Image of Everlasting

EVERLASTING

Image of Everlasting

Everlasting is Woodiwiss' final gift to her readers. The woman who started
the phenomenon known as historical romance delivers a luminous medieval
tale in her rich signature style. Though not as lyrical and filled with
narrative as her classic works, Everlasting possesses a strong sense of
place, character and dialogue, along with the dramatic plotline that's
always characterized her novels. With this last book, Woodiwiss leaves an
everlasting impression on our hearts.

Abrielle of Harrington travels to King Henry's court, where her stepfather is to receive recognition for his service to the king. But instead of land or money, they receive Henry's thanks. Abrielle has no choice but to sacrifice herself in marriage to wealthy, ruthless squire Desmond de Marle for her family's sake. Meanwhile, Scotsman Raven Seabern has been exchanging glances with Abrielle, drawing her attention and, for his own reasons, becoming her protector.

Raven is there on her wedding night when Desmond falls to his death, and again when Desmond's nephew presses his suit. He rides to her rescue when she's abducted and rallies to win a tournament for her. All the while, desire builds between them until they wed. But there's jealousy and evil to overcome before peace can reign. (Morrow, Nov., 346 pp., $24.95)
Reviewed by: 
Kathe Robin