Though Gwyneth Owens' father and deceased husband were Guardians, humans with the power to control everything from the weather to visions of the future, Gwynne appears mortal. Yet the moment powerful Guardian Duncan Macrae sees Gwynne he is drawn to her passionate nature and steals a kiss. That kiss shatters Gwynne's composure and ignites her ability to glimpse a cataclysmic future. The kiss also turns her into an irresistible enchantress.

Marrying may be the only way to save England and Scotland, but only by betraying Duncan can Gwynne achieve her destiny. They are forced to test the limits of their powers as they are caught up in a prince's fight for the throne.

Mesmerizing in its emotional breadth, stunning in its backdrop and spellbinding in its paranormal overtones, this is a marvelous, fast-paced tale brimming with fictional and historical characters. Putney sets a new standard for a historical with paranormal overtones. SENSUAL (Jul., 352 pp., $23.95)
Reviewed by: 
Kathe Robin