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The third and final book in the Devonshire series fulfills the promise of the very first volume. FOREVER AND EVER is an exquisitely moving and beautifully rendered love story bringing two people from different stations in life into a relationship as magical and glorious as a reader could desire.

Posing as his brother Jack Pendarvis, who is a Cornish miner, Connor Pendarvis comes to the village of Wyckerley to investigate and report on conditions in the town's mine, owned and operated by Sophie Deene.

Usually pragmatic, Sophie is fascinated by the newcomer's magnificent smile and wit. Though they come from different stations in life, she cannot help but fall in love with Connor. However, when she learns of his identity and betrayal, Sophie rejects Connor until she realizes she carries his child.

Somehow, Sophie and Connor must find a common ground where their love, as well as their different political views and what may seem like opposing needs, can flourish.

Love is the greatest equalizer and Patricia Gaffney proves this time and again. Like Sophie, I was totally enchanted by Connor's charm and the majesty of the land and the wonderful people of Wyckerley. The stunning intensity of their love will hold you captive from first page to last and FOREVER AND EVER will linger in your heart. SENSUAL (Apr., 400 pp., $5.99)

Reviewed by: 
Kathe Robin