LIGHT OF THE MOON
Rice's latest fills the senses with the delights of France as one woman embarks on a soul-searching journey and discovers love. You'll cheer for Susannah, a strong, tender-hearted woman who learns to balance her professional desires with her dreams for lifelong happiness.
Six months after her mother dies, Susannah Connolly goes on the trip she had planned to take with her mother. She also begins a love affair with a wonderful man, Grey Dempsey. But their relationship becomes complicated when Grey's daughter, Sari, resents her. Susannah is determined to help heal Sari's emotional wounds as she discovers the enchanting culture of the local Gypsies and falls in love with the beautiful land and its people. (Bantam, Feb., 400 pp., $25.00)