I have just learned that there’s a name for the types of books I’ve been writing, the ones that go back and forth between two time periods: they’re called “time slip” novels. (Which you would think has something to do with time travel, but doesn’t.)
If you like time slip novels, you’ll probably like….
— Rachel Hore’s A Place of Secrets, which goes back and forth between the present and the 18th century;
— Lucinda Riley’s The Orchid House, which spans the present and World War II;
— Susanna Kearsley’s Season of Storms, in which the life of a long-dead actress and her modern namesake collide, as well as her beloved first novel, Mariana, in which the seventeenth century and the present are entangled;
— Anya Seton’s Green Darkness, which goes back and forth between the sixteenth century and the 1960s;
— Barbara Erskine’s Lady of Hay, which goes back and forth between the twelfth century and the present;
— Barbara Taylor Bradford’s blockbuster, A Woman of Substance, which goes back and forth between the (then) present and the eponymous woman of substance’s meteoric rise from Edwardian chamber maid to department store magnate;
— and The Ashford Affair, which hops back and forth between our modern heroine, in 1999, and the tumultuous life of her grandmother, from a childhood in an Edwardian great house through World War I and the Jazz Age.
What are your favorite time slip novels?