... which I love about Anderle stories, but I'm having a hard time connecting with the heroine. It seemed quite a build-up of drama about visiting her family so it was completely anti-climatic when we were introduced to a normal and loving family dinner. Likewise, the garage used for a portal could have used up far fewer words. It appeared the author was building toward a mystery, but again it fell flat in the revelation of a mundane purpose. She just wanted to hide what she was doing. Maybe I got lost in all the words and explanations, but I'm not sure why she needs to find a location to portal from sometimes but at other times just opens portals to her various rooms from wherever. I'll continue to the next book with lower expectations.