Passion, love, betrayal and mystery-Ms. Grant provides all three in SHORES OF DESIRE, the sequel to Shadows of the Heart.

Robert Lescant of the French army journeys to Scotland to search for clues to his wife's murder. He meets and falls in love with his wife's cousin, Emma Blair, who was widowed by the wars.

Robert is certain that her husband is to blame for his wife's death, but he doesn't tell Emma the true reasons for his sojourn to Scotland-or even that he is French. Suspects and mysteries abound concerning Robert's dead wife, and war erupts again with Napoleon's escape from Elba.

Emma's attempts to break with Robert, help him find the truth and maintain her friendship with Robert's son are particularly well portrayed. Ms. Grant has done a fine job balancing the many aspects of the story. SENSUAL (Nov., 350 pp., $5.99)

Reviewed by: 
Michell Phifer