Writer Jeanetta Rollins needs surgery to save her sight, but the only doctor able to perform the surgery does not practice medicine anymore. Desperate, Jeanetta tracks him down, determined to make him see his error in not using his gift. She never expected to fall in love with the sensitive yet daring doctor.

At the height of a brilliant career, famed neurosurgeon Mason Fenwick walked away from his practice and became a travel agent. Shocked at the chances-successful chances-he takes with people's lives, he's tired of playing God. When he meets Jeanetta he realizes he's been waiting all his life to love and be loved by a woman as warm, honest and independent as Jeanetta.For once in his life, everything is right and wonderful...until deception and betrayal threaten their love.

ECSTASY is a profound literary statement about true love's depth and courage, written with elegant sophistication, which is Ms. Forster's inimitable trademark. (July, 377 pp., $4.99)

Reviewed by: 
Cheryl Ferguson