Stephanie Parker McKean edited the summary of The Scent of Time Wednesday, November 21, 2012.
Love at first sight, Drew discovers, is real. He falls in love with Lucy Oxford's picture! He is invited to travel back into time to meet her...with a few strings attached. To win her love, he must first win the 1867 China to London Tea Clipper Race, in spite of the fact that evil Nantucket sea captain Caleb Bryant is determined to stop him. Drew halts in his mission for long enough to rescue a young Chinese girl from a child brothel. She later repays him by saving his life. Drew reaches inside himself for strengths he never knew he possessed as he survives a sword fight, knife attack, pirates - and even goes swimming with a great white shark. But the greatest danger is Caleb Bryant who is determined that if he can't have Lucy - no one will.