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Love and Gravity

4.01  ·  Rating details ·  871 ratings  ·  191 reviews
In this unforgettable novel for fans of One Day and The Time Traveler’s Wife, a young Isaac Newton falls in love with a girl living in modern-day San Francisco, defying the laws of physics to forge a seemingly impossible connection.

Andrea Louviere is seven years old the first time he appears. While she’s alone in her bedroom, practicing her beloved cello, the light shivers
Kindle Edition, 278 pages
Published February 7th 2017 by Ballantine Books
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Samantha Sotto Hi Amanda! The print edition is currently only available in the Philippines (and Turkey at a later date) . In the US, It will be made available to Onc…moreHi Amanda! The print edition is currently only available in the Philippines (and Turkey at a later date) . In the US, It will be made available to Once Upon A Bookclub subscribers in a couple of weeks. You may want to check that option out. Thank you for your interest in Love and Gravity! I hope you find a way to get your hands on the book. 😊


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Éimhear (A Little Haze)
What is great love?
Is it a thunderous storm in your heart?
Or a gentle whisper to soothe your soul?
How much love is one heart capable of?

I don't have the answers to these questions but this book goes a long way to shining a light on the possibilities of love; of opening your heart and believing in the endlessness of love.

If you can let yourself believe for an instant that it could be possible to fall in love across the centuries, to fall in love through moments and through letters, then this b

Perhaps time traveling romances are risky after the huge success of “The Time Travelers Wife”. It is hard not to compare every subsequent book following the same gimmick to the original. I did like this story, it was interesting to have the old timey love interest be a famous character from the past. It was a nice quirk.

However I found this novel to be chock full of purple prose and while I have no problem with it in moderation, the amount that was in this story was a little too much for me,whi
Magdalena aka A Bookaholic Swede
I had hoped that this book would enthrall me as much as The Time Traveler's Wife did, unfortunately, I just couldn't find the book to be as good. I don't read much romance, but this time-travel romance between a modern girl and Isaac Newton caught my attention and as I just love time-travel stories did I feel the need to read this book. Also, the cover is absolutely stunning!

As for the story, it has its ups and downs, it started off interesting, but somewhere around halfway through did I fin
The Lit Bitch
Feb 08, 2017 rated it really liked it
There is something about time travel books that hold a place near and dear to my heart!

I guess it’s because I love the thought of me myself being able to just fall into a new time period. I think it’s romantic and exciting so whenever new books come up with time travel as a theme, I am almost always on board with reviewing them.

I don’t know much about Isaac Newton but I thought this book sounded compelling and I was anxious to review it based on the time travel component.

This book is marketed to
Jun 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This book has been on my TBR since I discovered that it existed. When I saw Once Upon A Book Club Box chose it as their book of the month for May, I knew I had to have it. Opening the gifts made reading the book more exciting, but the book is beautiful on its own.

Andrea Louviere knew the violin almost better than she knew herself. Her father pushed her, seeing a rich and vibrant talent, from a young age, and her mother held her talent against her. Andrea saw the world differently than others di
Mar 24, 2017 added it
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A wonderful book for escaping!!! Delicious!!
Feb 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Usually, I can go through a book in a day or 2. This is because 3 quarters of the time, the books are just very hard to put down (and other times, it is because I took up speed reading when I was a child. I kid you not). However, there are also books that I take longer to read. Not because I find it dull or anything. Au contraire. I take time because the emotions that are triggered by pivotal moments in a story demand to be felt. So I read slowly, and I feel.

For the past 35 years that I have bee
Nov 10, 2016 rated it really liked it
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Nov 18, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
I received an ARC of Love and Gravity from NetGalley and the publisher in exchange for an honest review. Love and Gravity is an utterly romantic and sweet story about modern girl and musical prodigy Andrea who falls in love with famous Isaac Newton across time and space. The author did a very good job to get time travel aspect to work. It doesn't always work in books if it is not thought through or explained well but it was very well done in Love and Gravity. I loved how all the mysteries and el ...more
Nov 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc-s
Love and Gravity is a standalone by Samantha Sotto.

I don’t even know where to begin. Love and Gravity was an amazing and magical read. After reading the synopsis, I knew that I would fall in love with Andrea and Isaac. And I was right. Samantha Sotto did a fantastic job not only constructing this beautiful story, but giving two perspectives. I really love the unique angle she brings to life between the two characters. To understand, you’ll just have to experience the story yourself.

I highly re
Nov 23, 2016 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this strange, sweet novel about star-crossed lovers separated by circumstance and time.

Andrea is a cello prodigy who accidentally composes a song that opens a crack between her room in present day San Francisco and Isaac Newton's childhood bedroom in the 1600s. Did I just say Isaac Newton? Why yes, I did. It's weird but just go with it.

Love and Gravity tells a coming of age story as Andrea wrestles with her connection to the stranger in a crack in her wall and the people she loves he
Nov 12, 2016 rated it really liked it
I was captivated by Samantha Sotto's first book - Before Ever After - so when I found out she had another book publishing soon, I was beyond excited. She has great characters and refreshingly original plots.

The story-line of Love and Gravity kept me turning pages and asking more questions ... how, why, who, when .. and things were turned around and answers given in a perfect way.

Just like Before Ever After, I can see myself re-reading this and finding something new each time.

Thanks to NetGalley
Feb 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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Andrea Louviere was destined to play the cello. Her father, a celebrated concert cellist, made sure of that. He taught her how focus her exceptional talent and about just how much power that music really has.
Even he couldn’t have imagined just how true his lesson would prove to be.
One day while practicing, her music opens a crack in her wall to reveal a beautiful boy with a smile that she can never forget. And so begins her desperate search for a way to see him again.

A mysterious man suddenly ap
Erika (The Nocturnal Fey)
"Isaac and Andrea's connection was a natural law, greater than any he had ever discovered: unbreakable, timeless, and absolute. It had bound their hearts just as gravity married the earth to the moon."

I am not a man of science, nor am I of mathematics. Who knew that Fibonacci sequence, fluxion, and law of gravity, fused with music, can turn into a beautiful magic?

This is a fictional story of Isaac Newton and his only one, Andrea Louviere. A tale that will never be told in any of our history book
Lovelene Pearl
Dec 22, 2016 rated it really liked it
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Moi  Baltazar
Actual rating: 2.5 stars
I didn't expect to love this book as much as I did.

In the present day, Andrea is a cello prodigy, who at the age of seven, composes a song that opens a crack between her bedroom wall and Isaac Newton's bedroom in 1600's, and eventually falling in love with one another across time.

Yes. Isaac Newton. It's weird but it explained a lot.

Love & Gravity was beautifully written. I loved how the author had done her research, making the whole plot come full circle in such a beautiful way. Samantha Sott
Mar 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Samantha Sotto is definitely a mistress of time! She spins a love story that builds and bends the laws of motion and human emotions. It's easy to fall in love with her thought process; this novel allows the reader to enter a parallel universe (and maybe live in it, haha) where love manipulates time and space.

Kathleen Gray
Apr 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is a must for fans of Time Travelers Wife and the Outlander series. If you like novels where an implausible couple- in this case a modern American cellist and Issac Newton- cross the time space continuum, then this is for you. I especially liked that Andrea was very well rounded; despite how odd the situation was, she always came across as very real. Newton seems an unlikely love interest but oh, how wonderful this story is. Thanks to Netgalley for the ARC. This is beautifully written and e ...more
Grethel Ulang
Feb 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I going to be objective and although “Before Ever After” remains to be my favorite, I’m rating this one a notch higher. Stories about time travel can be so complicated but Samantha was able to tell it neatly and beautifully with precision. There’s an element of suspense at the end of some chapters that will keep you turning the page and made me finish it in less than three days. Isaac Newton was interestingly reinvented without altering the facts that history told. And since others are comparing ...more
Feb 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: netgalley-books
This is a beautiful story weaving music, math, science, and time travel with love, family, and destiny. I am not sure my review could do it justice.

Andrea has cello music in her blood. At the age of 7 while playing, she opens a wall into the room of a young Isaac Newton. The song doesn't always work. Eventually, she is visited by a mysterious old man named Oscar Ian Westin. He bring her letters that Isaac wrote to her. These letters are riddles as to things that will happen. Interwoven is how An
Jennifer Ritter
Jan 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing

Love and Gravity is the second novel by Filipino author Samantha Sotto. This story intertwines the stories of Andrea Louviere and Isaac Newton. Andrea is of the twentieth century, Isaac is of the seventeenth century but their young unhappy lives become meshed when she is only 7, he is 9. Andrea is a cellist prodigy playing music that seems out of this world. In fact, the resonance of her music has created a split in time and space such that Andrea and Isaac find each other when both need a frien
Jan 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Netgalley copy in exchange for an honest review.

This book will make your heart melt and hurt and you will love it.

There’s something quite magical about this story. The plot itself, first, which is original and gripping. The idea of time-travel is not new in literature, yet Samantha Sotto manages to give it a fresh twist by allowing two time periods to meet in the most special and original way. Second, I’ve always loved the inclusion of real-life figures into fiction, and while I don’t know much
Elizabeth H.
LOVE AND GRAVITY is beautifully written. I was completely enchanted by the whimsical story-telling. This is, in the true essence of the word, a romance. Not just of love, but of life and passion. It's reminiscent of The Time Traveler's Wife novel, but with a voice of its own.

The story is fictional, but I almost believed, or hoped really, that Isaac Newton was capable of such fierce passion. All the characters have so much depth and emotion. I experienced so many feelings and emotions as well. Wh
Kathy Ginocchio
Feb 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Being a huge fan of Before Ever After, I was so looking forward to this book! I am pleased as punch not to have been disappointed! Bravo, Ms. Sotto! I admit I am a sucker for time travel romance - not sure why, but something about them just speaks to my soul. They can sometimes be gimmicky though, so to pull one off like this is awesome! The story of Isaac and Andrea, starting as young children, captivated me, and wasn't at all creepy! it kept me spellbound til the last page and I loved how all ...more
Kay Pflueger
Feb 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Ever since I watched the movie "Somewhere in Time" I have been intrigued by the concept of time travel. I was excited to be given an ARC copy of this book through Net Galley and was not disappointed.

Andrea first encounters Isaac while playing her cello... a crack appears in the wall of her room and she spies him sitting in his room. Their encounters happen similarly through the years and their fascination for each other grows with each encounter. The author did a great job of moving from the pas
Oct 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I've always enjoyed looking at all things from two perspectives. Firstly, we see things per se and take it in for whatever it is. More interesting for me though is the second one - taking a look at the context of those same things that we see outright. How did it get here? Why is it here? What did it go through? Where did it come from?

Samantha does a fantastic job of creating the context of one of the most brilliant men throughout history. Most of us only know Newton through high school physics
Nov 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This was wondrous! A sweet, intellectual romance. One of the most beautiful love stories I have read this year! It is full of longing and anticipation, hope and inevitability.

A young Isaac Newton falls in love with Andrea, a girl from modern day San Francisco. How is this possible? Time is not linear. It is a ribbon that bends back and forth; and sometimes, a bridge can be formed between time points that will allow the exchange of thoughts, of gifts, and much more. It takes a musical prodigy (An
Feb 08, 2017 rated it really liked it
Love and Gravity is a beautiful blend of prose and poetry, music and words and of course a love that defies the rules of time and space. In Ms. Sotto's newest book, fictional characters are interspersed with real figures. Here we meet a young Isaac Newton in the past and Andrea a musical prodigy who lives in the present day. When these two first meet, it was through a small crack in the wall, an anomaly of space. As they get older, their meetings becomes a bridge towards a love that defied logic ...more
Sheri Melnick
Dec 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing

For most of her life, Andrea Louviere has glimpsed a boy through the crack in her wall when she plays the cello. As the two exchange correspondence for years, Andrea finds out that the boy she has fallen in love with is Isaac Newton.

Though her greatest desire is to go through the crack so that she can finally be with the man she loves, Andrea is afraid what going back in time might mean for Isaac’s future. And Andrea is torn between her friend, Nate, the boy she has known most of her life and Is
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