The fabulous Joan Overfield continues her landmark Regency time-travel trilogy with an exciting trip into the past by a beautiful homicide investigator.

Cara Marsdale never planned to become a time-traveler. She knew it was possible to go back and forth in time-after all, her brother married a lady who came forward in time. No way, however, would she be willing to go back to a time when women were little more than chattels of their husbands.

She is therefore less than pleased to find herself catapulted back in time to make her appearance in a handsome earl's household. Unwilling to face further scandal, the determined lord coerces her into masquerading as his cousin and making her debut. Can she turn herself into the meek and subserviant female this time period demands? Not a chance.

Fans of both Regency and time-travel will devour this wonderful love story and beg for more. The only question to be answered is how fast can your fingers turn the pages of this mesmerizing tale. (Aug., 304 pp., $4.99)

Reviewed by: 
Melinda Helfer