There and Now (Harlequin Bestselling Author Series)

There and Now (Harlequin Bestselling Author Series)

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by Linda Lael Miller
     
 

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After her divorce was finalized, Elisabeth McCartney felt adrift, lost. So she decided to escape to her centuries-old family home. People in Pine River had said the house was haunted, but Elisabeth never believed them. Until one night when she heard the voice of a child. She followed the voice…all the way back to 1892.

Elisabeth wasn't prepared to be

Overview

After her divorce was finalized, Elisabeth McCartney felt adrift, lost. So she decided to escape to her centuries-old family home. People in Pine River had said the house was haunted, but Elisabeth never believed them. Until one night when she heard the voice of a child. She followed the voice…all the way back to 1892.

Elisabeth wasn't prepared to be thrust into a Victorian world. Nor was she prepared for the emotional pull she felt for widower Jonathan Fortner and his daughter, Trista. And yet Elisabeth knew she didn't belong in his time and they could never be together. She also knew that tragedy was in Jonathan and Trista's future. If she stayed in the past, she could save them. But would that mean that they were destined to be separated by time?

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780373180561
Publisher:
Harlequin
Publication date:
03/27/2012
Series:
Harlequin Bestselling Author Series
Pages:
512
Sales rank:
517,153
Product dimensions:
4.12(w) x 6.44(h) x 1.37(d)

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Elisabeth McCartney's flagging spirits lifted a little as she turned past the battered rural mailbox and saw the house again.

The white Victorian structure stood at the end of a long gravel driveway, flanked by apple trees in riotous pink-white blossom. A veranda stretched around the front and along one side, and wild rose bushes, budding scarlet and yellow, clambered up a trellis on the western wall.

Stopping her small SUV in front of the garage, Elisabeth sighed and let her tired aquamarine eyes wander over the porch, with its sagging floor and peeling paint. Less than two years before, Aunt Verity would have been standing on the step, waiting with smiles and hugs. And Elisabeth's favorite cousin, Rue, would have vaulted over the porch railing to greet her.

Elisabeth's eyes brimmed with involuntary tears. Aunt Verity was dead now, and Rue was God only knew where, probably risking life and limb for some red-hot news story. The divorce from Ian, final for just a month, was a trauma Elisabeth was going to have to get through on her own.

With a sniffle, she squared her shoulders and drew a deep breath to bolster her courage. She reached for her purse and got out of the car, pulling her suitcase after her. Elisabeth had gladly let Ian keep their ultramodern plastic-and-smoked-glass furniture. Her books, tapes and other personal belongings would be delivered later by a moving company.

She slung her purse strap over her shoulder and proceeded toward the porch, the high grass brushing against the knees of her jeans as she passed. At the door, with its inset of colorful stained glass, Elisabeth put down the suitcase and fumbled through her purse for the set of keys the real-estate agent had given her when she stopped in Pine River.

The lock was old and recalcitrant, but it turned, and Elisabeth opened the door and walked into the familiar entryway, lugging her suitcase with her.

There were those who believed this house was haunted—it had been the stuff of legend in and around Pine River for a hundred years—but for Elisabeth, it was a friendly place. It had been her haven since the summer she was fifteen, when her mother had died suddenly and her grieving, overwhelmed father had sent her here to stay with his somewhat eccentric widowed sister-in-law, Verity.

Inside, she leaned back against the sturdy door, remembering. Rue's wealthy parents had been divorced that same year, and Elisabeth's cousin had joined the fold. Verity Claridge, who told fabulous stories of ghosts and magic and people traveling back and forth between one century and another, had taken both girls in and simply loved them.

Elisabeth bit her lower lip and hoisted her slender frame away from the door. It was too much to hope, she thought with a beleaguered smile, that Aunt Verity might still be wandering these spacious rooms.

Meet the Author

The daughter of a town marshal, Linda Lael Miller is the author of more than 100 historical and contemporary novels. Now living in Spokane, Washington, the “First Lady of the West” hit a career high when all three of her 2011 Creed Cowboy books debuted at #1 on the New York Times list. In 2007, the Romance Writers of America presented her their Lifetime Achievement Award. She personally funds her Linda Lael Miller Scholarships for Women. Visit her at www.lindalaelmiller.com.

Donna lives on Canada's east coast with her family which includes a husband, a couple of kids, a senior dog and two crazy cats. When she's not writing she enjoys knitting, gardening, cooking, and is a Masterpiece Theater addict. While her heartwarming stories have been translated into several languages, hit bestseller lists and won awards, her favorite thing is to hear from readers! Visit her on the web at www.donnaalward.com

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There and Now 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 51 reviews.
Ruby54 More than 1 year ago
I owned the paperback version of this book and read the sequel to it (borrowed from the library). When I found it in a Nook version, I was happy to put it on my reader. It has romance, an old house, time travel, and fun characters. If you like any of these things and you enjoy this author, I believe you will like this book!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is definitly one of those timeless page turners. I read the entire book in one setting! You fall deeper in love with the characters with every page you read! I highly recommend this book and can't wait for the arrival of it's compainion Here and Then!
sugarpine721 More than 1 year ago
If you like Linda Lael Miller you will love it!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is definatley a book you want to read when you have nothing to do.That way you wont be interrupted. I read this book and its sequal in one day. It's great!
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Cowgirl9 More than 1 year ago
This was a fun book to read.
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clarabirdgirl More than 1 year ago
I enjoy the energy and intensity of Ms. Miller, but this one was not as polished as others. The characters draw in the reader, but I felt like there were a lot of gaps, missing information that forced us to presume too much. It did, however, make me want to read another one right after, just to get back that feeling of completeness I appreciated from her other stories.
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