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The sequel to Markham’s If Only in My Dreams (2006) finds Clara McCallum happily married to Drew Becker, the reincarnation of Jed Landry, the soldier she fell in love with when she time-traveled back to 1941 just a few short years ago. Christmas morning of 2009 is a happy time for Clara—she has exciting news for Drew: she’s pregnant. But as soon as Clara makes the big announcement, an earthquake rocks their California house and she finds herself transported into the future. In 2012, she wakes up alone, eight months pregnant, and surrounded by boxes—with no sign of Drew or their child in sight. Clara bounces back and forth between 2009 and 2012 as she tries to figure out what the future holds. Though this novel is somewhat lighter on story than its predecessor, readers who enjoyed Markham’s first novel and its clever premise will also have fun this time around. --Kristine Huntley

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"(4 1/2 Stars) Have you ever wanted to know what happened after the story ends? That's what Markham, aka Wendy Corsi Staub, does in this follow-up to If Only in My Dreams. It takes a splash of reincarnation, adds a dollop of The Time Traveler's Wife and stirs them into a beautiful love story." - RT Bookreviews Magazine       

"THE BEST GIFT isn't just a fascinating read, but a thought provoking tale of time travel, reincarnation, and true love. The characters...come alive, and the time travel transitions smoothly and is believable. Can true love last forever? Wendy Markham has penned a winner." - Romance Reviews Today 


"Wendy Markham delivers a fantastic new installment in her time-travel series. THE BEST GIFT is an intriguing, fast-action, time-travel caper with twists and turns galore. Ms. Markham's story is not only interesting but also believable and consistent, with well-built characters. The strong, action-packed plot will keep readers guessing the outcome.  On the other hand, does the book end there?  I could not put the book down until I read the very last page.  THE BEST GIFT is a gripping, what-if tale that you will no doubt savor more than once!" - ROMANCE JUNKIES

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  • File Size: 655 KB
  • Print Length: 400 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Craes, LLC (November 20, 2013)
  • Publication Date: November 20, 2013
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005V554ZU
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #254,248 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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17 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Claire on June 12, 2011
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I loved "If only in my Dreams". In fact, it is one of a handful of books I would take to the mythical desert island. "The Best Gift" is a miserable follow-up. It is quite simply boring. There is no chemistry between Drew and Clara --though we are told over and over that they love each other for all time, etc. etc. There is too much explanation of things that occurred in "If only in my Dreams" and it felt like the author was simply padding the book in order to reach her word count. And finally there was no real story here. For those who are looking for a book with emotional impact, I recommend you give this one a miss. And for those who loved the first book as much as I did, spare yourself the disappointment of this one.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Huntress Reviews on December 15, 2009
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What a delightful surprise this little gem was! I couldn't imagine how the author was going to build this story but it didn't take long before I was hooked!

This sequel to "If Only In My Dreams" follows Clara, a very appealing woman, as she continues her life with Drew, the love of her life and the reincarnation of the man she fell in love with in 1941 during her first ordeal of time travel. Clara's world is turned upside down Christmas morning after sharing the best news of all with her beloved husband. Midway through an earthquake, she suddenly wakes to find herself in their home, surrounded with moving boxes, very pregnant and......alone. Clara's anguish and confusion are tangible and believable, as is her fear as she tries to figure out when she is and where her husband and un-born child are--or are they even still alive?

*****FOUR AND A HALF STARS! This is a poignant romance that will keep you up at night, as you must find out what happens to this loving family! Make a pot of tea, keep the tissues handy and curl up with this highly entertaining love story-with-a-twist...a perfect holiday treat! *****

Reviewed by Tracey Naylor for Huntress Reviews.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Harriet Klausner #1 HALL OF FAME on November 7, 2009
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On Christmas morning 2009 in the San Francisco Bay area, Clara thinks her life is finally perfect after her disastrous time in 1941 when she learned she has breast cancer and fell in love knowing her GI Jed Landy was going to die at Normandy; he pledged to always find her no matter what (see If Only in My Dreams). Now in 2009 she loves her husband Drew and is seven weeks pregnant.

An earthquake hammers the Bay area. Clara keeps moving back and forth between 2009 and 2012. However what she observes in 2012 frightens her as she pregnant and alone except for boxes; Drew is nowhere and neither is the baby she was carrying in 2009. She begins flickering back and forth to Christmas 2012. She can't figure out what's going on with her future self. She's alone, hugely pregnant and the house is full of boxes. However, she keeps thinking back to 1941 and her eternal soul mate's pledge.

This is a terrific thought provoking tale that deftly combines time travel and reincarnation with the underlying theme that true love is forever. The beleaguered Clara is confused as she struggles between 2012 and 2009 but finds solace with her thoughts of 1941. Complicated and nonlinear, Wendy Markham continues her strong saga of love for all time.

Harriet Klausner
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Rhonda on January 2, 2012
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Really enjoyed this book. Great story and characters. Loved the time travel aspect and it was easy to keep up with where she was. Such a lovely story!!!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By BookLover55 on November 14, 2013
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I really wanted to read this. I read If Only In My Dreams and loved it, and didn't even realize that there was a sequel. But the Kindle version is so poorly edited and formatted that it is impossible to read. It reads like a first draft that was sent to the editor, and the version with Track Changes was uploaded. Cross-outs, word changes, and everything.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Mrs. S on November 13, 2013
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The kindle version is loaded with mark-ups/corrections. I tried to read this, but after several pages I gave up trying.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on November 13, 2013
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It seems that the Kindle version is a copy that was returned from an editor or friend who agreed to proof the book. It is hard to read with words crossed out and other edit marks. Please update the version and I'll change my rating.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By snickerdoodle on October 27, 2013
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This was the second by Wendy Markham I have read. It was quirky and fun to read. I hope there is a sequel!
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