Neither Present Time

Neither Present Time Can a house save the lives of the people who live in it Can an inscription written in a book over sixty years ago change the fates of people not even born when it was written Beryl Gray is solid and d

  • Title: Neither Present Time
  • Author: Caren J. Werlinger
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 150
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Can a house save the lives of the people who live in it Can an inscription written in a book over sixty years ago change the fates of people not even born when it was written Beryl Gray is solid and dependable her partner, Claire, thinks so, her family thinks so, her colleagues think so She has a long term relationship and a job she likes as a university librarian HerCan a house save the lives of the people who live in it Can an inscription written in a book over sixty years ago change the fates of people not even born when it was written Beryl Gray is solid and dependable her partner, Claire, thinks so, her family thinks so, her colleagues think so She has a long term relationship and a job she likes as a university librarian Her life seems settled, content except nothing is as it seems.Aggie Bishop s last girlfriend left her three years ago and she hasn t had a date since Her life now revolves around work and taking care of her great aunt Cory who doesn t want to be taken care of Aunt Cory still lives in the run down mansion that the rest of the family wants to sell if they can only get the old lady into a nursing home Aggie is all that stands between them and her great aunt When Beryl finds a book with a romantic inscription dated 1945, the events that follow will change the lives of all three women forever Spanning decades, this enchanting tale reminds us that some loves never fade and that sometimes, home truly is where the heart lies approx 81,000 words

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    About "Caren J. Werlinger"

    1. Caren J. Werlinger

      From the author s website I was raised in Ohio, the oldest of four children Much of my childhood was spent reading everything I could get my hands on, and writing my own variations on many of those stories where I could play the hero, rescuing the girl and winning her love Then I grew up and went to college where I completed a degree in foreign languages and later another in physical therapy where for many years, my only writing was research based, including a very dry therapeutic exercise textbook In the mid nineties, I began writing creatively again and re discovered how much fun it is My first novel, Looking Through Windows, was published in 2008 and won a GCLS award for Debut Author In 2012, I decided to begin publishing my own books under my imprint, Corgyn Publishing Corgyn s first release, Miserere, followed in late 2012 to excellent reviews.I live in Virginia with my partner, Beth, and our canine fur children.

    998 thoughts on “Neither Present Time”

    1. I think I was 14 when I first read A Portuguese Farewell, one of the most famous poems by Alexandre O'Neill. I remember reading the last three verses: and like an adolescent / I trip in tenderness / for you. And I remember thinking this is bullshit, I'm an adolescent and adolescents do not have tenderness. We have pimples. And hormones.I did not understand the message at that time. I did not understand that by saying tenderness, O'Neill wanted to simply evoke the capacity of every human being to [...]


    2. University librarian, Beryl Gray, is in a job in which she is seriously over qualified for, but enjoys doing. She also has a very low opinion of herself, thanks to outside interference. She’s the person everyone relies on. Work colleagues, friends, family and her partner Claire. Claire is a control freak. Unfortunately, others see this, but Beryl doesn’t. She thinks she’s happy in their eight year relationship. Until one day, Beryl finds out the truth about Claire. Aggie Bishop hasn’t be [...]


    3. Such a beautiful, tender book.Beryl has always been there for her family, for her controlling girlfriend Claire, for her job. She forms one thread of the narrative. The other is the passionate love shared by Corinne Bishop and her lover Helen. They are brought together by the serendipitous discovery of an old book, but they are truly united by themes of obligation and responsibility. At its heart the book asks the reader - at what point is it enough, and for these duties to end? What does it mea [...]


    4. PhenomenalI think this is a really incredible story. It spans generations and wars and really brings together issues from many different places for consideration. This is an emotional read but it is very well written.


    5. The author is great at depicting trapped characters; Margaret Braithwaite in She Sings of Old, Unhappy, Far-off Things, Leisa Yeats in Year of the Monsoon and Beryl Gray of Neither Present Time. They are so realistically portrayed that I get pulled in every time. After reading Werlinger's books, I always feel wistful that the stories have ended. Looking forward to the next great read by the author. Thumbs up!


    6. Aggie has a 93 yr old aunt that everyone else in the family wants to have her sent to a home so they can sell the family estate. As it is the aunt has had to sell most of her belongings to cover the taxes. Unknown to Corinne, some of her books have been auctioned off as well as a book that meant the world to her. Aggie moves in with Corinne to help with expenses and to look after her. Beryl lives in DC. She helps a book store owner catalogue and research the old books he has. One day she finds a [...]


    7. This is the kind of book I would normally adore. The main love story is a true love kind of story. You know which ones I'm talking about, those never ending love stories that last for a lifetime. Furthermore, in this book you get 2 love stories for the price of one and, on top of that, you also get an interesting set in time (WW2).There are also some interesting primary and secondary characters, however, there are some crucial characters in this story that you never get to know in depth (Mainly [...]


    8. The moment I started reading this book, I couldn't stop. The love, especially between Corinne and Helen is so realistically mesmerizing. There are no big dating scenes or extravagant romances; it's just two people who fell in love and try to stay in love despite all the sour things that life has thrown them both into. It's sweet and filled with so much affection that it leaves you running with bittersweet emotions from the beginning until the end. This book left me crying in the middle of night, [...]


    9. I like the story of finding an old book and trying to find its original owner. The story of Corrine and Helen was beautiful and heart breaking at the same time.


    10. For me, this is a page-turner novel with a complex storyline, like real life, and characters with baggage, like real people. It is a love story, not just a roll in the hay. Spanning three generations, the tale focuses on an elderly aunt with a past--a lesbian relationship during World War II--and a grand, old house in Ohio that contains her history. Aunt Cory, 93, wants to live in that house, filled with memories of that love, while some family members want it sold. Aggie, a professor and Cory's [...]


    11. I really, really enjoyed this book. Books that go back and forth in time can be annoying, but that writing style really worked well in this case. The two stories were so intertwined that it was a perfect way to tell them both.I still have a lump in my throat


    12. Aggie, Corinne, Helen and Beryl, I enjoyed each of them and their friends. What a wonderful story (past and present) about books, love, houses, and friendship. I have enjoyed each of Werlinger's books. They appear so real and reach into the depths of the reader's soul and make a connection. How each character is described has the reader engrossed in their lives cheering and/or booing loudly.



    13. Such a beautiful story. Corinne and Helen's love story was heartbreaking and beautiful all at the same time. I absolutely loved this, it was a special book with warm and kind-hearted characters.Beryl, Aggie and Ridley -- There was true love between Beryl and Aggie. There was true friendship between Beryl and Ridley. The character development was on point.There's only one thing I hated and was pretty disappointed about: the reinforcement of gay stereotypes. A quote from the book: "You’ve got to [...]


    14. Lovely storyI thoroughly enjoyed getting to know and care about the characters in this book. The author reveals their flaws with grace and eloquence so that even the characters I disliked, I felt compassion for. The love stories are complicated, but isn't life like that? I will be recommending this tender story to others.


    15. It has been a long time since a book touched me like thisI still have tears in my eyes as I type this. I haven't cried like this over a book in a very long time. I fell in love with every character, and I couldn't put it down. A love that lasts for a lifetime and beyond.


    16. Finally, a lesbian love story without any sort of huge misunderstanding that breaks a couple up when it could have been all fixed with a simple "hey, I saw this and thought".A sweet story, and I cried a little too. I will definitely check out other books by this author.


    17. Laughed and cried and loved this story! Book starts out kind of confusing introducing various characters stories. Chapter 6 found myself still attempting to figure out who’s who. Nice visuals, could actually smell lilacs and old books! I laughed and cried and loved this story!


    18. Laughed and cried and loved this story!Book starts out kind of confusing introducing various characters stories. Chapter 6 found myself still attempting to figure out who’s who. Nice visuals, could actually smell lilacs and old books! I laughed and cried and loved this story!



    19. Really enjoyed this book, my first by Ms Werlinger. Good character development and an interesting story kept my interest. Just an overall good read.




    20. This is one of those stories that make me own being a woman. So glad to have read it.These characters will continue to live in my mind, I’m sure of it.




    21. Quite liked this book. Story was good and I loved how the back story was intertwined with the current times.


    22. Phenomenal story! I can honestly say this is one of the best romance novels I have ever had the pleasure of reading! It was breathtakingly. Such powerful moments throughout the entire thing. A must read (if you can appreciate the beauty of a female/female love story)!


    23. ExcellentWhat an enjoyable read. The story is so full of experience and love. Love in a much different time. If you want to be taken there with these women, then read this book.


    24. WonderfulI absolutely loved this book. Ms. Werlinger did a fantastic job of defining the characters- some of them charming, others despicable - and I really enjoyed the way she seamlessly took the story from past to present and back.This is the first of Ms. Werlinger's books that I've read, but it won't be the last.


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