Times Change (Time and Again)
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In this enchanting time-traveling romance, #1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts proves that love cannot be held by the boundaries of time.
Cynical Jacob Hornblower has followed his brother, Caleb, back in time, hoping to convince him to return home. His mission is soon forgotten, however, when he finds himself captivated by Liberty's spitfire sister, Sunny. But can a man who is down on love truly understand the unbounded strength of the human heart?
warning bell sounded, waited as the ship bucked and danced under the demands of velocity and gravity. The calm voice of the computer droned on, giving him speed, position and, most important, time. Though he could hear his own blood pounding in his ears, his hand was steady as it urged more speed from the laboring engines. He streaked toward the sun, faster than any man had ever been known to fly. Jaw clenched, he shoved a lever home. His ship shuddered, rocked, then tilted. End over end it
He stared at the little portable for a moment, wondering how one fooled an inanimate object. Making sure Sunny’s back was to him, he took the radio off the windowsill and shook it. Because that seemed stupid, he began to turn dials. The static faded in and out. “Mustard or mayo?” “What?” “On your sandwich,” she said, striving for patience. “Do you want mustard or mayo?” “It doesn’t matter. Whatever you’re having.” He found some tinny music that was almost audible. How did people tolerate such
sleeping. Moving quietly, he put another log on the fire, then sat on the floor beside her. Hours passed, but he didn’t bother to wake her. He was used to functioning on little or no sleep. For more than a year his average workday had run eighteen hours. The closer he had come to the final equations for time travel, the more he had pushed. And he had succeeded, he thought as he watched the flames eat the wood. He was here. Of course, even with his meticulous computations, he had come several
dull one. As he stood and observed, waitresses in short skirts bustled on both levels, balancing trays and scribbling the orders shouted at them. Inefficient, he thought, but interesting. It was simpler to press a button on an order box and receive your requirements from a speedy droid. But it was a bit friendlier this way. With her hand in his, Sunny led him up a short flight of curving stairs and began to scout around for an empty table. “I forgot it was Saturday night,” she shouted at him.
even years, to find the way. If a man’s obsessed with something—” “All right,” she interrupted. “He didn’t pop up here on impulse. For reasons I’ve never fully understood, he’s angry that Cal married you and decided to live in Oregon.” “Not just Oregon,” Libby shot back. “Twentieth-century Oregon.” “Now, take it slow, honey. I know you’re upset, but—” “Upset?” Libby countered. “Damn right I’m upset. The man traveled over two hundred years, and he’s not going to want to go back without Cal.”