The brilliant talent of Susan Krinard soars in splendor with another triumph of the imagination in this splendid romantic adventure.

It is the dying wish of her beloved grandfather that Mackenzie Sinclair travel to the Mayan ruins of Tikal and bring to closure the tragic events that have haunted her family for generations. There, somewhere in the steamy jungle, lies the skeleton of adventurer Liam Ignatius O'Shea, betrayed and abandoned his partner, Mac's great-great-grandfather.

In what is definitely more than a coincidence, she is drawn into the depths of an isolated temple, where she actually stumbles across O'Shea's remains. Then, in the blink of an eye, she is transported back to 1884 to confront O'Shea in the flesh and find a way to prevent his death without changing the future.

The challenge is great. O'Shea is bound and determined to return to San Francisco, marry his beautiful ward and pound the daylights out of his erstwhile partner, not necessarily in that order. Can Mac find a way to save the man she has come to love so desperately?

A red-hot voice in romance, Ms. Krinard continues to offer strikingly original romantic fiction for our reading pleasure. (June, 416 pp., $5.99)

Reviewed by: 
Melinda Helfer