BECKET'S LAST STAND
Fans will find the the final installment
in the Beckets of Romney Marsh series completely satisfying. All their questions are answered, every character is dealt his or her hand and every move is played out to perfection. Set amid actual historical events, this series stresses family, loyalty, love and the ideals we stand upon.
Caught in the maelstrom are Cassandra, Becket's true daughter, and his adopted son, Courtland, who has been her guardian ever since her mother was murdered. Everyone knows they are meant for one another, and Cassandra is determined to get Court. Seduction seems the most likely course of action, but Court sees himself as too old and more a brother than a lover. But love has a way of bringing a bright light into the darkest times, and as the Beckets prepare for the battle of their lives, the love that blooms and grows enables them to conquer betrayal. (HQN, Nov., 380 pp., $6.99)