I was doing research for this week’s blog on time travel and found a wonder post from Jody Beck’s Women’s Forum. I was excited to see authors that I know and admire on Jodi’s lists.
Here is her post. I've added it here below for your convenience.
Time travel romance novels writers have carved out their very own genre of romance novels. These splendid stories are romance at the core and they appeal to a wide variety of people because they carry aspects of a few other beloved genres. Some people think of time travel romances as historical romances because time travel means going back in time. In reality they are far more variegated than that. Time travel romance novels are one of the more exciting genres within the romance genre. Time travel books can also be part of another genre such as futuristic, science fiction, Dungeons & Dragons, or paranormal romance. Women who like other aspects of romance novels beyond just the romance typically love time travel romance novels. You'll be hooked before you know it. The following novels come highly recommended for a "far out and away" trip to anywhere. The following novels come highly recommended for a "far out and away" trip to anywhere.
Take a little trip this summer, the options are many...
Books That Time Travel to Old England
There are many time travel books that take either the male or female character back in time. It seems that traveling back to England in the 15th century or later is the most common location of time travel romances. A few of these books are listed below.
- The Queen's Man by Terri Brisbin
- What would Jane Austin Do? by Laurie Brown
- Gallimore by Michelle M. Griep
- Awaken, My Love by Robin Schone
- A Knight to Cherish by Angie Ray
Books Within a Series With Time Travel
Some book series have characters that time travel in only a couple of books. This is perfect for the reader who is wondering if they would enjoy time travel romance novels. A couple of different series and the time travel books within them are listed below. From the Dark-Hunter series:
- Dragonswan by Sherrilyn Kenyon
- Night Play by Sherrilyn Kenyon
- Unleash the Night by Sherrilyn Kenyon
From the Viking series:
- The Reluctant Viking by Sandra Hill
- The Outlaw Viking by Sandra Hill
Time Travel Series
There are also full series of books that are considered time travel romance series. These books are for people who love the time travel romance genre. The nice thing about reading a time travel series is that the author is familiar with switching time periods and it is often easier to read than authors who write a time travel novel once. A few different time travel book series are listed below.
- The Highlander Series by Karen Marie Moning
- Viking Series II by Sandra Hill
- Time Hunter Series by Angela Knight
- Outlander Series by Diana Gabaldon
Time Travel to Modern Times
Although time travel romance novels typically travel backwards, some of them bring a character forward in time. These books are set in today's world but one of the main characters will have to learn to deal with things like cars, TVs, and other modern inventions. The fun thing about these books is that the time traveling characters have to deal things that they never even imagined could be invented. A few different romance novels that bring characters ahead in time are listed below.
- Night Games by Nina Bangs
- Beloved Warrior by Judy Di Canio
- It's About Time by Charlotte Douglas
- Timeswept Rogue by Amy J. Fetzer
- Quinn's Way by Rebecca Flanders
Futuristic Time Travel
Futuristic time travel books take the reader to new worlds that are created completely from the author's imagination. These books are exciting because the reader gets to learn about the characters as well as the new world. Some futuristic time travel romance novels are listed below.
What’s your favorite time travel story?