"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.

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Creighton Manor
by Karen Michelle Nutt

Tease Publishing
August 1, 2009
Available: August 1, 2009
ISBN #1607670690
EAN #9781607670698
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The Object of Romance
Lost in the Mist of Time

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