The author only had a part of a story in her. She just can't get out of the confines of reality and write a full blown time travel story. You can tell she wanted to with this story but won't take the story where it should be going. Or maybe, she just wrote this story to fulfill a contract obligations and had a freshman in college write it for her. Somewhat of a pity because the author does have her name as the author and I have read and enjoyed at least ten of her other books in the past.