AND THE BRIDE WORE RED
AND THE BRIDE WORE RED (4.5) by Lucy Gordon: Six months after leaving the United Kingdom to teach English in Beijing, Olivia Daley has put the memory of her broken engagement -- and all thoughts of love -- behind her. Then she's injured in a fall and treated at a clinic by Dr. Lang Mitchell. He makes no secret of his interest in her, and though she tries, Olivia can't ignore what's happening between them. On a romantic Yangtze cruise, they become lovers, and Lang proposes ... but then reality intrudes, threatening their happiness. Well plotted, with an exotic setting that's practically a character, this story has a rare charm. It's simply delightful.