GRAND DESIGN by KAREN FOX
The Perfect Prince Charming
Restoring old paintings for Hope Springs' Historical Society isn't exactly what frustrated artist Cynda Madison wants from her career, but she has no idea just how challenging her job will become when she works on the damaged portrait of devastatingly handsome Prince Dimitri Karakov found in the ruined Chesterfield Hotel. Moved by the tragic loss of a young, vital man, Cynda begins to investigate his death. When she finds the painting's tarnished nameplate in the ruined hotel's hope chest, she is instantly swept back in time to 1887 where she meets the prince
himself--very much alive and disturbingly attractive. Cynda knows she must prevent Dimitri's death to get back to her own life--but can she prevent herself from falling in love?
Hope Chest Series
The historical Chesterfield Hotel once offered visitors the graceful charm of its sumptuous rooms and the healing waters of its nearby hot springs. In the present day, as five people unearth the hotel's century-old hope chest, each will be transported back to a bygone age--and transformed by the timeless power of true love.
ENCHANTMENT by Pam McCutcheon
FIRE WITH FIRE by Paula Gill
GRAND DESIGN by Karen Fox
STOLEN HEARTS by Laura Hayden
AT MIDNIGHT by Maura McKenzie
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"A delightful and dramatic time travel"
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted July 13, 2001
Cynda Madison hates restoration projects as she simply
wanted to paint, but a struggling artist must eat. She
currently works for the Hope Springs Historical Society,
which plans the major July 4th festival to raise money for
the restoration of the once glorious Chesterfield Hotel.
Cynda cleans a portrait of Read more...
"Wyrd and Wonderful Time Travel"
Reviewed by Leslie Tramposch
Posted July 19, 2001
GRAND DESIGN by Karen Fox is the third of five
the Hope Chest series written by members of the Wyrd
Sisters critique group. The tales revolve around the
fire-damaged Chesterfield Hotel, which little over a
had offered every luxury to it's well Read more...
"1887 Prince fiinds modern women is his destiny"
Reviewed by Cy Korte
Posted January 15, 2002
Artist Cynda Madison is supporting herself by restoring
paintings. While working on the damaged portrait of Prince
Dimitri Karakov for Hope Springs Historical Society, Cynda
learns that he was shot and killed at the Chesterfield
Hotel. Intrigued, she visits the Chesterfield and finds it
abandoned except for a chest. Inside Read more...