There is something both romantic – and potentially tragic – about love that spans across different time periods. But these stories happen to also be some of our favorites as we return to this classic trope again and again. This list of time traveling romance will hook you in the first sentence and take you across different times and places. Enjoy this list of six stories where love survives any challenge.
Come Again by Robert Webb
Since Kate’s husband of twenty-eight years dies suddenly, she has pushed away friends, lost her job, and everything is falling apart. But one day she wakes up in the wrong room and wrong body: it’s 1992, she’s eighteen again, and it’s the first week of college – the day she meets Luke. But he’s not the man she lost. He’s the nineteen-year-old boy she first met, but Kate still remembers his illness and his death. But if she can fall in love with him again she will do everything to keep him from dying.
Stolen Time by Danielle Rollins
In Seattle, 1913, Dororthy is trapped by being forced into a marriage with a wealthy marriage just so her mother can live comfortably. She’ll do anything to get away – even escape her wedding by running into the woods. In New Seattle, 2077, Ash is determined to rescue the professor and save his devastated city. When Dorothy sees Ash, she decides to stow away on his plane and start a new life wherever they land. But when she wakes up in the future, Ash realizes that she might be the key to solving all of the world’s problems.
Passenger by Alexandra Bracken
In one night, violin prodigy Etta Spencer loses everything and is thrust into an unknown world by a dangerous stranger. But Etta is sure that she’s traveled years away from home and inherited a legacy of a family she’s never heard of until now. Nicholas Carter is content with his life at sea and free of the powerful Ironwoods. When Etta lands on his ship, he is thrust back into the world of the Ironwoods who is determined to find a powerful stolen object that only Etta can find. But as Etta and Nicholas jump between countries and centuries, piecing together a puzzle to find the object, Etta wonders if she will ever be able to get home again.
Goddess in the Machine by Lora Beth Johnson
When Andra wakes up in a cave, she finds herself in 3102 and everyone is calling her Goddess. When she fell into a cryonic sleep to travel across the galaxy, she expected to wake up in a hundred years and not a thousand. The rest of the colonists – including friends and family – are dead and for some reason their descendants think Andra’s a deity. She’ll play along if that means she can get back to Earth, but Zhade, the bastard prince, has plans to use the Goddess as a way to reclaim his right to the throne. They must team up to overthrow the vicious ruler and discover the mystery of Andra’s fate.
The Love That Split the World by Emily Henry
Natalie’s last summer in her small Kentucky hometown heads in a new path when she starts seeing the “wrong things” like their door is red instead of its usual green or a preschool is where a bed of flowers are. But when her town disappears for hours and becomes rolling hills where buffalos roam, she knows something is wrong. But when a kind apparition she calls “Grandmother” appears and tells her she has three months to save “him” before Natalie meets a boy the next night at a football game, it’s as if time just stops.
A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray
Marguerite’s physicist parents are known for their achievements including the Firebird which allows people to jump between multiple universes. But when her father is murdered by their assistant Paul, he escapes into another dimension before the law can catch him. But Marguerite is determined to catch him, and jumps between universes to find him – and always runs into different versions of herself. But she also meets other versions of people she known – including Paul – and realizes that the death of her father is more sinister than she initially imagined.