by Sharon Sala

September 2002
ISBN: 0-373-27241-3
Reviewer Graphic Button Silhouette #1171
Mass Market Paperback

Mary Faith’s husband and little daughter died in a tragic accident. Mary Faith had felt guilty ever since because she had a row with her husband, Daniel, just before he died. Six years had passed since then. The story is about what would happen if you could turn back time.

Sharon Sala is one of my favourite authors so I really looked forward to this story. It is certainly different to any book of hers that I have previously read. Time Travel is a favourite subject of mine but going back just six years was quite different to going back centuries! I think the majority of us often wonder what would happen if we could go back and change something in our past. The author shows here what could happen. But she doesn’t stop at that; she manages to weave a very clever plot through the story. It is an intriguing and scary plotline she tackles.

Mary Faith is a good heroine as the reader gets the chance to watch her character grow and flourish. Her character undergoes a lot of soul searching in the course of the book. We get to meet Daniel too, and their daughter, Hope, who is a delightful addition to the story. Also there is the mother-in-law from hell, Phyllis. She is every young wife’s nightmare. No woman is good enough for her perfect son.

I really enjoyed this book and it has a very strong story and keeps the reader gripped to the final chapter. The author manages to slip between the past and present without confusing the reader at all. If you like a contemporary novel with a dash of time travel then this is well worth a read.

Reviewed in January 2003 by Mary.

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