NEVER FORGET ME
To celebrate the centennial of the start of WW I, Marguerite Kaye has written three linked novellas sweeping from Scotland to France and home again. Each novella is a passionate love story in its own right; each a testament that love can survive everything — even war. All the settings and dialogue are authentic, the action immediate and the characters memorable. Historical readers will enjoy this charming anthology.
In “A Kiss Goodbye,” laird’s daughter Flora Carmichael must surrender the family home, Glen Massan. Corporal Geraint Cassell has come to take possession of the Scottish castle and turn it into a training center. These opponents have nothing in common but their patriotism and their love. In “Dearest Sylvie,” Robert Carmichael is fighting on the western front in France. He meets the lovely Sylvie Renaud, a refugee with no love for any soldier. But a chance meeting turns into a long-distance courtship. “Forever With Me” finds Sheila Fraser and Doctor Luc Durand celebrating Armistice Day. They share a wild, hot one-night stand. Sheila returns to Glen Massan ready to start a new life and not look back — until her new boss walks in and he turns out to be Luc. (HARLEQUIN, Aug., 288 pp., $6.50)