Married to an earl, Tess Claiborne is suddenly face to face with the man she once loved, archeologist Roman McKendrick. Despite past hostility, the old flames of love blaze into an attraction they both deny until they are pulled together by an ancient mirror, rumored to have belonged to Cleopatra.

The polished metal, jewel-encrusted mirror shows a select few visions of the past and glimpses of the future. When Tess looks into the gleaming depths she sees herself in Roman's embrace. But what he sees is more frightening: Tess' enraged husband strangling her and tossing her lifeless body into the river.

Sweeping from the cold English winters to the blazing desert sands where intrigue, ancient secrets and grave dangers await the lovers, this fascinating blend of the mystical with a heated love triangle will keep readers glued to the pages. Willman's skill at crafting romances that merge paranormal elements and wonderful historical backdrops with engaging characters is remarkable. (Sep., 350 pp., $5.99)

Reviewed by: 
Kathe Robin