Ask A Shadow To Dance
Dr. David Stewart meets a mysterious beauty in black on the deck of the riverboat Memphis Queen III. But every time he tries to ask Lisette to dance, she disappears. Then he finds a newspaper article about the disappearance of the Cajun Star in 1885, listing both his and Lisette’s names among the missing/presumed dead. With the help of his brother, Joe, and a time portal in Memphis’s famed Peabody Hotel, David manages to go back in time to save Lisette from an unscrupulous, abusive stepson who is determined to inherit everything his father left behind, including his wife.
Time travel novels nearly always seem forced, as the protagonist spends pages being convinced of what the reader already knows—there’s something funny going on. Once over the skeptic’s hurdle, though, George’s novel really takes off. She shows us genuine affection between David and Lisette and handles confrontations between the pair and the evil stepson with a deft hand. This story will appeal to romance fans as well as those who love Memphis, riverboats, the Peabody Hotel, or the powers of the subconscious mind.