It is rare that I ever cry while reading a book - movies yes but it takes a lot for a book to make me cry for some reason but The Time Traveler's Wife did it. The Time Traveler's Wife is my 4th book completed for the Orbis Terrarum Challenge and I am so glad I decided to add it to my list.
I had actually tried to read the book a couple of years ago when we were travelling in Japan but I just couldn't get in to it then for some reason. When we got home I handed the book over to my best friend who finished it quickly and has raved about it ever since. I trust her judgement and we do usually like the same types of book so I gave it another go - thankfully!
The Time Traveler's Wife is the story of Henry, the time traveler, and Claire, the wife of the title. I think I was orginally put off reading the book because of the whole time traveling thing - I'm not much of a science fiction/fantasy reader and I really thought I would have to suspend some belief to get into the story - I didn't. The writing, the characters and the story all rang true and it is at it's core (I think) as one of the quotes on the back of the book states; "an old-fashioned love story" - and a beautiful one at that.