Time is Eternity

The Full Circle Series Book 3

Romance - Contemporary
416 Pages
Reviewed on 08/29/2021
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Reviewed by Maureen Dangarembizi for Readers' Favorite

Time is Eternity by Annette G. Anders is the third book in the Full Circle romance series. Luca Harrison and Josephine ‘Jo’ Alberts have close family ties and a friendship spanning over two decades. Luca has gotten the promotion he always wanted but that means moving away from New York. And moving away from Jo. Though they have been friends for a long time, it is only now they realize that what they feel might just be a little more. For Jo, transitioning from friends to lovers may just be a little too awkward especially when she isn’t sure if her long-time crush feels the same. With the dark cloud of Covid 19 looming over the world, her work at the gym comes to an end. Can she ever recover her lost money and realize her dream of opening a yoga studio? As for Luca, bringing a little New York magic to Washington DC may be what he needs to be happy if only he’s brave enough.

Annette G. Anders is a great storyteller who knows how to portray a heartwarming friendship. Luca and Jo were just so good together. They were like an old married couple without the label. I liked that these characters brought out the importance of friendship in a good long-lasting marriage. Yes, sex is great and wonderful but it takes more to build something that lasts. It was refreshing to read a true romance without people ripping their clothes off every five minutes. The secondary characters were also great and made me want to read their stories too. Time Is Eternity is named after a poem by Henry Van Dyke. I found it profound and a great theme for Luca and Jo’s journey to love. For those looking for slow-burn clean romance, this one is for you. ‘But for those who love, time is eternity.’

Jennifer Ibiam

Josephine was an accomplished yoga instructor and personal trainer. Luca was a renowned journalist with a solid career. He was best friends with Josephine, them having known each other since they were kids. Both were independent and didn’t see the need for companionships. Their careers were the focus. However, new feelings developing between them threatened to break all their set down rules. Unfortunately, Luca would have to leave for New York because he was promoted by his office just when they were trying to sort out their emotions. Then tragedy struck and Jo needed her friend. Will he put his career before Jo as per usual? Will Luca and Jo cross the boundary of friendship and let love lead? Read Time is Eternity by Annette G. Anders to get the full story.

Time is Eternity by Annette G. Anders is a contemporary romance novel that was fun to read. I loved that the story was rooted in family, lifelong friendships, and bonds. The plot was unique and the story’s development was superb and realistic. I can relate to being friends with someone for so many years that they lose their appeal for me and I take them for granted. However, I look at them closely one day, and it hits me; this person is gorgeous, smart, accomplished, an Empath, and I’m in love with them. The close shave with George was another learning curve. Greed is a snare and Jo was lucky. I loved Annette’s storytelling style, it engaged me and offered reading satisfaction. Thumbs up to Annette.

Christian Sia

Time is Eternity is book three in the Full Circle series by Annette G. Anders and a gripping contemporary novel that I devoured in one sitting. Luca Harrison is a free man. He is free in the sense that he doesn’t feel burdened by the responsibility of someone else: wife, children, or girlfriend. Recently promoted to his dream job, he wants to stay focused, but he can’t ignore Josephine Alberts. She has suffered many tragic events that have left her vulnerable and emotionally broken. When she turns to Luca, she is looking at a best friend. But Luca left her once, back when she needed him most. As her heart opens to him, she is uncertain of what might happen. Can Luca and Jo take a second chance to discover what it feels like to love?

First off, I was so eager to know what happens next to this couple, and Annette G. Anders did a marvelous job in having me guess as I followed the emotions of Luca and Jo. The descriptions are beautiful, and the ability to write about human feelings and the emotions of the heart in a way that feels real to readers becomes a trademark of this novel. The themes of loss and friendship are extensively explored, and beyond the romance, readers will find poignant lessons in the human connection between Luca and Josephine. Time is Eternity is delightful, emotionally rich, and beautifully paced.

Divine Zape

Annette G. Anders’s Time is Eternity is the third book in The Full Circle Series, and it is a tightly written, deftly plotted contemporary romance with compelling characters. Luca Harrison is in the heyday of his youth and career, recently promoted to his dream job, and he has no plans of getting tied down to a woman. Spending time with his friends is enough. Josephine Alberts has been friends with Luca for a long time, and when she suffers a devastating loss, Luca is the one person she can turn to for strength, even if he has left her before when she needed him. As they are pulled toward each other, can they break their personal barriers and move past the friendship zone?

Time is Eternity is a heartwarming, beautiful story highlighting the power of friendship and exploring one woman’s journey in dealing with pain and loss. It is emotionally stirring, multilayered, and features characters that readers will stick with. The characters evolve naturally through the story, and I enjoyed the author’s ability to infuse them with humanity and put them in real and convincing situations. They are genuinely flawed, and their vulnerability is written skillfully to build the connection between the reader and the characters. Annette G. Anders has the gift of exquisite prose. She explores the characters' inner world in an engaging way, allowing readers to experience their emotions and the warmth of their humanity. The characters are solidly written, the plot intelligently executed, and the conflict finely developed.

Rabia Tanveer

Time is Eternity is the third book in The Full Circle Series by Annette G. Anders. Josephine “Jo” Alberts is a simple girl with simple needs. Low maintenance with big dreams, Jo cannot wait to move to New York to fulfill her dreams and make them come true. However, when tragedy strikes, Jo has no idea what to do and who to turn to. Luca Harrison is a no-strings-attached kind of guy. He is a happy, single man who enjoys his life and his job immensely. Luca is not looking for any attachments at the moment, so imagine his surprise when he meets Jo after such a long time and decides that maybe tying himself down would not be a bad option. But it has been years since the two spent some time together. Can Jo and Luca give their relationship another chance and move beyond friendship?

Kudos to Annette G. Anders for writing a comforting and satisfying story once more in Time is Eternity. Annette has a flair for words. She creates characters who are realistic and incredibly fun to read. Luca is very charming, and he knows it. Jo is a special kind of person. She has dreams, aspirations and she is ready to fight for what she wants in her life. The story is realistic, which is something I adore about Annette’s stories. You will never find characters or plot points that are unrealistic and too hard to imagine. I love how Jo and Luca come together, try to find their way back into each other’s lives, and offer support. This is a partnership above all, and that is what makes this story incredible to me.