On the eve of her society wedding, Gina Charles discovers her groom giving the maid of honor an intimate tour of the hired limousine. Outraged, she, along with her Toto-like pooch, Scruffy, jumps into her car and makes a dash for distant Hope Springs. The resort town promises solace for her love-torn heart, only she doesnt expect to be reassured by a ghost.

Drake Manton hadnt meant to scare Gina, only offer a friendly, if invisible, hand of comfort. But she sees himas well as hears and feels him. Its the chance of a lifetimeor dead-timefor only Gina can aid in discovering how and why he died in one of Hope Springs most infamous fires.

The Chesterfield stands in ruins, yet when Gina and Drake investigate the ancient and once-notorious resort, the possessions in an old and mysterious hope chest pull them back to when Drake was alive and on the threshold of a thriving career as a mesmerist, which was a prelude to modern psychiatry.

But Drakes talent put him in danger and Gina is the only one who can save him. With the dedication of Scruffy and the well-timed help of Miss Sparrow, the owner of the hope chest, Gina will discover the truth of the Chesterfields many wealthy guests and the love of her lifetime.

The first of what looks to be a delighful five-book time travel series, ENCHANTMENT is quick, light and enchanting! (Jun., 336 pp., $6.00)

Reviewed by: 
Anne Black