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

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Time And Again: Time WasTimes Change
Mass Market Paperback, 384 pages
Published March 21st 2006 by Silhouette (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
Jun 09, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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 shallow and not realistic but anyhow) and ...more
Jan 29, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Time-Travel Romance
Shelves: anthology
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
Jan 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I started reading this book and realized I had read these two stories already. I don't usually read books regarding time travel, but these were so very well done. Fun to see how she described the differences in the times, the people and how they lived in these two different time jumps. The romance was so sweet, it made me tear up at times. Two great reads by Nora Roberts
May 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Really good.
Kathy Davie
Aug 24, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: romance, sci-fi, homey
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
Aug 06, 2014 rated it really liked it
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
Oct 28, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-owned
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
Marge Ungriano
Sep 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Anything that made that made u teary eyed or cried deserves a five.
Kim Dreke
Oct 11, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this book. Loved the concept, loved the characters.......but
I would have liked more....Any followups?????
Jun 23, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I love Nora Roberts! I read all of her books.
Sandy Pfefferkorn
I don't normally read romance novels, but I made an exception for this one because of the time travel stories. It is actually two books in one: Time Was and Times Change. In the first book Caleb Hornblower, a gorgeous "hunk" of a man from two centuries in the future, crashes his space craft near the mountain home of Liberty Stone. He doesn't immediately reveal that he's from the future, but Liberty takes him in and introduces him to life in the late 20th century. Caleb has to repair his space sh ...more
This book has book 1, Time Was, and book 2, Times Change.

Book 1, Time Was, follows Caleb Hornblower from the 23rd Century and Liberty Stone from the 20th Century.

I liked the first book and enjoyed reading it. But I had hoped there would be more sci-fi and time travel involved.

While book 2, Times Change, follows Caleb's brother, Jacob, and Liberty's sister, Sunbeam.

I found book 2 to be really similar to the first, because of which I found it hard to get into. Although the last chapters got be
Nov 23, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I usually love Nora Roberts but this was an extremely hard book to get thru my mind wandered the entire time and I kept waiting for anything to happen. The whole book consisted of should I stay or should I go back to my time. Nothing else there was no plot twists or anything happening no character development or history on their back life. It was terrible by the end you really didn't care what they did anymore . which is disappointing
Janet Forgione
Feb 17, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
All I can say about this book is I finished it. Don't ask me why I bothered to finish it, I guess I don't value my time. Nothing worked. She is a scientist, but has no scientific curiosity. He falls madly in love with her, but why? She is hardly ever nice or interesting, he keeps thinking she is but the author failed to show that to us. The book was just so dumb.
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Nora Roberts does science fiction kind-of!!

She glosses over the future (which is lovely of course)! And focuses on the Hornblower brothers and the sisters from the 20th century. Entertaining fluff but won't stay with you!!!
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Jill Dumesnil
Oct 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I've probably read and re-read this one 10 or more times! One of my absolute faves!
This was cute, but I would've wanted more details on the future.
Sep 09, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition enjoyed!
May 22, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
What absolute crap. Its a Hallmark Movie just begging to be made.
Jan 28, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Fun, fast read. I figured out most of the ending...
May 13, 2014 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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
Nicole R
Aug 16, 2013 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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
Apr 23, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  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
Jan 26, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Georgia Rose
Oct 08, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I rarely listen to audio books, I don’t seem to be able to fit them successfully into my life at the moment but I should do it more often as there’s something very soothing about being read to. Luke Daniels does an excellent job and it was a recommendation to listen to him that led me to this book in the first place. His voices of each character were spot on and consistent throughout.

Jacob Hornblower goes back in time to find his brother, Caleb, who in Time Was - Time and Again Book 1 fell in lo
Sep 27, 2016 rated it liked it
actual rate:

Time Was: 3.5 stars
Times Change: pending...

* * * s p o i l e r a l e r t * * *

so this is my first nora roberts, and yes, i did enjoy it! i thought nora roberts was just all about romance but no, there was more to it than that. there's scifi, humor, drama, family and of course my most favorite, time travel! wohoooow! it was an 'insta-love' between the characters but it really didn't bother me. i love Caleb's character soooo much, he's too damn hot and funny and smart and hot (again..h
Jan 13, 2008 rated it it was amazing
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
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