mirror of time Author:phyllis arthur The recurring dream of a big white house on a hill, a house that seemed to float on the slope like a ship, its chimneys like masts reaching into the sky -- and of a tall man with piercing blue eyes -- had brought Ben Lathrop back to Connecticut. Before he reached Winfield, Ben had his first glimpse of the dark-haired girl in the gray suit -- an... more »d knew that she was somehow linked with his future, a future that included the old house that had reminded his mother of living in the wing of a museum, but to Ben was like coming home. Time, Ben thought, wasn't like a river. It was like a mirror, or a succession of mirrors -- reflecting himself and the men who had lived here before him. In a strange way, he was those men, going back to the first Eben Lathrop who had built this house. Now the house and a way of life was being threatened. Not only must Ben fight for his heritage, but also for the love of beautiful Hollis Deane.« less
Ben Lathrop, a WWII Air Force Captain who served in the Pacific theater, has trouble finding his niche after returning stateside. Ben ultimately makes contact with his Connecticut grandfather who he has not seen since the age of three. In helping Ben find his roots, the author, Phyllis Arthur (pseudonym for Natalie Shipman) has penned a delightful, thought-provoking short read work of fiction, mixing in quotes from Robert Browning's âA Serenade at the Villaâ, Edgar Allen Poe's âHaunted Palaceâ, Shakespeare's âHamletâ, and Benjamin Franklin's âPoor Richard's Almanacâ.