After a professional betrayal by her lover, Savannah St. Julien leaves her lucrative job at a prestigious law firm and returns to her roots in Beau Chene, Louisiana. Once home, she becomes the attorney for an environmentalist group trying to block the building of a chemical plant inthe town.

Environmental engineer Paul Honore is doing an independent research report to evaluate the hazards to the small town. His primary objective, however, is to wear down the aloof and beautiful Ms. St. Julien's defenses long enough to get into her heart, as well as her bed. For the first time in his life, he wants a woman for more than a sensual, no-strings attached romp. Yet, he may lose the woman he loves if she ever learns of his devastating secret...the true reason he's come to Beau Chene.

NIGHT MAGIC is one of those powerful novels that blockbuster movies are made of-complete with a fiery, passionate heroine, a strong, determined hero and a plot that rivals a Zambeezie Zinger roller coaster with all its twists, turns and unexpected tunnels. Bravo, Ms. Emery, for the read of a lifetime. (Sept., 320pp., $4.99)

Reviewed by: 
Cheryl Ferguson