Morrow, Jan 2003, 19.95, 352 pp.
Though in his early twenties, reporter Gabriel Venture knows what he wants and that is to become an international journalist visiting the globe. Currently, Gabriel is involved in a report on the Lost River Cave in New Mexico. His guide is a local teen Joy Anderson. The pair fall in love before Gabe moves on to explore and report on the Orinoco River mysteries.
Six years, eleven months, and twenty-nine days later, Harry Larkin informs Joy that they received a break with their grant running out soon. The great Gabriel Venture is coming to New Mexico to do an article on the Lost River Cave. Joy, now Dr. Anderson, is not thrilled by Gabe's return because six years ago she gave birth to his daughter that he does not know exists. How will he react to that news and how will she react to seeing the only man she ever loved are questions that disturb and concern Dr. Anderson.
THIS TIME LOVE is a rewriting of a 1980s Elizabeth Lowell tale that tightens the plot line so that the audience receives a passionate romance. Though the story line has been the major theme of many genre novels, the driven lead couple and their precocious daughter Kati along with the intertwining of speleology make the tale feel new. Warning to readers: do not to take their significant other to a cave unless it is their bedroom or one of you is a speleological expert.
This report prepared by Harriet Klausner