"started out well but became disjointed and surreal"
In 1946 Grace Collins comes to a small Texas town to take
her first position as a teacher. The only child of a
wealthy oil executive and the product of an expensive
private education, none of Grace's experiences have
prepared her for the challenges she now faced. However
illiteracy and old-fashioned customs and practices are
nothing compared to ancient curses and the probability of
reincarnation. Can Grace find the strength to break the
spell and claim her love forever?
ANOTHER TIME, ANOTHER PLACE was an interesting concept
that, for me, never quite came together. The story itself
started out well; Grace and her situation as the novice
teacher in an unfamiliar environment intrigued me. When
she met Cody I was looking forward to seeing how a
relationship would develop between the highly educated
teacher and the poor, illiterate farmer. However halfway
through the story became disjointed and surreal and I was
left feeling a little cheated. It almost felt as though
different people with completely different writing styles
wrote the two halves of the book. Disappointing but,
thanks to the strength of the first few chapters, not
When city-bred, college educated Grace Collins comes to the
isolated community of Fairview to teach school she finds
herself in a world alien to anything she has ever known.
The clever, determined Grace sets about to educate its
backwoods residents and instigate change.
Then she meets Cody Slayton and immediately feels a
connection to this strange and mysterious man who is wise
beyond education and schooled in matters that Grace cannot
begin to comprehend. Is Cody the answer to Grace's elusive
dreams or is he the reincarnation of her worst nightmare?