Love and Gravity by Samantha Sotto

LoveandGravityI read Samantha Sotto’s novel Love and Gravity in two sittings over one day, and loved it – 5 stars from me.

Andrea Louviere is seven years old the first time he appears. While she’s alone in her bedroom, practicing her beloved cello, the light shivers and a crack forms in the wall. Through the crack, she sees a candle, a window, a desk—and a boy. Though no sound travels through the wall, the boy clearly sees Andrea, too. And then, just as quickly as it opened, the crack closes, and he vanishes.
 
Over the years, summoning the bright, magnetic boy becomes something of an obsession for Andrea. Then, on her seventeenth birthday, she receives a three-hundred-year-old love letter from Isaac Newton. Andrea knows that Isaac will change the world with his groundbreaking discoveries; the letter tells Andrea that she will change him.
 
As Isaac’s letters intensify in passion and intimacy, Andrea grows determined to follow his clues to their shared destiny—despite a burgeoning romance in the present. Only when she discovers the way into Isaac’s time does Andrea realize that she faces a heartbreaking decision: between what was . . . and what might be.

I am a sucker for a time-travel romance at the best of times, but to make it so that Sir Isaac Newton did everything that he did because of love? Yes, I adored that concept.

I will admit to the odd piece of purple prose in the writing – but I was happy to overlook them because the story was so good and well woven around what is known of Newton, his achievements, and his long interest in alchemy. If all you think of when you think of Newton is a fusty old guy in a wig, think again! This story brings his younger self to life, from a small boy through to the genius we all know and love.

Totally recommended.

You can find Love and Gravity on Amazon Kindle like I did.

Love and Gravity by Samantha Sotto
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