Lindas Book Obsession Reviews “In Another Time” by Jillian Cantor, HarperPerennial, March 2019
Jillian Cantor, Author of “In Another Time” has written an intense, captivating, emotional, intriguing, enthralling, poignant, and beautifully written novel. The Genres for this novel are Historical Fiction, Fiction, Romance, and a little Science Fiction with Time Travel. The timeline for this story is between 1931 and 1946. The timeline does go to the past or future when it pertains to the characters or events in the story. The author describes her interesting characters as complex and complicated. In this novel, Jillian Cantor has layered a story with love, war, music, books, family, loss and hope.
Max Beissenger, a book store owner first meets Hanna Ginsberg, a talented concert violinist in 1931. Max is immediately drawn to Hanna, and feels her music can be compared to fire and passion. The two are like magnets and are attracted to one another. As time goes on in Germany, it becomes apparent that Hanna is in grave danger, because she is Jewish.
Max has a secret special closet in his store and home, and he is certain no one could possible understand what it means. Max leaves for months at a time, and is convinced that he can save Hanna.
With Hitler in power, Germany is a devastating place for any Jew.
In 1946, Hanna finds herself in Berlin near a church. She has no memories of the last ten years. The amazing thing is that Hanna does have the memory to play the violin as well as before. What has happened in the last ten years? What has happened to Max? I highly recommend this amazing novel to readers who enjoy a thought-provoking and well written story. I received an ARC from Edelweiss for my honest review.