Readers might be confused at first, but once they adjust to the shifting back and forth in time the plot moves them along and all loose ends are tied up very neatly. An enjoyable read!
On her 16th birthday, Cara Reynolds received a lovely silver family heirloom. Her world is then ripped apart when her parents are killed in a car accident. Stranger Michael Macpherson comes to the rescue by finding her shelter in a cave and tending to her wounds. Their attraction is instantaneous, but when morning comes, Michael is gone and her grandfather is there instead.
Years later, Michael is shot while riding the range and rounding up cattle. He takes cover in a cave, near the Promise mine, and loses consciousness. When he comes to, Cara is caring for his wounds.
She takes Michael to her cabin and treats him with antibiotics. Hes confused; he doesn't know what year it is but something about Cara is sparking his memory. After putting their heads together, Michael and Cara realize that he's traveled through time. This phenomenon has some thing to do with the silver heirloom and the Promise mine.
Confusing the situation is the knowledge they glean from newspapers from the past. Cara is determined to change history by traveling back in time.
(Jan., 361 pp., $5.99)