Cassandra Donatelli walked away from an abusive husband who caused the death of her unborn child and steps into another time and life.
Tombstone 1890, Cassandra now using the name of Cassie Donavan somehow is transported from modern day Tombstone to an ear and life she had never known. Unable to understand how or why she must find a way to get back or learn to live in this new found freedom form those who were still seeking her. She befriends Rose Flanagan, who not only gives her an alibi of how she got her but also becomes her closest friend. Though she keeps the secret of her appearance there from everyone it seems to remind her she canít stay.
Marshal Jack McCaffrey seems to be curious about her and her background yet Rose explains itís part of his job. A nurse by profession, Callie must find a way to help these people with procedures that are common place in the 20th century, yet thought unbelievable in this time. With her first opportunity to go back to her time arises she refuses to help Rose. But one wonders is that the real reason?
She has become fond of Rose yes but the Marshal has also sparked feelings in her that she hadnít expected.
Although their first few meetings were not what one would call romantic, one could feel that these two were destined for each other. Can this modern day woman find her way back to her time or does she really want to? Is the bond of friendship strong enough to keep her there or is it something more? Will Jack McCaffrey offer her a place in time or a lifetime in a place she belongs?
Walk through that
portal and find yourself in Callie's shoes. Experience the passion and
excitement that is as wild and untamed as the time. I feel readers will
love the characters and will be waiting for a sequel if there is to be
one. I was drawn to Callie from the beginning, I felt her a strong
willed woman who took a chance on happiness and found that one special
someone many search a lifetime for and never find.
I think it will be a
favorite among readers.
Reviewed by Louise Riveiro - Mitchell
for The Road to Romance
April 2, 2004