Nora Roberts follows up her best-selling MacGregor Brides with an equally impressive collection describing the fates of three MacGregor bachelors.

As a matchmaker, Daniel MacGregor has no peer. Having successfully married off three granddaughters, he turns his attention towards the male side of the family.

The first victim is D. C. MacGregor, a passionate artist determined to choose his own bride. His first mistake is to underestimate his grandfathers wiles. His second mistake is to agree to escort his godmothers other godchild to a charity ball. One sight of the beautiful Layna and D. C. is down for the count… Can he really be satisfied with an affair, or will his heart demand something quite different?

Next to go is the dashing Duncan Blade, ambushed on his own turf, a riverboat gambling casino, by a lovely singer looking for her big break. How can he convince her that her future is in his arms and in his heart?

Last to go is handsome Ian MacGregor, a lawyer who appreciates the quiet joys in life. But his fate is sealed when he meets a beautiful book store owner, if only he can convince her to take a chance on love.

Once again Ms. Roberts enchants us with the very special MacGregor magic she weaves so well. Riveting characterization, striking settings and simply splendid romance make this collection another delectable keepsake from a fabulous storyteller. (Nov., 384 pp., $6.99)

Reviewed by: 
Melinda Helfer