Happy Holiday Shopping Guide! Annie’s Book Stop of Worcester, the “bigger on the inside” bookstore at 65 James Street, is happy to present our 2019 recommendations of gifts for the winter holidays.
Well, we now have so many Time Travel Romance books in the store that they now have a section of the store especially devoted to them. With the popularity of Outlander, the Scottish Highlanders have been in great demand. There are, however, many other locations that authors have found to send their unsuspecting characters to.
What I find interesting, however, is the methods that the authors use to get their characters from their current centuries and/or locations to another. For example, in A Connecticut Fashionista In King Arthur’s Court by Marianne Mancusi, our protagonist is sent back to the days of King Arthur, to the city of Camelot , complete with her own knight in shining armour, Lancelot du Lac. The method that the author uses here is that a Gypsy Curse sends her back in time.
Barbara Michaels, in Patriot’s Dream used dreams to bring her characters together. Jan Wilde came to Williamsburg, Virginia for a vacation. A stranger from two centuries past reaches out to her during her dreams there, night after night. But were they really dreams, or reality?
Lynn Kurland has created her own method of sending her characters back and forth through time. In many of her books, including With Every Breath, she creates physical thresholds that her characters cross over, or step on, which puts them into different times. The Scottish Highlands play a great part in all her books, and With Every Breath does not fail.
An interesting method used by Susan Plunkett in Untamed Time is an explosion, which takes her character, a career soldier, Rafe Stricter, from the Bolivian Jungle in 1998 to Sierra Nevada, Northern California, in 1847.
But how do all of these heroes/heroines get back to the places that they are supposed to be (or not)? You’ll have to read the books to find out. Or give them to someone who will read them and let you know!