Until You Love Me
A Jules Vanderzeit Gilded Age novel
Filled with remorse over the loss of her daughter, Becky Sue Dobson is ready to end her life, but when her car plunges over a steep hillside, instead of death, she encounters a mysterious man who calls himself the Maestro. Suddenly, everything she had thought to be true is turned inside out when she’s thrust into the life of Rebecca Wheland in 19th century New York.
After only four months of marriage, Rebecca Wheland Jaffray would rather face the scandal of divorce than continue to live with a man she doesn’t love. The only reason James agreed to marry her was to secure a loan from her father. Feeling angry and rejected, she runs off to hide at her family’s summer home even though it’s closed for the winter season. Sadly, it seems nothing she does turns out right.
Facing financial ruin after the market crash in May, 1893, James Jaffray turns to one of the most ruthless men in all of New York and agrees to marry his daughter, Rebecca Wheland. Though their marriage was never based on love, when she suddenly disappears, James realizes his wife wants nothing to do with him.
Seven days later, when Rebecca returns home, James knows something has changed, but he’s not sure what or why, because prior to her disappearance, James hadn’t believed he could ever love his wife.
More than a century separate’s Becky Sue Dobson from Rebecca Wheland Jaffray, and yet she’s about to discover how deeply their lives are connected.