Elaine Deering agrees to become a governess to Valentine Wharton's illegitimate daughter, even though she is convinced the man is a monster, just as the other men in her life have alwaysbeen monsters.

Valentine is not a monster but an extraordinary man fighting personal demons. His battle for sobriety is hard fought, but it brings him the blessed rewards of his daughter's affections and the love of his "Dear Miss Deering." Can the castles of their dreams withstand the harsh realities of society?

VALENTINE'S CHANGE OF HEART is wonderful! Elisabeth Fairchild's immense talent just continues to delight with this poignant tale of wounded hearts filled with simple courage and tenderness. Keep this one to read again whenever you need to restore your faith in love's redemptive power! (Jan., 224 pp., $4.99)

Reviewed by: 
Teresa Roebuck