Publication Date: January 29, 2019
Pages: 336 pages
My Copy Came From: NetGalley & MIRA Books
Read Via: Kindle
Genre: Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure, Sci-Fi, Family Life, Father-Daughter
My Like Level: 4 out of 5
Book Summary from Amazon:
To save his daughter, he’ll go anywhere—and any-when…
Kin Stewart is an everyday family man: working in IT, trying to keep the spark in his marriage, struggling to connect with his teenage daughter, Miranda. But his current life is a far cry from his previous career…as a time-traveling secret agent from 2142.
Stranded in suburban San Francisco since the 1990s after a botched mission, Kin has kept his past hidden from everyone around him, despite the increasing blackouts and memory loss affecting his time-traveler’s brain. Until one afternoon, his “rescue” team arrives—eighteen years too late.
Their mission: return Kin to 2142, where he’s only been gone weeks, not years, and where another family is waiting for him. A family he can’t remember.
Torn between two lives, Kin is desperate for a way to stay connected to both. But when his best efforts threaten to destroy the agency and even history itself, his daughter’s very existence is at risk. It’ll take one final trip across time to save Miranda—even if it means breaking all the rules of time travel in the process.
A uniquely emotional genre-bending debut, Here and Now and Then captures the perfect balance of heart, playfulness, and imagination, offering an intimate glimpse into the crevices of a father’s heart and its capacity to stretch across both space and time to protect the people that mean the most.
A time travel book with heart! Here and Now and Then is not just a story about the in’s and out’s of time travel and its ramifications. It is a story of love and parenthood that hits your heart in all the right places. I don’t always care about a characters motivations, or about what will wind up happening with their storylines, but I really cared reading this. All of the characters were well developed and had unique perspectives about their situation. Penelope and Miranda were both characters I rooted for. Neither was meant to be caught up in the drama of time travel caused by the man they both love, Kin. Our time traveler Kin is at his core a father who will stop at nothing to protect his daughter Miranda. The twists and turns this story takes in pursuit of this protection is astounding. I really enjoyed this one!