Jamie Walters lives with grief and guilt for years. Then she finds herself on a journey across the shifting sands of time, desperate to reunite with the love of her life. She discovers that the path to her true love is not as simple as saving him from the accident that took his life.
A note from the author:
I read a lot of time travel novels in my high school and college years. The concept was fascinating to me, as it still is. It expanded my mind. I wondered what it would be like to travel back to the early days of America before the explorers arrived. I wondered about the Revolutionary War, the Civil War, the Depression, and what it was like to live in those times.
Ultimately, I began to view time travel as a vehicle to change the past. My past. How would my life have been different if I had married my high school sweetheart right out of high school and had children, different children than the ones I have now. Or if I had married some other person and had children with them. Or if I’d never married and never had children.
The possibilities seem endless when I think about it. Every decision I made changed my life. What if I had made different decisions? What would my life be now? What if I had stayed in Washington, D.C., where I moved and worked after receiving my college degree? What if I had stayed in Charleston, South Carolina, where I lived for a short time? Who would I have met? What if I had majored in anthropology instead of American Studies? Every decision changes everything. If I follow the line of a different choice, my life would have been different.
Those are the thoughts I had when writing Come Down in Time, a time travel romance novel that spans the infinite possibilities in life. As I wrote, I thought about all the little and big decisions we make, and how they affect our future. I thought about family and love relationships, and how every action we take affects those relationships. I thought about forever, eternal love and wondered if it always transcends time.
If I could change time in my own life, I would go back to when my grandparents and mother were still alive. I would appreciate them for the strong, loving people they were for me. I would be grateful for that in the time and not later, after they died. I would not have 20/20 hindsight vision in any part of my life. I would know at the time what was important and not take it for granted. I would be present. I guess that’s what we all wish for.
Come Down in Time is tied to my other novels, Love Weaver and Hand-Me-Down Love. Even though my books are all different, I think of them as a romance series with a common thread: they are romance novels about free spirits searching for love.
About my first two books:
In my first romance novel, Love Weaver, the main character, Sunnie, is a woman born in a small mountain village in Alabama.
After attending college in Tennessee, she ends up in New York City married to a very successful lawyer. Sunnie has made a splash on the New York art scene with her beautiful woven wall hangings. Life is good -- until she learns of the affair her husband is having with a co-worker.
Betrayal and divorce behind her, Sunnie heads back to her small town in the mountains of Alabama to try to put her life back together. After reconnecting with old high school friends, she comes face to face with some hard, cold realizations about herself. Oh, yes, and there's a love story, one that started in high school, though Sunnie knew nothing about it. An unknown love that put a wedge between her and her best friend. Sunnie never knew why, until she goes home again.
My next book, Hand-Me-Down Love is a poignant story of love and loss in the picturesque town of Bay Point. Marla promises her dying sister that she'll look after her husband and help him deal with her death. Months later, Marla begins to question what that means.