The final installment of the Wind series is a gritty, suspenseful novel that Holby's readers are sure to enjoy. The author matches her turbulent historical setting with an adventurous and feisty hero and heroine. The detailed realism that Holby employs makes the book enlightening as well as entertaining, though the violence occasionally reaches a level that will leave some readers squirming.
Connor Duncan knows he has his hands full, not only leading ignorant British soldiers through the wilderness to Fort Savannah, but keeping his hands off Carrie Murray, the colonial governor's niece, who tempts him as no respectable woman should. Yet it's Duncan's rough survival skills that allow him to protect and save the woman he loves as they struggle to make it in the new world, with all its beauty and danger reaching for them. (Leisure, Aug., 368 pp., $6.99)