"Delightful time travel romance"
She suffers from battle fatigue syndrome though she is not
a soldier and has not fought in any war. Instead social
worker Sarah Jane Tremont is weary of all that goes wrong
as she works cases on the Salt Flats area of Los Angeles.
Her last assignment puts her over the edge so she quits.
While walking on the beach seeking solace, a storm hits.
When the air clears, Sarah Jane is no longer in present
day Southern California; instead somehow she finds herself
in 1888 Wyoming Territory where she treks to the nearest
farm. John Beckett accuses her of being the meanest witch
on the planet and not welcome in his home though he takes
her in. Bewildered, Sarah Jane learns that she looks just
like John's sister-in-law, whose husband, his brother, is
dead. As Sarah Jane proves that she is a nurturing good
soul, she and John fall in love, but will he believe her
transportation tale or assume she is still the queen of
mean wearing a sheep's disguise?
Though directly out of the time traveler mold, fans of the
sub-genre will enjoy STAY WITH ME due to the genial lead
protagonists, whose relationship is so anathema at first
that readers will wonder if a romance will occur. Sarah
Jane is a caring person who believes she was sent back for
the purpose of providing love to the lonely farmer. The
metamorphosis of John is what makes the tale as she
changes from detesting her to doubting her to loving her.
Beverly Long provides a fine romance.
Reviewed by Harriet Klausner
Posted December 30, 2004
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted January 19, 2007