When her father is accused of treachery, Lady Kyla Warwick will take any risk to clear his name and even place her trust in the enemy, Strathmore, the Hound of Hell.

Roland never expects Lady Kyla to be a woman of such great courage; one he would defy his King to woo and win. But when Kyla faces imprisonment in the tower, Roland claims they are wed, saving her from a terrible fate.

Now she is locked into a relationship that both tempts and frightens her. She and Roland leave King Henry and travel to his island home where their marriage becomes a true union.

Even as their love grows and Kyla comes to adore Rolands people, danger lurks nearby. Kyla, intent upon clearing her fathers name, nearly walks into disaster.

PROMISE OF RAIN fulfills Ms. Abes promise as a new writer of great talent whose tales of medieval romance rival those of the old bards. Readers will delight in Kyla and Rolands slowly flowering love and the truly romantic story. This is an author with a shining future. SENSUAL (Dec., 300 pp., $5.99)

Reviewed by: 
Kathe Robin