From first-novelist Eubank, a most deliciously appealing historical romance/ghost story. In England to earn an advanced degree in 18th-century fiction, beautiful American Meredith Blake is assigned a room in Edwards Hall, the former home of the Thornton family back in the 1800's. Suddenly, things start to happen--at certain places in the Hall and around it Meredith is swept back in time and becomes the Thornton nanny; and although scared and discombobulated, she deduces that ``she'' and Charles Thornton are in love and plan on killing his malingering wife Isabel on Guy Fawkes Night. Meanwhile, her 19th-century double has assumed her place in present-day Edwards Hall and is scared witless. Confiding in her dashing tutor, Peter Graham, Meredith enlists his aid in thwarting the past--keeping the murder from happening. Will she be time-lapsed back before the threat is carried out? Using a hand- drawn map based on the location of an Essex ley--five points in mystical/supernatural alliance, which cause Meredith's ``crossover'' when she transverses one--Meredith does regress to discover a very different murder story indeed. Likable characters and a carefully developed past-and-present plot--a winner for smart, albeit gentle and affectionate, readers.