For Lady Anthea Wintour and Jovian, the Duke of Chavanage, the unmistakable pull of their affections is threatened when it is discovered that they are players in an ancient rite that is both magical and malevolent.

In order to protect the woman he loves, Jovian has been forced to play the drunkard and Anthea, for her protection, cannot know why this is done. However, when events force them together and a young relative's life is in danger, Jovian and Anthea must find a way past the wicked plot of supernatural beings and ancient secrets to keep his ancestral home and his loved ones safe.

With LAVENDER BLUE, Sandra Heath spins another fascinating romantic yarn steeped in the ancient lore of woods and dales, gods and goddesses and the havoc that they can wreck on human affairs. Ms. Heath's use of archetypal figures from mythology is delightful and innovative in the genre.(Apr., 240 pp., $4.99)

Reviewed by: 
Teresa Roebuck