Alexander, Captain Cupid, returns from the wars a troubled soul, filled with painful memories and doubts about his future. While visiting a comrade in arms he meets an enigmatic woman with troubling memories and secrets of her own. Drawn together, they find solace and companionship until events from their pasts jeopardize their budding relationship. She must learn to trust her new love even though all others have failed her, and he must learn to look with unjaded eyes to see her true value.

Elisabeth Fairchilds newest work is a deeply moving tale and, while at first a bit disconcerting, her command of period language is superb, giving a lyrical quality to her passages while painting vivid, detailed word pictures for the minds eye. (Dec., 224 pp.,, $4.99)

Reviewed by: 
Teresa Roebuck