Escape Somewhere Else With Help from 7 Time Travel Romance Novels
Time will fly when you read these time travel romances!
Time Travel Romance
Romance is made up of many different subgenres that people can't get enough of. Fantasy and science fiction romance are hugely popular among fans with time travel romance a beloved trope.
Why do people love time travel romance so much? Time travel can provide so much wonderful drama and angst, throwing people together under extraordinary circumstances and to experience things they never thought they would go through. There is just so much for authors to work with.
While Diana Gabaldon's Outlander series is the quintessential time travel romance, we wanted to include lesser known books you're sure to love just as much!
Mariana by Susanna Kearsley
When Julia saw Greywethers, a hauntingly beautiful old house, for the first time when she was five, she vowed that someday she would own it. Twenty-five years later, her prediction came true. It doesn't take long for Julia to discover that Greywethers is a portal to 17th century England. Each time she travels back, she becomes Mariana, a woman with a forbidden love living in a dangerous situation. It doesn't take long for Mariana's life to begin taking over Julia's.
Erased by Robbi McCoy
While chasing a suspect, Officer Dani Barsetti awakes two centuries in the future. An agent sent back in time to take out a terrorist was killed by the terrorist instead and now Dani is tasked with fulfilling the mission. When she returns home, she discovers her trip to the future erased her from history and her wife and family don't remember her. Dani has just two weeks to see if she can begin anew with Gemma before she has to return to the future. Will she make it in time?
The Little Shop of Found Things by Paula Brackston
Xanthe has the ability to touch an object and sense it's story. When she and her mother take over an antique shop, Xanthe finds herself drawn to a chatelain that ultimately transports her back to the 17th century. The spirit that's lived in the antique shop forces Xanthe to save her daughter's life, threatening to kill Flora if she fails. Along the way, she meets Samuel, a man who may change her mind about going home.
Time Was by Ian McDonald
During World War II, Ben and Tom meet and fall in love despite the horror going on around them. They're each a part of a British secret project that will hopefully give them the upper hand against the Germans. Then something goes wrong and the two men vanish into time. Desperate to reunite with each other, they leave each other clues in poetry books, hoping that someday their timelines will overlap again.
The Spanish Pearl by Catherine Friend
Things go from bad to worse when Kate, while traveling with her partner through Spain, somehow ends up back in 1085 and all the comforts the 21st century has to offer. From getting captured by mercenaries to getting caught in the middle of the Catholics and Moors, Kate struggles to stay alive. Then she meets a group of secretive women, all handy with a sword. It doesn't take long before Kate is caught up in a love triangle between two different women in two different centuries.
The Phantom Tree by Nicola Cornick
Alison comes across an old portrait in an antique store. The portrait is labeled as being Anne Boleyn, but Alison knows better because she was there when the painting was created more than 400 years ago. Instead, it's Mary Seymour, the daughter of Katherine Parr who went missing when she was just a child. The painting may hold the key to getting Alison back to her own time and fulfilling a pact she made with Mary long ago.
A Murder in Time by Julie McElwain
FBI agent Kendra chases the man the injured her and killed half her team to England, revenge on her mind. She ends up in Aldrich Castle and takes a staircase that somehow transports her back to Aldrich Castle in 1815. She gets mistaken for a member of court and must adapt while she figures out how to get home. Along the way, a girl is found murdered and Kendra sets out to find a murderer before any more bodies turn up.
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