O frabjous joy! Another sparkling jewel of a Regency romance from the pen of a true diamond of the first water.

Just who is the mysterious lady from Spain who arrives in a small English community to conduct her equally mysterious business with a former soldier? Is she just another fortune hunter, or could she possibly be a spy? Determined to obtain an answer to these and other questions, the Foreign Office sets Lord Jeremy Danbridge, one of their very best agents, to find out.

But Dona Sofia Christina Ynez Alamar de Montero is not about to reveal her secrets at the drop of a hat, not even to the gallant gentleman who keeps coming to her rescue. Little does she know, however, that he has made sure that she is in need of rescue...

One of the genre's most imaginative storytellers, Ms. Eastwood dishes up another wonderful love story full of cleverly plotted intrigue and deception topped off with an intensely powerful resolution. Bon appetit, indeed! (Sep., 221 pp., $4.99)

Reviewed by: 
Melinda Helfer