THE REINVENTED MISS BLUEBEARD
Known for ingenious stories brimming with historical, literary and pop culture tidbits, Webber is in high spirits with her third historical romance. With characters from her previous books and several new additions, the author regales us with love and laughter, and though it occasionally seems like she's over-reaching for laughs, you'll still enjoy the ride.
Wanting nothing to do with her father's seafaring larceny, Eve Bluebeard opens the Towers, an asylum for the paranormally disturbed. Then daddy arrives -- and so does
her never-before-seen husband, Adam. How can she tell people she just invented him when there he is, smart, handsome and so sexy?
Now, besides dealing with a leprechaun digging up the premises in search of his pot of gold, a runaway monster and a team of visiting colleagues, Eve has to deal with falling
in love with a man she's not sure she can trust. (Love Spell, Jul., 310 pp., $6.99)