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THE RETURN OF THE PRODIGAL
Genre: Historical Romance
Since the first volume in the Beckets of Romney Marsh series, Michaels has built up the suspense by slowly revealing the secrets of the Becket family. Now, she adds another clue to the complicated plot. Only a mistress of the genre could hook you, and hold you in her net, eagerly anticipating her next move.
Wounded at Waterloo, Rain Becket was carried to safety by a mysterious stranger and nursed back to health by the beautiful Lisette, without suspecting he is a pawn in a much larger scheme. With the loss of his arm and his spirit, he believes Lisette's tales of her lecherous employer and her need to escape. He has no reason not to believe her, after all she has cared for him in body and soul, giving him her innocence and becoming his lover.
He does not suspect that she is compelled by a foe to bring him home and open the door to the enemy. But Lisette falls in love with Rain and once within the shelter of his family, she understands their entwined family histories. But will Rain and the Beckets' love shield them from her father's diabolical mechanisms? We shall find out next month! (HQN, Oct., 376 pp., $6.99)
Reviewed By: Kathe Robin
Published: October 2007