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Sunday, October 14, 2018

Book review: Time Plains Drifter by Cheryl Pierson



Trapped in Indian Territory in 1895 by a quirk of nature, high school teacher Jenni Dalton must find a way to get her seven students back to 2010. Handsome U.S. Marshal Rafe d'Angelico seems like the answer to her prayers: he is, after all, an Angel. In a race against time and evil, Rafe has one chance to save Jenni's life and her soul from the Dark One – but can their love survive? 4.5 Stars (Highest Rating) from Romantic Times Cheryl Pierson's fresh, well-crafted novel pits some unlikely heroes against evil incarnate. The characters are vibrant and tell a story of courage in difficult circumstances. An open thread invites a sequel. —Donna M. Brown Romantic Times

My Review:

Oh my goodness. What did I just read?!?! I wasn't prepared for what an amazingly twisted and intriguingly charming story Time Plains Drifter turned out to be! The combination of historical western and time travel, good vs evil, and adventure and romance had me captivated from the first page - which drops you right into the action and doesn't let up for a moment.

I don't recall reading a book that had this unique kind of world building in it - combining the supernatural with the natural and feeding you nuggets of truth for your soul along with emotional tidbits for your heart.

Rafe and Jenni blew me away with how powerful their connection to each other was, gifting the other with strength, acceptance, and love that they both so desperately craved. As much as this was Rafe and Jenni's story, it was also all about Cris and Rafe. Their brotherly love and devotion to each other, no matter the cost, hits you deep inside.

Throw in some surprising secondary characters in Beck, Cris, the kids - even Josiah - and the tangled webs continue to be weaved.

This book makes you think about how just one decision can ripple out and have untold consequences. How when it's all on the line, how much are you truly willing to risk to dream and protect and claim.

I'm hoping that someday we'll be able to see a sequel come out to tie up the couple of loose threads, but even without, the story of the d'Angelicos feels complete with enough foreshadowing to satisfy.

If you're looking for something to make you laugh, cry, cringe, cheer, swoon, and charm, you don't want to miss out on this deep and entertaining story. It's a perfect read whether you're young (older teen) or old, man or woman.

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  1. WOW, Michelle! Thank you so much for this! I'm so thrilled every time this book gets mentioned--it was a tough one to write and one that took a lot of "coordinating" to make it all come out like it needed to. I'm working on the sequel. It's all in my head, except the first 20-30 pages...LOL Thanks again so much. I appreciate it!

    1. You're so welcome!! I loved getting to switch things up and experience a new kinda story.

      And yes -- someday, I believe the sequel will come! Alas, there's alot of stories to come as well! :)

  2. It looks fabulous on it's own, but Michelle has a real knack with reviews the rest of us can only envy!

    1. Thank you, Christine! She really does have a way with words on her reviews. I'm not a good reviewer at all. :((( LOL

  3. Great review. I'm adding this one to TBR list!!

    1. Kristy, I think you'll like this one with the good/evil elements in it.

  4. Christine -- giggle. you rock. :)

    Kristy - those TBR lists just keep growin', don't they? :)