My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Summary from GoodReads
They exist in two different centuries, but their love defies time
Cassandra craves drama and adventure, so the last thing she wants is to spend her summer marooned with her mother and stepfather in a snooty Massachusetts shore town. But when a dreamy stranger shows up on their private beach claiming it's his own—and that the year is 1925—she is swept into a mystery a hundred years in the making.
As she searches for answers in the present, Cassandra discovers a truth that puts their growing love—and Lawrence's life—into jeopardy. Desperate to save him, Cassandra must find a way to change history…or risk losing Lawrence forever.
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I received an ARC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
I was quite excited when Netgalley approved this book!
It was the cover and the idea of two different wrapping points in the time and space fabric which could connect two people! (That's my Doctor Who alias speaking, don't mind me)!
So we have Cassandra, a young girl who has to spend her summer with her mother, stepfather and little brother in a shore town. Despite her wishes she wants to feel more and discover her own self. Then, in a night on the beach she meets Lawrence, who claims that he comes from 1925.
Part sci-fi, part historical fiction and contemporary, their story spans a century and is told by double POV. Both Cassandra and Lawrence share their loneliness and that's what brings them closer. They try together to save Lawrence's life who also matures in the novel. There were some funny moments, like when Cassandra shows to Lawrence the goodies of the 21st century and he watches amazed.
Their only connection is the beach. They can't meet anywhere else away from there and that's quite stressing for them. But both become stronger through the book, even towards its ending.
The ending was good, in a bittersweet way which reminded me strongly of the movie "Somewhere in Time", without the dying.
It's emotional and a nice quick read for anyone who wants something to pass their time.
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