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3.90  ·  Rating details ·  68 ratings  ·  36 reviews
Each night, when Robin drifts off to sleep, she finds herself dreaming about the life of a woman in the Victorian age. She soon realizes it’s not a dream at all, but she is truly slipping into San Francisco’s past.

While living two lives — one as a mom in the modern day, the other as a proper young lady at the turn of the century — she discovers *how* she’s being sent back
Kindle Edition, 424 pages
Published June 11th 2013 by Synchronista LLC (first published June 7th 2013)
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May 17, 2013 rated it it was ok
Shelves: arc, fiction
I received a copy of this book as an ARC through Net Galley in exchange for an honest review.

Time travel has to be one of my favorite guilty pleasures. I don't know what it is, but something about being swept back in time to another era just does it for me. I wanted to love this book, but in the end I just felt like I wasn't able to become as involved with the story, and characters as I would have liked.

Some of my problem with the story revolved around Robin. I found her to be a bit flighty, and
Aug 03, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: net-galley-arc

I must say, I was pleasantly surprised with this debut novel by Nancy Price. If you can get past the bland title, and the confusing beginning pages, this book will reward you with hours of entertainment and rich San Francisco history. A perfect beach read.

Time travel is a tricky subject to get right to have it be believable. Price solves the problem and impossibility of physical time travel by having her main character’s psyche travel back and occupy the body of a
Jun 01, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, time-travel
This lovely book was one of the most enjoyable reads I've had recently.
First of all, I don't think the cover does the book justice. It makes it look intimidatingly serious, and coupled with the long length, this put me off reading it for a while. But once I started it, I was sucked into the fast paced plot and immersed in a beautifully developed world.

What sets this apart from many other time travel stories is the way the writer pitches it perfectly between serious SF and light hearted romp. Th
Jun 12, 2013 rated it really liked it
I have always been intrigued by stories of time travel. I have often wished that I could time travel, and I love to see what new way of travel has been invented by each author.
Ms Price starts the story with a 21st C divorced woman, self-employed, with 2 young children. She lives in Oakland and takes periodic forays into San Francisco. She begins to have odd dreams, and over a few days begins to sense she is entering into another time in San Francisco. I found the first 20% of the book a bit tedi
Jun 01, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: netgalley
Nancy J. Price has written a wonderful book called Dream of Time. The story revolves around a young woman, named Jennie, who wakes up from a coma on January 1, 1900. The thing is, it is all happening while Robin is asleep so she dismisses it all as a really vivid dream. But Robin seems to be dreaming an ongoing story like a television series. When she falls asleep, she dreams of being Jennie.

It takes her a while but then she realizes that she is "Jennie" when she sleeps and is "Robin" when she w
May 20, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed reading this book. It is well written, with an engrossing story-line and interesting characters. Nancy breaks away from the standard time travel ideas to introduce new and interesting concepts. She writes effectively about the time traveler existing in two different time periods throughout the story and that develops themes and ideas that I haven't seen before. i highly recommend that you read it and believe that you will find it well worthwhile. I hope that Nancy develops the i ...more
May 18, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Fab book. Amazing concept. Could re read. Can't wait for the sequel. xx ...more
Dream of Time
Nancy J. Price
Historical Romance/Time Travel
4.5 out of 5 Stars

Each night, when Robin drifts off to sleep, she finds herself dreaming about the life of a woman in the Victorian age. She soon realizes it’s not a dream at all, but she is truly slipping into San Francisco’s past.

While living two lives — one as a mom in the modern day, the other as a proper young lady at the turn of the century — she discovers *how* she’s being sent back to a bygone era is only the first mystery. A much
May 27, 2013 rated it really liked it
One sure fire way to get me to read a book is by telling me that it’s a time-travel one. Of course, due to my obsession I’m also sensitive to any title which may be interpreted in such a way. Thus I stumbled upon this little gem on Netgalley (Cheers!).

Robin is such an amazing character! She is definitely intense but also courageous, resourceful, and determined. I feel tired just thinking of the things she has to do. Living one life is enough for me but living two lives, Robin is truly a super-wo
Missy Dennis
May 17, 2013 rated it it was amazing
When people ask what genre of books do I prefer I usually have a difficult time giving them a straight answer. Sometimes it depends on the mood I am in, or it may relate to something that is currently going on around me. I love the past and if I find a book that can take me to another place I am usually all in. When I came across Dream of Time by Nancy J. Price the cover was the first thing that caught my attention. What was behind that cover really grabbed me. This is a story of time travel, bu ...more
Jennifer Lea
Jul 25, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: first-reads
I won "Dream of Time' by Nancy J. Price through the Giveaways on

Just how many adjectives can one use to sufficiently rate a book? This book was amazing. The rich storytelling drew me in before I had completed the first sentence. Price writes like the weaving of a tapestry ... only this tapestry moves along in time. Any small snaggle or knot in the past, and you start to see ripples and changes in the future: some good, some bad, some insignificant, some major. I have always e
Sep 02, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley, 2013
Nancy J. Price book Dream of Time is a nice fantasy book.

From the beginning it reminded me of a movie Passion of Mind with Demi Moore, the only difference is that in the movie both women live in the same time just in different place.

The more I read it the more I was reminded of another book - Time Rep - all the talk about time ripple, butterfly effect, about how even smallest thing could change everything in the future. So now add to that some really sweet love story, wonderful description of t
Betsy Bailey
Full disclosure: Nancy J Price is my best friend forever, so it is difficult to be fully objective in my review. :-D With that said, this is a yummy story, and its quality transcends any friendship obligations. This is Nancy's first published novel, and it's cleanly written and edited, well-paced with an interesting and accessible heroine - definitely a stand-out in the indie market! I have a soft spot for time travel stories, and this is a very satisfying crime/mystery and romantic page-turner ...more
Patricia Ann
May 26, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This is not just another time traveler book. I felt like I too was a time traveler back to 1900 San Francisco. The author understood the people of this time period with their culture, fashions, and thoughts. The reader was enabled to visualize the city's architecture, streets, stores, and parks. She even incorporated J-R's sensory perceptions in their dream and Now states. Sense of humor was interposed into the story with references to TV shows, commercials, and family mishaps. It is a love stor ...more
Sep 11, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Dream of Time is a time traveller's story with plot and plot twists I haven't seen before (and I have read quite a few of the genre through the years) and with the gentle wit and spirit of chick-lit, it's a very entertaining one. The main characters are believable and the little tidbits about life over a hundred years ago make a very interesting setting for the cast.

Hurrah to the author, Nancy Price, on her first novel. I've been blessed to know her for almost half my life and I'm waiting impati
Ellen Satter
Jul 03, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Very exciting, good pacing, wonderful characters I enjoyed getting to know. It kept me guessing til the end.
Wanda Hartzenberg
Aug 07, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: paranormal
I received a review copy of this book from Netgalley!

Dream of Time by Nancy J Price is at it's core a love story. An epic one at that. 

The plot of the book is complicated but not overly so. Jumping from time period to time period the reader experience The Now and life in the 1900 with the complications that goes with that. 

The characters are charming and Aggie stole my heart with her goodhearted wholesomeness.  

What happens however when you save a life in the past?  If that causes a person not t
Yzabel Ginsberg
(I got a copy of this book through NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review.)

A pleasant enough book, though it might be considered as lacking in certain aspects of time travel, and perhaps character development, too, depending on what you expect.

I really liked the details of 1900 San Franciso, how Robin had to get used to her "life in the Then", without all the commodities we take for granted nowadays. Some things she gets used to it fairly quickly, yet she definitely needs help with others,
May 20, 2013 rated it it was ok
Anything concerning time travel has always fascinated me and that's initially what drew me to this book. The idea that you may find a letter you left for yourself decades ago or receive a necklace from someone you gave it to almost a century earlier - you could spend hours just thinking about it - or I could, anyway. There were things about this book I really liked and some, not so much.

I loved Robin/Jennie's voice. As someone who also speaks before thinking far too often, I could completely ide
More than expected and definitely an author I will continue to follow. Liked writing style which was clear and easy for me to follow. Will be watching for more from Price as have added to my TBR future reading. Waited to write review because read for second time recently. Goodreads winner which in no way has influenced my review.
Nov 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
Netgalley version read for honest review.
I finished this last night and all I could say was O.M.G. what a great book, even if it DID make me ugly cry at the ending lol. I fell in love with the characters and was heartbroken right along with them. I would ABSOLUTELY recommend this to anyone with the caveat that it is NOT your typical HEA though it does end happily. GREAT story!
Joanne Foster
Jun 26, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mysteries
What a fabulous book to read couldn't put it down the author kept you interested with humour romance & suspense
Can't wait to read more of her books
This is a wonderful story of a woman who lives two lives one in the now & the other in the 1800's
I received a free copy of Dream of Time by Nancy J. Price from Netgalley to review. It tells the story of modern day wife and mother Robin from San Francisco who, when she sleeps, inhabits the body and life of turn of the century Jennie diMedici. It relates her attempts to prevent tragedies and crimes using knowledge gleaned from her present day life.

What I liked

The basic concept. I loved the main idea and felt it was very well thought out and executed. Price wove Robin’s two lives together very
Isa Lavinia

arc provided by Synchronista LLC through netgalley

DNF at 40%

The only reason I even got to the 40% mark on this book was because my internet connection was down. This has to be one of the most intriguing plot ideas coupled with the worst pacing I've ever read.
44 Chapters went by at a snail's pace, detailing every mundane occurrence in the main character's life.

The story: Robin has incredibly vivid dreams that keep her from attaining a full night's rest. As a self-professed type-A personalit
Suzy Wilson
I am always interested in a time travel novel - perhaps I still hold out hope that a lonely alien in a blue telephone box will appear in my garden and sweep me away to a life of grand adventure, then bring me back home in time for tea. Or not. I digress.

I enjoyed this story, despite the fairly substantial plot holes and occasionally turgid pace. Robin, a thirty-something single mother with two young daughters awakens one day to find herself living in Victorian-era San Francisco as a 20 year old
Feb 16, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
In Dream of Time by Nancy J. Price, we meet Robin, a single mother of two who's walking the very familiar tightrope of trying to juggle kids with work, friends, and a never-ending to-do list. When Robin drops off to sleep one night, she dreams of fireworks and an antiseptic smell. Brushing it off as a strangely vivid dream, she doesn't think too much more of it—until the next night when it happens again, and keeps happening. She learns that when she falls asleep in the present, she's transported ...more
Jul 16, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I found Dream of Time to be a very enjoyable read. The concept was very different and interesting and I loved the comparisons between life in the different centuries. I loved Jennie/Robin because everything she did was relatable and realistic and I thought the relationship with Travis was not overplayed, which was refreshing.
The writing is structured and clear making it perfect bedtime reading.
I do, however, have two issues with this book. The first is that the story focuses mainly on Jennie,
Oct 08, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2013-reads
I received a copy of this novel via NetGalley

I pick this book b/c I thought it would appeal to my sci/fi interest with all the time travel. As I got into it, it read more like historical fiction. That is not to say it was disappointment. I thought the main character was very funny & like-able. Some of the most entertaining parts are how she tries to communicate in 1900.
I enjoyed all the historical references to 1900 San Francisco. This book also has a website, and I was able
I got this FOREVER ago from NetGalley. I figured I'd better read it. The first couple pages were so bad that I almost gave up. I'm glad I didn't. Once the author found her stride, her character's voice was very engaging and funny. The plot was interesting enough, but in the end the awesome voice wasn't enough to carry me through the super slow story. ...more
Oct 19, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2013
"despite all my objections I still enjoyed it quite a bit."
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Nancy J Price started self-publishing music fanzines at age 14, graduating to interviewing major-label rock bands at 16. Not quite a decade later, she earned bylines in Parents and the San Francisco Chronicle, among other publications.

Together with her best friend, Nancy co-founded, and helped turn it into a top lifestyle website for women, reaching more than 30 million readers per m

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