Taken from her secluded life at the convent of St. Suphce, Edain is cast adrift after her husband-to-be suddenly dies at the church doors. Whispers of witchcraft follow her about.

From the moment English knight Magnus fitzJulien sets eyes on the beautiful, fey young girl, he feels that somehow their lives are entwined. Shipwrecked off the coast of Scotland, they face unknown danger. Dragged from pillar to post, wanted by the Knights Templars, the Scottish king and Henry II while not understanding the powers she possesses, Edain longs to return to the peacefulness of the convent.

Knowing Magnus can never marry her, she savors the memories of the blinding passion they find in each other's arms. In a world of treachery and intrigue, Magnus is ready to defy his father and King Henry for his heart's desire.

Ms. Deauxville weaves her characters into a brilliant tapestry of mysticism, mystery and that most wondrous emotion of all, love. Another "keeper" from this very talented author. VERY SENSUAL (May, 349 pp., $5.99)

Reviewed by: 
Joan Hammond