Love lock in TIME BETWEEN US to be removed from Pont des Arts


If you wander through Paris, you may stumble across the Pont des Arts bridge. It looks like no bridge you’ve ever seen before. Attached to the wire railings are locks – dozens, hundreds, thousand of locks attached to every surface of the bridge. Each one has a declaration of love written on it. The keys to each lock have been thrown into the river below.

Or, at least, that’s what it used to look like. But so many people have declared their love and attached a lock to the bridge that the bridge has become unsafe, and workers are dismantling the bridge due to the weight.

But what does this have to do with YA books?

time between us tamara ireland stoneTamara Ireland Stone’s Time Between Us is a love story between a girl named Anna and a time traveler named Bennett. Bennett can travel through time and space – so he abandons 2012 San Fransisco to meet Anna in 1995 Chicago, and together, they try to figure out how far they can go, and if their love can stand the test of time.

Within the canon of of the Time Between Us series, Bennett and Anna place a lock on the bridge – and in the real world, author Tamara Ireland Stone visited Paris and attached one to the bridge on their behalf.

“This is one of the many reasons I love writing time travel stories,” wrote Stone on her website. “No one knows who hung the first lock on Pont des Arts, so [within the canon of the story]Anna and Bennett get to travel back to 1995 start the trend.”

However, with the bridge’s locks being cleaned out, the lock Stone attached for Bennett and Anna will vanish into the ether – unless, of course, they travel through time and attach another.

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