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"excellent time travel romance"

In New York City, Dr. Swensen informs Clara McCallum that she has breast cancer; the shook up actress wants to go home, but knows she must remain in the City to film a movie while also beginning treatment. Her film role calls for her to be in love with a real American hero, Jed Landry of Westchester County who died in Normandy.

On the set, Clara rides an early twentieth century train, but when she gets off something is not right. Instead of being on a movie set, she is somehow in 1941 New York seeing the real Jed. Both are stunned by their love at first sight attraction, but by morning she returns to Manhattan to start the cancer treatment. As each think about the other, both wonder how to get back into each other's arms.

This is an excellent time travel romance because the likable lead pair seems real as they spend plenty of time separately in different eras resolving personal issues and trying to figure out a way to get back with their beloved. The story line is driven by Clara and Jed though more her than him. Fans will appreciate this superb tale as Jed struggles with IPods playing I'll Be Home for Christmas, just which era remains the question.

Harriet Klausner

Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted December 6, 2006

SUMMARY

Actress Clara McCallum isn't looking forward to spending Christmas alone in New York—especially since she's still reeling after a diagnosis of breast cancer. But she has to be on location in the city for her next big movie. She's playing a woman in love with Jed Landry—an American soldier who's doomed to die at Pearl Harbor...

Imagine Clara's astonishment when she steps off an old- fashioned locomotive from the set and finds herself whisked back in time—and into the arms of the real-life Jed. She's convinced it's some sort of hallucination brought on by her diagnosis. But before long she finds herself swept away by this handsome soldier, and wondering if maybe her plunge into the past could change the course of the future—and turn out to be the best Christmas present ever...

 

If Only In My Dreams
by Wendy Markham

Signet (Eclipse)
December 1, 2006
Available: December 5, 2006
ISBN #045122003X
EAN #9780451220035
400 pages
Paperback
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