Zebra, Sep 2002, 5.99, 320 pp.
In 1783 Charleston, South Carolina, the gypsy woman accosts Irish Sea Captain Declan O'Shea, who is polite, but starts to move on. However, she offers him several items of jewelry and still being courteous, he chooses a medallion containing an amulet. Not long afterward, Declan survives a shipwreck that leaves him on the beach of Sunset Key, Florida, circa 2002.
Declan meets accountant Libby Grayson, raising a five-year-old by herself ever since Brett Ritter deserted them. As Declan and Libby begin to fall in love, he wonders if he will stay in this fascinating time with his beloved and her cherished son while she questions her choice in men as he is obviously a lunatic.
SAY YOU'RE MINE is an amusing time travel romance starring a besieged modern day woman and a roguish eighteenth century charmer. The support cast, especially her child, enables the audience to better understand the lead protagonists. The story line is fun though Declan adapts too easily to the technology. Still fans will have a good time and want to read more works from Julie McCoy (see YOU'RE THE ONE and I DREAM OF YOU).
This report prepared by Harriet Klausner