On her way to enter the convent Jacqueline is abducted by Angus. Angus hopes to use his enemys daughter to exact revenge upon the clan who stole his home and murdered his kinsmen.
Jacqueline knows nothing of her familys role in the ancient feud. Her stepfather has nothing to do with the hostilities and all she wants is the peace she will find as a nun, until Angus awakens her desire.
Ever so slowly she learns the story of the clans and of Anguss deep-seated need for vengeance. She cannot help but be drawn to the wounded man, and he cannot deny his attraction to his enemys beautiful daughter.
Jacqueline will risk everything to help Angus reclaim his birthright and right an old wrongeven if it means losing his love in the process.
Claire Delacroix brings to life two extraordinary characters who capture our attention. Their biting repartie and the strong captive/captor story line is just what many readers savor. With its well-drawn background and escalating sexual tension, THE BEAUTY is a tale to warm a winters night. SENSUAL (Jan., 350 pp., $6.50)