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Jonathan has sixty-three hours to woo the woman of his dreams. And a lifetime to regret it.

In the midst of the Great Depression, Hollywood’s dream factory still churns. For twenty-two years, it’s lured dutiful son Jonathan O’Donnell. But when he finally sets off to make movies, he meets a beautiful woman on the train heading West and falls hard.


Minnie is as dazzling and distant as the star she’s determined to become. While the train rolls along, Jonathan woos her with his winning charm. But as time runs out, he realizes he has more questions than answers. So many things about her don’t add up.


And when they reach L.A., Jonathan’s dream descends into a nightmare. He finds his sanity, his sobriety, and ultimately his life threatened. All to answer one question:


Who is the woman on the train?

Photo Credit: Jenny Loew

About Catherine

Catherine C. Heywood is the author of the bestselling novellas The California Limited and Girl in Bath.

Hard at work on her next epic historical, in the meantime, she reintroduces her novella, The California Limited.

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