"A classic that is even better the second time around"
Though in his early twenties, reporter Gabriel Venture
knows what he wants and that is to become an international
journalist visiting the globe. Currently, Gabriel is
involved in a report on the Lost River Cave in New Mexico.
His guide is a local teen Joy Anderson. The pair fall in
love before Gabe moves on to explore and report on the
Orinoco River mysteries.
Six years, eleven months, and twenty-nine days later, Harry
Larkin informs Joy that they received a break with their
grant running out soon. The great Gabriel Venture is
coming to New Mexico to do an article on the Lost River
Cave. Joy, now Dr. Anderson, is not thrilled by Gabe's
return because six years ago she gave birth to his daughter
that he does not know exists. How will he react to that
news and how will she react to seeing the only man she ever
loved are questions that disturb and concern Dr. Anderson.
THIS TIME LOVE is a rewriting of a 1980s Elizabeth Lowell
tale that tightens the plot line so that the audience
receives a passionate romance. Though the story line has
been the major theme of many genre novels, the driven lead
couple and their precocious daughter Kati along with the
intertwining of speleology make the tale feel new. Warning
to readers: do not to take their significant other to a
cave unless it is their bedroom or one of them is a
This review refers to the Hardcover edition: William
Morrow & Co. /
January 3, 2003 -
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted December 4, 2002