Time Travel Fiction

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The Dream Keeper's Daughter

Time travel romances aren't my usual reading fare. I find they can be problematic simply because I often have trouble suspending belief enough to really buy into the main premise of the story. Still, every now and again I come across something that really catches my attention, and Emily Colin's The ...

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The Jane Austen Project

Confession time.  When I picked up The Jane Austen Project for review, I really didn’t expect it to be a book I couldn’t put down.  I thought the premise - two time travellers go back to 1815 to meet Jane Austen and secure a previously unpublished manuscript - was interesting (which was why I ...

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Transcendence

One of the main purposes of All About Romance is to provide a place to recommend books to other romance lovers. Most of the time, those recommendations come from the staff, but the AAR readers provide us all with wonderful recommendations as well. I discovered this book via our message boards and ...

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Written in My Own Heart's Blood

I credit Diana Gabaldon with my return to romance reading after a nearly 30-year hiatus, and to the discovery of All About Romance as my go-to site for reading recommendations. I am a bit obsessive compulsive in my reading and back in 2006 was in the midst of a Pride and Prejudice sequel run when I ...

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Veil of Time

The very thing about Veil of Time which caught my eye is also something that made me dislike the book even more than I ordinarily would have. And what might that be? Well, let's just say that the repeated comparisons to Outlander that I saw in cover copy and in the author interview inside the book g ...

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11/22/1963

Before I picked up 11/22/63, I hadn’t read a book by Stephen King in over twenty years. (I read The Tommyknockers in college, and let’s just say it put me off.) A chance comment by someone who I don’t even know well who “heard it was good” and a free Klout perk copy led me to give it a cha ...

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An Echo in the Bone

Have you ever wondered how reviewers balance review-reading and books for fun? Everyone does it differently, but I'm fairly regimented; starting at the beginning of the month, I'll read three books for review (that's our standard reviewer commitment), then my book club book. If I have any month left ...

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Rude Awakenings of a Jane Austen Addict

In most time travel novels, a person from the present travels to the past. Usually that person has at least some knowledge of the place and time where he finds himself and is not totally lost at sea. But what would happen if a young woman went to bed in England in 1813 and woke up in Los Angeles i ...

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Household Gods

Harry Turtledove is known for his alternate history science fiction epics like Guns of the South, in which South African radicals provide the Confederate army with automatic weapons, changing the outcome of the Civil War. Judith Tarr mixes fantasy with history in her epics about ancient Egypt, medie ...