Dream Weaver by Shirley Martin
Strange dreams haunt Gwen’s sleep, of a lonely cabin in the woods and a tall, dark stranger she’s never met. While visiting a restored village,Gwen is flung back in time and meets the man of her dreams!
All Christian wants to do is practice medicine in the Pennsylvania wilderness. He doesn’t want to deal with a strange lady who shows up at his doorstep, claiming to be from the future. And the last thing he wants is to fall in love.
But Gwen and Christian can’t deny their past or their future. They must deal with the dangers that threaten them, , , or die together.
Sent back in time, Gwen must save her lover’s life. She failed him once before. She can’t fail him again.
“DREAM WEAVER is a wonderful time-travel romance. Author S.A. Martin has dealt very realistically with all the problems time travel contains; such as language and dress. And then there is also the problem of a very modern woman finding herself back in a time when women had no rights and everything that poses. We are also given a very realistic look into the life of men and women back in 1762. Underneath all the problems these two people must face, there is love. A love meant to cross the ages. This is one time-travel I thoroughly enjoyed and highly recommend.” C. Gruver
5.0 out of 5 stars “A convincing Time-Travel with plenty of action and romance.” Tricia McGillon
“I love time-travels and this one by Shirley Martin is a real page turner. Gwen, a teacher, is plagued by headaches, and during an attack she is transported mysteriously back to 1762, where she meets Christian, a doctor. Unfortunately he suspects her of being a spy and finds it hard to understand her sudden appearance, odd way of dressing, and weird speech. One of the reasons I like to read TTs is because you learn a lot about the problems faced by people who survived, loved and fought under tough conditions in times gone past. Although Gwen finds it difficult to cope without modern amenities at first the feelings she can’t control for the handsome Doctor force her to realize that perhaps she would rather stay in the past than return to her life with cars, modern transport, her computer and all the other devices she is used to in her time.
Against his will Christian was becoming more and more attracted to this woman who was either a spy or crazy.
Dream Weaver has a well thought out plot and the battle scenes in particular are written with such authenticity that I could almost hear the rifle shots whizzing past and smell the blood and fear of the embattled folk.”
Christian brushed a stray curl from her forehead. His fingers traced the line of her cheekbones, his touch light and caressing. “I love your hair down like this instead of hidden under that mobcap you wear around the house. Unfortunate for me that you can’t wear it like that all the time.” He lifted the long tresses, letting them run through his fingers like silken threads, then released his hand, her hair rippling down her back. “I’ve wanted to do that for the longest time, even when you first appeared at my house. And I’ve wanted to hold you in my arms…”
“Christian. . .” Before she knew how it had happened, she found herself in his embrace. He whispered her name again and again as he feathered kisses from her forehead, down her cheek, and on to the hollow of her throat, his breath warm on her skin, like a kitten’s fur. She returned kiss for kiss and ran her hand down his back, feeling every ridge and contour.
He changed his position to hold her ever tighter, his hands roaming down her back, pressing her hips against him. She was floating, floating somewhere in the stratosphere, and she never wanted to come back down to earth.
Just when she thought she couldn’t take anymore, Christian drew back slightly to caress her breast, his fingers warm through the thin material of her cotton dress. His hand made a circling motion, moving ever closer to her nipple. When he smoothed across the hard peak, she cried out in shameless ecstasy.
He drew away to gaze down at her, warm desire in his eyes. “Shall I stop?”
“No, oh, no!”
He cradled her head against his shoulder, whispering in her ear, “I think it’s best that I stop, or heaven only knows where this will end. I’m only a man, one who wants you very much. If I had my way–”
Voices reached them from the other side of the trees. Christian raised his head, releasing a deep sigh. He smiled at her tenderly, a look she’d remember for the rest of her life. “It’s just as well we’re no alone anymore.”
About the author
Born in western Pennsylvania, Shirley Martin graduated from the University of Pittsburgh. She taught school for one year, then obtained a position as flight attendant with Eastern Air Lines. Based in Miami, she met her future husband there. After raising three sons, she devoted her time to writing, something she’d always wanted to do.
With a vivid imagination and a love of storytelling, Shirley has always enjoyed writing. Her first published novel, “Destined to Love” reflects her familiarity with western Pennsylvania and her love of romance writing. From this historical romance, she blossomed out to other romance genres. “One More Tomorrow” is a vampire romance, one her publisher dubbed “a sizzling seller.” With several fantasy novels and novellas, her writing should appeal to just about every lover of romance. Her books have been sold at Amazon and most major bookstores and have garnered great reviews.
A widow, Shirley lives in Birmingham, Alabama, with her two cats.
Also by Shirley Martin
Avador (five book boxed set)
Destined to Love
Midnight for Morgana
Fairy Tales (Boxed Set)
The Princess and the Curse
One More Tomorrow
Shirley Martin Special Edition
One More Tomorrow
Amazon Best Selling Author
Interview with Holly Hewson @ TRS
HH: Shirley, thank you so much for talking with us at TRS. First, where did you get the idea for Dream Weaver?
Shirley: Holly, thanks for having me. I enjoy history and was reading about the French and Indian War. Time travel has been popular, so I worked the history in with a romance.
HH: What do you like best about Gwen and why will readers be pulling for her?
Shirley: She’s got spunk. Although it’s difficult for her she adjusts to time in the past. She knows she must save her lover’s life, even though she hates and fears violence.
HH: What do you like best about Christian and why will readers love him?
Shirley: Christian is handsome but it’s more than looks that will attract him to readers. He is a compassionate doctor and a caring person. He’s brave and conscientious .
HH; What did you enjoy most about writing this book?
Shirley: Plotting, working on how the characters react to the situation. They are in the midst of a major battle and must prove they can handle the violence of the war.
HH: Do you have anything in the works right now?
Shirley: I’m working on a fantasy romance titled “The Door to Forever.” I’m excited about this novella and hope to finish it soon.
HH: What are you reading now?
Shirley: I just finished a medieval romance by Melanie Dickerson
HH: What are your plans for 2016?
Shirley: I hope to write more fantasy novellas.