Musicologist and folk singer Jesse Jerome is so obsessed with recreating the verses to an old ballad about famous Klondike lawman Jack ODair that she travels to Alaska to meet the only man who knows the entire song. When shes abandoned in Jacks old cabin, Jesse is suddenly swept into the past and Jacks arms.

Now the legend has become real and Jesse wonders what part she is to play in his life and how the song will end.

The excitement and danger of the gold rush days merge with the wonder and magic of a time travel romance in Ms. Johnsons tale. Jesses adjustment is simple and Jacks acceptance of her very quick and easy, but readers arent be left to ponder this as theyre be immediately caught up in the action, colorful backdrop, and the cleverness of the plotline. Enjoy suspending your disbelief and relish this delightful tale. SENSUAL (Oct., 350 pp., $5.99)

Reviewed by: 
Kathe Robin