by Janet Wellington

May 2004
ISBN: 0-505-52592-5
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Mass Market Paperback

Suzanne has been offered the job of her dreams, but it means moving to California. Torn, she decides to take one last hike on her beloved desert at Borrego Palm Canyon. She has to make up her mind, and soon. Ever since she can remember, Suzanne has been having very vivid dreams involving this particular part of the desert. Those vivid dreams also involve an old man and a younger one. Suzanne feels a strong tie to this land. As she walks along the familiar trail, she has a vision and sees the old man of her dreams again. Following him she ends up seemingly lost, and gets seriously ill.

Coyote can’t believe that the white woman of his visions, the one he has always known as White Bird, is right in front of his eyes. His grandfather had saved her life when she was a child and ever since, she has been linked to Coyote’s dreams. Now, he is the one seeing himself in the position of savior. For years Coyote had not really believed that White Bird was real ... now, he is facing her in the flesh.

Dreamquest is Janet Wellington’s most recent title and her second time travel story. I found this story charming and nicely written. This book bears a rather interesting plot twist, which is a departure from other time travel stories that I have read. This twist was quite a pleasant surprise. Although I did enjoy the story, I found Dreamquest a bit slow for my taste. For some reason, I couldn’t quite relate well to the main characters either. Although both Suzanne and Coyote are appealing and well rounded, I didn’t experience the pull that I often feel towards the hero and the heroine. I do think that Suzanne is a wonderfully written heroine, though. I found the paranormal aspect and the plot premise quite intriguing, and the plot twist and the HEA (happily-ever-after) ending gave me a satisfied feeling, overall making this an enjoyable reading experience.

Reviewed in June 2004 by Mireya.

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