"Sometimes you find the love of your life "where" you least expect it!"
After calling off her wedding to a successful surgeon, who
was everything a woman could want, Gillian Metcalf never
cancelled her hotel reservation aboard the Queen Mary she
was taking as her honeymoon. So instead of the groom, she
took her best friend. Along the way Samantha tried to get
Gillian to explain why she called off the wedding, but she
couldn't explain how she always felt as if there was a man
out there, maybe from a past life, that was her dream man.
Never remembering his face upon awakening. After arriving
at the Queen Mary, the friends are informed that the hotel
was accidentally booked and the only thing they have left
is a haunted room. Left with no choice, the two take it.
Alone in the room, Gillian experiences a run in with a
ghost dog who disappears one too many times. After passing
out, she awakens in a strange bed with the stranger still
in it. After certain circumstances transpire, she finds
herself married, struggling to understand "how" and "where"
she is. All the while fighting her attraction to her
stranger of a husband.
After waking up to find an alluring, beautiful woman in his
room, Zachary Creighton tried to figure out where she came
from and just who she was. Next thing he knows he is
married. He strikes a bargin with his new wife of promising
to feed, clothe and put a roof over her head, and all she
has to do is stay out of trouble. Not expecting to be
married, he wanted to focus all of his attention on getting
Creighton Manor back. As his grandmother and young nephew
welcome her with open arms, Zachary finds himself falling
for the mysterious beauty he now calls wife. As a jealous
ex fiancee and other forces conspire against them, can
Zachary and Gillian find an everlasting love?
What can I say but that Ms. Nutt delivers a wonderfully
told story with memorable characters that you can't help
but love. As I have found in the books I've read, Ms. Nutt
always has a message in each of her stories that is
heartfelt and refreshing to read. For anyone who likes to
find the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, then this
is the author for you. I loved reading about Gillian, how
she handled dealing with going back in time, and just loved
her attitude. What can I say about Zachary but that
sometimes it takes the "right" woman to bring a man out of
his shell. Sit back with a nice cup of tea and savour an
enjoyable, heartfelt read.
Reviewed by Missy Brown
Posted September 28, 2009
The last thing that Gillian Metcalf remembers before she passes out is being aboard the Queen Mary in Long Beach, California, where she witnessed a dog disappearing as if it were a phantom. Now she’s aboard the riverboat, Ida Belle, traveling down the muddy Mississippi. It is 1870, where men carry guns and throw knives. It is a time where reputations mean everything. Before she can determine how she’s miraculously stepped from one world into another, she is being forced to marry Zachary Creighton. Trouble follows the man and it looks like she’s along for the ride.
As she attempts to understand why she was sent back to 1870, she struggles to come to terms with her own desires that tempt her to surrender to a man she barely knows.
Zachary Creighton, a gambler with one goal: to win back Creighton Manor. Marriage was not part of this plan. To keep peace with his reluctant bride, he makes a bargain with her. He needs someone to tutor his nephew Tyler, and she needs a roof over her head until they can annul their sham of a marriage.
Never did he expect his bride to be embraced into the family fold by his grandmother, Lotti. However, the biggest surprise of all is that he finds himself falling for her charms.
When the reason for Gillian’s appearance into Zachary’s world is finally revealed, their love for each other will be tested. Gillian will have to make a difficult decision before she can find happiness. The stakes are high, but Zachary will risk it all to win Gillian’s heart.
Categories: Paranormal/Horror Time-travel
Heat Index: 3 Flames - Sensual, yet more explicit love scenes, and the language may be more graphic and direct.