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Time After Time
Time After Time: A Novel | Lisa Grunwald
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"On a clear December morning in 1937, at the famous gold clock in Grand Central Terminal, Joe Reynolds, a hardworking railroad man from Queens, meets a vibrant young woman who seems mysteriously out of place. Nora Lansing is a Manhattan socialite whose flapper clothing, pearl earrings, and talk of the Roaring Twenties don't seem to match the bleak mood of Depression-era New York. Captivated by Nora from her first electric touch, Joe despairs when he tries to walk her home and she disappears. Finding her again--and again--will become the focus of his love and his life. Nora, an aspiring artist and fiercely independent, is shocked to find she's somehow been trapped, her presence in the terminal governed by rules she cannot fathom. It isn't until she meets Joe that she begins to understand the effect that time is having on her, and the possible connections to the workings of Grand Central and the astrological phenomenon known as Manhattanhenge. As thousands of visitors pass under the famous celestial blue ceiling each day, Joe and Nora create a life unlike any they could have imagined. With infinite love in a finite space, they take full advantage of the "Terminal City" within a city, dining at the Oyster Bar, visiting the Whispering Gallery, and making a home at the Biltmore Hotel. But when the construction of another historic landmark threatens their future, Nora and Joe are forced to test the limits of freedom and love. Delving into Grand Central's rich past, Lisa Grunwald crafts a masterful historical novel about a love affair that defies age, class, place, and even time"--
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BittersweetBooks
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Patience meant you had to honor the moments before they happened the same way you honored the moments when they did ⏳

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BookNAround
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This has been sitting in a tbr read stack on the coffee table for weeks now (yes, I have tbr piles scattered all over, in addition to the tbr shelves) and I‘m finally digging into it.

Crazeedi Sounds like my house! Lol!!😉❤ 3w
BookNAround @Crazeedi It‘s like all of the best houses! 😉 3w
Crazeedi @BookNAround oh that is so very true! Can you imagine a house with no bookshelves and piles?? Very sad 3w
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Reviewsbylola
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This sounds super promising. I enjoyed Grunwald‘s book Harry House, so I‘m stacking this one. The comparison to Time Traveler‘s Wife has me excited too. #soaringscores #thebluedress

Cinfhen This does sound promising even though I did not like 2mo
CrowCAH Ooh a time travel book! 2mo
Laura317 I hope you like it. I bailed on it. It was too smarmy for me. 2mo
Aims42 I enjoyed this book, i can see how it‘s not everyone‘s cup of tea though 2mo
Mdargusch 🙅🏼‍♀️no time travel for me. 2mo
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Laura317
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Well, I am@putting this book aside for now. It‘s not too sappy, thank goodness, but I just don‘t think I‘m in the right mood for it. I‘ll come back to it later.

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Laura317
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I didn‘t realize this time travel book was a romance. That is one genre I don‘t care for at all. Still, time travel!

Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick I'm not familiar with the book but maybe the romance takes a backseat to the time travel. Fingers crossed that you like it! 🤞 3mo
Laura317 @Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick So fat, it‘s holding my interest. 3mo
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick Oh good! The lack of man-candy on the cover is promising. 3mo
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robinb
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#7Days7Covers #CoverCrush Day 1

Thank you for the tag @Librarybelle ! 💕💙

@gradcat , would you like to play? 😉💕 Post 7 book covers that you love over 7 days, with no explanation.

Tag a new Litten to play along each day. 😊

gradcat @robinb Yes, sure! Is that all I have to do? Thanks very much for tagging me! 🥰 3mo
robinb @gradcat Yes, just copy the tags and my message and tag someone else each day. 👍😊 3mo
Librarybelle Nice choice! 3mo
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gradcat @robinb Thanks! This is fun! 3mo
gradcat @Librarybelle Thank you! ♥️ 3mo
gradcat @Librarybelle Sorry for the tag above—I was confused. It‘s pretty much become a permanent state of mine. 😐 3mo
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MelKelsey
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"But patience, real patience, meant more than simply waiting. Patience meant you had to honor the moments before things happened the same way you honored the moments when they did." P. 84

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MelKelsey
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A love story that works outside the normal constraints of time and death. I really enjoyed the writing and the story, especially because it reminded me of one of my favorites, The Time Traveler's Wife.
Unfortunately, the storyline doesn't maintain its momentum. The ending is not a crowd pleaser. All that being said, it was well-written and had unique alterations to typical storylines. I will look into the author's other books.

Nute Wonderful review! 3mo
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Avidreader25
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Nora dies in an accident in 1925. After that she magically flickers back to life in NYC and is seen by Joe, a station worker. I adored the descriptions of Grand Central station. It was absolutely a main character within the novel. The plot had some strengths and weakness and lags in the middle, but the historical detail is excellent. There‘s a whole world within the station and the author brought it to life beautifully.

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JoyBlue
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Admittedly, I‘m not generally a fan of historical fiction—rarely, I find one particularly well done; mostly I‘d rather read the actual history & save myself the forced & feeble fictional story line. The premise of this one was intriguing to me, so I tried valiantly to like it. From the outset, the story was very familiar—it‘s been done (better) in other books. As I plodded on, I found Joe and Nora less and less appealing. [bailed at 53% / 6:35:56]

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bookandbedandtea
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Finally finished! I enjoyed the descriptions of- and secrets about- Grand Central Station more than I did the story of Nora and Joe. Their situation was very intriguing but I never really warmed up to either of them. I kept reading as I was interested in knowing how they managed the situation they were in. I liked the decision they made at the end but I'd have liked a lot more detail than we got in the last chapter.

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Lauren.Archer
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When I first starting hearing about Time After Time, I have to say I was a little hesitant about reading this especially when compared to The Time Traveler's Wife because I loved that book so much. However, after receiving and ARC and then finding it on Modern Mrs. Darcy's Summer Reading Guide I said I am going to give this a shot.

For my full review, please visit my blog at: http://obsessedbookaholic.com/2019/08/04/time-after-time/

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Aims42
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A great read! I wanted to chuck this book at the wall at one point (if you read it, you‘ll know the part) BUT it redeemed itself for me and I enjoyed the twists and turns. I get the ending, I don‘t love the ending, but I get it 👍🏻⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Aims42
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My Saturday morning summer tradition 🥰 Enjoying the cool breeze, sunshine, and somebody‘s rooster crowing in the distance (I‘m in the suburbs of Chicago, so that‘s fun 😂)
🌿🌾☕️📚🌬☀️🐓🌿🍃🌾🌿

bookandbedandtea Gorgeous picture! 4mo
Aims42 @bookandbedandtea aww thank you! ☺️ 4mo
Zelma What a relaxing reading spot! 4mo
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ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Ooo! And Time After Time is so good! 4mo
Aims42 @Zelma It really is, I love it ❤️ 4mo
Aims42 @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled I cannot put it down, I‘m loving it!! Have you read any of her other books? 4mo
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled I haven‘t - but I‘d like to! 4mo
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Lauren.Archer
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Next up! Looking forward to this one.

robinb Wonderful book! 4mo
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Jerdencon
Time After Time: A Novel | Lisa Grunwald
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1. Fun book
2. Not really
3. Spinach and artichoke dip with bread
4. Out in the city tonight as my husbands cousins bar in Penn Station is closing soon and we are stopping in one last time and then poolside rest of the weekend
5. Είναι Παρασκευή - Its Friday in Greek
#friyayintro @howjessreads

Crazeedi #BBRC friend! Have a great weekend! 4mo
Jerdencon @Crazeedi hi!!! I will touch base when I finally get moving on the challenge😅! I haven‘t forgotten just the days fly by! 4mo
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Ashley_Nicoletto
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Not my favorite so far from the #mmdsummerreadingguide. It really reminded me of The Time Travelers Wife which was a miss for me as well. Enjoyable, but it won‘t be making my favorites list.

LiteraryinLititz What a beautiful cover though! 4mo
Ashley_Nicoletto @LiteraryinLititz It is gorgeous! And I‘ve seen a lot of rave reviews. I struggle with time travel always in all forms. But otherwise it‘s a gorgeous book. 4mo
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booksaremyfavorite
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A very interesting story about a young lady named Nora and a young man named Joe. The history of Grand Central Station was pretty neat.

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suvata
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I love this book but it is so hard to classify what kind of book it is. It‘s definitely a love story. I have seen it listed as “time travel“ but I don‘t think that description fits since it is more about someone stuck in time. I‘ve also seen it described as “science fiction“ which totally boggles my mind because I don‘t think there is any way it can be called that. But, whatever you want to call it, it‘s a great story with a great ending.

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Jerdencon
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1. Was so good!
2. Crunchy
3. Sunrise - something hopeful about it
4. Definitely a trip somewhere
5. 4th grade
@howjessreads #friyayintro

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UnabridgedPod
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Lisa Grunwald's Time After Time is a lovely, gentle romance. (Thanks to Sara for the loan!) It's not the people in the novel who create conflict--each is empathetic to the extreme--it's the circumstances. Joe Reynolds works in Grand Central Station, a solid, faithful employee, brother, and son. On December 5, 1937, he glimpses Nora Lansing and feels an instant connection when they meet. And then she disappears. (continued in comments)

UnabridgedPod What ensues is a love story divided by time, death, and war. Grunwald has crafted here a historical novel that deals with the importance of love in the face of the rest of one's life. I found these characters to be so believable, so real, and their decisions were just heartbreaking. ⬇️ 5mo
UnabridgedPod This is a perfect summer read and brought to mind Fiona Davis's The Masterpiece (because of its connection to Grand Central Station) and Audrey Niffenegger's The Time Traveler's Wife (because of the role of time in the central love story).⠀ 5mo
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ontheBL
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It is a love story conquering time and obstacles. Set in 1940‘s Grand Central Station. A great light read for summer vacation. The plot is slow but not boring. I don't like the male lead character, but the female lead is pretty great.

https://onthebl.org/2019/07/07/time-after-time/

marleed I just wanted there to be a little more of something in the day to day of this story. But otherwise I really enjoyed it. I love the cover esp after reading. 5mo
ontheBL @marleed I thought it was boring. 5mo
marleed But your photo is awesome! 5mo
ontheBL @marleed Thank you! 5mo
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bookandbedandtea
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I haven't read in SIX DAYS! It's the first time I haven't had time to finish a library book I was enjoying. I'm back on the hold list, so I will be able to finish it eventually, but I'm still bummed.
And the #EoE #buddyread! 😫 Didn't even get through last week's reading & now we're halfway through this week. I'm hopeful that I'll have a chunk of time tomorrow to at least not fall further behind. I doubt catching up is possible at this point. 😭

UwannaPublishme You‘ll be able to breeze through these sections. I found it hard to stop once I started. Good luck! 5mo
bookandbedandtea @UwannaPublishme That's good to hear! I will definitely be able to make a little time to read today and I'll try to make the most of it! 5mo
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ginnywriteswords
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I was SO excited for this book. Historical fiction, romance, & fantasy - it sounded right up my alley. I was disappointed. The premise of the novel is extremely clever, but I didn‘t like the execution of it. The characters felt flat to me. There were stretches of the book where I felt quite bored.
With that being said, I liked the ending.
It wasn‘t a bad book. It wasn‘t a great book. I‘m very apathetic about it. I give it a solid 2.5/5 stars.

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Jerdencon
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Great (so far) book that takes place in the 1920/30s at Grand Central Station and gives a great history. Has a nice time traveling component and they in the vein of reading about places I know (see my previous post lol) the main character is frequently in Queens including the town my husband grew up in!

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bookandbedandtea
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The lack of time I've had for reading these past months (nearly a year! 😯) is starting to make me crazy. I HAVE to finish this by tomorrow as it's a library book and I'm afraid I'm not going to have time. Plus, I'm waaaay behind on the #EoE #buddyread and I really want to try to catch up. 😫 (I totally need to buy a lottery ticket. No job=lots of time to read, I imagine! 🤔)

rubyslippersreads I really love that Coles Phillips cover! 5mo
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marleed
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Oh, this was a fun telling of 20th century spirited time travel or maybe I should say spirited time can‘t-travel. ...And oh my gosh, that beautiful cover is perfect for this story!

robinb I loved this one as well! One of my favorites so far this year. 😊👍 5mo
marleed @robinb I really enjoyed it. It‘s just shy of a 5* for me! 5mo
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bookandbedandtea
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Book or debate? (I know myself and the answer is totally gonna be book.)
I started this one today and I really like the descriptive writing and the mystery of Nora's existence.

marleed My current read as well. I have a feeling I‘m going to love this book. It may be my favorite cover of 2019! 5mo
bookandbedandtea @marleed The cover is awesome! And so is the content; I'm really enjoying this one. 5mo
fenchxrch This is on my very long to read list! 5mo
bookandbedandtea @fenchxrch It's really good! 5mo
fenchxrch @bookandbedandtea ooh, I'll bump it up in my queue! 5mo
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ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled
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Pick!
Really enjoyed this unconventional historical love story.
1938 - Nora can‘t leave Grand Central Terminal. Joe, a train leverman, falls in love with her. How can they make a life together?
Nora‘s unusual circumstances and the Depression era / WWII setting made for a very enjoyable story.
Also learned a lot of history about Grand Central Station.
Recommended
Thanks, LibraryThing!

tournevis Manhattan Henge! 6mo
ValerieAndBooks Time travel?! Stacking 📖 !! 6mo
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled @ValerieAndBooks It‘s not time travel, but still worth stacking! The story starts in the 20s and carries through the late 40s. 6mo
ValerieAndBooks Ok, I‘ll keep it stacked 😊! The title and Litsy blurb kind of misled me! 6mo
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ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled
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My ARC finally arrived! 😂👍
I‘m only 24 pages in and am already the smitten Litten. ❤️❤️❤️❤️

marleed I love this cover! It may be in my 2019 top 10. 6mo
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robinb
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I simply loved this book. It started off slowly, but as it unfurled and gained momentum, I fell deeper and deeper into its many chasms...an epic supernatural time-travel tale, a complicated and heart wrenching love story, an absorbingly interesting historical spanning from the mid 1920s-1947 and a true celestial/geographical phenomenon that seems more like science fiction...this book covers a lot of territory. And it all takes place in 🔽

robinb the iconic Grand Central Terminal. This one will stay with me. 5+/5⭐️ Big thanks to #NetGalley and @penguinrandomhouse for the ARC. The opinions are strictly my own. (edited) 6mo
BookNAround This one‘s on my want to read list and I‘m supposed to be getting it as a LibraryThing early reviewer but since it hasn‘t arrived yet, I‘m starting to think it won‘t. ☹️ 6mo
robinb @BookNAround I got it through NetGalley on my Kindle, and TBH did not read too much about it going in. It started slow, but as I got deeper into the story, it really blew me away...all the feels. I hope you get your copy soon! Would love to hear what you think! (edited) 6mo
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robinb
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Up next, an ARC of an historical fiction novel with an interesting time premise.

Out 6/11

#NetGalley
#RandomHouse
#TimeAfterTime

#coverlove 🧡

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ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled
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So happy I won this book from LibraryThing!! I‘ve been so excited about this book, hoping I could get my tingly little reviewer‘s hands on it. 😁

JazzFeathers I've notic3d it on Netgalley. Have you started reading it? 8mo
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled @JazzFeathers I just got the notice today, so haven‘t received the book yet, but will tear into it when I do! 😁 8mo
BookNAround I‘m getting it too. 😁 8mo
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled @BookNAround 👆 Book buddies!!! 😁 8mo
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bookish_wookish
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I won a thing! So a package randomly shows up at my door yesterday and there was a Penguin Random House sticker as the return address. I vaguely remember signing up for a giveaway. So i searched my email and i realized i missed the Goodreads email that i won! 🙃 So excited!

Crazeedi Yay!!!💞 9mo
kspenmoll 🙌🏻🙌🏻 what fun!!‘ 9mo
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Lucky you!!! I want to read this one too!! 9mo
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