With a BA in English and 5 years as a photographic model behind her, Nancy Taylor Rosenberg studied criminology. She served in the Dallas Police Department, New Mexico State Police, Ventura Police Department and as an Investigative Probation Officer in Court Services for the Country of Ventura where she handled major crimes. She lives in California.
A departure for thriller writer Rosenberg, this is a warmhearted story of divine intervention and angelic miracles in the lives of troubled children. (Dec.)
Toy Johnson, a teacher at an urban Los Angeles school who cannot resist helping children in trouble, has strange but realistic dreams in which she aids children around the world. As her marriage to a wealthy, selfish doctor falters, Toy begins to experience heart problems, during which these strange dreams become so vivid that she bears physical scars afterward. During a visit to New York City, her physical problems and dream sequences reach a peak after she is arrested for kidnapping a child in Kansas whom she dreamed she saved from a fire. A mysterious and ethereal transit cop may be her only salvation. In a departure from her best-selling suspense tales like Mitigating Circumstances (LJ 12/92), Rosenberg offers a well-written work of hope and faith that is sure to be popular. Highly recommended for public libraries. [Literary Guild alternate; previewed in Prepub Alert, LJ 10/15/94.]-Heather Blenkinsopp, Mercy Coll. Lib., Dobbs Ferry, N.Y.