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Question #92571 posted on 09/12/2019 9:55 a.m.

Dear 100 Hour Board,

I just finished getting caught up watching “Find Me in Paris” on Hulu. The acting isn’t the greatest and it’s aimed at teens but it’s a clean show and I liked the plot. It’s about a ballerina from 1905 who travels to the present time. I recommend watching the show cause it’s cute (you would need more than 100 hours to answer probably then, and that’s ok) or reading a more detailed synopsis to answer the following:

What are some time travel novels with romance that are clean?

-Don’t laugh at my TV choices

- OK you can laugh


Dear reader,

I don't think I've read any time travel romance novels, so I turned to my go-to sources for book recommendations: my cousin and my sister.

The Precious Stone Trilogy has pretty high ratings on this Goodreads list, but my cousin (Are you getting the sense that I have a lot of cousins? Good.) has read Ruby Red and she said she wouldn't recommend it; she wasn't impressed with it as historical fiction. That being said, she is a history major, so she probably has pretty high standards. She did also say that she wasn't a fan because it was translated from German which sometimes made it weird. Also, it's a contemporary girl going to the past, not someone from the past coming to the present day like "Find Me in Paris" which you may not be as interested in. Sooo, make of that what you will.

My sister, unfortunately, only had books to recommend that probably didn't fit the "clean" stipulation. 

So, in efforts to give you some more promising options, I looked for some books online. Out of all the ones I read about, Passenger by Alexandra Bracken seems like the one I would be most likely to read. (It also is someone from the present going to the past, not the other way around, just fyi.)

Happy reading!



posted on 09/12/2019 8:53 p.m.
I highly recommend To Say Nothing of the Dog by Connie Willis. It's clean, it's about time travel, it's got romance and humor and mystery in it, and it's my favorite novel. Some people give up on the first chapter, which is intentionally confusing for plot reasons, but it's really worth a read.

posted on 09/13/2019 11:40 p.m.
The novel All our Yesterdays by Cristin Terrill is one I quite enjoyed--and checks all your boxes, time travel, romance and clean.