Chandra Jarvis has survived her plunge through the wormhole from her universe of 2150 into a parallel universe which is identical except that the year is 1850 and the location is the Old West in Southwest Wyoming along the Oregon Trail.
She survives much travail with the help of her futuristic suit of special fibers and a personal computer chip implant and falls in love with Sean Dillon, a handsome member of a wagon train on its way to Oregon City only to lose him to the woman waiting for him there with whom he is betrothed.
With a broken heart, Chandra’s last glimpses Sean, his betrothed and her family leave on a ship as it sails down the Colombia River on its way to the Pacific Ocean. Sean is to be married to her in a mission near San Francisco.
However, Sean, his wife to be and her parents never return to Portland as promised. Chandra is tormented by Sean’s seeming disappearance and decides to go to San Francisco to try to learn of her former love’s fate. She doesn’t get the answers she wants and returns home to Portland with her ward, Tom Quinn and decides to dedicate the coming years to being a loving parent to him. Can she embrace and adapt to ways of the west and find a new direction for her life without Sean Dillon? Will she find a new love?
Rejoin Chandra in her quest for those answers and more in this second novel of the Parallel Past time travel series.
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