Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Waiting on Wednesdays (9)

Waiting On Wednesdays is a weekly meme, hosted at Breaking The Spine, that spotlights highly anticipated releases.

Title: Timeless
Author: Alexandra Monir
Publishing Date: January 11, 2011

When her mother is killed in a car accident, Michele Windsor has no choice but to move in with the wealthy grandparents she's never met in New York. Disillusioned by their coldness, Michele retreats into her room, where she discovers her great-great-aunt's journal--and, once she touches its pages, finds herself hurtled back in time.

In the glamorous Gilded Age, Michele learns that a wedding is coming up between the Windsors and another prominent family, the Walkers. But when Michele attends a party, something miraculous happens: while almost no one can see her in this era, one gorgeous young man with sparkling blue eyes can. Drawn together by mutual attraction, the two bond over music and the parents they've recently lost. But when the party is over, Michele learns the truth--the man she just fell for is Phillip Walker. And she, unknowingly, has just inspired him to call off his wedding to her great-great-aunt, prompting a family feud that will last for generations.

As Michele travels back and forth in time, she and Phillip meet over and over, always frustrated by their inability to have more than a few hours together. Michele knows she should try to make a life in the present, but none of the boys at school can hold a candle to Phillip. Finally, Michele tries to end their romance altogether--spurring a tragedy that transcends generations. Has Michele destroyed her chances for happiness? Or is her love for Phillip . . . timeless? 

My Thoughts: 

Wow. The synopsis and the cover has me begging for an early release date. The plot seems really interesting, as I haven't really read much time travel novels, but this sounds really exciting and a bit scandalous :P I love the idea of Michele causing this family feud and the true love with Phillip.  I'm just a bit cautious about the last paragraph, as both Michele and Phillip travel back and forth in time. I hope to dear lord that theirencounters in time isn't over-the-top coincidental and also not too confusing as they go back and forth. Also, I love the magical effect of the cover (if only I had the talent to do that.) I really can't wait for this book to come out!

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