Zebra leads off with THE TUDOR SIGNET (3), an impeccably crafted tale by Carola Dunn. When her reckless young cousin loses the family signet ring in a card game with a stranger, a high-spirited young woman decides to play highwayman to reclaim the precious heirloom. Her plan backfires when she is embarrassingly wounded by the mysterious gentleman's groom and she ends up being rescued by her victim instead. Ms. Dunn creates an intriguingly different hero to steal not only our hearts but also that of the heroine.

Reviewed by: 
Melinda Helfer