The Messenger (Mortal Beloved, Book One) (Formerly called The Messenger's Handbook)
Sixteen-year-old Madeline’s cheated death once. She was but a baby in a booster seat in her mama’s car when they were rammed off a tall, Chicago parking garage. She lived. Her mama disappeared. But when Madeline’s shoved in front of a speeding commuter train she believes death has claimed her.
Maybe. Maybe not.
Madeline wakes in the warm, dead body of a girl who was slain moments earlier in a brutal raid on a colonial outpost. She quickly learns she has time traveled hundreds of years into the past to claim her birth right as a Messenger – a soul, who if properly trained, can slip through time’s fabric at will, delivering messages that could change one life or many.
But falling into a forbidden love with her soulmate, Samuel, a Native boy, attracts the wrong kind of attention. Rumors of witchcraft and spying could get them killed. Worse - deadly Hunters, dark-souled predators as well as skilled time travelers, crave Madeline's powers. Can Madeline find the way back to the future in time to save herself and Samuel?