The Hourglass Author:Barbara Metzger Another Time — It seems a million years have passed since Imogene Macklin moved among society. A soldier's widow tending the wounded at Waterloo, Genie is no longer welcome among the officers' wives. She's too poor to afford rent -- and too numb to mourn the husband whose death has forever disgraced her. And now she carries his child — A... more »nother World
Six months, I give you six months to find... the missing piece of yourself. Find it, find your humanity. If not, you will be my minion forever. With Satan's words ringing in his ears Sir Coryn of Ardsley resolves to atone for his former life as a crusader. When he returns to the world of the living and meets forlorn Genie. He know what he has to do...
Were Sir Coryn and Genie to wed, it would save her reputation -- even thought she'd be marrying a man she barely knows, who may be mad. But with nothing to her name, Genie has nothing to lose. And with his soul on the line, Coryn has everything to gain including love...« less
This book has a very interesting plot line. The main male character is a grim reaper at the beginning of the book. He wins a wager with the devil and is allowed to return to the living for 6 months to search for a certain hourglass that will restore his mortality. He immediately starts doing good deeds to right his many past wrongs. One of these deeds includes marrying Genie Macklin who was widowed when her husband was killed messing around.
This is a good book with a unique story line. I especially enjoyed the otherworldly gremlin returned to earth as a crow they call Olive.