The Particulars: Time Travel Romance, Harpercollins, 1995, Out of Print
Is It In Wendy's TBR?: I have other books by Mittman in my TBR, but not this one.
Investigator Mary Grace O'Reilly would go to the ends of the earth to find abducted children. But when a case took her to a mysterious Arizona canyon, she never expected to be transported one hundred years into the past--to help hell-raising cowboy Sloan Westin free his baby son from an outlaw gang. And she certainly didn't plan on letting the ruggedly handsome Sloan, spark desires impossible to deny.
With a perilous desert trek ahead of him, Sloan needed all the help he could get, even if it came from a stubborn redheaded spitfire who claimed she was from the future. But no amount of danger could stop Sloan from hungering for "Sweet Mary's" passion--or defying fate for the love of a lifetime.
Any Reviews?: In one of the more awkwardly written reviews I've stumbled across in a while, Romantic Times gave this 4 Stars:
Warm and wonderful, sensual and exciting, BRIDGE TO YESTERDAY is a beautiful, ingenious novel by a bright new voice in romantic fiction.Anything Else?: This was Mittman's debut, and she went on to write several more Americana historicals and a handful of contemporary-set books for the now-defunct Harlequin Next line (under the name Stevi Mittman). Her web site indicates she's "taking a break from writing." No word if the break is still on-going.
A couple of reasons I wanted to spotlight this title. 1) It's a time travel, and there is a small, loyal fan base for these in Romancelandia (our dear KristieJ being one of their charter members). Also, I loved that the hero has facial hair! There's something you don't see every day. The current crop of romance heroes are all depicted on covers has having been waxed half to death. When I need a beard fix, I can always count on older Americana (and western) historicals to hook me up!
And neither here nor there - "Sweet Mary?" "Stubborn redheaded spitfire?" Gah!