Connect Five Friday – Dual Timeline Novels


It’s time once again for Connect Five Friday, hosted at Book Date by Kathryn – the meme where we share five book/reading things that connect in some way.

I’ve always been fascinated by dual timeline novels – to see glimpses of the past and how they tie to the present. My favourite author, Susanna Kearsley, has written so many of these kinds of novels. Here are five of my favourites (all 5* for me):

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The Rose Garden                        A Desperate Fortune               The Winter Sea

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Bellewether                                 The Firebird

Here are 5 dual timeline novels I’ve also read and enjoyed:

The Gown by Jennifer Robson

Sarah’s Key by Tatiana de Rosney

Outlander by Diana Gabaldron

The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield

Letters from Skye by Jessica Brocknole

Here are 5 more that I haven’t read but hope to:

Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate

The Alice Network by Kate Quinn

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid

The Lost Apothecary by Sarah Penner

The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton

Which dual time-line novel would you recommend?

4 thoughts on “Connect Five Friday – Dual Timeline Novels

  1. I often hate going into a dual timeline because just as one timeline is really good it jumps to the other, but I still read and enjoy them. I have read one Susanna Kearsley that I liked but don’t think it was any of these. And really enjoyed The Gown and well Outlander – the best! Lucinda Riley’s Seven Sisters books are all dual timelines and very good. And Susan Meissner does it well too.

    • Thanks for those suggestions Kathryn. I just received my first Riley book from the library. Have read at least one by Meissner – will check both out for more.

  2. I love dual timeline novels too. I have only had a chance to read one of Kearsley’s books, but I do want to read more. I love her writing style. The Thirteenth Tale is a favorite of mine too. I hope you have a great week!

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