Still mourning the loss of her beloved grandmother and shaken by her mysterious, dying request to “find the baby,” Abbi has just arrived at UW Madison for her freshman year. But on her second day, she wakes up to a different world: 1983. That is just the first stop on Abbi’s journey backward through time. Will is a charming college freshman from 1927 who travels forward through time. When Abbi and Will meet in the middle, love adds another complication to their lives. Communicating across time through a buried time capsule, they try to decode the mystery of their travel, find the lost baby, and plead with their champion, a kindly physics professor, to help them find each other again... even though the professor gets younger each time Abbi meets him. This page-turning story full of romance, twists, and delightful details about campus life then and now will stay with readers long after the book’s satisfying end.
About the Author
Angie Stanton is a life-long daydreamer who grew up with her hands on a book and her head in the clouds. As an adult she’s learned to put her talent to good use and writes contemporary fiction about life, love, and the adventures that follow. She is the best selling author of eight novels including Rock and a Hard Place, and Love ‘em or Leave ‘em. Angie has a Journalism degree from the University of Wisconsin. In her spare time, she sneaks off to New York City to enjoy the best entertainment experience on earth, Broadway. She is currently working on a series of Broadway-themed books, and is also a contributing editor to BroadwayWorld.com.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Really good book! I would totally recommend as a read.
"Waking in Time" is an interesting story of time travel and the people whose paths you cross. Abbi has just lost her grandmother when she starts college at her grandmother's alma mater. Missing her grandmother terribly, she travels back through time with the tolls of the carillon through the decades, spending a day in each time until she reaches her grandmother's years (1951) and then her great-grandmother's years (1930) all in the same dorm. She crosses paths with Will who travels forward in time rather than back and a physicist who teaches at the school, Smitty, who follows their paths through time as he flows normally through life. Abbi and Will fall in love through their travels, but they are not able to solve the problem of their time travel. It all resolves in the end. There are some glaring plot holes in the book: 1. How does Abbi already exist in every era? She always has a room, clothes that fit her, and is registered for classes, etc. in every time. This just doesn't make sense to me. 2. How does the time travel get fixed? This is unclear/doesn't make sense to me at all. 3. What about money? They mention a couple of things but it seems like they never have any issues with money. Even though they only spend a couple days in each time, they always seem to go out to eat. 4. How does her stuff travel back through time with her? 5. Let's say I get that she is linked through time with family, but why the other decades? And why does Will travel through time? I'll stop there, but I feel like I missed some things. If you can ignore things like these better than I can, then it's a lovely Benjamin Button-esque romance that ends happily. In fact, the whole thing wraps up quite nicely for all the characters involved. It's a relatively fast read though, so I still enjoyed it somewhat. The family mystery was pretty quick/easy to figure out and about Colton... I found it lacked a bit of substance in terms of a mystery, but was more of a family curiosity. I found it a little creepy though in light of the almost-romances that occur in different times. Regardless, I did like the idea of the book and the romance between Will and Abbi. I think with some more explanations/connections, it could have been even better! Please note that I received this book from the publisher through netgalley in exchange for my honest review.