A tad too smug for her own good, Dr. Emily Getz has met her intellectual match in Jonas Fielding, a successful land developer. Emily has just returned to her hometown to do some historical research and hopefully clear the blemish on her recorda careless oversight that almost ruined her reputation.

She is looking for artifacts in Lititz, Pennsylvania, not love, and certainly not an overbearing religious fanatic. And to make matters worse, her parents are tweaking her last nerve with the increasing frequency of their innuendoes about marriage and grandchildren.

Calculatingly seductive, Dee Dee Snyder has her eye on Jonas, but he knows to stay clear of Dee Dee. Her infatuation complicates his pursuit of a certain arrogant PhD, for hes got a conquest in mind for himselfEmily.

Miss Higgs flair for witty banter gives an otherwise colloquial story a refreshing and uplifting twist, making BOOKENDS an entertaining read that her fans are sure to enjoy. (Mar., 400 pp., $12.99)

Reviewed by: 
Roberta Blair