THE FOREST LORD
Romance author Susan Krinard begins an enchanting new series about Faerie shape shifters in THE FOREST LORD.
When a man trespasses into the Faerie wood at Hartsmere and disturbs its ancient protector, Lord Hern ransoms him in exchange for the promise of a child from the man's daughter, Eden. The child's humanity will strengthen the Fane's weakened race.
Lord Hern assumes a human identity and induces Eden to elope. On the way to Gretna Green, they share one night of passion, but Eden runs away after discovering his secret.
A quickly arranged marriage for the pregnant Eden results in years of abuse until her husband dies. Penniless, she returns to Hartsmere, where she is shocked to meet the son she long thought dead. When Lord Hern discovers Eden's return and the existence of his son, revenge is his only thought.
Ms. Krinard's endearing characters and signature blend of fantasy and romance consistently delivers books for our keeper shelves, and this delightful foray into a new series is no exception. (Nov., 400 pp., $6.99)