"Warm, Witty, and Wonderful"
NJRW Golden Leaf Award recipient, Barbara Sheridan.
another winner with warmth, wit, and passion! Readers
cannot help but empathize with her wholly realistic
characters. This is a thoroughly magical tale of timeless
New Orleans 1797
"How does one go on living?" Alain Devereaux asks himself.
His heart has been torn out of his chest. Against all odds
he had expected all his dreams to come true this day, to
have cruel fate take them away from him. His beloved had
been run down in the street before the church in which they
were to wed, running to his arms. Instead she died in
them. He will never be happy again; his only thought to
join her for all eternity. Madame Odette has a proposition
for him; though it is not without risk. She believes
the two were meant to be, if not in this life then in the
next, at a time when Brigette's spirit would be reborn into
another. Alain must to succumb to unnatural sleep, to
reawaken when she is of age to wed. He will have 30 days
to find her and make her love him. Madame Odette's
descendants will carefully guard him through the ages until
that fateful day arrives.
Louisiana - Present Day
Danielle Curtis wouldn't mind putting Alain out of his
misery for all the misery her "inheritance" has gotten her -
the destruction of her parent's marriage, the demise of her
Olympic dreams, the defection of her fiance', all because
of her responsibility to HIM. She breaks through the
protective barrier surrounding sleeping handsome, intent on
giving him a taste of his own medicine. Suddenly she
detects movement! In thirty days, one way or another, this
odious guardianship will be behind her.
Alain awakens, bewildered by this changed world, impatient
to find Brigette. Dani acclimates him to the current time
period and devises ways to discover Alain's reincarnated
bride-to- be. Suddenly, Brigette's image flashes
before Alain on that mysterious flashing box in the living
room. The woman is a famous actress. Alain must find a
way to meet her. He is sure the rest will follow, but Dani
is finding her task difficult to discharge. Is she falling
for the man herself? Disaster! If they fail, Alain will
cease to exist.
Making the actress fall for the sexy hunk isn't difficult,
but he has a nagging feeling that something vital is
missing. Perhaps life in this time is not for him or is
there something else?
Reader will enjoy a taste of Wiccan culture, Dani's other
inheritance, as well as her eccentric friend McKenna, and
a mysterious street artist who aid the pair in fulfilling
their quest. The tale has a fairy tale ending, but the
path leading up to it will keep you on the edge of your
seat until the last moment. Enjoy the adventure of a
handsome Creole who learns to "see" with his heart.
Reviewed by Leslie Tramposch
Posted August 9, 2001
In New Orleans, 1797, a beautiful bride dies before reaching the altar, and her lover, Alain Devereaux, vows to do anything to be with her again--even if it means drinking a sorceress's potion to put him in an indefinite sleep...until the year 2000.
NJRW Golden Leaf Winner: Best First Book