Rita Boucher reaches superstar status as she joins the Signet Regency family with a brilliantly unique love story.

He had been declared dead. But Duncan MacLean is very much alive and determined to bring the villain responsible for his capture and imprisonment by the French to justice. To do that, he must reclaim the possessions distributed by his will as well as gather his resources as a newly vested earl to unmask the traitor. Meanwhile, the only shelter available to him is the crumbling old keep on his ancestral lands in Scotland.

To his surprise, a beautiful stranger claiming to be his widow is in residence. Only the most desperate of circumstances would have forced Kate to take her young daughter and flee into the night. And only with the help of The MacLean can she find love and happiness once again.

Ms. Boucher creates an unforgettable pair of lovers in this exquisitely written romance that will make your heart sing with joy. (Apr., 223 pp., $4.50)

Reviewed by: 
Melinda Helfer