quick easy read with interesting storyline and very likable characters that you root for throughout the whole book.
Cape Helm, Maine, 1830. Shaelyn had thought it was an act. But when she misses the town's familiar modern landmarks, she begins to realize that the ring has taken her back in time! Not only is it stack fast on her finger, trapping her in the past, but the very real ceremony she was just in has left her legally married to the handsome Alec Hawthorne, the very man who has mysteriously appeared in her dreams for as long as she can remember. Now, for the first time in her life, Shaelyn feels like she really belongs. Cape Helm, Maine, 1999. Beautiful, charming Shaelyn Sumner has never had time for love. With few friends and no true home, her job as a reporter has sent her all over the country in search of a story. Now this search has led her to Cape Helm, Maine, as the historic town prepares for the new millennium. While dressing for the reenactment of an 1830s wedding, she discovers an old-fashioned emerald and diamond ring, which she slips onto her finger for safekeeping.But can the ring that brought them together keep her united with the man she loves for all time?
Really nice story. I love this author. Her books have feeling and just pull you in.
Reviewer: NurseMare "MaryLovesBooks" -
I picked up this romance figuring it would be a quick read - it turned out to be an excellent one. This book grabbed my interest right away. The way this story was crafted, it was easy to imagine that a ring could wisk you off into the past. Once able to suspend belief, I was able to enjoy the very well created characters and well written story. You can picture the estate by the sea and our heroine falling in love.
Shaelyn has agreed to take part in a living history re-enactment on board a historic ship. She is to be the bride in the re-enactment to be married on board the ship deck. Meanwhile, back in time Alec is prepared to marry a woman who has traveled across a vast ocean to marry his younger brother in an arranged marriage. Alec wants to set his younger brother free to wed the woman he really loves by marrying the stranger. Fast forward back into the present - Shaelyn is a journalist, now dressed in a beautiful old-fashioned gown, drops her pad, pen, and tape recorder on the floor of the cabin and in searching for them, she finds a ring wedged into the floor boards. She resolves to slip it on so she will remember to return it to the ship captain. When she slips the ring onto her finger, the ship lurches about and all the lights go out. Unaware that she has been transported back in time, Shaelyn goes up on deck and Alec, believing she is his brother's betrothed, steps up onto the deck and marries her.
Thus begins a well created time travel romance. It's easy to suspend belief in this one. You grow to care about the characters. To say more would give too much away. It was a very enjoyable tale and earns 5 stars all the way.