In 2000 Arizona, Bronx resident Cora Talmedge visits her friend Jenny, who takes her skydiving at the Nomadic Adventurer School of Skydiving. A frightened Cora plans to back out until her guide turns out to be her former lover Adrian de Vargas. In the air, Adrian asks Cora why she deserted him while they traveled in India together over seven years ago. However, before she can respond, a strange whirlwind sucks the two of them inside before they land on some grass. To their shock, Phoenix seems to have disappeared.
As Adrian and Cora aimlessly wander, they meet several white men who insist the year is 1869. Soon, members of the Tonto Apache tribe find the confused duo and escort them back to their camp where the chief insists that Adrian is his son. As Adrian seems to comfortably fit with the tribe and the era, Cora, dubbed Talks Much, must decide between a love of a lifetime or a twenty-first century lifestyle.
FREE FALLING is an enjoyable time travel romance due to the reaction of the lead protagonists to their trip. The exhilarating story line includes some mystical elements that add to the overall flavor. The lead characters are a dynamic duo and the support cast provides local color. Stobie Piel provides her fans with an appealing novel that will garner her many new readers.