"An exciting Western romance and something more"
In 1880 Georgia, Reverend Martin performs the marriage
ceremony that will wed Wade Preston and Elizabeth
Radcliffe. However, before she can complete her vows,
shots are fired leaving a dead groom whose last words to
his beloved is "We'll meet again".
Two years later, a still grieving Elizabeth heads to
Wyoming to stay with her Aunt Dr. Victoria Sills. However,
robbers stop her coach and steal her valuables. A stunned
Elizabeth believes one of the thieves sounds just like and
has the eyes of her beloved but dead Wade. Not long
afterward, two men carry an unconscious male to Doc
Victoria. The man is Wade even if he claims to be Quinn
Banning. He wonders why Elizabeth has not turned him into
the law and she wonders how the man she buried is standing
in Wyoming. Yet love flourishes between the Georgia peach
and the Wyoming bandit.
TO MEET AGAIN is an exciting western romance that grips
the reader from the first page to the last. The action is
non-stop as Quinn plays a dangerous game that Elizabeth
cannot help but join. The characters are fully developed,
but in the end it is the rich plot including whether a
pinch of the paranormal, divine intervention, or a weird
coincidence occurred that stirs the fans. That is part of
the pleasure for the audience who will bow to the skills of
Elaine Barbieri that enable the author to hook the crowd
into reading all 375 pages in one delightful sitting.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted September 24, 2001
Established author, Elaine Barbieri, has written another romantic saga of two lovers destined to be together.
Thea Radcliffe leaves the Georgia clay behind as she travels to Wyoming in 1882 to live with her aunt, Victoria. Still devastated by the loss of her fiancÚ, Wade, as he was shot at the altar two years prior, Victoria plans to start anew. But, in a romantic twist of fate, the stagecoach on which Thea is traveling is robbed, and the robber's eyes are the same as Wade's. And when he shows up at Dr. Victoria's door, injured and needing assistance, the resemblance is uncanny.
Thea must reconcile her feelings for Wade with Quinn Banning, an outlaw and a dead ringer for her deceased fiancÚ. Though many historicals address the concepts of love and loss, few heroines face finding a new love that looks identical to the lost one. In a clever reawakening, Thea must find the strength to love Quinn Banning, the whole man, the outlaw, as he is the man who loves her in return.
Subplots of romance between supporting characters as well as mini-mystery searching for stolen gold add another dimension to this read. Additionally, there is the ever-present doubt as to Quinn's true identity. Fans of Ms. Barbieri won't be disappointed when looking for a pleasing fast-paced romance.