Love Spell, Jan 2002, 5.99, 362 pp.
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.
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.
This report prepared by Harriet Klausner