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When Shay Gerrett looks into the grotesque and evil mirror she recieves as a gift on her wedding eve, she is drawn back in time, awakening in the same house, but in another body, that of her grandmother, Brandy. The independent and headstrong Brandy is transported as well... from seventy-five years in the past into her grand-daughter, Shay's, deserted body. Shay is forced to live the life of her grandmother, being called crazy by all of society and is tortured by knowing the future and being forced to endure it. What will become of Shay and Brandy? Will they ever be able to switch back to their own bodies?
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The review of this Book prepared by Samantha Brett

Brandy was going to be married to someone she didn't know because her father wanted it that way. Shay was going to be married to a young man she loved. As Shay looked into the wedding mirror the night before her wedding she began to feel dizzy and sick. She passed out and woke up to people she didn't know and they kept calling her Brandy. Her name wasn't Brandy, her name is Shay. The woman that seemed to think she was her mother kept telling her everything would be all right she was just upset about the wedding. It took some time for Shay to realize she had gone back in time and was living in her grandmother's body. She took many efforts to try to get back to her world but it wouldn't work. She gets to see first hand how it was to live in the 1800's and the struggle it was for women.
The review of this Book prepared by Sherrie L. Jones

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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   thoughtful Time/era of story    -   1600-1899 Family, struggle with    -   Yes Struggle with:    -   wedding preparations Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Ethnic/regional/gender life    -   Yes Woman's story?    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   unemployed    -   homemaker Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   7 () Farm/Ranch?    -   Yes Farm/Ranch:    -   farm Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   very gullible, like Gomer Pyle

Writing Style

Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   descript of kissing    -   touching of anatomy    -   impregnation/reproduction    -   actual description of hetero sex    -   Weiner talk! Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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