The first part of Echoes concerns the modern-day Galloways; the second is set in 1897 and tells their ancestors' stories. The modern story is hurt by poor characterizations and unclear motivations. Also, the heroine's involvement with identical twins may give some readers pause.
When Ben's killed, Sage is devastated, and his twin brother, Logan, steps in. Eventually, turning to each other is as natural as sharing secrets -- and cleaning up Ben's messes. Family legend says another pair of twin brothers, William and Robert, also loved the same woman -- perhaps Sage is Logan's destiny. (HARLEQUIN, Jan., 448 pp., $5.99)