Crossing In Time Book Reviews

D. L. Orton

Crossing In Time by D. L. Orton Book Summary

The past isn't over; it's an opening. The future isn't hidden; it's a trap.
If she ever wants to see him again, she'll have to take the risk.

"Engaging, Funny, Romantic & Harrowing"
~Publishers Weekly Starred Review

After reconnecting with the one-that-got-away—and then losing him in a pandemic—middle-aged Iz struggles to survive in a remote mountain cabin. As loneliness and despair set in, she finds hope in caring for abandoned pets—until a man appears and offers her a one-way trip to the past.

With humanity teetering on the edge, she gives up everything in an attempt to alter the dystopian present—and see her missing lover once more.

As time runs out, she's whisked into a coffin-like machine set to plunge deep into her past. (A neural net insists she is humankind's best hope. No one knows why.) They neglect to mention the time machine has been activated once before—with deadly results.

Miraculously, she awakens on a pristine beach—buck naked and suffering radiation-like side-effects—but 20 years younger! With only hours to live, she must persuade a young man to modify their future relationship and thereby set off a chain of events that will prevent the pandemic.

Our young hero falls hard for her (what guy could resist a smart, middle-aged woman in a newly acquired vixen's body?) until she blurts out that she's from the future and here to "fix" him.

Turns out, it's not him that needs fixing; it's her—and it's far too late for that.

Or is it?

Content Warning
This book contains material that may be disturbing to some and, in movie form, would be rated NC-17 for strong language, nudity, sexual situations, and violence. It includes attempted sexual assault, abduction, intense physical danger, miscarriage, confinement, a pandemic, religious fanaticism (Christian), government incompetence bordering on malice, mistreated animals, gun violence, near drowning, and (human) death.

Genre Warning
Crossing in Time is a smart, character-driven love story told from 3 points of view (in 1st-person, present tense): our plucky heroine's, her steadfast lover's, and a gay British physicist's. At times, the gentle reader must keep track of 3 intertwining storylines. If you prefer your fiction to be light, this is probably not the book for you. (But the audiobook might be. The dual narrators are effing awesome.)

Although the book contains a love story, it does not have a Happily Ever After ending and is not a genre romance: There's no alpha male or damsel in distress. If you're inclined to assume smart, head-strong women are annoying—or thoughtful, empathetic men are weak—this is likely not the book for you.

Even though the story contains a time machine, no laws of physics are violated. But if you're looking for hard sci-fi that focuses on gadgets and world-building (or you dislike the word breast, for instance), skip this one.

This is NOT a YA novel. If you can't imagine being in love with someone you haven't seen in 20 years, pick another book.

Also, there's profanity, blaspheme, alcohol consumption, frosted donuts, and a bowling alley (but no smoking—except for the time machine.)

Finally, the story jumps between a dystopian action-adventure, a sci-fi techno-thriller, a time travel suspense mystery, and a tumultuous love story. Steer clear if you prefer your fiction fit into neat and tidy genres!

This is the 1st book in the Between Two Evils series (5 total), and all will be revealed in the end. I ask for your indulgence as I tell the story in the best way I can. I know how it all ends, and I think you'll like it.

If you made it this far, woohoo. I think you might like the book. ��

TLDR: Reader discretion advised.

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Book Name Crossing In Time
Genre Fiction & Literature
Language English
E-Book Size 10.87 MB

Crossing In Time (D. L. Orton) Book Reviews 2023

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Makes you believe in true love and time travel. This story revolves around the concept of time travel. At first it is more of a general fiction piece, but the elements of science fiction and romance come into play and create an interesting story. Isabel and Diego loved each other, but they had a fallout in their relationship that led to drama in Isabel's life. And then there is an attack in Denver. Though the lovers reunite, it does not end there. There comes a point that there is nothing more to live for, and they take part in a high risk project that could destroy them. The love story makes readers want to believe that love is the most powerful thing in the world. The science fiction element of time travel and quantum physics remind us how delicate the process is and how uncertain it is. I loved the couple and their strength in times of fighting for their love and fighting for their life as the end off kind becomes more likely. It's a well-written book and worth the time to read it.

Very interesting story. I found this story very intriguing, however, there was too much sex in it for me.

A Love that Knows No Bounds. Crossing in Time is a stirring science fiction story of love that knows no bounds. It is filled with doomsday possibilities and a rich physics background of time travel, black holes, and alternate universes. At first it seems like a love story in which old love reunites, but with strange occurrences like a major disaster in Colorado and nuclear fallouts. The government has a plan, and it requires the help of Diego and Isabel. When one dies in this universe, can the other save the world with a trip 20 years in the past? It tugs at emotions as readers ponder our future and a martial law civilization around the globe. Not only does one feel for the love bond between the two, but also the feelings of despair in the secondary characters. The plot is strong and the characters are well developed. It does not answer all of the questions that have been raised, but it does create interest in another book in the series.

Outstanding dystopian sci-fi that will pull you into the story right from the start. "Crossing in Time" blends strong characters, sci-fi adventure, and romance to create an exciting, original story that could easily be imagined on the big screen. Orton delivers complex characters with many layers to their personalities. In presenting the story from multiple first person POV it allows you to sink into each character's experiences and emotions as well as visualize their dystopian world as they see it. Ordinarily I'm not a huge fan of time hopping tales. Too often they get jumbled and confusing and leave me annoyed. However Orton makes it work. Diego and Matt build a time machine with the idea to go back and fix the things that led to the ruined world they know now. The primary focus isn't on the time travel aspect though, but on the love between scientists Isabel and Diego. This is a love that transverses time, and may hold the key to the world's salvation. The romance here leans strongly to the erotic. I thought they were well done and enjoyed reading them, though readers who prefer romance be limited to chaste kisses will doubtless be shocked at the steamier scenes. As the first book of a series, it gets off to a great start and hints at plenty of excitement and intrigue to come in the next book. The writing flows beautifully and it took no time at all to get lost in the story. I'm definitely looking forward to the next book.

Fun story with romance and science fiction. Crossing Time is the first book in D.L. Orton's series. Is is a thrilling, page-turning novel with romance, post-apocalyptic sci-fi themes, and steamy erotic scenes. The chapters' names, titles, and illustrations also add a nice touch to the story.

Great book.. Really immerses you in the story. I cannot wait to read the next one!

Awesome!. I can’t express how much I loved this book! I couldn’t wait till I was able to read each day. A must read for anyone who loves sarcasm, time travel, and romance. I can’t wait to begin part two, which I immediately purchased after reading this book!

I greatly enjoyed this book. It is fast paced -- a page-turner.. I greatly enjoyed this book. It is fast paced -- a page-turner. I couldn't wait to get to the end to see what would happen. The author includes a preview chapter of the next book in the series -- I can't wait to read it. Every chapter has a very witty title and a beautiful illustration to go with it. I loved the puns throughout the character's conversations and appreciated their references to other literary works (Casablanca, Hitchhiker's, and lots of others). The dialog was very well written. The story itself keeps you on your toes, wondering what is coming next and how the author will resolve the issues. Literally one of those books where I didn’t want it to finish. I make myself not finish it in one sitting so I could enjoy it for longer :-). Recommended!

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Wonderful story. Enjoyed reading it, now I want more.

Good read. Great book but why would you only put Volume 1 in iBooks store????

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The Crossing In Time book written by D. L. Orton was published on 01 May 2015, Friday in the Fiction & Literature category. A total of 113 readers of the book gave the book 4 points out of 5.

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