ImaJinn, May 2002, 14.50, 300 pp.
Christopher Dunlap, the ninth Earl of Westerham is a very wealthy and respected member of polite society in 1812 Regency, England. He has a town house in London but his love for the land allows him to spend much of his time seeing to his country estate. One night he is riding his horse from London to his country estate when he simply appears in a car in 1981 Eastport, Connecticut.
Jessica Lund is shocked and very afraid when the handsome man in Regency clothes suddenly appears in her car. It takes her awhile to believe he is a Regency traveler who has journeyed through time. Once she comes to accept he's not crazy, she takes him into her house and eases him into the ways of the twentieth century. They fall in love and give into their passion but in the back of their minds they are always wondering if Christopher will be returned to his own time.
This reviewer read LOVE ONCE IN PASSING when it first came out and thought it was a beautiful love story twenty-one years ago and after rereading Jo Ann Simon's time travel today the novel remains a fantastic reading experience. The characters are timeless and somehow believable and the reader hopes they get the happily ever after they so desperately want. To find out the answers to that question, the audience will want to read LOVE ONCE AGAIN coming next month.
This report prepared by Harriet Klausner