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by Deb Stover

Genre: Paranormal/Urban Fantasy, Time Travel, Paranormal Romance

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What happens when a 20th-century woman, Jackie, is abandoned by her boyfriend, lost in a blizzard and ends up in a ghost town saloon talking to a painting of a voluptuous woman, Lolita Belle? Well, when a fire consumes the building Jackie is swept back in time to 1891, where she is mistaken for the eagerly awaited Lolita.

No one will believe that she is not the famous entertainer. Certainly not Cole Morrison who is hired to kidnap Lolita by a rival salon owner.

No matter how good-looking Cole is, Jackies not happy about being his captive. All Jackie wants to do is get back to town, have her portrait painted and go through the painting back to her own time.

The longer she stays in the past with Cole the less she wants to leave. Caught between two lives, two greedy saloon owners and two men, Cole and Blade who has come through the time portal, Jackie is trapped in a dilemma that is solved in a most unusual and humorous way.

Deb Stover continually reinvents the time-travel genre with her fresh and original romances. This is an author who has made her mark and continues to captivate readers. (Jun., 350 pp., $5.99)

Reviewed By: Kathe Robin

Publisher: Zebra

Published: June 2000

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Jackie Clarke is hiking

Submitted by Robin in PA on May 16, 2010 - 12:09pm.

Jackie Clarke is hiking through a snowstorm in the mountains of Colorado, when she stumbles into a ghost town. Seeking shelter, she finds an abandoned saloon which features a risque portrait of saloon singer Lolita Belle. When she touches the portrait, Jackie finds herself transported back in time to the year 1891...where everyone thinks she's Lolita.

Cole Morrison is a down on his luck miner who is offered a small fortune to kidnap Lolita Belle and bring her to a competing saloon. Desperate for money, he agrees to it. But he soon finds out that Jackie/Lolita might be more trouble than she's worth.

This is a fast moving time-travel story with very likable characters. My rating: 4 Stars.