"Insightful time travel romance"
Her Comanche grandmother told Kris Baldwin many tales
about their people; thus, though a mixed breed, Kris is
comfortable with her duel heritage and even wears the
stone that her Indian Grandmother gave her. Kris goes
swimming in Barton Springs, Texas when she notices a stone
like the one she wears around her neck. She also sees an
Indian warrior gesturing for her to come to him.
Bewildered, Kris almost drowns, but the Indian saves her
More baffling to Kris is how she ended up a century and
half in the past. She concludes that she is in a graphic
dream and his People refuse to accept that Kris is a
powerful person sent to help the villagers. Only her
rescuer Black Eagle believes otherwise. Kris begins to
understand first hand the plight that is glossed over in
modern day (that is her biological era) history books and
what will happen to the various tribes. She duels with
two deep contrary feelings of loving Black Eagle and
knowing that she must return to use her knowledge to help
her mother's People even as the evil Coyote Droppings
wants to destroy her so she cannot help anyone.
This insightful time travel romance emphasizes the era
with a realistic portrayal of the inner conflict that
Indians struggled with as the tribes contend with self-
respect and love for the land vs. overwhelming odds of war
with the Anglos and certain devastation. The romance is
solid and the cast offers a fabulous look into the past.
Readers also receive a deep thought provoking tale that
has relevance to what is happening in Iraq. Award winning
newcomer Kate Lyon is an author worth keeping an eye on if
TIME'S CAPTIVE is any indication of her talent.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted June 6, 2004