Warm and wonderful, sensual and exciting, BRIDGE TO YESTERDAY is a beautiful, ingenious novel by a bright new voice in romantic fiction.

Mary Grace O'Reilly has dedicated her life to finding missing children. When she goes racing into the Arizona mountains following the trail of a kidnapped child, nothing could have surprised her more than finding herself flung back in time to the late 1800s.

Mary Grace is found by the unsavory Tate brothers, who need her to care for their dying sister's infant son. Then she is taken prisoner by the baby's father, Sloan Wilson, the man the Tates want to kill.

Mary Grace travels the rough road Sloan takes to his family's home. They are bonded by their love for the infant as they cross through rugged terrain, find shelter on Indian land and continually flee Sloan's enemies.

Mary Grace will do anything to see the child safe and loved, even risk her life time and again to help Sloan. Though he might appear a desperate renegade, Sloan is a gentle father and Mary Grace falls in love with this sensual man who calls her "Sweet Mary."

But time may not be on their side and Mary Grace must make a leap of faith-not once, but twice-to find peace, happiness and a love that heals her soul for all time.

(June, 400 pp., $4.99)

Reviewed by: 
Kathe Robin