Trek Lit Reviews has a review up for “Star Trek: The Next Generation: 5 A Time To Love”:
A Time to Love, which is the fifth book in the A Time To series, kicks off a duology by author Robert Greenberger. The events of the previous novels, in which the luster of the Enterprise has dulled somewhat, are taking their toll on the ship and crew. In fact, a number of crewmembers have requested transfer off of the Enterprise, while the new personnel who have recently transferred in are not of the same caliber that the Enterprise crew is used to. One such crewmember is Anh Hoang, a new addition to the Enterprise‘s engineering staff. We learn that she lost her entire family in the Breen attack on Earth (in the Deep Space Nine episode “The Changing Face of Evil”), and that due to this trauma, she has had a difficult time socializing with other people, an issue that Troi attempts to tackle in her role as ship’s counselor. Because this is just the first book of two, we don’t see this part of the story pay off right away, which led me to dismiss it as unrelated to the overall narrative. However, we do return to it in the next book, and ultimately Hoang’s story is resolved.