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There and Now (Beyond the Threshold #1)

3.97  ·  Rating Details ·  1,011 Ratings  ·  51 Reviews
Heartsick from Seattle's rat race, Elisabeth McCartney sought her childhood haven, never suspecting the Pine River house harbored an escape hatch to an earlier era, its key the necklace she clutched to her chest ....

Tumbling over the threshold and back in time, T-shirt clad Elisabeth scandalized formidable single father Jonathan Fortner, the virile Victorian whose bedchamb
Paperback, Best Selling Author Collection, 248 pages
Published May 1st 2008 by Harlequin Books (first published 1992)
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Very good book - definitely different than what I am used to from Ms. Miller. When Elisabeth arrived in Pine River she had come for a new job as a teacher and to recover from her divorce. One night, while wearing a necklace from her aunt, she went through a door into the past. The man she met there, Dr Jonathan Fortner, was understandably very suspicious of her and didn't believe her story. She escaped from him and returned home. She then went back, after finding out that he and his daughter wou ...more
Kristen Koster
Oct 18, 2009 Kristen Koster rated it liked it
Maybe I'm spoiled by Lynn Kurland, but this one was just ok for me. Yes, it pulled on my emotions in places, but I felt it was a bit uneven. I also felt the ending was abrupt and I was really disappointed with the heroine and her disregard for her friend Janet and the old ladies across the way.
I didn't care for it. There was too much "trying to convince" people of the time-travel incident(s) and the romance started way too fast. I thought the character of Jonathan was unemotional and flat. There was no suspense and overall it was just boring.
Mar 01, 2017 Kristi rated it liked it
A cute quick story.
Jul 28, 2013 Bunga rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: time-travel
Elizabeth baru saja bercerai dari suaminya dan pindah ke rumah bibinya di sebuah kota kecil. Rumah bibinya ini adalah sebuah rumah tua dan jaman dulu kala pernah ada sebuah kebakaran di rumah ini yang menewaskan seorang dokter dan putrinya--yang membuat rumah ini jadi angker, karena banyak tetangga melihat penampakan dan mendengar suara-suara asing dari rumah ini.

Well, suatu saat tanpa sengaja Elizabeth menemukan sebuah pintu masuk yang menghubungkan masa sekarang dengan masa lalu--tepatnya mas
Carolyn F.
Listening to audiobook. Also have paperback.

Elizabeth walks through a doorway and travels back in time with the help of her aunt's necklace. She meets Jonathan and Trista. Even though it's the late 1800's, it's pretty much wam-bam. She's kissing him and he's taking her upstairs at the same time he thinks she's crazy. That's where I'm stuck with this romance thing. The way they act towards each other, I just don't see the beginnings of love. I see a lot of lust but not a lot of love. Well, there
Aug 30, 2015 Jeanne rated it liked it
This is a time travel romance story. After her divorce Elisabeth McCartney moves into the house inherited from her aunt. Hearing music that she can't find the source of, she tries the door that is suppose to be to nowhere, and she steps over the threshold into 100 years in the past and meets Trista and her father Dr. Jonathan Fortner. Elizabeth learns of a fire that burned down their house and Trista and her father both perished, plus, she was charged with their murder and hanged. She tries to ...more
Jul 28, 2014 Marybelle rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Sweet read. Sometimes when the hectic world gets to me, I wish I can go back in time to a simpler world. In this book Elizabeth McCartney does just that, but she finds that every century has it's own difficulties (i.e. no electricity, no telephone, no hot running water, no antibiotics, a false murder charge), and in the case of Dr. Fortner and his little daughter Trista, it's own blessings as well.
Kim Straub
Not for the kids - one of those romance/time travel books by an author I like that was a quick and frivolous read. We all need at least one frivolous read per summer. Since I downloaded another one like it, perhaps at least two frivolous reads per summer. It is like that indulgent Ben and Jerry's ice cream - not needed, not necessary, not any meat to it or nutritional value, but a sweet treat.
Karyn Gerrard
Apr 18, 2012 Karyn Gerrard rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Originally published in 1992, it is dated with talk of VCR's and cassette tapes, but past that, the story is steeped in loads of fantasy and emotion. Dr. Jon Fortner is the sexy hero from 100 years ago who heroine Elisabeth finds thanks to a magic pendant and a secret door. Finely crafted and the ending satisfying, but I'm a sucker for time travel~. :D
Dec 27, 2012 Susan rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
As soon as I started reading this book, I remembered I had read it years ago. I enjoyed it though, and it was a quick, pleasant time-traveler story. In fact, I immediately started Linda's other time-traveler book about Elizabeth's favorite cousin Rue, who was looking for her and came home to search. And that is where it all begins in both books; in the 'haunted house'.
Jun 05, 2009 Dawn rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone who likes Western Romance.
Recommended to Dawn by: I read all of Linda Lael Miller's books.
This was a good time travel read. I always enjoy books by Linda Lael Miller (especially her Western Romance). Unfortunately, I did not realize that there were two books (Here And Then) to this story & I read the second book first. Each book is different characters, but it made it a little confusing.
Aug 21, 2011 Lynner rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book was cute and short. I enjoyed the story of the young divorcee who returns to her childhood home for a change of pace in her life. Elizabeth finds a secret portal to the past and a connection to the family who lived in her house a century ago. If you like time-travel romances, this quick read is for you.
Apr 29, 2012 Sarah rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'm not a huge fan of time travel but this was a pretty good book. I love LLM and have read all of her creations. This was a reprint and wasn't as well developed as some of her later works but still worth the time.
Janet Horton
Jul 06, 2013 Janet Horton rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Well, I am not sure I believe in the There and Now but it definitely gives us something to think about. Miller has a way of wrapping herself around western love stories and this was no exception. Good book and glad I read it.
Aug 07, 2010 Dawn rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I liked this time travel tale. After having just read KEW's Ashes in the Wind, this almost felt like a short story. Elizabeth and Jonathan make a good couple. This book ended with the HEA I was hoping for. I'm planning on reading the sequel, Here and Then, very soon.
Robi Lynn
Jun 08, 2011 Robi Lynn rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved this book. I feel Linda Lael Miller has done an outstanding job. She keeps you turning page after page, unable to put the book down. The smoothness with whick she brings the two dimensions together is fabulous.
Donna Cody
Oct 23, 2016 Donna Cody rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Not here

Could not get into this book. I generally like Linda Leal Miller but not this one.

I was very disappointed. I did not know she wrote about the supernatural and do not care for it.

Jun 03, 2008 Sarah rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Elisabeth has inhereited her late Aunt's home. But that's not all, with the home comes the "ghosts" of the handsome Dr. Fortner and his daughter Trista. Can Elisabeth combat time and save them both from the horrible fate she knows they will suffer, and save her heart as well?
Tara Smith
Feb 28, 2013 Tara Smith rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: no one
Recommended to Tara by: no one
Meh, It's okay. Not the most interesting book out there. It is a quick read though and good for a time killer. The ending was so abrupt and uninteresting that I actually forgot how it ended and had to go back and see. The sex was good but the ladies were a little easy in my opinion. lol
Oct 06, 2014 Karen rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I wasn't expecting a lot when I went in to read this book, but was pleasantly surprised. The little bit of time travel I've read before was heard for me to get into, but this was enjoyable. I liked the characters quite a bit, the romance solid.
Llaph | No Frill | No Shill
The premise was a little wonky with the magical necklace but I still fell in love with the main characters. I've read some reviews that say some characters aren't too complicated, but everything worked for me and this is another of my favorite books to read when I want to read a timetravel.
Oct 10, 2012 C K rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is an author that I have read a lot of and have added her books to my 'keeper' book shelf. Most I have read at least twice and some even more than that.
Krystle Smith
Mar 12, 2013 Krystle Smith rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a re-read for me I loved this book a few years ago and I loved it again today. One of my favourites!
Aug 15, 2013 Janice rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
All of Mrs. Miller's books are a GREAT read!!
Oct 14, 2008 Shauna rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Really good but it is a romance so there's parts that need to be skipped over.
Jun 27, 2012 Tera rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
so good i didn't know what was going to happen until the very end
Mar 10, 2011 Nadia rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2011
It was what it was... what can I say.
Valerie Stebelski
Loved this book. would give it 10 stars.
I loved this time travel. Going back and forth with the necklace for the love that was on the other side. Great story!
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The daughter of a town marshal, LINDA LAEL MILLER is a #1 New York Times bestselling author of more than 100 historical and contemporary novels, most of which reflect her love of the West. The "First Lady of the West" lives outside Spokane, Washington, where her rescued horses, dogs and cats live the high life.

Published since 1983, Linda was awarded the prestigious Nora Roberts Lifetime Achievemen
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