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Once and forever
O'Day-Flannery, Constance.
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New York : Avon Books, 1999.
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374 pages ; 18 cm.
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Something inexplicable has led Maggie Whitaker to the sixteenth century. Always a woman who has tried to do the right thing and live up to expectations, Maggie is beginning to learn the joy of following her own heart-even if it leads her across centuries. And especially since it has her crossing paths with Nicholas Layton, a dashing disinherited noble caught up in the dangerous intrigues of Elizabeth's royal court.

There is something about this enchanting, perplexing Margaret that leaves Nicholas breathless. Her voice is sweet music-though the words she speaks seem foreign to his ear. One kiss and he knows she is his true soulmate. But it is said the lady is betrothed to another-and it is Nicholas who must deliver her to her waiting groom. Yet no political plot or royal decree can forbid a love that is destined. And Maggie and her daring highborn lover are willing to incur the wrath of insidious foes to make certain that passion's flame, newly kindled, burns forevereven if it takes centuries for their hearts to be truly one.

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Publisher's Weekly Review

O'Day-Flannery's (Anywhere You Are) newest time-travel romance places Maggie Whitaker, a 40-year-old unemployed divorc‚e, in Stonehenge, England, with an unorthodox fairy-godmotherish aunt who runs a holistic health center. While costumed at a present-day Renaissance fair, Maggie follows a mysterious child and winds up in 1598, where, in addition to discovering that Francis Bacon was the true author of Shakespeare's plays, she meets Nicholas Layton, an aristocratic musician. They immediately fall in love, but he, just as quickly, dies in a fight while saving her from attackers. When Maggie returns to the 20th century (with a little help from her aunt), the reborn NickÄnow a middle-aged rock musicianÄis waiting for her. While clich‚s mar the narrative's credibility (the "eternal quest" for love is overdone), this well-paced book will nevertheless appeal to her fans. (Nov.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved