a very sweet book, April 16, 2002
Reviewer: Brenda Condit "satinskper" (Albuquerque, NM USA) - See all my reviews
This is the first book I've read by this author and I really enjoyed it. I was able to read it all in one day and I had to work today too. Its an easy read and made my day brighter.
This is a time travel book where the heroine, a modern woman named Barrett, meets up with her guardian angel Gideon. Gideon sees that her life is very unfullfilling. She has never known love even from her family and he decides there is only one way to show what love is. Send her back in time to 1887. She arrives in the body of a woman named Elizabeth who is giving birth. What an entrance. Elizabeth's husband and half brother are attending her. They can't quite figure out how the prim, proper, and very unassuming Elizabeth has sudden turned into this vocal, independant self assured woman who demand to be Barrett. Barrett has no clue as to how she has arrived. she thinks its a bad dream. She soon discovers though that its all real and she now has a baby and a angry and remote husband to deal with.
Over time she becomes adjusted to her new life and longs to have a real relationship with Chase, her husband. But something she knows nothing about stands in the way. Chase is confused and still hurt by past events but cannot deny the strong feelings he has for Barrett.
This is a sweet story with wonderful secondary characters. I will have to read more from this author.
I've enjoyed 'time travel' romances before, but this one is truly unique. Here's the information from the back of the book:
"Columbus, Ohio, 1997. When Barrett Overbrook arrived at the quaint roadside bed-and-breakfast, she was in an emotional tailspin. Her ex-boyfriend had married her twin sister that very day--and Barrett could no longer deny that the betrayal had shattered her. Soon after checking into her room, she fell into a surprisingly peaceful slumber. But by the next morning, her life had changed forever...
Columbus, Ohio, 1887. Like lightning, Barrett awoke. She was still at the same bed-and-breakfast--but its rustic charm seemed more real than ever. Everyone kept calling her by the wrong name. And she was in excruciating pain--giving birth to a baby!"
Barrett not only has to come to terms with being in another time period, she has to cope with being in another body! She suddenly has to learn to care for an infant, and the man that is her husband doesn't seem to happy to hear that she says she's from another time and place. It's a very unique time-travel romance that's really enjoyable!