Sheehan, Jacqueline. Now & Then.
A review copy of a time travel novel. I love the idea of time travel, but find it a difficult premise to pull off. The Time Traveler's Wife, which I read right after it was published, kept me interested, but ultimately left me disappointed. Outlander by Gabaldon enthralled me after a few chapters, mainly because there was a complete story in the past and the characters were much more than a device. The Anubis Gates by Tim Powers comes highly recommended, and I think I'll look for a library copy.
Back to Now & Then -- nothing really engaged me, and I was put off by the means of time travel and the back stories of the characters... and I suppose, by the characters themselves. The conclusion may not have been a conclusion, but if there does happen to be a sequel, I don't think I'll bother.
Oh, and the dog on the front? Could have been a great asset to the story, but Madigan's role was inconsequential and the cover misleading.
Other Reviews: Booking It and Dear Author
Fiction. Time Travel/Fantasy. 2009. 384 pages.