A Woman's Place

Josie Malone
Time-travel romance
Available from Siren-Bookstrand
ISBN: 1-61926-412-9
April 2012

Beth Chambers, a homicide detective, trails a serial killer into 1888 Washington Territory. She encounters Rad Morgan, a handsome but seriously injured marshal who believes a woman's place is in the home. Rad is a former Civil War soldier from Andersonville. His injuries are severe and only Beth, who has special powers because of the time travel, can heal him. She joins with him, his friends and townspeople to track the killer, who is also a time traveler. Will they be able to catch the killer, and what about their love? Will Beth return home, or stay and make a home back in 1888?

This was a most enjoyable story. The author created likeable and believable characters the reader could easily identify with and also suspend disbelief on time travel. The author does a beautiful job of describing the settings: the ranch, the town and the woods, and cave. The protagonist and hero are well-drawn and, I believe, historically correct concerning beliefs and traits. The secondary characters are extremely varied and most interesting, some very unusual in that they are part of the mystique of the time travel and the healing. The conflicts Beth and Rad deal with are realistic and their growing love dealt with beautifully. The love scenes are glorious, and I can't say enough to praise the most unusual ending.

A very good writer. I would love to read more by this author.

Overall rating:
Sensuality rating: Very sensual

Reviewer: Jaye Leyel
September 17, 2012

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