Widow Jane Lovering flees upon learning that her destitute father plans to remarry her to someone of wealth. She seeks the peace of Littlefield, its riding fields, and her aunt Clarissa. While out with her beloved mare, Jane sees a runaway horse and fears for the rider.

After falling off his horse, Rolfe Fitzhugh St. James, the seventh Earl of Graystock, angrily demands that Jane leave his property. Like Jane, Rolfe has lost his spouse and is now ready to consider remarrying. Will their strong attraction bring them together, or will the obstacles in their past prove too cumbersome?

With an interesting background story that includes Clarissa and Rolfe's friend, Thomas, A SECRET PASSION is a fine love story with a delicate balance of humor. (Feb., 224 pp., $4.99)

Reviewed by: 
Robin Taylor