Book Reviews of Rhapsody in Time

Rhapsody in Time
Rhapsody in Time
Author: Judith O'Brien
ISBN-13: 9780671871482
ISBN-10: 067187148X
Publication Date: 6/1/1994
Pages: 304
Rating:
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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3.6 stars, based on 7 ratings
Publisher: Pocket
Book Type: Paperback
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After nearly being mugged in the subway, Liz McShane hits her head as she falls through the doors of an arriving train. When she stands up, she finds herself in 1927 New York City, in the midst of speakeasies, prohibition, jazz and gangsters. While wandering the city, she comes face to face Alec Aaronson, a famous composer who died in a plane crash in 1935. Alec is fascinated by the beautiful Liz from her bluejeans to her strange turn of phrase. He helps her find a place to live and a job working on his latest Broadway production. As they grow closer, Liz knows she has been sent back in time to find the man of her dreams and save him from an untimely death.

This is a very well-written time travel romance set in the Roaring Twenties. It took a little while for me to get into the story. Besides the usual fish-out-of-water story of Liz dealing with traveling back in time, we were also told of Alec's immigration to America and how he came to be a famous composer. After getting through that information dump, the story takes off. The author has done her homework. The story includes lots of information on Broadway in the 1920's, along with general history of New York City. There are even debates about the guilt or innocence of Sacco and Vanzetti, two immigrants who were on death row. I give this book and extra 1/2 star just for the incredible setting. My rating: 4.5 Stars.
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Trying to forget her latest blind date from hell, Liz McShane silently bewailed the impossiblility of finding the man of her dreams in 1990's New Yourk. Returning home late on a Saturday night alone with her thoughts, she never expected that she was about to collide with destiny. But a bump on her head, a fall through the doors of an arriving train... and Liz's whole world changed.
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Excellent!
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"Trying to forget her latest blind date from hell, Liz McShane silently bewailed the impossibility of finding the man of her dreams in 1990s New York. Returning home late on a Saturday night, alone with her thoughts, she never expected that she was about to collide with destiny. But a bump on her head, a fall through the doors of an arriving train...and Liz's whole world changed.

Independent, blue-jean-clad Liz regained consciousness in what seemed to be the Roaring Twenties, amid Broadway's glittering lights...and face to face with Alec Aarronson, the famous composer who had died in a tragic 1935 plane crash. Dark-haired, tall, with a powerful body and ruggedly handsome face, Alec got up from his piano and walked into her life. Liz might be in the wrong era, but the feelings between her and Alec were unquestionable right. She was as certain of that as she was that she had been sent through the corridors of time for a reason. Yet Liz didn't know of the breathtaking adventure about to begin...and of the love that must change everything, past and future...or break her heart."
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Trying to forget her latest blind date from hell, Liz McShane silently bewailed the impossiblility of finding the man of her dreams in 1990's New Yourk. Returning home late on a Saturday night alone with her thoughts, she never expected that she was about to collide with destiny. But a bump on her head, a fall through the doors of an arriving train... and Liz's whole world changed.
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Wonderful, time traveling romance novel! The best of several worlds.
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This book is by Judith O'Brien.