ROMANCING THE WEST
Ciotta weaves a web of deceit
and love in her western novel.
First-time readers will applaud
her descriptions, intricate plot and
the love that develops between
Emily and Seth. Even cynical readers
will be enthralled with this most delightful tale of love.
Posing as Phineas, Seth is on a mission to take a marriage proposal from his boss to Emily. But when he meets the beautiful, feisty and mysterious librarian, he's dumfounded. The closer he gets to Emily, the more she pulls away. Then he's shot and Emily's blackmailer lures her to San Francisco. Seth follows in an effort to rescue her and win her heart. (Medallion, Aug., 368 pp., $6.95)