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Leisure, Oct 2001, 5.99, 394 pp.
ISBN: 0843949171

    In 1869 Wickenberg, Arizona Territory, an angry Trey Long Walker robs the bank because he feels that the financial institution failed to play fair with his father and foreclosed his family's ranch. Though Trey wanted no gunplay, a gang member fires a shot. Trey splits from his gang in disgust, but is in danger when a stallion arrives from a strange mist.

    Trey rides the horse into modern day Canyon Creek, Arizona where rancher Amanda Burkett resides. She helps him heal from his wounds. Not long afterward, thugs chasing her boyfriend force Amanda and Trey to ride the horse back to his time. As Amanda and Trey become better acquainted they fall in love, but in either time period resides dangerous individuals wanting one or both of them dead.

    Highly regarded Madeline Baker provides readers with an exciting time travel romance. When the story line settles on either end of the chronological (historical and contemporary) eras, the tale is top rate as the lead characters capture the audience's attention. The time travel subplots occur faster than the All America Futurity quarter horse race at Ruidoso Downs so that these critical transition scenes feel abrupt and incomplete. Still the marvelous Madeline Baker bakes a wonderful novel that will provide pleasure to fans of historical, contemporary, and especially time travel romances.

Harriet Klausner
The review of this Book prepared by Harriet Klausner








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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   1980's-1999 Action/suspense subplot?    -   Yes Action:    -   chased by/chasing kidnapper/killer Hidden Identity/Secret Motive    -   Yes In love with caretaker or teacher    -   Yes Falling in love with    -   Homecaring friend Time Travel    -   Yes Type of time travel    -   past to present

Main Male Character

Profession/status:    -   rancher/cowboy

Main Female Character

Age/status:    -   20's-30's Profession/status:    -   small businessman

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   West

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment What % of story is romance related?    -   60% Focus of story    -   equally on him and her How much dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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