Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Siren's Song: A Bandit Creek Time Travel by D.L. Snow

Siren's Song A Bandit Creek Time TravelKindle freebies can go either way. Sometimes, they stink from the get-go, full of typos and awkward phrasing, and I just stop reading. Life's too short. This was a terrific surprise.

Just downloaded onto my kindle this week, I was in the mood for something short and picked it up. It's a novella, approximately 2 or 2 and a half hours of reading. And very well done.

Joss is former singer turned school teacher. She hasn't sang since her mother died. (Interesting story there. Not telling.) She moves back to Bandit Creek, Montana where she struggles with who and what she wants to be and where she wants to do it. She's confused. She gets even more confused when a hand comes out and pulls her into Lost Lake, and into Bandit Creek 100 years ago.

There's a saloon madame who wants to sell Joss's services, a seedy man wanting to buy them, an Indian with answers he doesn't want to divulge, and of course, a handsome man that Joss starts to fall for.. but he thinks she's crazy-always talking about the future and tell him he's from it.. cause he looks exactly like a boy that disappeared from Bandit Creek ten years before (in modern Bandit Creek.)

I loved how this unfolded. I was left guessing as to its ending. The characters all had interesting stories. The love story was done at a good pace and believable. I think it could have used more details. I mean, the chick did time travel. Imagine using a nasty ole outhouse, bathing back then, getting adjusted to a life without  modern appliances.

All in all, a terrific read. Five stars.

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