Yick. This is the worst Alexander I've read. The characters were dull, flat, and simply unbelievable. The plot was overly contrived and canned. And, to top it all off, the writing was blase. Alexander can, and has, done much better.
I loved this humorous time-travel book by one of my favorite authors!
Modern day artist a plain jane to most gets swept back to regency London this time travel books was exceptional.
Christine Feehan does it again with this wonderful story. Summary on the back:
"There is Always a Price to Pay." So Darius warned her when she accepted a position with his traveling troupe. And gazing mesmerized at the merciless slash of his mouth, the impacable resolve on his face, the souless emptiness of his black eyes, Tempest was afraid to ask what it was. She had always been different, apart from others. From the moment his arms closed around her, enveloping her in a sorcerer's spell, Darius seemed to understand her unique gifts. But did his kiss offer the love and belonging she sought or a danger more potent than his own panthers? Somewhere deep inside herself, Tempest realized she knew the answer. She had no choice but to accept the velvet stroke of his tongue, submit to the white-hot heat piercing her skin. Welcome an erotic pleasure like no other...
711450099 author CHRISTINE MICHELS title BEYOND BETRAYAL GREAT
That is the right ISBN-10 # but the title is
CLOUDCASTLE by Nan Ryan
A historical romance
Yesterday & Forever by Victoria Alexander
Published in 1995, this seems to be Victoria's first book and excellent as always. This is a time travel book. From 1995 to 1880.
Artist Margaret Masterson, Maggie, has not found her place in this world as of yet. She goes with her sister Kiki to London and one minutes she's getting in a unique carriage with what seems to be a Gnome like fellow and next thing she wakes up in a strange bedroom and world. Her hosts claim she is in 1880 England and she soon figures out that it's true.
For an outgoing American Maggie has much to learn to survive in this new time era. She was zapped from May 12, 1995 and not it's April 12, 1880 so she has hopes of her Gnome returning for her in a month. It don't take long for her to butt heads with her host Adam Coleridge, a man use to woman being less intelligent. His sister Lydia on the other hand, always did like to flaunt the rules and enjoys learning of the future and how women live in Maggie's time.
Adam awaits for his guest to awake after she basically was thrown onto him from a carriage out of the fog. After investigating her clothes and what she carried in her odd satchel, he can't believe it but she seems to be from a time in the future. One hundred and seventy-seven years in the future. And he is effected by her in ways he never had been before, both good and bad. She does not understand their ways and she speaks like a guttersnipe at times. She leaves her room in her nightclothes!
When the month is over will Adam and Maggie be waiting to toss her back in the carriage, if in fact it returns, or will their hearts be breaking as they are torn from each others worlds? Towards the end I was glad to have a box of Kleenex handy, in case like me you are prone to tears you may want some handy as well.