jumps to the wrong conclusion or distrusts Selena in the most asinine way. The time jump is fun. I would have liked a bit more on it. Maybe how they don’t understand a lot of her mannerisms or something. Overall this is a fun, interesting, romantic read!
If you enjoy time travel romance then you should definitely read Winds of Time by Lilly Gayle!
Charlie and Alex have been friends since third grade so it’s only natural when they fall in love. But tragedy strikes turning Charlie and Alex’s world upside down.
I thought Time Will Tell might be an interesting read since it is about time travel so I dove in expectantly. The story is in the first person which isn’t a problem but what is a problem is that the author takes us through Charlie and Alex’s lives from third grade to college. I found this to be a little bit of the long way around the romance even though it doesn't take long. I just don't feel I got a chance to really know them that much. It is when the boys were in college that Charlie loses his grandmother and then his father. He and Alex move into Charlie’s family home that the status quo changes. Charlie is sorting through his father’s things which includes antiques and slowly he becomes erratic. He changes, stops caring about himself. Alex who’s in love with him confronts him and they get into a fight over a watch which Charlie’s father left Charlie when he died. As they fight over the watch, the watch throws them back in time where they are separated. Charlie realizes that he’s throwing away his life and he doesn’t want a life without Alex in it. So, he searches for him. Now, I am expecting a courtship from the blurb of the book and I really don't get that. Charlie finds Alex who is engaged to be married to a woman and more or less seduces him. He doesn’t make him fall in love with him, he just stirs feelings that are already there. The boys get back after some trouble which lands Charlie in jail. Charlie has decided to live his life in the present rather than being caught up in the time traveling which we only actually see that one instance. I am disappointed.
As the book goes on I’m expecting more time travel, or something to come from the past and wreck their happily ever after. I am even thinking one of two of the characters the boys meet as they’re planning their wedding while they’re planning to donate the antiques to a museum to be a problem. But nothing. The story that follows their return is sweet as Charlie and Alex’s love, caring and concern for each other is shown. They both do little things to make each other happy, for instance Charlie is planning the wedding with Alex’s mom and choose colors he knows Charlie likes. Alex learns to dance for Charlie. This is all sweet but not the story the blurb told me I am getting.
I enjoyed the first half of the book more than the second but I can recommend Time Will Tell to anyone likes sweet romance with some hot scenes. But if you like a little more conflict this isn’t your story.
Time after Time.
When a time-traveling pair of Arizona professors fail to return home, their five intrepid offspring set out to find them. The good news is that Adam Carson and his siblings know exactly where Mom & Dad are. The bad news, it’s not a place, but a time. An exacting yet unpredictable science is time travel; and if Adam, Greg, Natalie, Caitlin and Cody don’t “time” it just right, they may never find Tim & Caroline Carson. Even worse, they may never see home again themselves.
Once again readers are treated to a dizzying romp through time and history, introducing them to a new family of time-travelers, the Carsons of Flagstaff, Arizona. Though a determined and loveable bunch, they pierce the veil of time with much less trepidation and scrupulousness than their cautious, logical predecessors, the Bell family of Indiana. Altering a timeline is not to be taken lightly; but the Carsons seem to rush headlong into romantic entanglements and close calls with both Mother Nature and the wrong side of the law the minute they land in December, 1888.
The research and science knowledge necessary on the part of the author to write this story credibly is admirable. However, this series seems more detailed and drawn out than the earlier novels which somehow makes the tale less believable rather than more so. As well, the ending is a bit unsettling, but readers who devour series fiction, served with a large helping of science, history and emotional drama are going to love it.
For the fans the time-hopping Carsons are sure to attract along the way, the journey is just beginning!
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When Lorena finds The Castle, which specializes in Virtual Reality adventures to any time era, she and her friend jump at the chance to play. When they walk through the open door to 1969's London, it's apparent they've walked into more than just a game...
This is such an amazing story. The best time-travel story I’ve ever read! Time traveling back to 1969 under the pretense of a virtual reality experience provides these two women in their sixties another chance at love. Sherry returns at a time to take a chance she didn't take with Jeremy on the tube. They shared one kiss together and that has been her biggest regret.
Lorena, goes back with Sherry to London, however she returns home. While home she decides to spend time with her deceased husband Dave in California. They both take chances that, they didn't the first time around and really enjoy life to the fullest. What they didn't realize is that this virtual reality game is no game at all. I can't explain the twist because it'll give too much of the plot away but it is fabulous! I thought the idea and story is fresh, new and exciting. Both Sherry and Lorena have amazing stories. I must say I am shocked at how everything turns out. I’m glad that they are able to step back in time and go after what is important to them!
The author does an amazing job writing this story with such an interesting take on time-travel and virtual reality, making this a five star read!
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Jennifer is about to be transported back in time accidently with her niece Kat. If that isn’t bad enough, the only way she can get back is with her ex-husbands help…
Time travel is always interesting for a plot but I had a hard time with it. Jennifer and the accidentally transported Kat are great characters. I like their personality. Lance is a great guy who has made some mistakes but he’s trying to atone. Together they make a sweet romance.
If you’re looking for a romance with time travel than you’re going to enjoy Maybe This Time.
Abandoned at the age of five, Kyrie is the last of the Ouri race living on the planet Sirene. She occupies a lonely but exalted position as the Mistress of Justice owing to her Ourian seer's gifts, but there is no-one left of her own people to live with or to love. Overcome with fatigue and loneliness, it is discovered that her Ourian physiology requires a mate in order to survive. When a lone Ouri male is captured and brought to Kyrie's court, she is desperate to learn of her people and their fate, and requests that he be given to her as mate.
Proteus is on a mission; to retrieve the five year old heir to the Ourian throne accidentally left behind in their hurried escape. But no such person exists on Sirene, and he must rely on Kyrie to help solve the puzzle while bringing her back to health with a generous dose of sexual healing!
As Kyrie and Proteus grow closer, an astonishing truth is revealed about the remaining inhabitants of Sirene that explains not only why her people vanished, but also the devious machinations of both races to regain power over the planet. To save all the people of Sirene and bring peace to her world, the cost may be not only Kyrie's life, but the love of her life as well.
Kyrie is a strong female character who holds a position of authority despite her ingenuous, sheltered upbringing. Proteus' amused assessment of her condition and subsequent 'treatment' is both touchingly funny and wildly erotic at the same time. (psst; plenty of men could take some pointers from him!) Kyrie's 'boss' Galen Andronicus is also wonderfully detailed--essentially the villain of the story but one who finds redemption in the end. (Yay!) Although the pace lags in some spots and is a tad subplot-rich, this book makes up for it in originality and attention to detail.
An American Journey Through Time...
John A. Heldt continues a fascinating thread of time-traveling stories with Hannah's Moon. When modern science and beaurocracy fail to fulfill a young couple's hopes and dreams of having a child, where can they look for a miracle? In the past. Claire Rasmussen, a relative to the intrepid Bell family of Indiana is contacted by her uncle, Professor Geoffrey Bell with an incredible proposition. The chance to travel to a place where she and husband Ron can adopt a baby within a matter of weeks rather than years. The tricky part is not where, but when.
Living even temporarily in a war-time era seems risky enough, but things become much more complicated when one of the travelers faces criminal charges and the only way out is to join the cause and fight for his country in a bygone conflict to which the disastrous outcome is already known.
In a previous book to this series, Indiana Belle, readers learn how Professor Bell's unorthodox travel agency works, and that the risks can be mitigated with proper planning. However, we all know what's been said about 'best laid plans.' Hannah's Moon is every bit as entertaining and gripping as its predecessor, and a highly recommended use of your reading "time." Don't miss it!
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Jory Logan has made some bad decisions in her life. During a robbery gone terribly wrong she faces a long prison sentence. A strange woman makes her an alternative offer for her punishment instead of jail. Her punishment will be to spend four years in the past, learning the lessons she was never taught. Jory accepts the offer but, doesn’t believe this to be possible. She is shocked when she wakes to learn she in in Virginia the year 1785. Nial is one of the brothers that takes her in. He tries to keep the relationship strictly business but as time goes by he falls for Jory. What will happen when her four years are up.
This is original and interesting. Jory and Nial have great chemistry throughout. The details are great and spot on. I felt like I was back in Virginia in 1785. Reading about Jory and Nial's romance is wonderful. That ending is beautiful too. This book is a great take on time-travel and historical romance. What I really like is that the story has a modern and fresh take on this somewhat stale genre.
Love romance and time travel? Then Tamed by The Virginian is a highly recommended read!
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A Blast from the Past
Cameron Coelho is in love with a woman long dead. A doctoral dissertation on American culture of the 1920's becomes a mission of mercy when Cameron discovers a startling secret hidden in the letters and journals of the Bell family of Evansville, Indiana. Entranced by an antique photograph of young socialite Candice Bell, murdered in 1925, Cameron tracks down her modern-day relatives in search of a cave in California rumored to make time travel possible.
In a nice break from the erotic romance genre, I thoroughly enjoyed reading the well-thought-out journey of Cameron Coelho from his lonely life in 2017 back to the roaring twenties in search of his true love to prevent her untimely demise. Time travel is always a tricky business, and especially so when you plan on saving someone who was supposed to die nearly a century ago.
It was a bit odd that a scholarly fellow like Cameron, having knowledge of the great science fiction postulations of the 20th century, would handily disregard the risks of altering history for the sake of his own happy ending, even duping some of the trusting members of the Bell family in order to do so. But it turns out that time travel is indeed safe and possible with their help, and the detail to which Professor Geoffrey Bell prepares our hero for his trip is both ingenious and plausible.
I also enjoyed the author's characterization of Candice Bell herself. I can't say for sure if any girl from the 1920s would think or behave the way Candice does, but Heldt certainly paints her as a "thoroughly modern Millie" against the backdrop of a post-war period of progress and enlightenment.
Readers who admire the works of H.G. Wells and Jules Verne will find Indiana Belle enjoyable!
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by Anne McCaffrey
Genre: Science Fiction, Time Travel
Length: Novel, Paperback (purchased)
TBR Reviewer: Christine K.
Rating: 4 Stars - Recommended Read
Oh, how much I loved this book. It was boarding epic! Lessa is a slave but rises up thanks to the Dragonmen of Weyr. It’s a wildly plotted book with dragons, Threads that fall from the sky killing all greenery, angry lords, time travelling. As you can see only 4 stars. Well, there is a story behind that. For one, too many characters with all their details. The side characters could have been glanced over and it would have helped the pace. Then there were the names, F’nor and F’lar. That was just one pair. They were too close together and sometime I had to pull out of the story to remind myself who was who.
That said, the action was fantastic. There wasn’t really any romance but the plot made up for that. I just could not stop reading about the queen dragon and trying to save the world from the threads. I am very much looking forward to the next book in the series.