The hint of reincarnation adds dramatic flair to this tale of lost loves and lost chances. But the immature actions
of the heroine detract from the overall romance.

College student Jane Holland always wanted to visit Sicily, but her strong-willed mother has been against it. But while touring Europe with friends on summer break, Jane abruptly decides to extend her trip and visit Sicily. Contacting her mother's old friend, Jane begins her adventure.

Almost immediately, Jane is introduced to the dashing Prince Lorenzo Bighilaterra, and the two are immediately attracted to each other. Lorenzo gives Jane an amulet, not realizing the strange connection that already exists between their two families.

One romance between their ancestors ended tragically; is theirs doomed to end the same way?

(Mar., 297 pp., $26.95)

Reviewed by: 
Jill M. Smith