Book 1, Hope Chest Series
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A woman fleeing her unfaithful fiancé. A cuddly ghost seeking the manner of his death. A magical matchmaker determined to bring the two together, even across time.
When dog trainer Gina Charles flees her unfaithful fiancé, she ends up at a hotel room with another occupant—a ghost with compelling dark eyes who cuddles up to her in the middle of the night.
Ghostly mesmerist Drake Manton doesn’t remember how he died, and insists Gina help him learn the manner of his death so he can move on or he’ll haunt her forever.
Gina’s investigation leads her to the burned-out Chesterfield hotel, where she finds a magical hope chest in the ruins. When she touches it, she and her faithful terrier hurtle back in time to 1883 where she comes face-to-face with the very alive, very sexy mesmerist.
Now all Gina has to do is prevent Drake’s fiery death so she can return to her own time. Or can she give up her life in the future for a lifetime of love in Drake’s arms?
The Mesmerist is the first in a five-book multi-author Victorian romance time travel series. If you enjoy sweetly sexy time travel with a spunky heroine pitted against the fashions and restrictions of the 1880s that contains more than a touch of humor, you’ll love this book.
The Hope Chest Series: An antique hope chest containing five unique objects . . . five people inexorably drawn to the items inside . . . each sent to the past where they must accomplish a task and find their own path to true love with the help of a magical matchmaker determined to bring soul mates together, even across time.
The series includes:
The Mesmerist by Pam McCutcheon
The Lawman by P.J. Bishop
The Prince by Karen Fox
The Thief by Laura Hayden
The Pinkerton by Maureen McKade
Or, purchase the whole series as a boxed set!
(Originally published as Enchantment by Zebra Ballad)
"The first of what looks to be a delightful five-book time travel series, [The Mesmerist] is quick, light and enchanting! — Romantic Times Magazine
“Combines the best of time travel with superb romantic elements with enchanting results. Intrigue, danger, and a magic hope chest bring together two strong willed, volatile characters with delightful results. This whimsical tale is one of the most convincing time travel romances I've yet to encounter, coming very highly recommended.” —Cindy Penn, Senior Editor, WordWeaving
“Hits you with action from the beginning and has you anxious to know how it will all end. The storyline is humorous at times, sensual and uplifting.” — Denise Fleischer, Gotta Write Online Romance Editor
“This series promises to be a lot of fun. The mystery surrounding Miss Sparrow and her hope chest are yet to be discovered. Ms. McCutcheon's characters are compelling, both the hero and heroine dealing with their personal pain in constructive ways. Drake is a deeply kind, caring, and honest man, just what Gina needs. He has a great desire to help others. Gina's confidence and insight provide what Drake needs to attract patients and discover the source of their problems. They make a great team. Together they sizzle with passion.” — ParaNormalRomance/PNR
“Pam McCutcheon certainly starts us out with a lively beginning that pulls you right into this delightful story... It was a roller coaster of laughs and tears and I hated to put it down; I couldn’t wait to see how it all turned out. If the other books in this series are as good as this one, then we are in for a wonderful extended read.” — Becci Davis Clayton, About.com