Nadine Clayton has spent her life being the cautious "good girl." Devout and somewhat uncomfortable with her sexuality, Nadine has avoided passionate relationships with men. She resolves to turn over a new leaf when she is offered work on a research project on the Caribbean island of Eros. The World Treasures Institute's mission is to catalog and record unique cultural treasures from around the world.

Shortly after she arrives, earthquakes shake Eros. Nadine takes refuge at Sovereign, the Deane family estate, known as "The Protector of Eros' Treasures." As head of the family, Ulysses Deane is now responsible for the estate. His attraction to Nadine is tempered by his distrust of her motives. Then there is his Aunt Helen's strange insistence that Nadine is the reincarnation of the legendary Leonora, Bringer of Light.

The treasures Nadine catalogs are marvelous, but Ulysses takes her breath away. When she starts having visions of the past, she too begins to wonder about her connection to this place and those known as "cliff dwellers." The signs all indicate that something dramatic is about to happen...

Eboni Snoe gives readers a fascinating novel filled with mystery and magic. The luscious Caribbean setting offers readers a smashing romantic tale with a special paranormal twist. (June, 384 pp., $5.99)

Reviewed by: 
Jill M. Smith