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Here and Now by Constance O'Day-Flannery
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Left heavily pregnant and alone after husband ran off with her best friend, the heroine goes down the river to contemplate her life and her future only to find herself in labor. Typical of a movie pregnancy, the labor is hectic and urgent and over in about 1 hour. Very unrealistic but during this crisis, she finds a man in the river and saves his life. He’s obviously lost and has strange clothing and speech but he’s her only of of getting to the hospital in time. The hero is struck stupefied to find himself in a strange new world but he’s level headed enough to calm his himself and solve the problems. He’s very clever and is eager to learn about his new surrounds and manages to drive the lady in distress to the doctors. After the baby is born, the heroine is distraught over the magnitude of her new responsibilities but the hero’s calming nature proves to be her salvation. Because it’s clear that the man has nowhere to go, she hires him to help her around the house with her new baby. They settle into a comfortable life based in friendship and companionship and more than a little sexual attraction. The hero is not your typical time travel character as he’s calm and reasonable and involves himself to suit his new surroundings. I enjoyed him and how he treated the heroine. He boosts her low self-esteem and confidence and she’s able to get over her scumbag husband. Eventually the hero finds himself getting restless. He’s not used to being so dependent of anyone else, letting alone the woman he desires. It makes him feel less of a man and he leaves to earn his own way. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and will read it again in a second if given the choice. ( )
  Eden00 | May 14, 2016 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0380819570, Mass Market Paperback)

Here and and Now

A woman alone, just weeks before she is to deliver a new life into this world, Suzanne McDermott is determined to remain strong and accept whatever the future might bring. But she never dreams it will bring her ... the past.

The stranger who washes up on the New Jersey shore is badly injured -- and unprepared for the world into which he is about to walk. For the last thing Charles Garrity knew, it was the Roaring Twenties, and his life's ambitions were about to be realized. Yet a beautiful woman is telling him it is nearly eight decades past his time! Suzanne has rescued him and has...opened his eyes and soul to new wonders. Now it ishe who must save her -- heart and his own -- with the power of something neither of them has ever known: "real love.

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Suzanne McDermott is a strong, modern woman. She's fully prepared to face the world after her spoiled, philandering husband leaves her. But, as she awaits the arrival of her new baby, Fate brings her another unexpected guest...a guest from the past. The last thing Charles Garrity remembers was being shot and falling into the ocean off the New Jersey shore. That was in 1926. Now, he's being dragged into the present day-literally dragged out of the water by Suzanne. How he got here is a mystery. It's a mystery Charles doesn't have time for, because right now the beautiful, pregnant woman in front of him is starting labor. Can Charles overcome the differences between the past he knew and the wonders of the present? Can Suzanne put her life and finances in order in the face of a petty, trust fund husband? And, most importantly, can Charles move past his old-fashioned pride before it gets in the way of the love growing between them? In HERE AND NOW, Constance O'Day-Flannery, the original "Queen of Time Travel Romance," crafts a beautiful story of souls reaching across time to find a love everlasting.… (more)

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