THE OTHER SIDE OF THE MOUNTAIN
The cultural differences are explained well and help support the romance. The people are described as loving and peaceful and that Zen-like quality leaps off the pages. The author builds sexual tension before the characters even kiss. While some storylines never reach a conclusion, this is still a good read.
The Rahjah people off the island of Jamaica had a sense of family and togetherness until an outsider caused a rift and split the group in two. Pamela and her daughter convince the elders to bridge the gap and allow the two sides to become unified again. This is also emphasized by the growing attraction between Pamela and Saul, the man who brought the outsider in. When the outsider, Saul’s ex-wife Raquel, returns, tension is high and her stubbornness and jealousy cause havoc once again. (GENESIS/INDIGO, Jul., 432 pp., $6.99)