I love time travel books!
I don't really like time travel books. That being said, TO CATCH THE WIND was a wonderful book and I enjoyed it very much!
It's not the greatest novel ever written; it's not even the greatest love story ever written, but there's just something so true & touching about the feelings it invokes that it sticks in your head.
A professor of history (Noelle van Bredin) begins to relive the life of Catherine of Braganza, the wife of Charles II of England. In her "real" life, her marriage is falling apart due to her husband's infidelity, and later, she falls in love with Andrew Macdonald, the son of a man convicted of espionage with the Soviet Union in 1961. The novel's setting is thirty years later, so parts of it are somewhat dated (it was published in 1993), but that doesn't spoil the dramatic effect. The time travel aspect is handled superbly. As I said, I ordinarily don't like time-travel novels, but this one is really superior in that way. This is one romance novel you could picture as a movie; it's vividly described. All the emotions are honest.
I was disappointed in the book.