PRIDE AND PASSION
The Brethren Guardian series continues as Featherstone mixes her haunting erotic style into a tale tinged with mystery, paranormal elements and the atmosphere of the era. Her characters have enough pride to fill the pages and plenty of passion as Featherstone stirs the pot, merging deep sensuality and a frightening, chilling mystery: a hunt for a madman that will have readers on the edge of their seats.
Like many women of her time, Lucy is drawn to spiritualism, so she visits a fortune teller. She cannot believe the man who is her future is not the man she loves, but his enemy. She is to wed Lord Sussex. Though not a love match it will give Lucy everything her father wants for her. However, she has given her heart to another man, a man whom Lord Sussex claims is a killer. Marriage is a shock to Lucy. Her aristocratic husband is a passionate, tender lover and she realizes she is falling in love with him and that his work as a Brethren Guardian threatens the man she believed loved her. Lucy is lured into a sinister web spun by the dark and dangerous Orpheus, the man the Brethren must catch. Will love be her savior or her doom? (HQN, Dec., 400 pp., $7.99)