Who wouldn’t want to travel back in time and witness a point in history that’s always fascinated you?
That’s the fun of time travel romances. In most I’ve read, a modern-day heroine travels back to meet a hunky hero of the past. But sometimes it’s the hero who travels back to meet a fair maiden of history.
But the real fun is in seeing how a modern day character deals with living in the past where modern conveniences they take for granted don’t yet exist. And writing dialogue for these characters is nothing short of fun. Words in use now, often had an entirely different meaning in the past, while other words used today, didn’t even exist.
I’ve written one time travel, Erin’s Rebel, where a modern-day journalist travels back to the time of the American Civil War and meets the Confederate soldier of her dreams. While trying to deal with the time travel element and keep the heroine in a modern state of mind, while the historic plot unfolded, wasn’t always easy; it did turn out to be lot of fun. So much so that I’ve incorporated a bit of time travel into my new short story, Angel of My Dreams, for our American Civil War romance anthology. Although this story’s not a traditional time travel romance, the plot revolves around the ghost of a Civil War nurse and reincarnation. And this time the hero is the modern-day character.
Have any of your read any time travel romances? And what do you think of them?
What time period would you most like to visit?