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HaBO: Time Travel Romance, with Norplant

Tris writes:

I read a time travel romance years ago that I loved, but, unfortunately, I loaned it to a friend who I don’t speak to anymore and I’m hoping your
readers can help me figure out the title.

*I think it must have been a Kensington or Zebra book because it came in the mail
*The cover is yellow or the heroine is wearing yellow. I think there are falls in the background or at least water and the heroine is straddling the hero. The hero may be wearing brown trousers.
*The heroine is a bounty hunter & she is tracking a serial killer who is responsible for the death of her daughter & ex-husband (I think he blew them up, or something). She loses the serial killer when she sees him enter a falls. She follows him through & ends up in the old west. She has with her a pack of disguises, like colored contacts, padding, makeup, flesh, etc.
*the hero is half-Native American & half-white. His mother/father is a “peer of the realm” I think and he has a title somehow—and land, lots of land. He’s also the sheriff. He falls for her pretty hard but she’s wrapped up in trying to capture the serial killer who, incidentally, has been coming and going from this time and is a respected saloon owner in the town. He’s confused when he
discovers her in her various disguises, some of which are male costumes.
*The heroine has a Norplant(sp) and she scratches her wrist a lot, which leads to the sheriff’s deputy seeing through her disguises.
*At the end the serial killer ends up with an arrow through the heart and is shoved through the falls to the present day (where only a few hours or so have passed). She marries the sheriff.

Sometimes it’s a smallpox scar, and sometimes it’s matchsticks of birth control under your skin, but whatever it is, time travelers can run, but hey cannot hide.


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  1. 1
    Wendy says:

    unfortunately, I loaned it to a friend who I don’t speak to anymore


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    wylykat says:

    No clues on the book, however it reminds me of one of my favorite movies, Last of the Dogmen with Tom Berrenger.  The movie tagline is: A People Lost In Time. An Adventure They Will Never Forget.

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    Tiffany says:

    I have no idea what book that is but I really hope you find out because I want to read it!

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    Sherry says:

    Try Amy J. Fetzer’s “Dangerous Waters”.

    Twentieth-century bounty hunter Victoria Mason plunges through a waterfall after a wanted man and finds herself in the Colorado of 1872. Even that won’t throw her off the track of her dangerous quarry. But it’s not as simple to fight her attraction to Christopher Waythorne, the local marshall.


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    Julia Smith says:

    Hey – Best Name for a Blog award winners! Congratulations!

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    quichepup says:

    He’s Indian AND has lots of land? I can believe the Norplant but c’mon. Still, I would like to read this.

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    Beki says:

    Hmmm, does sound interesting though the Norplant thing makes me snicker.

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    Rhonni says:

    I think and he has a title somehow—and land, lots of land.

    Ack … is there anyone not singing “Don’t Fence Me In?” while finishing the description? I may not sleep tonight for the strains of a cowboy fiddle are plaintive in the distance.

    You can’t say “Land, lots of land” while describing a western scene to anyone who grew up with Saturday afternoon singing cowboys.

    It is unfair. I may have to play some _Riders in the Sky_ before this is over.

    Or David Byrne might fix it:

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    Maggie P. says:

    Yep, totally Amy J. Fetzer’s “Dangerous Waters”

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    Jessica says:

    I’m still wondering about this “peer of the realm” thing, in the U.S.  WTF?

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    Deanna says:

    I’m still wondering about this “peer of the realm” thing, in the U.S.

    You know how those wacky European peers were back in the 1800’s.  They were all hanging out in the American west deflowering virgins and unknowingly leaving children behind.  Haven’t we learned anything from our historical “research”?

    spam word: develop98 –  It’s plot development 98.  It’s an oldie but a goodie.

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    CCherry says:

    Yes, British, Titled, and Landowner- They’re called Remittance Men- they were usually the younger son of a titled British family who was sent to the US or Canada to make their way in the wild wild west. 

    They were given the name Remittance Men because they were usually sent a remittance or allowance from their families back home.

    Two books about the subject are:
    Marmalade and Whiskey: British Remittance Men in the West by Lee Olson
    Scoundrels, Dreamers and Second Sons: British Remittance Men in the Canadian West y Mark Zuehlke

    And this concludes this public service announcement from the Western History Nerd Squad

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    RCH says:

    Dude, I swear I don’t know. But please keep us in on the loop because I definitely want to read it!

  14. 14
    RCH says:

    Scratch that! It’s what I get for being a bad commenter and not reading all of the comments first.

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    Melissandre says:

    Rhonni, my mind went in the opposite direction.

    “He has…HUGE tracts of land.”  Best.  Euphamism.  Ever.

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    Heather says:

    I was just looking at the Amazon reviews of Dangerous Waters and saw this…

    “…and felt the story overtook the book.”

    Um, how is that bad?

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    AgTigress says:

    I always think of remittance men as being specifically the feckless younger sons of wealthy aristocratic or gentry families, sent abroad to prevent them embarrassing their relatives with their disreputable behaviour.  And I thought they were always sent out to the Colonies:  Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and maybe Canada.  I had no idea any of them fetched up in the USA!

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    Jennifer says:

    Norplant in your wrist? I thought they went in your upper arm?

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    Elizabeth says:

    “He has…HUGE tracts of land.”  Best.  Euphamism.  Ever.

    The trouble with this euphemism is, I once read a book where it was used to refer to the heroine’s breasts.  And now I cannot stop laughing at the buxom sheriff.

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    Betsy says:

    I thought Monty Python OWNED that euphamism! :)

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    gypsydani says:

    this book sounds interesting.  the plot reminds me a little of Penelope Neri’s Forever and Beyond, but this one sounds a lot more fun.


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    Melissandre says:

    Elizabeth, look lower!  You gotta expand beyond the Monty Python reference. 

    Heh heh.  Expand.

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    Rhonni says:

    Ah lurve you gals. (clapping hands while reading comments)

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    Tasha says:

    I did a “wait, what?” at the Norplant in the wrist as well. Then again, she said she read the book years ago :-)

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    Casse says:

    I laughed so dang hard at this synopsis…and then went right to amazon to order it! The itchy birth control got me!

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    Obskuretris says:

    Thank you, thank you so much. This is the book. I’ve already ordered myself a copy, YAY. BTW, I couldn’t remember if she was always scratching her wrist or her upperarm. Plus, I read it when I was 14 and didn’t have a clue what Norplant is.

  27. 27

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