On Sale: June 11, 2019
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Romance Historical | Romance Time Travel
A magical love story, inspired by the legend of a woman
who vanished from Grand Central Terminal, sweeps readers
from the 1920s to World War II and beyond, in the spirit of
The Time Traveler’s Wife and The Curious Case of
On a clear December morning in 1937, at the famous gold
clock in Grand Central Terminal, Joe Reynolds, a hardworking
railroad man from Queens, meets a vibrant young woman who
seems mysteriously out of place. Nora Lansing is a Manhattan
socialite whose flapper clothing, pearl earrings, and talk
of the Roaring Twenties don’t seem to match the bleak mood
of Depression-era New York. Captivated by Nora from her
first electric touch, Joe despairs when he tries to walk her
home and she disappears. Finding her again—and again—will
become the focus of his love and his life.
Nora, an aspiring artist and fiercely independent, is
shocked to find she’s somehow been trapped, her presence in
the terminal governed by rules she cannot fathom. It isn’t
until she meets Joe that she begins to understand the effect
that time is having on her, and the possible connections to
the workings of Grand Central and the solar phenomenon known
as Manhattanhenge, when the sun rises or sets between the
city’s skyscrapers, aligned perfectly with the streets below.
As thousands of visitors pass under the famous celestial
blue ceiling each day, Joe and Nora create a life unlike any
they could have imagined. With infinite love in a finite
space, they take full advantage of the “Terminal City”
within a city, dining at the Oyster Bar, visiting the
Whispering Gallery, and making a home at the Biltmore Hotel.
But when the construction of another landmark threatens
their future, Nora and Joe are forced to test the limits of
freedom and love.
Delving into Grand Central Terminal’s rich past, Lisa
Grunwald crafts a masterful historical novel about a love
affair that defies age, class, place, and even time.
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