*Have You Heard? * Audiobooks For Your Listening Pleasure* Time Was by Nora Roberts

Posted May 24, 2017 by RobbieLea in Book Reviews / 2 Comments

*Have You Heard? * Audiobooks For Your Listening Pleasure* Time Was by Nora RobertsTime Was (Time and Again: Hornblower-Stone #1) by Nora Roberts
Also by this author: The Liar, The Obsession, Nora Roberts - Key Trilogy: Key of Light, Key of Knowledge, Key of Valor
Published by Brilliance Audio, Harlequin Mills & Boon on January 1st 1970
Genres: Science Fiction, Romance
Format: Audiobook
ISBN: 0733561594
ASIN: B00W5PJUCM
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four-stars

#1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts enchants listeners with this time-traveling romance about one man torn between his own time and the woman he loves in the past.

Stranded in the present, time traveler Caleb Hornblower's biggest problem isn't returning to the twenty-third century—but falling head over heels for the beguiling Liberty Stone, who shows him a love more powerful than time itself. Though Caleb knows he belongs in the future, how can he leave the past, and Liberty, behind?

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The second of my beachy/poolside listen recommendations is Time Was by Nora Roberts. Even though it is an older book, it fits the genre in every way!  The tone is lighthearted, the storyline is creative, and the characters are likable. Because the storyline involves time travel, there is a timeless quality about it that makes up for the fact that the book was first published in 1989. Caleb Hornblower is the time traveler who finds he has fallen backward from the 23rd century into the 20th century so he knows things Liberty Stone can’t even imagine. As an archeologist, Libby spends her time delving into the past in order to better understand ancient civilizations. What happens when Miss “Let’s Look for Ancient Ruins” meets Mr. “Been There, Done That” makes for a delightful story of how two people suspend their disbelief and fall in love.

Luke Daniels is very engaging as the voices of Libby and Caleb. He sets just the right tones for the serious and reticent scholar firmly rooted in the past and the high-spirited daredevil from the future.

I highly recommend Time Was to anyone who likes a good romance. It is a sweet love story with just the right amount of steam thrown in. It is entertaining enough to hold your attention but will allow you to put it aside for a swim or a nice evening out. The ending is satisfying and segues nicely into the second book in the series Times Change.

four-stars

About Nora Roberts

Nora Roberts was born in Silver Spring, Maryland, the youngest of five children. After a school career that included some time in Catholic school and the discipline of nuns, she married young and settled in Keedysville, Maryland.

She worked briefly as a legal secretary. “I could type fast but couldn’t spell, I was the worst legal secretary ever,” she says now. After her sons were born she stayed home and tried every craft that came along. A blizzard in February 1979 forced her hand to try another creative outlet. She was snowed in with a three and six year old with no kindergarten respite in sight and a dwindling supply of chocolate.

Born into a family of readers, Nora had never known a time that she wasn’t reading or making up stories. During the now-famous blizzard, she pulled out a pencil and notebook and began to write down one of those stories. It was there that a career was born. Several manuscripts and rejections later, her first book, Irish Thoroughbred, was published by Silhouette in 1981.

Nora met her second husband, Bruce Wilder, when she hired him to build bookshelves. They were married in July 1985. Since that time, they’ve expanded their home, traveled the world and opened a bookstore together.

Through the years, Nora has always been surrounded by men. Not only was she the youngest in her family, but she was also the only girl. She has raised two sons. Having spent her life surrounded by men, Ms. Roberts has a fairly good view of the workings of the male mind, which is a constant delight to her readers. It was, she’s been quoted as saying, a choice between figuring men out or running away screaming.

Nora is a member of several writers groups and has won countless awards from her colleagues and the publishing industry. Recently The New Yorker called her “America’s favorite novelist.”

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