[BookStrand Western Romance, time travel] What happens when happily ever after meets reality? Susan and James Williams are drifting apart. After a devastating loss, their lives are thrown into further turmoil when a mysterious stone at a museum hurtles them back to the Old West. Their supernatural experience only intensifies the chasm between them, and when James realizes where they are, in a moment of anger, he pronounces that they were never married. They go their separate ways, unsure of what this new world holds in store. James settles into a job as bartender. Befriended by local rancher Daniel Miller, Susan soon develops feelings for him. She's torn between starting a new life in a new time and healing her marriage and returning to the twenty-first century. Will the miraculous journey back in time help Susan and James reconcile, or has destiny set new roads for them to travel that lead them away from each other? ** A BookStrand Mainstream Romance
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RATING 4.5 STARS Twist of Fate is book five in the Damaged Heroes series by Sandy James. I think this has been my favorite book of this series so far. This is about a couple that has been married for over twenty years. Once madly in love, they have two almost adult children. But then they suffered a devastating loss which caused them each to pull away and for them to each withdraw in their own ways. “Somewhere, somehow, they’d lost each other, and she wasn’t sure they could ever find their way back.” James Williams is a Civil Engineer and has been unhappy at his job for some time. His wife, Susan teaches high school. Both James and Susan are pretty much going through life on auto pilot. They rarely connect anymore. It’s on a field trip with their son that, of all places, their anger seems to come to the surface. A very strange tour guide and a magical stone of destiny sends James and Susan on a trip backwards two centuries to an old western town called River Bend. James always loved watching western movies so after the initial shock wears off, he is actually excited about this adventure. Anything is better than the way he has been living. Susan finds herself taking charge just as she always does, trying o control things. In the heat of anger, James says something he can’t take back. He proclaims that since they are in the past, that they aren’t really married. And they each go their own ways. James finds his way to The Golden Nugget, the local saloon, and gets a job as bartender. Susan has a little more trouble and is befriended by a local rancher who is a respected member of the town, Daniel Miller. He helps Susan to find work and helps her to get situated. Daniel is a widower and it is soon apparent that he is developing feelings towards Susan. Susan is torn. She still loves her husband but suspects he doesn’t love her anymore. If she is stuck in this century, could she learn to accept another man’s love? Would she ever truly get over James? She misses her children but the stone which brought them here is no where to be found. What she wants most of all is just to go home. I’m not actually big on time travel stories. But this one really did get me. The issues these two are dealing with are real issues. It took a trip back in time and the threat of losing each other for these two to re-examine their actions and to decide what is really important to them. They had to each decide if they were ready to move on to a new life or if they were willing to fight for what they want. I have to admit there were times I wanted Susan to kick James to the curb. Daniel was a swoony, sexy cowboy who would have loved her for the rest of her life. But it was evident that the connection between James and Susan was deep That their love just needed a bit of refreshing. But of course, nothing is going to come easily. There are more obstacles working against them that they realize. This book surprised me. And things got pretty intense in the last few chapters. I loved the epilogue. When life got in the way today and I couldn’t read, I knew that this book truly had me hooked when my mind kept wandering to the characters instead of what I was supposed to be doing. I have really enjoyed this series and what a way to wrap things up! This book was originally published about five years ago and has been recently re-released. I’m so glad I read it.
I really tried to like this story but couldn't. Between all the negative thinking and remarks, I just didn't like either character from start to finish.