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ImaJinn, Feb 2004, 13.95, 284 pp.
ISBN 189389634x

Wealthy businessman Marcus Van Buren is honeymooning with his new bride. His personal assistant Rufus Sinclair along with parapsychologist professor Thaddeus Bookman has a very unusual assignment. They have to somehow persuade the ghosts of his ancestors, James, Jonas and Izzy to move on to the next plane and stop haunting Laguna Vista. Jonas, who admitted the mistake he made in his mortal life, is free to move on but he is waiting to go with his siblings.

Izzy is keeping something hidden and when he tries to force her to tell him what it is a whirlwind sends him back to 1923 to the home of the Van Buren siblings. Izzy, a free spirit, takes one look at him and wants to jump his bones. She intends to make Rufus husband number three but he is more interested in her best friend Grace, a barnstorming stunt pilot who doesn't want to have anything to do with love. With her attitude and Rufus's mission it will be a miracle if these two people can forge a lasting relationship.

KINDRED SPIRITS is a light-hearted time travel romance that is a witty and very enjoyable reading experience. Trapped in the past, with his only connection to his present a cell phone that can span the decades and allow him to talk to the Professor, Rufus is constantly sidetracked from his main mission by his growing feelings for Grace. Although Izzy is frivolous and a bit promiscuous, she provides much needed comic relief when the relationship between Grace and Rufus threatens to overheat.

Harriet Klausner
This report prepared by Harriet Klausner








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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   1900-1920's Action/suspense subplot?    -   Yes Action:    -   search for magical solution Fantasy/Magic    -   Yes Fantasy/Magical Lover    -   Yes

Main Male Character

Profession/status:    -   business executive Age/status:    -   20's-30's

Main Female Character

   -   20's-30's Profession/status:    -   pilot

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment What % of story is romance related?    -   70% Focus of story    -   equally on him and her How much dialog    -   significantly more dialog than descript

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