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Love Spell, Jan 2002, 5.99, 362 pp.
ISBN: 0505525759

    In Colorado's San Juan Mountains, Cara Reynolds had just remarked to her parents how her sixteenth birthday celebration was the best day of her life when the car crash occurred. Michael MacPherson finds the injured Cara and takes her inside a mine tunnel so she could warm up. By morning, Michael is gone and her grandfather is there with help. Her parents are dead.
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    Years later, Michael is shot and goes to the same haven he took and lost Cara. She finds him and takes him to her nearby cabin where she provides him medicine for his wounds. As the twosome fall in love they realize that he is from the late nineteenth century and she is from the late twentieth century. Cara concludes that she has a mission to correct the misdeeds of the past. However, to succeed she must learn how to use her sixteenth birthday silver heirloom present to open the quantum entrance to the mine.

    THE PROMISE is a wild seesawing ride between centuries that initially will bewilder the reader with its switching between the present and the past. However, this reviewer promises that if given the chance, the audience will enjoy the journey. The story line is charged with an abundance of action that enables the lead characters to seem real. The support crew provides enough depth along with specific tidbits to insure fans know which century they are in at any moment. Dee Davis furbishes a time travel romance that Quantum Leap off the pages into the hearts of her readers.

Harriet Klausner

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   2000+ (Present Day) Action/suspense subplot?    -   Yes Action:    -   search for magical solution Hidden Identity/Secret Motive    -   Yes Is really...    -   from another time In love with caretaker or teacher    -   Yes 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


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?    -   80% Focus of story    -   equally on him and her How much dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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