Yesterday Once More
Hearted Publishing, 1999
RECCOMMENDED 4 Stars
Time travel is both commonplace
and, when in the wrong hands, perfidious by 2188. Genetic scientist,
widowed Alissia Prescott is driven to find the cure for a virulent
condition which is common in her family. While on vacation she
is astounded to see a handsome man come strolling from the sea.
The attraction between the pair is instant and compelling.
Colonel Gabriel Von Brockman
has traveled back in time to prevent Dr. Phillip Lilpout from
retaining the information he recently discovered regarding the
extending and preserving of human life. Alissia returns home
to find that someone is interested in her husband's work, a thief
has broken into the Bethesda, Maryland lab and appears to have
copied some of her late husband's files, threatening letters
and phone calls begin. She is nonplussed to discover Von Brockman,
the man she watched emerging from the sea has been assigned as
the new head of her department. Worrisome to her; Brock also
seems very interested in her husband's work.
She is torn between fear of who
is threatening her in deciding if she can trust this mysterious
man from the future.
Writer Culver's Yesterday Once
More has shattered the stumbling block regarding Romantic Sci-Fi
genre. The composition is filled with tautness, artifice and
an abundance of machination necessary to create a well written,
delightful read. It has taken Culver a lot of imaginativeness
and ability to work between romance and science fiction and to
fulfil both acceptably.
Despite the length of the book…
near to 500 pages Yesterday Once More is an engaging, fast read.
Some of the potential sources of conflict between Aissia and
Brock are not fully developed. Both characters harbor reservations
regarding the reliability of handsome people, which both are;
this situation might have led to a little more friction before
the pair come to realize that handsome people can be stanch..
While Alissia appears to be a driven scientist scoffing at the
thoughts of love etc., she willingly tumbles for Brock and the
notion of time travel. On the plus side; both characters apply
their brain power to situations rather than skating along on
the perks inherent to their good looks. Yesterday Once More is
an engaging tale that does pull the reader into the narrative
and keeps the reader turning the pages. Filled with a collection
of absorbing characters who are fiduciary, entertaining and acceptable,
the well crafted volume moves right along with characters engaging
in reverberant dialogue, difficult situations and fascinating
plot to a credible and acceptable conclusion.