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Time and Again (Time and Again: Hornblower-Stone #1-2)

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A New York Times BestsellerNora Roberts enchants readers with two unique tales about passion so powerful it transcends time. Stranded in the present, 23rd-century time traveler Caleb Hornblower is more concerned about leaving behind beguilingly innocent Liberty Stone in "Time Was." In "Times Change," his cynical brother, Jacob, follows him into the past and is captivated b...more
Paperback, 505 pages
Published April 1st 2006 by Silhouette Books (first published 1989)
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I made a deal with a friend this summer.
This friend read a good amount of romance novels, and much to my chagrin I forgot myself and said something offhandedly disparaging- which was promptly answered with 'Have you ever read one?'
To which I had to say 'No.'
So she suggested that I do so, and then tell her what I thought.
And. Um... I found this one at the library book sale and paid fifty cents for it. And I thought... hmm, time travel, could be good...
Read it pencil in hand, marking it up like a...more
I read the first half of the book then skimmed the rest. It was a predictable sleezy romance novel, plain and simple. The thing that bothered me most was the fact that Cal was not even LIKABLE. He was a self centered jerk who showed no true care to Libby's feelings but only to his own desires, and that just sickened me. I'm reading this and thinking, "Okay, so I have this male character who is-of course-oooh so handsome (as is his brother, OF course...so shallow and not realistic but anyhow) and...more
There are two short stories in this book, but they are so similar I was...bored reading the second story. It seemed to me the same story started over, but with different characters.

The first story is with Caleb and Liberty. It was neat. It's a sci/fi (him), timewarp caused time-travel read. I enjoyed it.

The second story is with Caleb's brother and Libertie's sister (Sunny). He's searching for his brother who went missing...Naturally, Caleb and Liberty are out of town while Sunny is staying at th...more
Kathy Davie
Two full-length stories about time travel and two brothers and two sisters (Time and Again: Hornblower-Stone #1-2)

My Take
Time Was and Times Change are both soft romances, but with a twist of time travel tossed in. They're sweet with no great dramas and very predictable.

The Stories
Time Was finds Libby Stone, cultural anthropologist, rescuing Caleb Hornblower when his ship crashes. It's a shy scholar versus the intrepid sky pilot as they each try to understand the other.

It is cute that this man...more
Duncan Mandel

Stranded in the present, time traveler Caleb Hornblower's biggest problem isn't returning to the twenty-third century—but falling head over heels for the beguiling Liberty Stone, who shows him a love more powerful than time itself. Though Caleb knows he belongs in the future, how can he leave the past, and Liberty, behind?

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 ca

I usually find Nora Robert's books to be enjoyable, but I honestly found this one horrible. I don't think it could have been published if it wasn't for the fact that Nora was already an established writer. There were just so many things that irritated me about this novel - maybe it was because when I bought it I had no idea it was Harlequin Romance, or because I didn't read the second part yet, but in my opinion, it was bad. Here's why:

Plot: The plot wasn't well executed. In fact, it seemed almo...more
Aug 24, 2014 Tina rated it 4 of 5 stars
Shelves: own
Well, I'm a little late posting this review since I finished it about a week ago (and I usually like to post reviews right away). This book has been on my TBR pile for quite some time... well before 2014 rolled around, so I'm glad I finally got to it! I really enjoy time travel novels, though I haven't read many of them yet, and this one didn't disappoint. Time and Again has two novels in it: Time Was and Times Change. Time Was is about Caleb and Libby, how they met, how he ended up in her time....more
Kim Dreke
I really enjoyed this book. Loved the concept, loved the characters.......but
I would have liked more....Any followups?????
I love Nora Roberts! I read all of her books.
Time and Again is actually two of Nora's early books, Time Was and Times Change, that were published in the late 80's when she wrote for Silhouette. The first book tells the story of Caleb Hornblower, I man who accidentally enters a time warp while flying a cargo ship in 2250 and is transported 300 years into the past. He lands in the Pacific northwest and meets Liberty Stone who introduces him to the past. The second book is the story of J.T. Hornblower, Caleb's brother, who intentionally trave...more
Time And Again was a romance book that was about Cal Hornblower and Jacob Hornblower (J.T) Two brothers that without planning it they end up falling in love while time traveling. Libby stone , and Sunbeam stone, two sisters that fall in love with the Hornblower brothers. Cal accidentally his ship got consumed by a blackhole making crashed into earth 23 centuries back. beautifully Libby sees the accident and manages to help him. Cabin the place they feel in love and at the end Cal stays with her...more
Oct 22, 2008 Cyrisse rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: romance readers
Recommended to Cyrisse by: n/a
Shelves: nora-roberts
Time Was
Once when there were only a handful of time travel books they were primarily thought of as science fiction titles with somewhat complicated theories on how time travel was possible. Authors included names like Madeline L'Engle, Alan Brennert, Jack Finney and the gradaddy of them all H.G. Wells. In the last number of years, though, many romance writers and other authors have also enjoyed dabbling in this genre. Today Nora Roberts writing under the pseudonym JD Robb is also well known for...more
Mar 14, 2008 Bridget rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: everyone
I thought this was going to be corny, but I thought I'd try it anyways. I was pleasantly suprised when it was not only well written, but believable, it's amazing in it's detail! I really enjoyed the time travel aspect in both stories. Basicly a man from the future accidently comes in contact with an uncharted worm hole in space it gets whipped back into our time. Crashes in the mountains where a woman who is living at a cabin up there finds him, nurses him back to health. They fall in love. He d...more
I began reading this book around the same time I began reading Nora Roberts Going Home. I only started reading this because Going Home was such a great book. Going Home is still my favorite book by Nora Roberts but this one isn't far behind. It has time traveling and love all in one! The thing I like about some of her books is that it is either different books in 1 with the same story line or two books that connect but are different. Time and Again is two books that connect but are different. On...more
It was severely lacking in plot (which is unusual as most of her books that I've read have had plenty of plot). I LOVED the futuristic world she built (Mars dust illness, got rid of the need for toothpaste, living on different planets, etc). LOVED it. But she didn't give as many details of it as I would have liked. If she wrote one based in the far future I would love to read it.
I came across this book in 2004(actually, two books, as it wasn't combined in one volume then) on an exchange shelf at a hotel in Road Town, Tortola. I thought, "What the heck?" I love time travel stories, and this was a perfect, perfect beach read. I had never read anything by Nora Roberts before. It was a delight.
This was two books in one. Both stories were related just two new characters that are related to the characters in the first story. These stories are about time travel. The first story is about a man who is from the future who flies into a black hole that sends him crashing a couple of hundred years into the past. He crashes on a mountain where there happens to be a beautiful woman that nurses him back to good health and then they get involved. He knows he has to tell her that he is from the fut...more
L.A. Zoe
Of course Nora is a master of romance, but these were early novels. Also, she tried to combine science fiction with the romance, bringing two men from the future (brothers) to meet and fall in love with two sisters in the present. One brother romancing one sister in each novel. It's a fun experiment, but assumes people several hundred years in the future will speak present-day English. And the spaceships the two men operate . . . she tries to make that element both credible and dramatic, but fai...more
One of the BEST Nora Roberts books I've read in a long time...
Time Travel & Romance --- it just doesn't get any better than this!

Read in 2010... oh brother, a big yawn to be honest..lame novel...cliche story, not really interesting to even be romantic, just bland and boring...the 2 stories were almost repetitive in nature, just with different character names... Im not a Nora Roberts fan & she's really lame to be honest...first & last book...
Michelle Connolly
I would've given it 4 stars if I were just rating the first book (Time Was). I really liked this one and was touched by the characters. On the other hand, I would've given the second book (Times Change)2 stars; which brings an average of 3 stars. I never really warmed up to the characters from the second book and thought the way they fell in love was unrealistic and superficial. The part I liked most in the second book was when Libby and Cal made an appearance towards the end.
I also didn't care...more
Beverly Albert
Absolutely Fantastic! Yes it was a typical love story however it was one that sometimes you just need to read...
Science fiction romance? Sounded good to me but oh I was so annoyed that the time travel aspect wasn't explored more. Surely two people moving through time would have made some impact on history? Why didn't any character Google or use other websites to see what had happened in the past - especially as the parents of the two women ended up being so famous? The one thing that really really annoyed me was that MacDs still exists hundreds of years in the future (still using the yellow arched M) and...more
I can't resist a little time travel romance every now and then; it's my guilty pleasure. This was not one of the better ones. The first half of the book was about Cal & Libby and the second half about Jake and Sunny. While the first half was definitely better than the second, overrall the whole book was uninteresting and dull. I didn't care about the characters and the plot was seriously weak. When I think of absorbing time travel romance, I think of "A Knight in Shining Armor" and "The Summ...more
I absolutely LOVED this novel. This is a better love story then twilight. Without a doubt!!
Gabrielle Morgan
This is, in spite of the rating, one of my favorite Nora Roberts books. I've always loved the idea of time travel, and when I first started reading the author, this was one of the first books of hers to draw my attention. I've read it several times since then, and loved it every time. It's not a perfect story, and I do have some issues with certain things (the blatant manhandling that happens once or twice could definitely trigger someone who has issues with rape, which is not something I've oft...more
This book includes Time Was and Times Change. Both stories about brothers who travel back in time, one by accident and the other on purpose. I enjoyed both stories and thought the couples in them were a good fit for each other. Both stories had a sweet romance and a nice bit of humour while the brother's try to fit into the past while not knowing how to work "old fashioned" appliances or understand the slang terms people use.

I had a good time with both these stories and thought the endings of bo...more
Although I rarely read romance novels, I have to admit a soft spot in my heart for Nora Roberts. I got this book from someone at work who was done with it and was surprised that I hadn’t seen it before, given that it was originally published 10 years ago.

The book actually contains two interrelated stories, about a pair of brothers that meets a pair of sisters. Not too original, I know, but the time travel angle adds a fun twist to the stories. The second story was a bit weaker, but I liked the b...more
It's kind of a silly one for Nora -- it's two time-travel stories in one book (no, I'm not kidding). First one pilot crashes his "spaceship" into current Oregon (or maybe Washington state, I can't remember), and then his brother comes looking for him. It's totally unbelievable and far-fetched, but entertaining as well. The hippie-granola parents and their current day inventions that have become hugely popular and wildly successful in the future are another amusing aspect of these stories.
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Eleanor Marie Robertson was born on October 10, 1950 in Silver Spring, Maryland, USA. She was the youngest of five children, also the only girl, of a marriage with Irish ancestors. Her family were avid readers, so books were always important in her life. She attended a Catholic school and credits the nuns with instilling in her a sense of discipline. During her...more
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