LORD OF THE ISLES
Mazzuca makes a magical, exciting debut with the first of her Highlander series. It's a passionate tale of love, desire, fairy magic and mystery. The narrative is rich, the dialogue authentic and the characters readily come to life. She is definitely a writer to watch!
Legend has it that a MacLeod was married to a fairy princess, and that whenever a MacLeod needs help, he only needs to wave the fairy flag. When laird Rory MacLeod is at death's door, his brother waves the flag and help arrives in the form of Dr. Ali Graham.
Ali was thrust back in time while on a trip to modern-day Scotland. She wakes up in Rory's bed, and he is bent on keeping her there. But the path to true love is marred with obstacles, including Ali's arrest for practicing witchcraft. Rory has always put his clan before his needs, but Ali is his life and he will do anything to protect the woman he loves, even if it means using the last of the fairy magic to send her safely back to the future. (ZEBRA, Apr., 342 pp., $4.99)