Love Story Out of Time
Abby Ross is the scientist who invented the time machine, she is
not the optimum choice for a time-traveler. She is a bossy, ill-tempered
alcoholic who can't keep her mouth shut. To top it all off, she
knows nothing about history.
has recruited historian Zach Walker for his expertise on historical
events. As a bonus, he is very even tempered, and a great negotiator.
He can talk his way out of any situation...or he could, if Abby
would just shut up! In spite of Abby's big mouth, Zack finds himself
falling in love with her.
funded the time travel project out of her own pocket. Now she is
broke. Reluctantly, Abby turns to the University for financial support.
They insist that she take along one of their board members on her
next time jump.
and Abby decide that they should take Dr. Goldman back to witness
Kristallnacht, the night which signaled the beginning of World War
II. This turns out to be a very bad idea, since Dr. Goldman is Jewish.
Despite Abby's insistence that travelers must not change history,
he is determined to prevent the Holocaust.
Goldman leaves Abby and Zach stranded in Germany in the year 1938
and returns to the lab. When Abby and Zach return to the present,
they discover that Dr. Goldman has already gone into the past. Abby
immediately sets out after him.
two-thirds of the way into the book, a parallel time line begins.
There Abby is no longer the boss. The military has taken over the
project, and Abby is just a flunky. The world is about to end. Abby
is the only one who can set things right, and she is unaware that
anything is wrong.
book has it all: mystery, drama, comedy, and even a romance or two!
It is often laugh-out-loud funny. There is some profanity, but it
is not overwhelming. The various "Abbys" who were jumping
around in parallel segments of time were sometimes difficult to
keep track of, but eventually all became clear. This is an excellent