It has really been a long time since I read a really good book, but once I picked up this one, I honestly couldn't put it down. The story line just drew me in immediately. I felt like I was there (in the story) the entire time. Time travel is a really intriguing topic. I even plan on one day visiting that hotel in San Diego, if only for a night! I hear the Travel Channel rated that particular beach in the story #2 in the nation? Of course, I couldn't wait to see the movie after finishing the book, but it goes without saying, there really isn't enough time in an hour-and-a-half long movie to put all of those little nuances you get in the story itself. The limited time in a movie makes it difficult for the characters to develop themselves, even though Jane Seymour and Christopher Reeves did a wonderful job. It's unfortunate, though, because the book is wonderful and the movie -- pretty good -- but nothing like the book. So, if nothing else, the book is a must-read; then, treat yourself to the movie as the companion. Overall, enjoy life and always enjoy a good read.