Time After Time

Time After Time Review

A magical love story, inspired by the legend of a woman who vanished from Grand Central Terminal, sweeps readers from the 1920s to World War II and beyond, in the spirit of The Time Traveler’s Wife and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.

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 solar phenomenon known as Manhattanhenge, when the sun rises or sets between the city’s skyscrapers, aligned perfectly with the streets below.

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 landmark threatens their future, Nora and Joe are forced to test the limits of freedom and love.

Delving into Grand Central Terminal’s rich past, Lisa Grunwald crafts a masterful historical novel about a love affair that defies age, class, place, and even time.

Title:Time After Time
Edition Language:English

    Time After Time Reviews

  • Fran

    Mahattanhenge, a term popularized by astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, is a phenomenon occurring around the time of the summer and winter solstices. The rising or setting sun creates an amazing burs...

  • Cheri

    3.5 StarsWhen Joe first sees Nora standing in Grand Central Station, she has no suitcase, or coat even though it was early in the December morning of 1937, barely dawn. She seemed completely out of pl...

  • Cindy Burnett

    Time After Time has an interesting premise. Time travel set against the background of the Depression and then World War 2. However, the implementation of this idea fell flat for me. The characters did...

  • Elaine

    Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for a Kindle ARC of Time After Time. I really enjoyed The Time Traveler's Wife so the premise of Time After Time intrigued me.** Minor spoilers ahead **Nora...

  • Maine Colonial

    Thanks to the publisher for providing a free review copy via Netgalley.As with many other time travel romances, the central conflict is that the traveler doesn’t age the way the non-traveler does. D...

  • Bandit

    I must say there was some initial reluctance going into this book. It sorta kinda sounded like women’s fiction, a very specific type of lachrymose sweeping romance. And wouldn’t you know, in the e...

  • Marjorie

    In 1937 when Joe Reynolds first meets Nora Lansing in Grand Central Station, he’s not sure what to make of her. She’s dressed as a flapper and her clothing is looking quite shabby. She has no coat...

  • Ariel

    Lisa Grunwald has written my favorite kind of novel. Set within the wondrous boundaries of Grand Central Terminal, Time After Time is the story of Joe and Nora, the love they find amidst impossible ci...

  • Milena

    When I saw the description of Time After Time, I immediately wanted to read it. I love historical fiction, I love time travel, and I love books set in NYC, and this book has all these elements. The ti...

  • Seema Rao

    Poignant ~ Enchanting ~ Sweettl;dr : Death doesn't stop love. This is a non-traditional romance novel, if there is one. It is a really sweet tale about love during the Depression (and later) in New Yo...