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to me as ARC by the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an me as ARC by the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an review Follow Book Nation by Jen for all reviewsMemories of the Past a Vision to the Future and the Power of Music Join Together in this Magical Wartime Love StoryIn Another Time by Jillian Cantor is a wonderful historical fiction novel with deep characters who love books music and each otherIn 1930s Berlin Max a German bookshop owner sees Hanna playing what she loves most the violin He is enchanted and in an attempt to get her attention he brings her what he loves most a book After his dedicated pursuit he wins her over and the relationship between the two blossoms German life during the rise of Hitler is not easy and to make matters worse because Max is not a Jew Hanna s family is not supportive Then Max has
AN UNEXPLAINED DISAPPEARANCE WHICH CAUSES HANNA TO BE WORRIED unexplained disappearance which causes Hanna to be worried and confused She steps back from their relationship for a time but the love between them is powerful and eventually it draws them back together Antisemitism is increasing in Germany and although Hanna so focused on her violin playing does not take much notice Max worries about her and his Jewish friends Hitler and the Nazis are taking over panic is starting to set in and his longtime Jewish neighbors are in terrible danger When Max sees them in distress he reaches out to offer help Max has a huge secret that he believes can save those in danger but when his beloved Hanna is looking the Nazis in the eyes can he bring her to safetyIn 1946 Hanna finds herself in an open field with her less than pristine violin and no memory of the recent past Hitler is dead the train station has been bombed she has no idea what happened to Max and she has lost her memory of the last 10 years of her life Hanna s sister comes to get her and bring her back to her home in London where she searches for opportunities to play her trusted violin in an orchestra Her love for music and Max are the only things she remembers and without him she focuses on playing violin to bring peace and joy to her life and to give her a purpose Will Hanna and Max cross paths again In Another Time is a heartbreaking story of love and survival in difficult times and the ability to learn the truthI enjoy narration by two characters alternating chapters as it is easy to read and it compels me to read just one chapter and then just one always wanting to know what is going to happen nextJillian Cantor created interesting characters and I get immersed in her writing with the World War ll setting appreciative for the research involved in historical fiction I adored The Lost Letter published 2017 and I highly recommend In Another Time too A With Jillian CantorTell s a little bit about In Another TimeIn Another Time is the story of Max a German bookshop owner and Hanna a Jewish violin prodigy who fall in love in the 1930s outside of Berlin as Hitler is rising to power Max narrates the story in the 1930s before the war and Hanna narrates beginning in 1946 after the war when she wakes Famous Paintings In Cross Stitch up in a field with only her violin no memory of the past ten years and no idea what happened to Max Max s story moves through the 1930s as Hanna s moves through the 1940s and 50s I wanted it to be a love story between Max and Hanna but also a love song to books and music in our most trying timesWhen I learned about Max s huge secret the special closet door in his bookshop it first made me think of the novel Exit West where. Landscape and the realities of war not the least of which is that Hanna is Jewish and Max is not Butnbeknownst to Hanna is the fact that Max has a secret which causes him to leave for months at a time a secret that Max is convinced will help him save Hanna if Germany becomes too dangerous for her because of her religion In 1946 Hanna Ginsberg awakens in a field outside of Berlin Disoriented and afraid she has no memory of the past ten years and no idea what has happened to Max With no information as to Max’s whereabouts or if he is even still alive she decides to move to London to live with her sister while she gets her bearings Even without an orchest. I m so bitterly disappointed with In Another Time I m not sure where to even start From the book blurb it s a historical fiction with a little bit of romance and mystery thrown in which seems interesting enough But it did nothing for me from pretty much the first page and it did not get better no matter how much I hung in there and kept readingA large part of the problem is that there is so telling and no showing which is
the biggest sin of writing For example Hanna is a violinist who biggest sin writing For example Hanna is a violinist who with passion and fire How do we the reader know this Well we are explicitly told this many times Hanna and Max make love which happens than a dozen times in the book and we know each time because it says that they make love We are told that the two main characters really like each other but are never
"shown than a "than a deep physical attractionThe sentences are so simple the construction is plain and when you add them Hands-On Functional Programming in Rust: Build modular and reactive applications with functional programming techniques in Rust 2018 up to paragraphs and chapters they all come across as basic andninteresting The characters are flat with no self awareness or growth and lacking any sort of depth that made them feel alive or real The dialog is so stilted and cliche The relationship between Max and Hanna is awkward and a little creepy with Max badgering Hanna Web Penetration Testing with Kali Linux - Third Edition: Explore the methods and tools of ethical hacking with Kali Linux until she relents and goes out with him There is no spark in the writing no creativity in the plot nothing that took a hold of me and surprised me not even a little Thenfolding of the plot wasn t interesting It meandered along with events happening when it was convenient to move the plot along and not because it made sense based on what was going on Even the mystery that the book blurb alludes to is tackled with so little thought and originality with no explanation other than some generic words thrown inIn the end I didn t develop any kind of connection with this story If I had to se one word to describe my impression of how it was written it would be Lazy That is the honest truth 35 starsThis book was about WWII and the time in Germany leading p to it a romance music and time travel I liked it but didn t love it Hanna and Max found each other by accident or was there a reason they found each other Whether it was an accident or for a reason their love for each other was never endingMax walked in on Hanna practicing her violin and much to his surprise she wasn t too happy to have him there It did take a lot to get her attention but once he did he couldn t stay awayWe travel back and forth in time and learn of Hanna s passion for music her violin and MaxIN ANOTHER TIME tells the story of Max and Hanna before and after the war Hanna is the main focus after the war because something happened to her that caused her to lose the memory of ten years but not the memory of Max and her marvelous talent of playing the violinMax isn t mentioned after the war except in Hanna s memories It is heartbreakingWe see Max before the war and interestingly we are introduced to the mystery of what could be behind the door in the bookshop that Max s father had always forbidden him to enterThe love between Max and Hanna was the main focus as well as the love of books and music You will keep hoping Hanna and Max find each otherIN ANOTHER TIME is beautifully and smoothly written with characters you will want to know betterMs Cantor immediately pulls you into the story line and into the lives of the characters with her marvelous tale and her well researched story line Readers will get a glimpse into a personal side of WWIIIN ANOTHER TIME is a beautiful beautiful. A sweeping historical novel that spans Germany England and the United States and follows a young couple torn apart by circumstance leading Newtons Cannon (The Age of Unreason, up to World War II and the family secret that may prove to be the means for survival Love brought them together But only time can save them1931 Germany Bookshop owner Max Beissinger meets Hanna Ginsberg a budding concert violinist and immediately he feels a powerful chemistry between them It isn’t long before they fall in love and begin making plans for the future As their love affairnfolds over the next five years the climate drastically changes in Germany as Hitler comes to power Their love is tested with the new. Mohsin Hamid wrote about doors people went through to get to other countries He mostly Bonsái used it as a metaphor for immigration allowing him not to have to focus on the physical journey In In Another Time I wasnprepared for the magical time travel that happened in the closet but was pleasantly surprised Unexplainable supernatural elements like this are not often A Want of Kindness used in historical fiction How did you comep with the ideaI really wanted to explore the A Little Kinder uestion of what made people leave or not leave Germany during Hitler s rise to power in the leadp to WWII I spoke with a Holocaust survivor who d been a young Jewish girl in Berlin at the time She said her parents refused to leave saying it was their country too They were Germans too So I thought a lot about what it means to love your country and feel allegiance to your country even if terrible things start happening And how hard it would ve been to fathom how horrible everything would eventually get if you
Were Living There Inliving there in years The JAPAN 1/1M3. uestion I set out to answer before I even sat down to write the book was what if you had every way and means possible to leave even a magical escape would you still want to stay I just accepted the magic and immersed myself in the lives of the wonderful characters Hanna and Max Did you ever consider explaining of the details regarding time traveling through the closet How did you decide what to explain and what to leavensaidI definitely don t see this a science fiction novel in any way even though time travel does play a small role like you said So I never wanted to get bogged down in the details of how it worked And Max is a bookshop owner a reader not a scientist so I didn t believe as a character he would get bogged down in these details either My goal was to
Explain Enough To Make The Plot Andenough to make the plot and s actions make sense but not too much where the book became science fiction than historical fiction Your novel has Max s story and Hanna s story each from their own perspective Did you write them alternating chapters like we read them or did you create each character s narrative separately I wrote them exactly in the order that you read them as they appear in the book now alternating chapters It did get a little confusing and at a certain point as I was drafting about 100 pages in I stopped and made a giant chart on the wall of my office to keep track of where each character was in each year how old each was etc But I felt I needed to write the book the way it would eventually read so I could get the pacing and the story arc right in the first draft When I went back and revised however I did pull each story out and revise each one separately to make sure it was all coherent and made sense in order All the chapters are n Jillian Cantor is a favorite author of mine I ve read and loved all her books If you are a hist fic fan like me her books are must reads In Another Time is the most beautiful historical love story Not a romance but an authentic emotional love storyIt s also a story about the love for music Hanna is a violinist and her violin is what gets her through some horrific times Survival is another theme How does one continue through the motions when your reality is WWII you are Jewish and your dearest love is lostOverall I was completely wrapped p in this story and its characters In Another Time is a stunning and memorable tale of love and war I received a complimentary copy All opinions are my own Many of my reviews can also be found on my blog wwwjennifertarheelreadercom. Ra to play in she throws herself completely into her music to keep alive her lifelong dream of becoming a concert violinist But the music also serves as a balm to heal her deeply wounded heart and she eventually gets the opening she long hoped for Even so as the days months and years pass taking her from London to Paris to Vienna to America she continues to be haunted by her forgotten past and the fate of the only man she has ever loved and cannot forgetTold in alternating viewpoints Max in the years leading p to WWII and Hanna in the ten years after In Another Time is a beautiful novel about love and survival passion and music across time and continents. .