When Rachel gets engaged to the cool and supremely correct Lord Yarnell, she believes that her life is finally playing out as it should. Her family is so eccentric and boisterous that Rachel has always prided herself on the cold, hard shell she has maintained for so long.

But suddenly the thought of married life with a cold, arrogant lord and his overbearing mother holds increasingly less appeal. Her childhood neighbor, the bumptious Colin, uncouth and unlovely to look at, suddenly and strangely becomes very attractive to her. Who would believe he could affect her so strongly with his physical prowess in the boxing ring?

As Rachel begins a gentle transformation into a warm, caring young woman, her feelings for the dependable Colin grow into the love of a lifetime.

Donna Simpson's RACHEL'S CHANGE OF HEART takes us once again into the family home of Haven House. This is an engaging tale that resolves many Haven family concerns and features many of the charming secondary characters from previous works. I only wish Colin's sister, Andromeda, could have had a story of her own. (May, 224 pp., $4.99)

Reviewed by: 
Teresa Roebuck