Pocket, Jul 2003, 6.99, 384 pp.
Two years ago, associate lawyer Katerina Piretti's beloved fiancé, Baltimore Sun investigative reporter Peter Dulaney, committed suicide. Kat has had problems accepting the official verdict, especially since she suffers from dreams in which Peter asks for her help.
On Secretary's Day, Kat takes the office assistant to the renowned ANGEL CAFÉ where owner Stephen Carmichael performs a reading that she can see is bogus until he says that Peter did not kill himself. Stephen hires Tia Melody whose readings seem so accurate she begins to have a fan following to see if she can ‘see' more for Kat. As Peter and Kat fall in love, they struggle with happenings that seem more appropriate for the Twilight Zone rather than the lives of a lawyer and a restaurateur.
This paranormal romance will make true believers out of the most cynical of doubters that there is another “realm” out there. The story line moves a bit slow at first as Jill Morrow insures the audience fully understands the motives and concerns of the lead protagonists and some support players, and Tia's “gift”. This is a special treat, so much so, sub-genre fans will visit ANGEL CAFÉ for more than one reading.
This report prepared by Harriet Klausner