An interesting tale of a hope chest and the three women who hold the secret key. Lady Amanda Pratt in 1820's England, modern day Martina Chamberlain and Sara Tolliver from the year 2405 are the heroines of the three stories. Three women, three centuries and one destiny. A good read.
A glossy wooden box, inlaid with an image of a dark-haired woman. Its mysteries sealed tight for generations. Or were they?
The reclusive Maxwell Wolford, Earl of Dorsey, acquires the box-only to discover that the beautiful Lady Amanda Pratt holds the key to its secrets-and his heart. . .
Tina Chamberlain's fiancé, Ryan Kinsey, is convinced the unusual box in her possession contains the secret to his research at NASA. But what Tina needs to discover is is Ryan truly wants her-or the box only she can unseal. . .
During her studies, scientist Sara Tolliver accidentally triggers a time machine, bringing a man named Kendar back from the future. . .a future where women no longer exist. Little do they guess that their only hope of being together lies in Sara's old heirloom chest. As does the future of love itself. ..
I'm basing my review and rating on the first story in the anthology.
Yesterday's Magic by Jacquie D'Allesandro - Lady Amanda Pratt saw the beautiful box in the window of Gibson's Antiques and curiosities, but the store was closed for lunch. When she hurried back to buy the box, she found that it had already been purchased by Maxwell Wolford, the Earl of Dorsey. Amanda attempted to buy the box from him, but he was not interested. Maxwell was a recluse who rarely ventured into town since people referred to him as "the Crazed Killer of Cardiff" after the death of his brother, the previous Earl. But the day after obtaining the box, Maxwell ends up on Amanda's doorstep requesting her help in opening the ornamental box.
This was a cute story about the box bringing the hero and heroine together. I was afraid I was going to be reading about a big misunderstanding near the end of the book, but the author chose a cute twist to wrap up the story. My rating: 4 Stars.