Cobwebs of Time

Cobwebs of Time

by Tesa Jones

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ISBN-13: 9781582441931
Publisher: Rutledge Books, Incorporated
Publication date: 01/01/2002
Pages: 700
Product dimensions: 6.36(w) x 9.20(h) x 2.10(d)

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Cobwebs of Time 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
KrittersRamblings More than 1 year ago
A book that I have had in my possession for YEARS, maybe 8 or 9 years because it was a gift from my mom while I was in college as this book is set on my small campus of Elon University. I finally sat down with this chunkster over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend and completely devoured it. With hints of a sweet love story, mixed in with soap operaness with a few characters being a bit on the promiscous side, but in the end this book hit home because of the setting. Centered around a college freshman who ends up being a woman who has found and lost love, but through it all is always striving for the best for herself and those around her. I fell in love with Laura from the beginning because she reminded me of myself as a naive young woman entering college and having the world all in front of me. Separated in three parts, but within each part a few of the characters take on the position of narrator and guide the story ahead from their perspectives. I liked the change in first person from character to character because you saw the relationships through both who are in it - I thoroughly enjoyed getting into the male characters minds and seeing how they react to situations. The reader was able to follow these characters from their college days to adulthood and it was interesting to see where each character would end up - in some instances I was quite surprised. The biggest reason that this book made one of my favorites of recently is because it started where I went to school and in some parts ended close to where I live now - Alexandria, VA. How often has the setting of a book made the book for you? I do have to warn, if you are going to pick up this one, it did have quite a few sexy times, if that is not in your usual reading, I would potentially skip this one.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Tesa Jones turned a recent dreary, rainy weekend into a delightful trip down memory lane! What was intended to be a short break with a cup of tea, turned into a wonderful weekend get-a-way in my favorite easy chair. Once I started reading Cobwebs of Time, I could not put it down. People, places, and events woven throughout the story were real memories from my past, and the author so masterfully brought her characters, Laura, Brad, Kurt and Jennifer to life in the pages, I felt as if they, too, were friends from my youth. They experienced the same things I experienced - the same music...the same movies...the same pressures...the same historical events. As an added bonus, much like John Grisham's descriptive stories about Charlottesville, and Patricia Cornwell's tales from the Richmond and tidewater areas of Virginia, the author's accurate details of the northern Virginia communities and landmarks made the story very real for me. Those with roots in the area can recall from memory the places where the characters live, work, and travel throughout the decades of the storyline, and will enjoy, as I did, the inevitable mental 'side trips' as they recall their own experiences in the area. A most enjoyable novel. Thanks for the memories, Tesa!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I received this book as a gift, and I have to say -- it is one of the best gifts I've received in a long time. The story is captivating. Even though the author is relatively unknown, I now consider her one of my favorites -- right up there with Nicholas Sparks, Nora Roberts, Sidney Sheldon and James Patterson. Cobwebs of Time gave me such insight to relationships. It's written from the perspective of four characters, and it helped me to see that what one persons sees is not necessarily what another might see. The story is so 'real life' that I caught myself talking to the characters aloud as if they were real people. It touched my heart and made me remember long forgotten memories in my own life. I'm breathlessly waiting for the next book by Jones but in the meantime, I think I'm going to read it again next week!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I recently read called "Cobwebs Of Time" by first time author Tesa Jones. As a 30 year old the book gave me a unique insight into my parents' generation and all of the changes and strife they went through. The book begins in the late 60's at a small southern college and lasts through the 80's. The four main characters (Brad, Laura, Jennifer & Kurt) face dilemmas that I believe mirror many of the same dilemmas faced by The Baby Boomers regarding The Vietnam War, The Feminist movement, sexual harassment in the workplace, drugs & a sense of loss over more simpler values and times. It was really a great read & also quite a page turner. You never know where the characters will end up, but you always care even though they sometimes frustrate the heck out of you - a result of the characters' own lack of self awareness & misreading of each other's intentions. I hope that you get to read the book and enjoy it as much as I did!
Guest More than 1 year ago
What an apt title as Tesa Jones spins such a warm and human tale of the realities within friendships and families, as well as the forgiveness that's love at its most ideal. Her characters were forthright yet flawed, as we all are. What impressed me as well was how she gave the story a sense of 'full circle' and the characters an eventual 'understanding' of their parents as individuals. When she mentioned the Belleview Shopping Center,being a native of Alexandria, I could smell the delights of Brenner's Bakery (where I still go each visit back for chocolate top cookies) even if the displays of Bear and Rabbit cakes are no longer there. My mind's eye could visualize the maise of brick apartment buildings, now many of which are condos. Mrs. Jones caught the ambiance of the times so well with the brick and board bookshelves¿my eyes were smiling as I read on¿and on.
Guest More than 1 year ago
As a spider delicately weaves it¿s web, Tesa Jones weaves a story of delicate and strong relationships that capture your heart. It is fabulous! I truly felt they were my friends, except they attended Elon College, instead of Mary Baldwin. I think any reader will relate. It is a winner¿read it!! Hope Kent
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book took me back to the campus of Elon, drew me into the lives of the four main characters, and made me feel as if I knew each of them intimately. They became my friends, and I couldn¿t put the book down. I was sad to see it end and wished it were only the beginning of a whole series of books. Ms. Jones¿ writing style belies the fact that she¿s a beginner. As an avid reader, I was more inclined to believe this was her fifth novel instead of her first. Ms. Jones now ranks right up there with all my favorite authors ¿ Patterson, Roberts, Sandford, Grisham, and Sheldon. Anyone with an interest in relationships should read this one. It will give young adults a look at the 70¿s and allow boomers to relive it all. I highly recommend it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Tesa Jones brings back many wonderful memories of the seventies. 'Cobwebs Of Times' is not only a book I personally enjoyed, but one that my hausband and two teenage daughters could not put down! As a parent I strongly feel the consequences of the character's experiences are a valuable lesson.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Tesa Jones' new novel is an impressive first effort. She has managed to capture the essence of college life at a small southern school in the early '70's. Cobwebs of time is a fast paced read and the pages seem to turn themselves. I enjoyed becoming involved with the lives of the four main characters and seeing the directions that they took through the years. Many surprises await the reader as the twists and turns are not predictable. Ms. Jones is a talented writer and masterful storyteller. I look forward to more great reads from her.
Guest More than 1 year ago
An extremely balanced portrayal of male/female relationships through college and the years following. Almost a compendium of diaries (yes, boys write them too). I most enjoyed the sprinkling of current events and local color that will certainly catch the attention of late boomers. Whoever produces the book on tape should use the great songs of the era as background music.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book carries you through years in the lives of 4 characters. All their joys, mistakes, and finally finding themselves, keeps you turning page after page. The story is fascinating. A definite read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Settle down in front of the fireplace and enjoy this incredible book. You will be lost in time and remember your own college days. The characters are not only believable, but most of us can find ourselves in them. Cobwebs in Time is exciting, thought-provoking, and romantic. Jones certainly captured the times of the seventies in this novel.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Return to your freshman year in college and all the carefree days that go with it. Cobwebs of Time takes you on a roller coaster of a ride with the main characters and the paths their lives take. You know them well, in fact they are like anyone of your own college friends. It is a well written book that is fun and easy to read. The story sucks you right in one page one. I fully expect this to be the #1 beach book this coming summer; it has all the elements.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This novel is as good as it gets. It revolves around family issues, close friends, and hot love. I have never read anything so exciting. What a page-turner. The story is written through the minds of four main characters. Brad, Laura, Jennifer, and Kurt... as you read, you will not only become engrossed in the novel, you will feel like you are a part of the story; like you know one of the characters or you may even see yourself as one of the characters. The book begins in ¿The College Years¿ -- If you didn¿t go to college, this book will make you feel like you did¿ if you went to college this book will bring back old memories, and if you are yet to attend college it will make you excited to go! The story unfolds through ¿The Changing Years¿ and then comes together in ¿The Awakening Years¿ when the characters realize who they are and what they truly want in life. Everyone I know who has read ¿Cobwebs of Time¿ could not put it down¿ I bet you won¿t be able to put it down either!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Tesa Jones masterfully creates a rich mosaic of personal relationships. Her vivid portrayals drew me into the lives of the characters. Her use of familiar surroundings, historical events, and popular trends made me feel as if I were a part of the story. Laura, Kurt, Brad, and Jennifer became my close friends.