Time Travel Romance
January 29, 2002
Ever wonder what it would be like to travel back in time? Back to the days of lords and ladies, cowboys in the Wild West, or pirates? These titles, selected by Reader Advisor Cheryl Hassler, all explore the subject of time travel and romance. They are pure escapism, and pure fun.
To order any of these titles, contact the library by email, mail or phone. You may also request these titles online through our OPAC. Happy Reading!
Outlander by Diana Gabaldon.
It is 1945. Frank and Claire Randall are on a second honeymoon in the Scottish Highlands, where Claire is studying rare plants and Frank is researching family origins. One day Claire steps into an ancient stone circle and is hurled back in time to 1743. She is nearly raped by one of Frank's ancestors before being rescued and forced into marriage. The Outlander series, Book 1. Series Code STC. Violence, strong language, and explicit descriptions of sex.
Dragonfly in Amber by Diana Gabaldon.
It is 1968. Frank Randall is dead, and Claire, with her daughter Brianna, returns to the Highlands where Claire hopes to establish contact with her eighteenth century husband, Jamie Fraser. When Claire steps into the stone circle, she is transported to Jamie's time and will endure rape, a miscarriage, flight to France, and the possibility of another pregnancy. The Outlander series, Book 2. Series Code STC. Violence, strong language, and explicit descriptions of sex.
Voyager by Diana Gabaldon.
Claire Randall leaves Jamie Fraser in 1746, as the battle of Culloden begins, and returns through the stone circle to the twentieth century. But did Jamie survive the battle? Claire and her daughter Brianna now go to Inverness, where they learn that Jamie lived. Once more Claire takes a trip through the stone circle. The Outlander series, Book 3. Series Code STC. Strong language, some violence, and some explicit descriptions of sex.
Drums of Autumn by Diana Gabaldon.
Time travelers Claire and Jamie Fraser find themselves in South Carolina in 1767. Realizing that the clouds of revolution are forming, they join a remote community of Scottish immigrants and confront the perils of the wilderness. The Outlander series, Book 4. Series Code STC. Strong language, violence, and descriptions of sex.
A Knight in Shining Armor by Jude Deveraux.
RC 30968, BR 14063.
When Dougless Montgomery is abandoned by her boyfriend and his obnoxious daughter at a church in England, her tears of despair conjure up a knight from the sixteenth century: Nicholas Stafford, Earl of Thornwyck. As they travel between the sixteenth and twentieth centuries, Nicholas is able to give Dougless the confidence and self esteem she needs to find a true companion of the twentieth century. Some descriptions of sex.
A Timely Affair by Janice Bennett.
Because of her passion for Regency novels, Andrea travels to England. As she visits the famous places of the Regency period, she can almost imagine herself transported from 1990 back to 1810. A newspaper article about the former Viscount Grantham fascinates her so much that she visits his ancestral home of Greythorne Court. There his portrait mesmerizes her and draws her back in time to Regency England and a man she is fated to love.
When Lightning Strikes byKristin Hannah.
Romance author Lainie Costanza passes out while writing at the computer and wakes up in the setting of her book, a western about a woman captured by a bank robber and rescued by the hero. Instead, Lainie and the villain develop an odd relationship. Strong language, violence, and explicit descriptions of sex.
Wrapped in Wishes byOlga Bicos.
After miscarrying and breaking up with her fiancé, Chloe Plum develops insomnia. Her therapist hypnotizes Chloe, who finds herself in the 1880s assisting a ghost hunting professor while fleeing evil men. After the session, Chloe meets the professor's look alike in current times, cartoonist Parker Street, whose strip mirrors her odd experience. Violence and explicit descriptions of sex.
The Very Thought of You by Lynn Kurland.
Alexander Smith is visiting his sister and her husband in Scotland when he decides that time traveling back to sunny Barbados would be fun. Smith lands instead in medieval England, falls in love with Margaret of Falconberg, and conspires to save her from a nasty suitor. Some violence and some descriptions of sex.
Son of the Morning by Linda Howard.
Grace St. John is translating manuscripts involving the Knights Templar when her husband and brother are murdered. Grace flees and finds herself transported back to fourteenth century Scotland, where she falls in love with Niall MacRobert, the guardian of a treasure. Explicit descriptions of sex, some strong language, and some violence.
Lady of Hay by Barbara Erskine.
Journalist Jo Clifford discovers under hypnosis that she has previously been incarnated as Matilda, Lady of Hay, a twelfth century princess, who was killed by King John. As she becomes increasingly obsessed with this past life, her male friends assume the roles of Matilda's husband, her lover, and the king, manipulated by the "mad scientist" who hypnotizes all of them. Some descriptions of sex.
Pirates by Linda Lael Miller.
Phoebe Turlow, newly divorced and out of a job, decides to take advantage of a "free vacation" in the Caribbean. When she arrives, Phoebe feels she has come home though she has never been here before. But then she gets off her hotel elevator and finds herself back in 1780 in the home of a pirate! Some strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex.
Knights by Linda Lael Miller.
At the age of five, Megan Saunders walked through an opening in a wall and found herself in the thirteenth century, called Gloriana, and betrothed to Dane St. Gregory. Now several years later, Gloriana's husband returns from years at war, and she hopes to finally become his true wife. But he has brought home another woman. Some explicit descriptions of sex.
My Outlaw by Linda Lael Miller.
At age seven, Keighly Barrow looks in the mirror at her grandmother's house and sees a young boy who appears to be in a saloon. A century apart, the two meet at the mirror whenever Keighly visits. As an adult, she inherits the house and vows to go through the mirror. Explicit descriptions of sex and some strong language.
A Time for Love by Constance O'Day-Flannery.
RC 40406, BR 9894.
In the dentist's chair with her mind clouded by laughing gas, businesswoman Elle Mackenzie is suddenly transported back to 1876. She is mistaken for Jordan Mckabe's mail order bride and taken to his Texas ranch. Other twists of fate find her actually married to Jordan, and mother of two orphaned children. But fear of returning to the 1990s threatens her happiness. Some violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex.