Disguised as a wandering minstrel, Rhys ap Owain enters Castle Rosecliffe to reclaim his place as master and destroy his foe. Isolde Fitz Hugh, eldest daughter of his sworn enemy, will be the key to his revenge.

With her parents away, Isolde is mistress of the castle and free to work on her murals and rebuilding the keep. Shes fascinated by the minstrel known as Reevius. He lights a fire in her belly, one she cannot quench until the night he seduces her and reveals his true name, the name of her enemy.

How can he ignite such feelings of desire? Isolde may be Rhys prisoner, but tangled in old fears and long-simmering hatred is a tiny spark of hope. Can these two strong-willed lovers learn to bury the past to claim the gift of love?

THE MISTRESS OF ROSECLIFFE is a fitting and powerful end to the Rosecliffe Trilogy. The brilliant golden threads of history, romance and magic are beautifully woven into a memorable tapestry. Ms. Becnel has brought the middle ages to life and breathes freshness and vitality into the genre. SENSUAL (Mar., 304 pp., $6.50)

Reviewed by: 
Kathe Robin