Time Travel Romance
In the grand scheme of seeking escapsim, one thing I adore about romance is being able to travel through books . What I adore even more is the fantasy to travel through time, the idea of a love so strong and powerful time has no meaning and hold on it.
Of course many of us have read Gabaldon’s Outlander or discovered Jamie and Claire’s epic love story spanning over centuries through the now famous TV show, but what comes next if you enjoy that type of premise?
I’ve listed a few of mine, some are classfied as romance, others as science fiction and a few are historical romance, but all, I’m sure, will please the romance reader in you.
I know I loved all the listed below, they all have strong romantic elements, like Somewhere in Time by Richard Matheson, while not a romance, emotional connection and human feelings are the focus of the story, categorized as science fiction. The love story is haunting and Richard Matheson addicting and flawless writing just pulls you in effortlessly. This was my “first” time travel romance, I think I’ve read this one when I was 14 years old and re-read it quite a few times ever since. Highly recommended!
To Say Nothing of The Dog by Connie Willis is another non romance book but with enough romantic elements to please romance readers. A time travel,, a mystery, and a romance all in one! This book is a must read, it’s lighthearted, fun, smart and witty. You’ll likely wonder why you’ve never gave it a chance before, and will probably revisit the characters you can’t help but fall in love with. Do yourself a favor and add it on top of your overflowing TBR!
Orson Scott Card‘s Enchantment is a book I remember first reading back in highschool right after binging on The Tales of Alvin Maker. I liked the idea of a modern take on fairy tales and the question it implicitely asked “What if fairy tales were true?” Oh the fantasy!
Card’s retelling version of the Sleeping Beauty is probably one of my favorite, his writing compelling, the setting in ancient Russia and the twists he brings makes for a suspensful story.
About The Time Traveler’s Wife… Surely you’ve heard about the movie… But what about the book? I enjoyed the movie but as most readers will tell you… It’s a pale copy in comparison to the book… lol Not really a romance but a love story you have to read about! Be ready to be swept in this epic and heartwrenching love story.
The Night Mark by Tiffany Reisz felt like being transported into my own personal fantasy. It’s not a secret I’m a huge fan of her storytelling, she fleshes out beautiful and complex characters and set here a fantastic love story cloaked in mystical and mystery. A facinating and suspenseful tale spanning through decades. Unique. Read my review here.
I swerved off topic slightly by including The Golden Dynasty by Kristen Ashley. The heroine is traveling through worlds but the idea is just the same. A love strong enough to reunite two soul mates.The heroine is catapulted in a world so different from the modern world she comes from, it likely equals swapping centuries. This a must read for any romance reader, and I want to add, if you enjoy GOT, you have to read The Golden Dynasty, the author wrote it largely inspired by Khal Drogo and Daenerys Targaryen.
Every books you’ll find below, I’ve enjoyed a lot, rating no less than 4 stars. I added one last that I haven’t read yet but is on my very next pile.I’ve been recommended Marking Time by April White by many, many friends, and it’s just a matter of time—ahah— for me to get to it. And it’s FREE on AMZ right now!
•Marking Time by April White ☞ http://amzn.to/2heOJLI
What about you? Any Time Travel romance or stories you recommend? I’d love to hear about your personal favorites and add more to my bookshelves!
I’d add the Passenger duology by Alexandra Bracken to this list. She takes the story in such interesting directions with Nicholas being a freed (biracial) slave and the complications that develop for that time period (and others) when he and Etta contemplate romance.
Thank you, Leigh! It does sound like an interesting read, I’ve just added it to my reading list! It’ll be my first by this author as well.
I’ll be curious to hear what you think!
Leigh, I’ll be sure to get back to you after reading it! Thank you for the rec!
Ahhh, thank you so much, Alex – I really appreciate the very generous mention! I hope all is well with you, and that I’ll see you in London in February?
Of course we’ll see each other in London! I promised myself to make time for your book until then, a friend or two have been relentlessly dropping hints about it ever since last year! And I keep hearing great things about it, I’m fully prepared to redeem myself with a ” I should have listened to you all” statement. 😉
Totally agree on the Highlander Series by KMM and Golden Dynasty! I’d like to read the Devereaux but I’m a little gunshy.
Highlander series is so addicting! Golden Dynasty feels like a time travel, right?
And about Devereaux, you’ll have to take my word for it! What’s stopping you precisely?
Alleskelle Blogs But Mostly Reads – I heard…things…about the ending.
Camille, oooh yeah not a HEA.
Alleskelle Blogs But Mostly Reads – THAT ^^^^^
You know I’d be crying all over you. And poor Justin. I just can’t do it…
A Knight in Shining Armor by Jude Deveraux. Loved it when I was a teen
I loved Marking Time! I don’t read a lot of time travel books but I’m gonna check some of these out 🙂
Aaand another vote for Marking Time! That’s it! I’m starting next week! Promise!
Hope you’ll find one or two books to your liking in there, Sally. I highly suggest you try The Highlanders series by Karen Marie Moning! <3
I’m going to Google it now 🙂
I really need to start this one. LOL
I really need to start this one. LOL
Outlander!!!!! Jamie Frazier is LIFE!! I just recently read book 1 and loved it. Now I watch the show.
Jamie Fraser is everything! And they did an terrific job with the show, so glad you’re loving it, Vanessa!