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Looking for a time travel book title about a female firefighter, San Francisco Earthquake


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Initial post: Jan 15, 2013 7:27:57 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Feb 1, 2013 4:40:19 PM PST
The book told the story of a female fire fighter that was transported back in time just before the great San Francisco earthquake. Also a light love story. I cannot remember the title or author. It was a small paperback. Was published a few years ago. Found the titles:" Yesterday's Flames"- great book!

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 20, 2013 8:20:50 AM PST
Sounds like an interesting story, Lindy.

The basic plot sounds strangely like that of "Rescue Heroes," third season, episode 36, "Quake Me When It's Over," in which injured firefighter Wendy Waters (voiced by Lenore Zann) "wakes up" in 1906 San Francisco. (There is a You-Tube video of it, the legality of which may be questionable.)

This was an animated series based on a line of "Actiion Figures," which first aired in 1999, and has been revived as recently as 2012 -- see Wikipedia. The "romance" element was so light as to be non-existent. And the characters names or nicknames were almost always puns, which made it harder for adults to take seriously; as "science fiction lite" with serious safety messages, it fit a rather narrow niche.

I wound up watching a lot of episodes in the waiting rooms of hospitals and clinics, where they held the attention of the smaller kids.

It is possible (although I have found no statements to that effect) that selected episodes were "novelized" at some point, possibly pitched to an older readership than the toys and the animated show. Which would fit the "small paperback" format.

However, I think it much more likely that the plot -- which itself was hardly original -- was "recycled" at some point, perhaps with "real" time travel. Unfortunately, I can't help with that.

Posted on Feb 1, 2013 4:41:06 PM PST
Yesterdays Flame- that was the book I was searching for...
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