"A Very Unique Time Travel Romance"
Honoria Psyche Fitzhugh, even her name belongs to a time
gone by. Is it any wonder that she views the image a
Michelangelo's David as the perfect man? A museum curator,
she is about to reveal the crowning achievement in her
career, a life size replica of the famous sculpture that
she discovered by accident in Italy. But fate has a
something else in store for Honor. Lab tests reveal the
statue to be a fake. The only career she'd ever wanted is
lost to her, and soon she will lose the statue as well.
Embracing the statue, her tears fall upon his marble feet.
The feel of the stone is becoming decidedly warm, however.
Before her eyes her renaissance man has come to life. He
is Dominico Castiglione, an apprentice of Michelangelo, and
obviously his inspiration as well!
The prophecy, spoken to him by and angel, has foretold his
destiny. Dom was turned to stone in the year 1599, for
cursing God for his sad fate. He is to be given a chance to
redeem himself at the dawn of a new millennium, restored to
life by the tears of a virgin. He must find his last living
relation and restore his faith, for this man will have a
great impact on the future. If he succeeds he will be
able to live out his natural life in the time of his
choosing. If he fails he will return to stone for eternity!
With the supposed forgery missing, and the need to find
Dom's wayward relative, the couple flee across country from
Portland to New York City, aided by Honor's assistant
Ernie. They move into one half of a Brownstone jointly
owned by Ernie and his brother Nick. Nick is suspicious
but turns a blind eye. The fugitives find employment,
Honor in a museum cafeteria, Dom cutting marble. In their
spare time they seek out Dom's wayward nephew, a former
Navy Seal, Rafael Castigi, who's lost his faith in himself
and in mankind. They find him drowning himself in a bottle.
All kinds of obstacles present themselves. Honor wants to
make the most of her time with Dom. Dom wants to be noble.
He fears for her life and his soul. Both Ernie and the New
York museum's curator suspect a miracle. Nick remains
skeptical but loves his brother and does what he can to
help. The authorities are in hot pursuit. Rafe resists
reform, and Honor suddenly has more to worry about than
whether or not Dom will take her back with him to his own
time. As the clock ticks away the millennium will she lose
the man of her dreams to stone cold marble? What is in that
book that Ernie is hiding?
This is a story about faith, love and hope with a little
charity thrown in for good measure. If you like a fast
paced adventure with a lot of character interaction and a
happy ending, I recommend this book.
Reviewed by Leslie Tramposch
Posted December 7, 2001
AT THE TURN OF THE CENTURY,
ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN
His was timeless perfection, molded by a genius. He stood
magnificently tensed for action, noble, confident, and
invincible. His firm hips cradled superior masculinity.
His body reflected the heroic ideal of an age; once every
thousand years such a flawless man existed. And Honoria
Psyche Fitzhugh recognized in him the soulmate she'd always
pined for and the champion she sorely needed. Too bad he
was a stone-cold statue....
...A statue on which Honor had staked her career as a
museum curator. As Honor examined his awesome grace, she
could not help reaching out to trace the outline of his
taut muscles. But when the white marble turned to warm
flesh under her fingertips, Honor knew she would risk more
than her future in the art world for the man she had
liberated with her touch.
His sculpted legs, poised for whatever challenges lay
ahead, stepped off his pedestal, and his chiseled arms,
sharply defined with strength, wrapped around her, and
Honor knew he had the power to cast the shape of her future.
At the dawn of a new millennium, Honor had awakened a true
Renaissance man, but had she found a love to carry her into
the next century?